Avenue Bar

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3 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

1128 E Washington Ave
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703-3033
United States

(608) 257-6877 | map

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Added by emerge077 on 05-05-2015

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Photo of Ferretferret
4.6/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

How spectacular service and an experienced, dedicated bartender can make a bar ascend to the highest echelon of the variety. if you've never had Deschutes Obsidian Stout as a nitro, please do so as soon as humanly possible.

The basil shake drink they produce is also immaculate in flavor - one can taste the freshness in every sip.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Avenue Bar was recently bought out by the restaurant group that owns Coopers, and I was told by a regular at the bar they would be renovating in about a month or so. We were meeting a group here and I was surprised to find there were some decent beer options.

Draft highlights included Vintage Scaredy Cat, Karben4 Irish Red, Lake Louie Warp Speed, Two Hearted, Ale Asylum, and a 3 Sheeps seasonal. There was some macro filler, but considering the older crowd they have to make everybody happy. Selection focused on WI craft beers with a few Bells and random imports.

Atmosphere here is great if you appreciate the 70's supper club vibes. Lots of wood paneling, tchotchkes, and potted plants. Cozy homey feel that left the impression of a worn yet classic 45-year-old Madison institution.

Service was quick and friendly. The food was average, though I've heard the rueben is good. The wings were doused in a sweet BBQ sauce and almost unrecognizable. Otherwise the experience was great.

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Avenue Bar in Madison, WI
Place rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 3 ratings