Ale Asylum

Ale AsylumAle Asylum
BA SCORE
3.83/5
5,072 Ratings
Ale AsylumAle Asylum
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2002 Pankratz St.
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704
United States

(608) 663-3926 | map
aleasylum.com

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Added by nghab on 05-08-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
32
Reviews:
1,276
Ratings:
5,072
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.12/5
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
205
pDev:
9.22%
 
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Reviews by morimech:
Photo of morimech
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

After visiting Great Dane Eastside, this was a culture shock. One is a civilized, soccer mom hangout. The other is a beer geek, metal/punk industrial joint. The brewpub is located on an end of a commercial building. Not very busy when I walked in. Hit with the smell of cleaning agent and garlic. Can tell this is a working brewery and pizza joint. Sat at the bar and I was quickly greeted. Service was friendly and prompt throughout the evening. Is the uniform for female bartenders in Madison skirt and cowboy boots? Everywhere I went it was the same. The beer was great. Had three pints and I wanted more. Despite the sign on the side of the building stating "Deli", food choices are...different. We obviously have a different definition of deli. Seems like everything is frozen and thrown into an electric pizza oven. Drunk people wouldn't care.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AtWorsttheBestOf
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KarlHungus
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Ale Asylum is quickly and easily accessible from I-90/94. The atmosphere is warm, and pleasing. There are a lot of windows letting in light that balances out the more darkly colored interior. I saw no televisions in the bar area which is also nice. All put together Ale Asylum is the kind of place where you end up talking beer with the people next to you.

The beer on my trip were both nice. The hefe was well enough made with enough banana and clove to satisfy my tastes. The Baltic Porter collaboration beer they made with the Wisconsin Brewers Guild was absolutely amazing. It was one of the best I've tasted. I only had time for two beers, but could happily have spent the rest of the day getting to know the other twenty or so of their beers they had on tap.

The food was good. The burger I ordered was cooked properly, and the toppings were well chosen. I would eat there again.

Overall, Ale Asylum is a place I will visit again in the future.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HazzMatt19
5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of hoosier222002
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SSGCujo
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.75/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Large modern kinda place, tasty food options....multiple tap for all your beer need, some comfortable large/communal tables as well as pleasant out door seating available...good place to go with a group....friendly and professional service, got our group drinks and fed in a very enjoyable manner...well worth a visit if you are in the Madison area.

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Photo of Poloplaya
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of pkeating59
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of deereless
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of oldmanirish
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of CoreyC
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of davillanx
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Lesingnon
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jpbolton
4.45/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of adamranders
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of redgorillabreath
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XBeerBellyT
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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Ale Asylum in Madison, WI
Brewery rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 5,072 ratings
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