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
  • Vintage Brewing
    Located in Madison, Vintage Brewing is a well-known bar that features appetizing burgers and tasty pub food. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a casual atmosphere. It's an ideal choice for those looking for outstanding food. If you're planning ahead, people will probably tell you that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) is the best time to visit. It should be noted that business casual is the recommended attire. It's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and in addition to its convenient take-out offerings, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty broad selection behind the bar. Specializing in both lunch and dinner, chances are you won't walk away from Vintage Brewing disappointed. The restaurant is easily reachable via public transit, and visitors who drive have access to a private lot nearby. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also offered.
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    674 S Whitney Way
    Madison, WI US
  • Capitol Pedaler
    The Capitol Pedaler was designed and built by a Dutchman in bicycle-happy Amsterdam before arriving in Madison to whisk travelers around town in eco-friendly style. Lovingly referred to as ?The Big Red Bike?, it adopted its signature hue state-side in honor of the Wisconsin Badgers, and frequently takes breaks from escorting pub-crawlers and wedding parties to ferry fans on game day. Capable of accommodating up to 14 passengers, with the recommended group size of at least six?eight pedalers the vehicle typically cruises at 5?7 miles per hour?the perfect speed for drag racing local steamrollers. Prechosen routes include excursions to the zoo or the Old Sugar Distillery, making up to three preselected stops en route at local bars, public parks, and coffee shops. While alcoholic drinks aren?t allowed on the foot-powered party bus, passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks and nonalcoholic drinks to enjoy between stops, and can blast premade playlists of party songs or favorite commercial jingles courtesy of an on-board stereo with iPod and mp3-player connections.
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    627 West Main Street
    Madison, WI US
  • The Sports Pub
    The name The Sports Pub explains it all. Here, the night's biggest college and professional games zip across 15 high-definition LCD screens scattered among the bar's tables and booths—and patrons can also watch live sports every spring and summer from the patio, when volleyball-league members serve and spike balls across the pub's four sand courts. Weekly karaoke nights and live DJ appearances diversify The Sports Pub's entertainment lineup, which spectators can relish while sipping one of the bar's 13 draft beers. Those brews make perfect matches for the kitchen's pub food classics, such as pizza burgers and baked pretzels filled with jalapeño cheese.
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    1902 Bartillon Dr.
    Madison, WI US
  • Jade Monkey
    Craving finger food? Head to Jade Monkey and chow down on classic pub fare. Jade Monkey diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Jade Monkey offers an affordable happy hour. Wifi is on the house at Jade Monkey, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Jade Monkey has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Weekends are busy at the restaurant, so be prepared for longer wait times. Drivers can access the parking lot next door. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Jade Monkey is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
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    109 Cottage Grove Rd
    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

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