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Essen Haus

Not Rated.
Essen HausEssen Haus
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

514 E Wilson St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703
United States
phone: (608) 255-4674

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @essenmadison

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(Place added by: brakspear)
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-30-2014 02:23:58 | More by BarrelAgedG
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-17-2014 21:27:48 | More by Gotti311
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-16-2014 15:08:52 | More by jera1350
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-09-2014 23:12:47 | More by TX-Badger
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-06-2014 20:11:04 | More by Ri0
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ms333

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19%

10-13-2013 15:44:14 | More by ms333
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crossovert

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -11.2%

Was at the biergarten here for a brief bit during a great taste pre-party. The beer was Revolution and it was only 2 bucks a half liter. In retrospect I should have stayed there all night and sucked the tap of Maerzen dry.

Didn't go in, or eat. Just slugged a beer listening to the German band they had. I liked the atmosphere, not as authentic as it should be but fun in a sense. Just wish it was always 2$ half liter night there. Saw the taplist for normal hours and it is just a decent mishmash of German beers.

08-13-2012 23:22:11 | More by crossovert
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scones

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +1%

I love this place, just like I love all German bars. Fun atmosphere, German beers on tap, large selection of German food. Service is pretty good (and all wearing German outfits), and the selection is pretty good too. Only thing I don't like about it is the price - 15+ for a sausage plate/schnitzel with sauerkraut and potatoes. Oh well, I'll still go whenever I can. Also it's attached to another bar next door, the Come Back Inn, which has a vastly different menu and beer selection but is also really good.

07-12-2011 19:19:03 | More by scones
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +1%

A great place to visit, even though it’s sort of a chain. The ambiance is great - live polka music, German decorations and stuff all over the wall, and an overall great time to be had with the huge Das boots and everything else. The service was quick and friendly. The selection is pretty good for a restaurant - but hey, it’s German! The food was good, not the best German fare I’ve had, but still good especially the potatoes and sauerkrauts. Typical German beers on tap - nothing mind-blowing. The value was about average, and overall, I’ll definitely be hitting this place again whenever I visit Madison again.

06-20-2011 20:59:13 | More by CuriousMonk
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Czap

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%

Very fun place. Kinda divey, but very large. Great German food and beer selection. It's about the whole experience. The music, the beer, the food, the boot. It's definitely a big draw.

That all being said, I still can't put my finger on exactly how I feel about the place. Almost like they found a formula that works and now it's just on cruise control. That might be part of what makes it so appealing as well. Who knows? Oh well, I am still going to frequent it every time I am in Madison, but there are a dozen other bars that I would rank well above it.

10-13-2010 20:30:04 | More by Czap
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Essen Haus in Madison, WI
90 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.