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The Angelic is closed

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The Angelic is closed

Postby Drinkslinger » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:22 pm

The Angelic Brewing Co in downtown Madison closed its doors today and fired all the staff. While it was no secret it would not renew its lease, it was a surprise it closed so fast. It did not renew its liqour lic ( July 1st) and thus closed.

It was a great bar, but the heart and soul left when they stopped brewing their own beer.

The Ale Asylum lives, but the Angelic is dead.
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Postby donges » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:25 pm

I had some great times there, but haven't been there since they stopped brewing.
So I agree - it lost something when the beer all came from the outside.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:14 am

In that the Angelic is (was) owned by the same family that owns Johnsonville brats, maybe with the WMC connection and being in Madison, they saw the writing on the wall.
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Postby depinmad » Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:22 am

some of the worst food i've ever been served in madison emanated from that joint. good riddance.
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Postby Right Bower » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:29 am

depinmad wrote:some of the worst food i've ever been served in madison emanated from that joint. good riddance.


Word.
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Postby Elliot » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:31 pm

Johnsonville Brats used that place as a way to hide profits, or something shady like that. I'll agree that it lost its soul when the brewery left. It went from a brewpub to a bar with no reason to exist. It had sorority sluts puking in the bathroom and fucking randos against pillars on the weekend evenings and a guaranteed packed patio of smokers on Tuesdays. I know a bunch of the bartenders and I hope they either move on to bigger and better things or find quick employment anywhere else. I think it was fairly well known that the place was going under sooner than later. I can't imagine what's gonna go in there.
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Postby blunt » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:49 pm

Right Bower wrote:
depinmad wrote:some of the worst food i've ever been served in madison emanated from that joint. good riddance.


Word.


Sentence.
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Postby Right Bower » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:52 pm

blunt wrote:
Right Bower wrote:
depinmad wrote:some of the worst food i've ever been served in madison emanated from that joint. good riddance.


Word.


Sentence.


I'm not letting you into my head. Don't even try.
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Postby MadMind » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:28 pm

Elliot wrote:I can't imagine what's gonna go in there.

Angelic Beauties (strip club).
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Postby meowzamusic » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:44 pm

Maybe this signals the return of Madhatters.
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Postby seanpeterson » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:14 am

depinmad wrote:some of the worst food i've ever been served in madison emanated from that joint. good riddance.


I concur. Their food was really bad.
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Postby gargantua » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:38 pm

Food aside, it really got me started on microbrews. Back in 95, at the Taste of Madison, they weren't allowed to sell their beer (nor was New Glarus). So, they gave away free samples. My wife and I kept coming back for the stout.

Glad we can still get it at Ale Asylum.
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Postby brdnwi » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:58 pm

wow, I have mixed feelings, but really, I wasn't to fond of the place. I ate there once and it wasn't really memorable food and I've spent a handful of nights there, but with the same experience. Hopefully something better can come out of it. Its one of the bigger spots in town.
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Postby seanpeterson » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:01 am

brdnwi wrote:wow, I have mixed feelings, but really, I wasn't to fond of the place. I ate there once and it wasn't really memorable food and I've spent a handful of nights there, but with the same experience. Hopefully something better can come out of it. Its one of the bigger spots in town.


For sure. If Lake Louie opened a brewpub there, they would frickin' print money.
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Postby gargantua » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:55 pm

Ale Asylum should buy it or lease it to expand their brewing capacity.

That would be ironic, wouldn't it?
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