It’s no secret that Wisconsinites love their alcohol,and the rambunctious college town of Madison is no different. But if you’re the type of person who doesn’t really like frat bars or sports bars,dive bars may be more your speed. Here are some of the best dive bars in walking distance of short term rentals and business rentals in Madison,Wisconsin.
Le Tigre Lounge
If you aren’t a fan of taxidermy,you should probably avoid this place. THere is a giant stuffed tiger that you can sit near,and the bar boasts one of the oldest liquor licenses in the entire city.
Caribou Tavern is your quintessential dive – cheap,crappy beers and a no frills atmosphere. What sets it apart,however,is the ‘Bou Burger,which draws hungry patrons in from all over the state.
The Mackesey family of Madison opened this bar in the Irish district of the city more than 30 years ago,and they still own and operate it to this day. Unlike other Irish bars,Irish Pub is happy to serve up Irish Car Bombs for those brave enough to take one.
Village Bar,a classic Madison dive,serves up burgers and homemade chili,perfect for the cold winter months. And if that isn’t enough of a selling point,Jerry Seinfeld used to be a regular at Village Bar,so you’ll be in good company if you decide to become a regular too.
Villa Tap serves all of your classic cheap beers that dive bars are known for,like Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller High Life. But where Villa Tap stands out is with their local beer selection. If you’re looking to sample some of the state’s amazing beers brewed by local brewers,stop by Villa Tap.
Woody and Anne’s