Nightlife in Madison


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  • State Street Brats
    Behind State Street Brats' charming Old-World half-timbered façade, a convivial bar-and-grill atmosphere welcomes visitors to lively feastings of pub fare. With a special focus on sausages and cheesy meals, the menu celebrates the best-loved staples of Midwestern cuisine. Chefs serve up brats two traditional ways, with the Sheboygan-style white brat soaked in beer and red brats split open and grilled for a smoky flavor. Patrons can customize their orders at the condiment bar by slathering on a wide selection of toppings, such as tomatoes and sauerkraut, and picking the best flavor from a spread of local mustards, including Koops, Silver Spring, and Mustard Girl. A two-time finalist for Madison Magazine’s Best Sports Bar, with a gold in 2011 and silver in 2012, State Street Brats relishes the company of happy regulars and avid sports fans there to catch games on the bar’s 25 TVs. Extensive cable and digital subscriptions keep crowds entertained with professional football and baseball or collegiate action. Four evenings a week, the second floor comes to life with a live DJ and a packed dance floor. Bartenders also keep fans on their toes with themed specials, such as Flip Night Tuesday, where patrons can flip a coin to determine how much their drinks cost.
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    603 State St.
    Madison, WI US
  • Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant
    The glass is always half full at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant — this Irish bar pours a stiff drink. Put the diet on pause when you visit Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant — there are no low-fat menu items. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant's delightful drink menu. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant won't cost you a sitter. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant's al fresco patio seating. Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant is a prime location to dine with a group. Musical groups perform live at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant, so tables can perk up with some tunes. You may want to reserve your table for a weeknight visit since the crowds can be more intense during that part of the week. Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant to your next party or event. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. Bike parking is quick and easy at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant. Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant. Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
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    4601 American Pkwy
    Madison, WI US
  • Essen Haus
    If you like your food with a Teutonic flare, German eatery Essen Haus in Madison will certainly please your palate. For those tired of trendy diets, Essen Haus s lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Essen Haus won't disappoint. Parents, bring your kids along to Essen Haus, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Essen Haus offers discounted prices on food and drinks during happy hour. Essen Haus caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Essen Haus. The live music and dance floor at Essen Haus are perfect for party goers ready to boogie the night away. The sound levels at the restaurant can reach ear-splitting levels. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. Wear what you like when you dine at Essen Haus — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Essen Haus. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Essen Haus. The restaurant serves both breakfast and lunch (but closes up during the middle of the day). Nigh owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
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    514 E Wilson St
    Madison, WI US
  • Come Back In
    Find some fast American favorites at Come Back In. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Come Back In offers a variety of drink options. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Come Back In. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Come Back In with their charming outdoor seating. Hop online in no time using Come Back In's free wifi. Come Back In is a prime location to dine with a group. The live music and dance floor at Come Back In are perfect for party goers ready to boogie the night away. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. If time is of the essence, Come Back In's take-out option may be a better fit. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Come Back In. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Come Back In is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Come Back In, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons.
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    508 E Wilson St
    Madison, WI US
  • Argus Bar and Grill
    Take a trip to Argus Bar and Grill in Madison and make your next meal a good one. Low-fat food isn t on the menu, so diners come to Argus Bar and Grill to enjoy their every bite. The bar at Argus Bar and Grill is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Time to cheers to another week in the can at Argus Bar and Grill. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Argus Bar and Grill's al fresco patio seating. Your large group can all sit together at Argus Bar and Grill. Tap your foot to Argus Bar and Grill's tunes — live performances are often showcased here. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Argus Bar and Grill — it's strictly casual. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Argus Bar and Grill to create the perfect night. Getting your food to go is also an option. At Argus Bar and Grill, diners should plan to park on the street. At Argus Bar and Grill, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside. Prices at Argus Bar and Grill are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
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    123 E Main St
    Madison, WI US
  • High Noon Saloon
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at High Noon Saloon, a local pub. Put the diet on pause when you visit High Noon Saloon — there are no low-fat menu items. The bar at High Noon Saloon is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at High Noon Saloon just as much as mom and dad. Making it through another workweek call for a drink at High Noon Saloon. Have a large group? No problem. Head to High Noon Saloon for easy seating. Patio tables and chairs are ready for High Noon Saloon diners who prefer their meals al fresco. For music and dancing, High Noon Saloon also features live bands and an open floor. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit High Noon Saloon during the slower weekday hours. Street and lot parking is simple near High Noon Saloon. For those who prefer to travel by bike, High Noon Saloon is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. You'll find your bill at High Noon Saloon to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
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    701 E Washington Ave
    Madison, WI US
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