Pier Bar & Cafe


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In a Nutshell

  • Tucked-away lakefront bar & café
  • Free indoor parking
  • Lake views & live music

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid for alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half-right with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bites and beverages at Pier Bar & Cafe, located inside The Edgewater hotel.

From mid-April through September, Pier Bar & Cafe comes alive with imbibable delicacies, live music, and scenic views of Lake Mendota experienced from outdoor, umbrella-shaded tables. Guests can nibble on menu items while safely tucked away from Madison's urban bustle and pinstriped snake-fighters. Battered and deep-fried Wisconsin cheese curds served with barbecue sauce or ranch dressing ($6.95) adequately prepare bellies for bready embraces, including the B.L.T. ($6.50), mushroom swiss burger ($8.50), and veggie burger with spicy aioli ($7.50).

Thursday reggae nights can be spiced up with strawberry, raspberry, or cranberry margaritas and daiquiris ($7.95). Or opt for one of Pier's signature drinks, such as peachy keen—orange juice laced with white rum, peach schnapps, grenadine, and a can-do attitude ($8). Metallic steeds can be harnessed in the free indoor parking lot, and boats can be tied up at the dock for up to two hours as patrons grab a bite to eat or use the cafe's free WiFi to email photos of daredevil puddle-jumps.

Customer Reviews

Great place to enjoy the lake and watch the sunset! Live music Thursday nights.
Susan L. · October 12, 2011
wonderful setting, better than average bar food and drink selection had a great time watching the sun set
Daniel L. · October 12, 2011
We had a beautiful, relaxing afternoon at the Pier Bar. A couple of drinks, which were very good, and chicken nachos - delicious.
Sue S. · October 12, 2011

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