BarleyPop Tap & Shop
Kennedy Place Apartments, 2045 Atwood Ave, Unit 107, Madison, WI 53704
Your dog begging you to take them for a walk? Make your way down to BarleyPop Tap and Shop and try forty eight different beers and ciders on tap. Whether you drink yours by the pint, flight, growler, or crowler, they have the brew for you. If you prefer your beer from the bottle, they have hundreds for you to choose from. For all the cyclists out there, rejoice! BarleyPop Tap and Shop is now rewarding their local patrons through bicycle benefits. Slap your sticker on your helmet and save a buck on each full pour you order!
123 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703
Mon & Tue Closed
Wed & Thur 5pm-2am
Argus, in Greek mythology, was a one hundred-eyed giant that served Hera, Zeus’ wife. Argus’ was in charge of standing guard over lo, who was a nymph Hera knew Zeus was having an affair with. Zeus had Hermes kill Argus to liberate his mistress. Hera monumented her loyal guard by placing all one hundred of Argus’ eyes in her Peacock’s tail. Argus BarGrille received its name as the building that houses the business is “Madison’s oldest surviving commercial building.” Adding to the name, the building initially served The Wisconsin Argus, a Madison newspaper, upon the building’s completion sometime between 1844 and 1847. The building took on the name Argus Building and underwent extensive repairs throughout the 1990s. In 2007, the building was restored again to resemble the inside of the building during the 1890s, hence paying homage the Argus Building’s history as well as The Wisconsin Argus, just as Hera paid homage to her guard, Argus the giant.
1001 Wisconsin Pl, Madison, WI 53703
Mon & Tue Closed
Bring your furry-first mate to The Boathouse after navigating the mighty Lake Mendota and tie off at the dock. Sail in and savor a salad, sandwich, or burger for lunch or dinner. Sip on a beer, cocktail, or cooler while you enjoy the calming breeze blow in from the water. Be sure to check their website for upcoming events and soothing tunes from live music performers.
Tip Top Tavern
601 North St, Madison, WI 53704
On the corner of Commercial Avenue and North Street, you can find the legendary Tip Top Tavern. Established post-war, the bar still stands today. With elegant ceiling tiles from the forties, you can enjoy the snug wood-paneled walls or kickback on the pergola-covered and string-lit patio with outdoor dining and umbrellas. Stop in for Wisconsin favorites like poached-egg topped steak and pork sandwiches with hash potatoes and cheese curds. Bring your dog to accompany you on your journey back in time to an era when time moved a little slower and people gathered for a little longer. If you want to catch some live touring acts or if you know someone looking for a show, head to Tip Top’s website or contact Al Rasho directly via [email protected].