When it comes to drinks Madison has something for everyone from local breweries, distilleries and cafes.
Ale Asylum – Large microbrewery with a taproom offering house beers & light noshes plus tours & outdoor seating.
One Barrel Brewing Company – Neighborhood brewery features a variety of draft microbrews & casual fare in a comfy brick interior.
Karben4 – Warehouse like spot serving house-brewed malty ales plus a menu of sandwiches, salads & sides with outdoor seating
Vintage Brewing Company – A family owned and operated brewpub featuring “elevated Americana” cuisine and an eclectic array of highly-acclaimed house-made brews.
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company – A changing roster of craft brews & pub eats served in a lively venue with beer garden & pool tables.
Next Door Brewing Company – Contemporary craft brewery with small plates & elevated pub grub including grilled cheese & sliders.
Johnson Public House – Neighborhood cafe serving brewed-to-order coffee and espresso from the some of the country’s best roasters as well as tea, craft beer, sandwiches.
Bradbury’s Coffee – Buzzing cafe with a hipster vibe serving premium coffee, artisanal crêpes & locally sourced fare.
Michelangelo’s Coffee House – Coffee, pastries & sandwiches, plus free WiFi, from AM to late-night in an art-filled space on State Street.
The Library Cafe and Bar – Cafe-bar offering coffee drinks, cocktails, microbrews & a pub grub menu in warm, modern surrounds.
Indie Coffee – Cozy breakfast & lunch coffee shop offering all-day waffles, Wisconsin microbrews & free events.
Crescendo Espresso Bar and Café – Coffee shop serving up Anodyne Coffee & Espresso, featuring live music from local and touring acts.
UW Memorial Union – Grab a pitcher of beer and sit on the terrace on the shore of Lake Mendota.
Genna’s Cocktail Lounge – Rollicking haunt offering a capitol view from its outdoor patio, plus cocktails & a rotating tap.
Argus Bar & Grill – Easygoing hangout featuring straightforward bar bites & seasonal outdoor seating.
Essen Haus – Bavarian restaurant featuring hearty German fare, a long list of imported beers & live polka music.
Gibs – Inventive craft cocktails & unique snacks offered in a snug two-story house with vintage decor.
Merchant – Industrial-chic gastropub & liquor store serving farm-to-table New American fare & craft cocktails.
Jordan’s Big 10 Pub – Badger-themed sports tavern with a big pub-grub menu, drink specials & a Friday fish fry.
Ivory Room – Fashionable speakeasy with dueling pianos, sing-alongs, extensive wine list & premium liquor menu.
Alchemy – Laid-back, cash-only tavern offering gourmet pub grub, rotating tap beers & live music most nights.
Harmony Bar – Cash-only tavern with a curving antique bar & tin ceiling for brews & burgers plus live music.
Madison’s Favorite bars 2014-15 – Annual list of Madison’s top places for a drink.
Old Sugar Distillery – Warehouse distillery and tasting room with hipster vibe selling housemade craft spirits by the bottle or cocktail.
Yahara Bay Distillery – Slightly off the beaten path, Yahara Bay products are handcrafted in small batches using Wisconsin-grown ingredients, creating a world-class product with local roots.