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Weary Traveler Freehouse

Not Rated.
Weary Traveler FreehouseWeary Traveler Freehouse
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

11 Reviews
Reviews: 11
Visits: 19
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 16
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1201 Williamson St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-4852
United States
phone: (608) 442-6207

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Place added by: cokes

Hours of Operation:
Monday:
Food Service: 4:00pm - 1:00am
Bar: 4:00pm - close

Tuesday - Sunday:
Food Service: 11:30am - 1:00am
Bar: 11:30am - close
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Reviews: 11 | Visits: 19
Photo of rarevos
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've heard that this place has gone through some changes in the past few years, and that it's not as good as it once was. I've only been here once, so any "woulda-coulda-shoulda-maybe-might-have-been" is beyond my abilities.

It's a pretty laid-back place on Willy Street in the Marquette neighborhood, which is a pretty neat area with a lot to offer. The Weary is a Free House, so you can technically go there and not order anything, if that's your bag. But you'll probably want something. The Walleye sandwich was great, and I'm a sucker for roasted potatoes. So as a lunch, that was terrific. That I got to try the pretty solid Lake Louie farmhouse ale on top of it was pretty cool.

Not a giant beer selection, but what's there on tap is local and/or craft; not a Bud Light in sight: a few Lake Louie, some Capital Amber, Spotted Cow, a Bell's Oberon and a few other things I didn't catch, one from Great Lakes. Admittedly, mostly quaffable session ales that go well with food, but you won't find a gajillion Double Imperial anythings here. Simple, easy to drink craft beer for a night out with friends. Wood paneling on the interior, and very low-volume music. Wood chairs, muted lighting, cozy tables, and clean bathrooms. Menu had more than a few things to be explored (goulash, giant salads, Bob's Bad Breath Burger, etc). Not your typical pub, but a great dinner or late-night stop. (1,397 characters)

Weary Traveler Freehouse in Madison, WI
92 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.