1253 John Q. Hammons Dr.
Madison, WI 53717
Phone: (608) 836-3033
Fax: (608) 836-0949
Bars & Cafes
Ruth's Chris Steak House is one of the most famous steakhouse chains that invites you to try the culinary excellence presented by the chef. Ruth's is known for the delicious steaks which are served with appetizing sides like spirach, mashed potatoes, fries and more. The dining room is quaint and the venue also has a comfortable bar area. The lounge area has sofas that you would love to sink-in to unwind while sipping on your favorite drink. The service is good and the staff is cooperative. Ruth's Chris Steak House has a couple of private dining rooms that are perfect for any occasion including business conferences, wedding receptions etc. Check website for details.
Featuring beans from the best regions across the world, True Coffee aims to bring out the flavors by daily roasting in small batches. Caffeine addicts will love the artisan drinks that have around 15 varieties every day. Take a sip of a delicious latte, espresso, cappuccino, crema, Americano, mocha or decaf and nibble on tasty snacks. They also have a good selection of tea. This cafe holds regular live music events by regional and national artists. You can even buy coffee or tea paraphernalia from here.
Formerly the Regent Street Retreat, The Red Zone Madison is a sports lover's haven with more than 35 flat screens playing all the games that you can imagine. If you don't have it at home, come here because they all sorts of sports package available in the country. For those who are music oriented, head to their entertainment zone where live music from talented musicians will set your feet tapping. Both the venues are interconnected and serve tasty bar bites and drinks.
When it was known as The Annex, this space played host to some enthralling performances by the likes of Kings of Leon, The Black Eyed Peas and Daughtry. Even in its second outing as RSR Stage, the line-up of artists never disappoints, and you get to see performers like Masked Intruder, Luna Mortis and Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys live in concert. In addition, there are theme nights and some good Happy Hour specials to be enjoyed, and you can play beer pong, too.
The Kollege Klub is popular sports bar in Madison, that is mainly frequented by students of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Established in 1953, this watering hole is located on eastern end of the university campus, right in the heart of the city. Victory celebrations of the college's athletic team, Badgers takes place at The Kollege Klub, and thus is a special place for the players and fans. A delicious array of sandwiches, wraps, burgers and salads are available to accompany your refreshing chilled beer.
Home to the red brat sausage, Wisconsin is known to have many restaurants that serve this delicacy. But the one that stands apart with its flavor, is the State Street Brats. Essentially a sports bar, this place serves the most amazing burgers, sandwiches and salads. Famous for their signature dish, the Red Brat Burger, this eatery also serves some really good beers and small-bites. Replete with 25 TV's, this sports bar showcases some of the major matches and tournaments. A hip crowd combined with the casual ambiance, makes this place a great choice for weekend parties or catching up with friends. Drop by on a evening, and you could also witness some DJ music and live performances. See their website for the upcoming schedule of events.
The name is Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry, but patrons surely do not miss Dotty or dumplings here. The name of the place was inspired by a fictional, female character from one of Sir Arthur Conan's stories, and the cute, fat lady is now a mascot of this burger joint. Delighting patrons with their spread of creatively-made burgers and interesting sides, Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry is a haunt for locals and visitors alike. The must-have creations of Dotty are The Heart Throb, Toadstool, Gladiator and the Grand Daddy, and they surely taste as interesting as they sound. Dotty also serves other specials like the Deep Fried Sandwich, Chili Cheese Dog and the Bratwurst. The taps at Dotty, generously pour extensive varieties of craft beers and they wash down the burgers with ease.
Keeping the music scene of Madison alive, the Frequency is a favorite among the locals. Located just by the Wisconsin State Capitol square, this music venue always has an interesting line-up of bands and artists from all over the country, who play varying genres of music. Among the artists who have played here include The Smith Westerns, Weapons of Mass Defunktion and Burn the Ides. There are also well-prepared drinks on offer, served by punctilious waiters. So do head here and find out what the locals are raving about. See the website for more information.
Johnny Delmonico's movie set kind of decor comprises a sleek combination of metal and dark brown wood. Crisp white linen covers the tables, and the bar is classic mahogany. The food is unpretentious and direct, right from the entrées like Asian Fried Calamari to Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Beef from the Midwest (aged for 14-21 days) is spiced up evenly and grilled with precision. Yet the favored steaks are Cold Water Lobster or Alaskan King Crab Leg. Parties and events are organized with reservations in advance.
Merchant is a casual dining restaurant that go by the farm-to-table concept of food. Meats and vegetables used here are locally sourced from farmers, and is as fresh as it gets. You can read where each ingredient has been sourced from, including the cheese and liquor. The service here is excellent, and the wait staff is helpful. Ask for a run though of the specials before you place your order.
The Dragonfly Lounge is located in the heart of downtown Madison. It is nestled in the basement of Bellini Restaurant on Washington Avenue, and is a great alternative for drinks after your Italian meal upstairs. Don’t go by the size of this place, equipped with excellent acoustics, it hosts an array of performances and live gigs. Regional bands and touring musicians are a popular feature here. Previous artists entertaining patrons include the likes of Colorphase, The Shams Band and The Dirty Pigeons.
Happy Hour Saturday! (12-5p) A cozy little live concert venue, hosting live bands every night of the week. Includes a relaxing outdoor patio and can take reservations for private events.