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Dexter's Pub

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Taps: 24 / Bottles: 40
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 6.87%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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HowardTheDuck

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Giesch

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-05-2014 04:33:16 | More by BarrytheBear
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-18-2014 13:02:39 | More by Gotti311
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EliteDigger

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I've waited until I've been to Dexters quite a few times to be able to form a solid and comprehensive opinion. Dexters is one of those places that may not look like a good beer bar at first glance, but don't let it's older brick facade deceive you.
The pub is divided into two sections separated by an inner wall- a dining area that you enter immediately from the front door with booth's lining the outside of the room and tables filling the space in between. Plain and casual looking, it's actually a quieter area to be able to enjoy your meal in peace. The back section is the bar area complete with darts, jukebox, and a popcorn machine along the left wall, and a small selection of video games along the far right wall with a pool table bridging the walkway between the bar and dining rooms. The back wall has a bar running pretty much the length of the whole wall. There's newer flat panel TV's directly above the bar with an older big-screen and other smaller TV's scattered throughout.
The beer selection was good when I first started going to Dexters and they've only kept getting better and better. There's waay too many to list, but this is just a small, small sample of some of the great beers I've seen on tap: Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter, Bells Hopslam, Dogfish Head 90 and 120 minute, Tyranena's Devil Over a Barrel and Hop Whore, Rogue Chocolate Stout, Stone IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard and Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Capital Autumnal Fire, Founders Reds Rye, and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. There's also some great beers available in bottles like Founders Breakfast Stout and Stone Russian Imperial Stout.
I've eaten there well over a dozen times now and while I've only had pub food like burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, and pizza, it's all been outstanding. Hot, fresh and delicious, I would put their food up against any other similar bar/pub in the area and the staff has all been friendly, fast, knowledgable and efficient every time I've been there.
Nick, the owner has just a huge passion for good quality beers. He has the tap lines cleaned frequently and has concentrated on filling them with just a super solid selection of beers. More tap lines are being planned with a possible selection of Belgian beers added sometime in the future. He's also looking into doing some cellaring to be able to offer vintages of special beers.
All in all, this has become one of my favorite places to just sit, relax and have some good conversation, good food and great beer!

11-18-2008 02:24:39 | More by EliteDigger
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chicano4craft

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

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.

02-18-2011 00:15:38 | More by chicano4craft
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-17-2013 20:08:16 | More by DantheMan75
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888

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-26-2013 01:28:14 | More by 888
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Dexter's Pub in Madison, WI
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.