A high-protein diet can help build muscle, which comes in handy for fighting off a shark who is also on a high-protein diet. Take a bite out of the circle of life with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet pub grub and frosty brews at Hawk's Bar & Grill, located just two blocks from the Capitol on State Street.
Hawk's comfortably juggles delicious eats and sudsy sips, jazz-filled days and party-tuned nights, sage regulars and slurring students, and a healthy dose of sports. The menu is an eclectic smorgasbord of hearty salads, handmade burgers, homemade soups, savory sandwiches, and fresh appetizers. Balance a top-sirloin burger ($6.95 and up) with the Mediterranean plate, a colorful spread of hummus, couscous, greek tomato salad, grilled pita bread, and yogurt sauce all nestled together in fine democracy ($5.75–$7.75). After ordering from the food counter, head to the barroom, an elongated easement that's festooned with palpable drinks and first-rate conversation. Along with a giant selection of tap and bottled beers, there are specialty martinis, cocktails, and more than 20 wines by the glass. If the weather is nice, visitors can soak in some of the city's best people watching on the outside patio, or head inside to catch a sports game on moving-image machines such as a massive projector TV beyond the bar and the stereoscopes hidden beneath the bar stools.
- The budget-friendly meal comes with a choice of a side. We swooned over the spicy fries that have attracted a loyal following. Perfectly seasoned and golden, the slightly curled frites are deep-fried in soy oil, making them less greasy and sinful. – Tze Ruey Yeoh, 77 Square
- They do have a really big screen for sporting events, and a decent selection of beers on tap. – Jacob B., Yelp
425 State St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703Get Directions