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Maduro

Not Rated.
MaduroMaduro
BA SCORE
95
world-class

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 6.68%
Taps: 19
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

117 E Main St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703
United States
phone: (608) 294-9371

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(Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 03-24-2006)
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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%

This is the first watering hole I visited when I moved to this town, and it's still my fav, especially since it's within walking distance. It's laid back, a few times a week there's a jazz duo, and the seating is comfortable, whether you're on the plush leather couches, at the bar, or at the table. Anytime a friend visits, I take them there, and it's a good place to stop for a drink with my wife. I don't smoke cigars too often, but the smoke is inoffensive. That being said, you will be able to appreciate it hours after you leave, so wear something that's not dry-clean.

Quality is this place's charm. The bartenders know their stuff, and they can answer most of your questions beyond your satisfaction. Their knowledge of brews, liqueurs, and spirits would put most bartenders working in pretentious, overpriced lounges to shame. I've only had one drink here that was not perfect, and it was from a polite new guy who offered to fix it, but I drank it anyway.

Service is excellent, and all employees are friendly, engaging, and welcoming.

I'm sure you can find places with more selections, but not with bartenders as knowledgeable about each one. Beer menu is good, wine list frequently changes and features great varieties, liqueurs are top-shelf, and the cocktails are unique and delicious.

I know you can order out food from somewhere else, since the establishment does not have an actual kitchen, but I never have.

Pricing is reasonable. As stated above, you are paying for quality, not pretentiousness or a sorry excuse for atmosphere, and you get a lot for your money.

BoitSansSoif, Jan 25, 2008
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jakea, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of crossovert
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%

When I went here they had a ton of Bell's beers on tap for an event prior to Great taste of the midwest. We hit it after the Great Dane as it is right around the corner.

It is a cigar bar primarily but the bartender knew his stuff about beer and it had an obviously nice beer selection. There was a few other things other than Bell's as well.

The beers were obviously fresh because of the event and a pretty nice temp.

I didn't buy a cigar and I am not sure if they even have food.

If you don't like smoky bars then don't go here, but I thought it was nice, worth a stop on a downtown Madison pub crawl.

crossovert, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of johnkale
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%

This might be my favorite place to get a beer in Madison. Excellent cast of rotating taps (I've had ten fiddy, cask conditioned Bell's amber, Weyerbacher double simcoe, DFH red and white, and others) served at proper temperature into good glassware. Service isn't the friendliest but is prompt and courteous. Scotch list is great as well, harder to judge the cigars, though I do occasionally puff on one. Beer is priced pretty fairly for a bar, Scotch is a little pricier. The leather chairs and pressed tin ceiling are great, and even with a DJ it's fairly easy to carry on a conversation. This is where I went for my most recent birthday, and I plan on going next year too.

johnkale, Dec 27, 2010
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Maduro in Madison, WI
95 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.