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Ale Asylum

American, Bar, Pub
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2002 Pankratz St, Madison, WI 53704-4024
+1 608-663-3926
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I made an impromptu trip to Madison and decided to stop at Ale Asylum for a quick beer. We were pleasantly surprised with a nice atmosphere, great outdoor seating area, and fantastic staff...... and very good beer. The tap selection was fantastic, had most of if not all of their stuff they bottle along with some beer... More 

Thank ryantreichert
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hopalicious is my favorite beer, so I'm a bit biased, but that doesn't change the fact that you get great service from the knowledgable, friendly staff and pretty dang good food and, of course, great beer. All at reasonable prices. It was cool to try some of their beers that are experimental and not for distribution.

Thank R2895JGpeterl
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First stop here after years of drinking their product. all beers on tap and an eclectic variety of pub food. Very friendly and attentive staff. Plenty of space to kick back and relax for a meal and some beverages.

Thank Stewart E
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and brews! Great selection of both! But the bartender, Mary wasn't too interested in working. She sat at the end of the bar like a patron and had a lot of excuses for not wanting to work.

Thank cheekydd
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this beer. We always have a variety in our fridge. The "new" establishment is nice but the business is loosing out because of the service. Had a terrible experience with a rude bartender. Hope the management does a check on what kind of service they are trying to sell. I have heard similar complaints from other locals. So for... More 

Thank Laura B
Hathaway D, Owner at Ale Asylum, responded to this review

Laura, We appreciate you taking the time to post this review and find it unfortunate you had this terrible experience with us. If you are willing, please email (jillian@aleasylum.com) or call (608-663-3926 ext. 207) our General Manager Jillian Swope the details of this occurrence and she will work with you to ensure this does not happen again in the future.... More 

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201 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here to sample some beers. It had more of a restaurant feel with the brewery tucked on the side. We wanted to sit outside but wasnt allowed to order a beer sampler in the patio so we had to sit inside. Not sure if thats a WI law or something. Beer samples were bigger than we thought and... More 

Thank lilrox724
Newnan, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was very busy for a Sunday afternoon. We each tried a beer brewed on the premises and were pleased with the selection and flavor. The food was good - a burger and a steak sandwich. Did not take part in a brewery tour but it looked like fun. The patio seating was very nice and the service was... More 

Thank Paula K
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Great wheat beer called Unshadowed. Enjoyed the Caesar Salmon Salad, which had lettuce perfectly sliced for immediate bite size consumption (versus wrestling awkwardly shaped pieces). The salmon was spot on, and the onions a nice touch. We also had a flatbread, which could benefit from a few more seasonings in the marinera sauce. Staff was quick and friendly. The changing... More 

Thank 100YearPlan
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Expected to find more exclusive beers from the brewery. Miss the brewery vibe that prior location had. Large building but that just seems to separate patrons more. Most customers were there to eat and drinking mixers instead of craft beer enthusiasts.

Thank Weizgirl
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Flights were 6 beers. Good beer selection and quality. Artichoke dip was very good. Service was fast and friendly. They offered brewrey tours, but they take about an hour and that did not fit our schedule on this visit.

Thank Jenni K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Pankratz St, Madison, WI 53704-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-663-3926
Visit the Tasting Room and enjoy a pint while dining on seasonal menu items such as specialty pizzas, sandwiches and more!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?