The Coopers Tavern

BA SCORE
86
very good

36 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

20 W Mifflin St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-2523
United States

(608) 256-1600 | map
thecooperstavern.com

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Added by Soneast on 01-14-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Taps:
28
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

This is a small, narrow shotgun tavern. It has a nice large board listing beers and their details. 20 or so taps. It was crowded but the service was good at handling a large crowd. Didn't try the food, but the menu looked good.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of tourdot
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of djhowell
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This place has the appeal of a hole-in-the-wall pub with the quality and ambiance you'd expect from an upscale gastropub. It's small, intimate, and almost always busy. The bottle list is long and a bit pricey, with everything you'd expect both domestic and imported. The tap list is always exciting, but never wet-your-pants exciting.

I've had burgers, reubens, fish sandwiches and a few other things to eat here and all were satisfying. I've never had a bad experience here. They also play soccer on the TVs above the bar, which is a big plus for me. They're unofficially an Arsenal bar, for any of you Gunners in town.

Only gripe: inconsistent with proper glassware. Having your beer served in a wet shaker glass doesn't give the greatest first impression.

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Photo of redleg411
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of twb0392
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BeerBeak81
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Cbustard
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BeerDazed
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of OnWisconsin
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of dmarley
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Stevedore
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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The Coopers Tavern in Madison, WI
3.81 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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