Welcome to "Madison's craft beer oasis"

2609 E Washington Ave
(East Wash & Milwaukee Street)
Madison, WI 53704
608-204-MALT (6258)
Open 4pm Mon-FRI, 2PM SAT

Proudly pouring Madison's best selection of beer and whiskey!

18 rotating craft & import draft beers
100+ great bottled beers
70+ premium whiskies
Full bar; quality wines; cider too!
Absinthe? Oh yes.

Build your own whiskey flights
starting at 3 for $10

2012 Madison's Favorites: Favorite Bar For Beer
Favorite Bar For Craft Beer
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016


DRAFT: America’s 100 best beer bars 2013
DRAFT: America’s 100 best beer bars 2011


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Acoustic Music Mondays
1st Mon. -- Grandpa's Elixir (Bluegrassy)
2nd Mon. -- The Kissers -- Traditional Set (Irish trad/pub)
3rd Mon. -- Material Boys (Bluegrass)
4th Mon. -- Barley Brothers (Old-Time American string band)

Tuesday Music
1st Tue. -- Cajun Strangers
2nd Tue. -- Birds, Birds, Birds (folky and bluegrassy and fun)
3rd Tue. -- Onadare (Irish trad/pub)
4th Tue. -- Dollar Bill and The Bucks (Honkey Tonk)

Wednesday Music
1st Wed. -- The North Westerns (Western Swing)
3rd Wed -- Don't Spook The Horse (Acoustic Merrymaking)

daily drink specials:
Mondays mean whiskey
$1 all drams
Trappist Tuesday Beer Specials
$2 off all Trappist 330ml bottles
$1 off all bottles/cans of Wisconsin Beer
Thirsty thursday
$1 off canned beer special of the week.
firkin friday

$1 off all cask ales (when available)
Saturday date night special
$2 off all bottles of wine
saturday sin specials
Service Industry Night
$3 all Wisconsin drafts
$3 shots Jamo/Jaeger/Ouzo/Wundermint/Fireball/Smores


A beautiful antique civil-war era bar (Madison's oldest)
Ample bicycle parking in front
Auto parking in the rear off Milwaukee Street
Great conversation over a properly poured beer or dram
...and a TV-free experience