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Ale Asylum

2002 Pankratz St, Madison, WI 53704-2509
+1 608-663-3926
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Ranked #102 of 838 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Bar, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Visit the Tasting Room of Madison's favorite microbrewery and enjoy a pint while dining on seasonal menu items such as specialty pizzas, sandwiches and more!
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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363 reviews 363 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Sign inside said "seat yourself." Ok, so I sat down ... and waited and waited and waited. It took 15 minutes before someone brought me a menu and took my drink order. A couple sat at the table next to mine and ended up getting up to leave because of the delay in service. The beer I ordered then took... More 

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Bloomington, MN
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Good selection of locally brewed beer and ale. Enjoyed appetizers and pizza at a retirement party. I need to back to try the entrees.

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Madison, WI
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband picked me up from the airport on a Wisconsin Football Saturday and was desperate to find a nearby place to watch the Badger Game. I suggested a new brew pub very near the airport called the Ale Asylum. We got there and were shocked to find that they didn't have any TVs??? Along with about 8 other couples... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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122 reviews 122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

I've been traveling to Madison area for business for years, but had heard of yet never been to Ale Asylum. I made a visit this past week and must say was very impressed with their brown ale and their Nut Brown as well. Very good porter as well! Some folks on TA say their food is so-so but i had... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I do love their beer selection and atmosphere. Wish the food would go to another level. Seems to be the trend these days for the breweries around Madison. Karben 4, Great Dane and Ale Asylum have food this is okay from a Foodie standpoint.

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Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I love checking out breweries and this was amazing, we wish would had time on this trip for a tour. We each did a beer flight and were happy with all of our choices. I saw some comments on rude staff - we sat at the bar and the bartender was really nice. I had the fish... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Staff were very rude, especially one of the managers, Rodney. Would not recommend this place....I will definitely NOT be going back. What a disappointment.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

There are a lot of good breweries out there that make some good beers,but this place has one of the highest ratios of great beer. I even like their versions of beer styles I don't typically care for. Case in point their Madtown Nutbrown is the best nutbrown I've ever had. I can't speak on behalf of their food because... More 

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Tokyo
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ale Asylum serves some of the best craft beer anywhere. The bar is a bit dark and feels somewhat cavernous, and the location isn't exactly convenient, way out by the airport. Still, unquestionably worth the trip to sample the many tasty brews.

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NOVA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I didn't get a chance to sample the beer but the food was good and the view of the bottling operation was fun to watch.

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Additional Information about Ale Asylum

Address: 2002 Pankratz St, Madison, WI 53704-2509
Phone Number: +1 608-663-3926
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Bar, Sandwiches

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