Taverns are a place where you are free to loosen your necktie, roll up your shirtsleeves, and finally see what "sports" are all about. Kick back with this Groupon.
$8 for $16 Worth of Bratwurst, Burgers, and Beers
Tapping into the state’s history, the menu contains a bevy of Wisconsin classics, including German-inspired sandwiches and microbrews. Patrons enjoy buffalo-chicken flatbread pizzas ($4.75) and the Curd Burger topped with cheddar cheese curds and onions ($6.50–$8.50). The specialty Sheboygan-style white brat soaks up rich flavors after simmering in beer ($4.25–$6.25), and the flavorful red brat gets split, sprinkled with seasonings, and grilled ($4.25–$6.75).
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.
603 State St.
Madison, WI 53703