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BEER AVG
3.82/5
Based on:
27 Beers
1,170 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 70
Visits: 182
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2002 Pankratz St.
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704
United States
phone: (608) 663-3926

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Place added by: nghab on 05-08-2006

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Reviews: 70 | Visits: 182
Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I've been in here a handful of time w/different crowds. The atmosphere is pretty good depending on what part you sit in, and what time you're there. I really liked hanging out back by the pool table area. I haven't taken advantage of the couches but it looks like a cozy place to lounge and drink. Sitting at the tables is okay, but not may favorite place to be...little intimacy when the place starts to fill up. In front of the bar is the liveliest place to be...it's usually full when I go in, but the times I've hung out there were pretty cool.
The beer is very good. I'm fond of most of the styles I've tried from here, and the seasonals are quality brews.
Service was average from the waitstaff, but behind the bar they are very efficient and knowledgeable.
Selection is worthy. They have their old classics on tap, as well as a few seasonals. There's pretty much something for everyone.
I haven't had the sandwiches, but I've ordered pizza twice. It's made somewhere else, frozen, and tossed in the oven on-site, but don't be deceived. It's damn tasty and hits the spot. I would rate this category higher, but there's not a lot of variety in the menu. What they have is very good, but I was surprised by how limited it was.
Prices are reasonable.
I really like this brewery and its beer, except for the location. Going to the nearby DMV usually makes me want to drink, but I'm rarely in the area, so I don't make it out as often as I'd like. Still, every trip is worthwhile. (1,485 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Struck me as Surly light. A nice big facility but it there's no real sense of character. They have quite a few beers on tap but they become a bit samey. Few stand out as superlative. Definitely a solid place to visit if in Madison but not a destination. (253 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of d5001986
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Sprague67
5/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of mkaili
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of atorres
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Vonerichs
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Pretty decent brewery vibe with nice outdoor seating.

Service was ho-hum to start. We sat at dining tables, not the bar, and it took forever to get a first drink and eventually place our order. After that, service was decent.

Selection of both food and beer are ok, with about 8 taps at the time of various styles.

Price was average brewery prices. (357 characters)

Photo of jonesjere
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sconnie25
3.39/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Was slightly disappointed when I was here. (42 characters)

Photo of Duff27
4.03/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ALC82
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of aidman
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of djhowell
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of invalid665
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of scaliasux
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of atone315
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Visited on 2/28/15 as part of the Hop Head Beer Tour. Building was huge, atmosphere felt a tad "corporate". Will definitely stop here again but wouldn't make it the main focus of my trip. (187 characters)

Photo of RobinLee
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nice tour, place is pretty big but we still got to see and hear about all of it. They have all their bottled beers, as well as a couple tap-only, so pretty solid selection. Food was great, came out in timely fashion. If I have a complaint, it is a bit dark in the back, but that's a small personal issue (I don't have the best eyesight to begin with). (354 characters)

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.07/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of jmundth
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Dovers
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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Ale Asylum in Madison, WI
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.