Nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Madison

Memorial Union

The campus Union is Madison's gathering spot. The festive lakeside terrace pours microbrews and hosts free live music and free Monday-night films, while the indoor ice-cream shop scoops hulking cones from the univer…
Brewery in Green County

New Glarus Brewery

Wander through on a self-guided tour, then hit the tasting room for a pint ($8 to $9.50) or three-beer sampler ($8). The glass is yours as a souvenir. Top sips are the flagship Spotted Cow ale and Belgian Red with D…
Brewery in South Central Wisconsin

Capital Brewery

Lots of families and groups of friends gather at this social spot. From April through October they congregate at picnic tables in the outdoor beer garden. In winter, the party moves to the indoor bar. The brews are …
Pub in Madison

Great Dane Pub

Big, friendly and rambling like its namesake dog, the Dane is a popular brewpub cooking up some 14 beers on site. In warm weather quaff them on the ivy-walled outdoor patio.