The Old Fashioned

The Old FashionedThe Old Fashioned
The Old FashionedThe Old Fashioned
Bar, Eatery

23 N Pinckney St
Ste 1
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-4207
United States

(608) 310-4545 | map
theoldfashioned.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.21
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
80
pDev:
8.31%
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Reviews by MI_beerdrinker:
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jan 11, 2017
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Stengelfoot from California

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Oct 04, 2019
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tcbro023 from Wisconsin

4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the best spots in Madison. Prime location right on the Capitol Square. Best cheese curds in town. Which are great alone, and amazing with their sauces (garlic, tiger blue, etc) Other great Wisconsin food options available too. But to the important stuff, they have 52 rotating Wisconsin beers on tap. They serve many additional bottles as well. Finally, they make a great Old Fashioned and have various different styles available.

Feb 27, 2018
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Barnoloid from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Really good stop off if you are in Madison, WI. Was lively on a Thur night - we had a 30 minute wait for a table which was spent walking by the state capitol. Service is top notch - friendly and attentive hosts and servers. Beer list is very extensive and super local. Options right across the board for any taste. Food is stellar and at a reasonable price.

Sep 04, 2017
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tommy5 from Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 19, 2017
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deedric from Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Jul 28, 2017
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TooGood from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Jun 08, 2017
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Apr 06, 2017
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BarrelAgedG from California

4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sep 15, 2016
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Billolick from New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Fun and relaxed place to catch some typical wisconsin fare along with a huge beer menu...you will find pleanty of quality beer to enjoy...cross the street from the state house dome...as everybody has noted, watch out for crowds at prime times, we went during the week at about 9 for dinner...sat right away, great service...food and beer on point, had a great time..

Jul 20, 2016
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place was super busy on a Tuesday night during winter break. The beer quality and selection are great! All beers are $5 a pint or less...even a Bourbon Barrel aged stout. The food was great..string onions, cheese curds, etc.

Dec 30, 2015
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TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

A must-stop, family friendly place with a ton of great Wisconsin food and beer. Remember, its WI only beer but they have over 100 varieties including some really great offerings at very reasonable prices. The food is outstanding; fish fry and cheese curds are my favorite. Due to its reputation and location, this place does get very busy so expect a crowd if you are going during meal hours. They have a full food and beer menu available on their website.

Oct 22, 2015
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Abbbp from Texas

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I Just want everyone to know not to get the $75 cheese. Other than that, it was a tremendous night of laughter and fare- solid people, tremendous service, and the beer selection was heavy on quality WI brew no doubt.

Oct 19, 2015
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hoosier222002 from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Aug 02, 2015
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UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jul 08, 2015
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Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jun 17, 2015
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Duff27 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 14, 2015
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djhowell from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Apr 30, 2015
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Shluffy from Wisconsin

4.84/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Mar 08, 2015
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atone315 from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Mar 01, 2015
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RobinLee from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Feb 26, 2015
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redleg411 from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Feb 06, 2015
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Diaper-Daniels from Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jan 23, 2015
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jan 04, 2015
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in for lunch during a long drive from Chicago to Toppling Goliath. As advertised they have a huge selection of both drafts and bottles. Being from out of state there were probably 20+ brews I could have chosen and been satisfied with; a lot of good sounding locals brews I had never heard of. Food and vibe were both good as well. Old school, down to earth dining room and bar with mostly wood interior. Had the WI brat sandwich and also sampled some of a fish sandwich. Both were on-point for a cheap lunch sandwich. Recommended by the only person I knew of from WI and definitely made the perfect stop for lunch.

Dec 30, 2014
The Old Fashioned in Madison, WI
Place rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 80 ratings