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Ale Asylum

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American, Bar, Pub
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2002 Pankratz St, Madison, WI 53704-4024
+1 608-663-3926
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A flight includes six, six ounce pours. That's a lot, so share it with a fiend. Nice atmosphere. Got one beer in our flight that we didn't like and asked Heather to change it out for one we did like, she did- no problem. That's great service!

Thank Christine I
Bellevue, Washington
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646 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I grew up in Mad City, I love making a stop at Ale Asylum my first priority when returning for a visit. It's located on the road from the airport and really helps set the tone for city. It's large, friendly and welcoming any time of year. Oh yeah, they have some pretty awesome beer and food too.

Thank Steve F
Monticello, Indiana
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were visiting friends and it was our first time in WI. Our first stop was Ale Asylum. We ate and had beers - We started with a flight that included Madtown Nutbrown, Spawn Series IPA #19, Velveteen Habit, Bedlam, & Off Switch (then went on to drink a few pints of our favorites). They were all really good. The... More 

Thank Meeshell89
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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103 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have started coming here on a somewhat regular basis for the last couple of months, and I really don't have any critique of this place. From the food, to the beer, to the location, to the service, to the building, I've never had any issue that I can think of. First, in terms of the location, it's in a... More 

Thank madcitypaul
Mount Eden, KY, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We tend to hit this place whenever we have large groups in for work gatherings. They have a smaller bar upstairs with a lounge area perfect for large groups. Good is great and the beer is even better. Also it's very close to the airport.

Thank Brandon Cliffor S
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Good place to talk, grab a beer, and have something to eat. Great atmosphere. If you're wife and friends like a nice place to have a great beer. This is the place to stop.

Thank Rich F
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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201 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We love Ale Asylum beers and enjoyed finally visiting their Tap Room. Thankfully we looked on TripAdvisor and saw they offered a sampler, because the waitress did not offer it and had to go get us the sampler list when we asked. It allowed us to taste six brews and decide which ones to take home with us. The chips... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Madison, WI
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

First, it's about the beer. Second, it's about the beer. They also have interesting food ( not the ordinary burger/fries here), very creative. Most of all, the staff really makes you feel welcome. Mary, we love you.

Thank cosmicannie
Tampere, Finland
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568 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

2013: Magnificent. Absolutely great beers. Very cool atmosphere and great service. It’s not in the center of the city but that’s why it was easy to reach by car. I definitely would like to visit again. 2016: And another visit. 15 beers on tap. Flight of 6 available. This time I wasn’t exactly as impressed. Slow and inattentive service but... More 

Thank Jan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Arguably the best tap room in Madison, maybe the best in Wisconsin. The limited food menu is better than you will find at most tap rooms. They almost always have some experimental beers on tap: Catnip for us beer geeks. Cocktails also available.

Thank jscopper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?