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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.96/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
I went here to taste pseudo sue for Madison craft week. It is a nice little cafe with some outdoor seating. They had a selection of about 7 or 8 good craft beers capable of making a decision of what to order a little tough.
They seem to care about the food and our waitress took the time to explain what must be a very delicious dish of gourmet Mac and cheese but I just got some sweet potato fries.
The biggest disappointment was that our waitress did not have a calculator in her brain, something I think should be included in all waitresses.
05-10-2013 14:30:53 | More by leedorham
4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I live 2 blocks away and, until recently, had not discovered Alchemy. Now I am kicking myself for not getting there sooner. The food my fiancee and I have had there has been amazing (Tarragon Ham and the Bison burger with bacon and onions for me and a BLT and fish tacos for her). Also, if they have their handbreaded wings as a special GET them; you won't regret it. The beer selection is great, with about 10 nice craft beers on tap. I am sad they took out Gumballhead between my first and second visit, but they made up for it with Bedlam! from Ale Asylum, and Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale. The service is the only complain in that it's somewhat slow. Also, IMPORTANT - THEY ONLY ACCEPT CASH OR CHECK. However, they do have an ATM in the place, so it alleviates this issue somewhat. The prices are pretty normal, $4.25-4.75 for a nice pint of craft beer and typically 8 bucks for a sandwich. My fiancee loves the sweet potato fries as well. There are some entrees that are 13-15 bucks but if you want to eat cheaper here and get good food, you definitely can.
Also, Sunday night we went in and took part in a very fun, yet difficult, trivia night. Tons of fun - would totally recommend this to anyone!
06-08-2011 21:22:38 | More by HopHeadHurls
4/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped in here for a few during my recent trip to mad town.
Seating for diners on the right and an elevated stage like bar on the left. I took a seat at the bar. First thing I noticed was how wobbly my stool was it felt like it fall apart at any second. Once I figured out it was how all their stools are I rolled with it.
About ten taps to choose from which isn't a huge number but all were solid choices. I ordered a beer and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was happy hour. Score one for me. The bartender was very friendly and promt. He did manage to fill all my pints so full I had to do the no hand slurp with every glass. I appreciate that it's 16oz of beer but come on man. I like to enjoy the head too.
Overall a nice chill place to grab a beer in Madison.
10-10-2010 19:17:50 | More by beerwolf77
Alchemy in Madison, WI
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.