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Aug 14, 2008 12:10 PM

Moms' Night Out in Madison

Lots of Madison posts today!

My friends and I are looking to escape for an evening of fun. $$ *is* an object and we're looking for a nice place to sit, eat and drink (so, not bar-hopping but one place for the evening).

Thanks for your tips.

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  1. If you all like beer, the Great Dane? The food's okay, the beer is really good. You can always sit in the bar until you're ready to eat, or they serve in the bar, or retreat to the bar after dinner.

    1. Alchemy is nice. New-ish, good beer list, really tasty food. Get the BLFT if you're there. Mickey's Tavern is also well-regarded, but might be a bit crowded depending on when you go. The Old Fashioned has the best view of the capitol building, with the best prices.

      Old Fashioned
      23 N Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703

      Mickey's Tavern
      1524 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

      Alchemy Cafe
      1980 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

      1. If it's a nice night it's hard to beat the Union Terrace.

        1. Grill,

          Might consider Lombardino's and their bar. Get there between 5:00 and 6:00 on a week night and there are discounts on pizzas and appetizers.

          Even if you go later, or on a weekend night, splitting a couple of pies and an app or two shouldn't break the collective bank.

          Great atmosphere and if you don't have two many people, you can grab a bar table or the corner of the bar and chat away.

          Whatever you choose, have a great time.

          1. The Gallery Pub in Middleton is a fun little place, good food quiet enough for good conversation too.I also love The Old Fashioned,but it can be a little loud (great drinks though!) If you are looking for more of a "wine bar", Eno Vino has a great selection and wonderful atmosphere. It can be a bit pricey, but you deserve it !