Crystal Corner Bar

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Crystal Corner BarCrystal Corner Bar

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1302 Williamson St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-4665
United States

(608) 256-2953 | map

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Photo of emerge077
3.26/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

I love dives and this one seemed to have a pretty eclectic crowd on the weekend. Cougars, hipsters, LGBT, aging bohemians, etc. A community radio station WORT (ha) was having some sort of benefit and there was an optional cover due to that. A dj was playing some great UK synth pop while we were here, but I doubt that's the norm. Vibe had that tired glass brick and neon feel, dingy old walls with random crap about the place. A semi-stage in the corner.

There were a couple Central Waters taps and we had draft pints of Two Women. Selection wasn't the greatest, but easy enough to manage one or two and mosey along down Willy St.

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Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Go there for the Jeopardy at 4:30. If you get the final question right you get a free beer.

As a bonus, the Orange Guy is almost always there at that time. You can sit by him and then tell all your friends about how you drank with Madison’s Piccolo Laureate. They’ll think you’re really cool cause you drink with swinging cats like him.

I also like this bar because they have rocking bands play all the time for extra low cover, often $2-$5 bucks. There is a real regular crowd and they’re a pretty friendly lot.

You’ll find plenty of socialists in here if that’s your thing and a few hippie chicks too. They’ve got a ghetto pool table that’s more fun then any of the nice pool tables in town and good drink specials.

The beer selection ain’t all that but it gets the job done at a good price and with a great soundtrack, both live and juke, for you to drink to.

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Photo of Skidz
3.56/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This is kind of a hike for me, living downtown, but it's good to get out a bit further.

Nice retro-stylin place. Big neon-lit glass cube windows. Big lineup of taps, most domestics, but a good amount of WI brews. Capital, New Glarus (3!) and Sprecher. Bottles are of the usual Import varieties and domestics.

It's a pretty easy going place, even on the weekends. Very nice selection of music, never had to put money in the jukebox, as the good songs kept rolling.

It's amazing how things chage once you get away from the college crowd.

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Crystal Corner Bar in Madison, WI
Place rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 4 ratings