The Old Fashioned

Not Rated.
The Old FashionedThe Old Fashioned
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Taps: 52
Bottles: 105
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

23 N Pinckney St
Ste 1
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-4207
United States
phone: (608) 310-4545

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(Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 01-17-2006)
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Super solid line up of local and regional craft brews as well as classic national offerings. Buy one get one after 10 which is awesome if you are out late. Great bar tender and fair prices

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jwenzel019
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

One of my favorite places in Madison. A solid selection of WI beer on tap (usually about 30-40 available), complemented by an array of bottled craft beer. The food is also excellent - can't pass on the cheese curds and Old Fashioned burger!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of leedorham
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I've been here a couple times now while visiting Madison and it is one of a few places I'd suggest if you only have time for 1 or 2 stops. There is definitely a very wide selection of beers. Has to be at least 50 different taps. They've expanded recently to increase that number. They do have some lame Hipster bait on tap but the abundant quality local craft on tap makes up for it.

This is also a good place to eat with more than your typical pub fried food fare. Service was a little slow and expect a crowd even on a week night.

Photo of Natural1
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The Old Fashioned is a great bar with great Wisconsin beer on tap or in bottles. I have been there to eat and drink about 5 times and have had an enjoyable experience every time.

I drink Ale Asylum Madtown Brown and Grays Oatmeal Stout when there and both are served properly. They have clean tap lines which helps out the whole beer drinking experience immensely. They also have Wisconsin made Baumeister Rootbeer on tap as well to drink with your food.

The food is off the chart. Cheese curds and their monster burgers are a must have. They seem to source their food locally and that is always a good thing. I have only gotten burgers, but the menu is extensive and should be explored more.

The staff is friendly, but not the quickest with their service. Waited a bit a few ti,mes for my beer, but this happens.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Man, that's a lot of beers to choose from. If you want to try something from Wisconsin, this is a good place to do it. If you want to try a lot of somethings from Wisconsin...well, you get the idea.

The place was pretty packed and hectic while I was there. I'm sure they're pouring in for the cheese curds as much as the beer. Nice decor. Clientele seemed a bit stuffier than some of the other places in Madison, but that could be because the capitol building is nearby? Regardless, I would stop back here any chance I had.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Atmosphere: Large and classy looking bar with a fairly large dinning area that is separted into several large sections. Look like a laid back place.

Quality/Selection: Stopped in for lunch while beer shopping madison. The menu is focused on premium menu item like grass fed beef and lots of great wisconsin comfort food. Large beer selection on draft and in bottles. Nothing that really stuck out and grabbed my attention.

Service: Sat at the bar and was greated with a menu immediately. Little slow geting my bill, but thats my only complaint.

Food: Had a really tasty burger with wisconsin cheese curds as my side with the burger. It was decent food, but a little bit over priced.

Value: Just a little bit over what I think I should have paid for the meal. Nothing too rediculous though.

The Old Fashioned in Madison, WI
92 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.