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Dexter's Pub

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.04%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 40
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

301 North St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704-4920
United States
phone: (608) 244-3535

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(Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 02-26-2008)
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Reviews by madcitymaurer:
Photo of madcitymaurer
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

I've been living down the street for about 9 years now and I've seen this location transform from Stevens into The Sandlot, then into Dexters. I gotta say that it's great to finally have a decent beer selection in the neighborhood. I had a great time at the New Holland pre Great Taste of the Midwest party and had the pleasure of attending a special tapping of Dogfish 120 Minute Ale. The tap list is eclectic and ever changing with a good selection of local and U. S. Micros.

The atmosphere is fine for a neighborhood pub. I actually like a little less TV with my beer but if some sports are on then there are plenty of good seats/tables around the bar. I've also been down for some volleyball league action and my wife has had a good time during trivia night.

It's also great to have a place I can walk to for some takeout. I'm a big fish fry advocate and Dexter's was well prepared and tasty.

madcitymaurer, Nov 18, 2008
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4.23/5  rDev 0%

First off, Dexter's is my go-to trivia bar. Reliably there every Wednesday.

Atmosphere is very neighborhood bar, numerous TVs (ideally playing Brewers games, the Bucks are pretty painful to watch and I prefer my friends' place for football games), large, nondescript dining area, incredibly friendly waitstaff. Food is wildly variable, awesome fish fry (except for the slaw), decent burgers, lots of overpriced other stuff.

Beer is great though, good selection, changes frequently, almost always served appropriately. Good mix of local/Wisconsin breweries, better known craft, and outliers you don't see other places (like Toppling Goliath, which definitely needs better distro around Madison, for my sake, please).

I love how this place blends a craft beer bar with a local tavern, just wish they would be more consistent with their food.

johnkale, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of chicano4craft
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

On a trip to Madison my wife and I stopped in here three out of the four nights. Each time we ended a long day here. We ate here once and really enjoyed the food. For a smaller place the tap list was killer. Central Waters Illumination IIPA, 3Floyd's Robert the Bruce and New Holland The Poet were a few of the beers we tried.
I really dig the atmosphere. The building is nothing special and the decor screams DIVE. But who cares. The mixed crowd was cool and the staff was super friendly. If I was to walk into a similar looking place in Colorado the best beer I could find is Bluemoon...maybe. I learned this isn't the case in the MidWest.
If I lived in Madison thiswould be one of my spots. When I go back to Madison I positive I'll stop in several times.

chicano4craft, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%

Transcribed from extensive noted taken F, 07 Aug 2009.

Yet another corner location, this at North and Johnson with a window that directly overlooked the corner. The entry was along North and by turning right upon entering, I was in the restaurant area with booth seating along the windows and in front of the short wall separating it from the bar area. The center was filled in with standard tables and chairs. To the left, just before the entry to the bar area, were the lavs. The bar area had high tables and swiveling chairs in front of the short wall and next to the dart board and popcorn machine in the corner. The bar was a long, snaking blonde wood construction that ended at the entry to the kitchen which was in full view of the patrons. The back bar consisted of numerous shelves for liquor, three two-door coolers and the thirteen rotating taps.

The owner was an enthusiastic fellow who really gets it, as my FerMentor Lew might say. He has created a welcoming atmosphere in which to drink and eat.

woodychandler, Jun 26, 2010
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Dexter's Pub in Madison, WI
94 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.