117 E Main St, Madison, WI, 53703, United States
(608) 294-9371
Latitude: 43.07501, Longitude: -89.38139


  • Monday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Thursday: 4:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Friday: 2:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Saturday: 2:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • Sunday: 2:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.31 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 4 reviews.
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out of 5
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decoman (58)
Tuesday 17th of August 2010 03:13:06 PM
I was recently at Maduro for a pre great taste party featuring bell's brewery. The place of course was packed but I'll say the service rocked and got everyone taken care of. The selection was all bell's and had one of my favorites from Bell's "Wild One" their sour which is usually on at only the Bell's pub in KZoo.

The atmosphere is dark and comfortable I would say. Cigar smoke does emanate in this place but i don't have a problem with that when I am enjoying good beer.

I would love to see their beer list when it's not just Bell's so look for an edit or add on to my review when that happens, hopefully soon Madison is a great beer town!
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A

frazbri (78)
Monday 11th of August 2008 01:34:49 PM
I must preface this review by telling you that my visit to Maduro was during Bell's pre-GTOM party.

The Maduro was filled to capacity when we entered, but we're lucky enought to find a couple seats at the bar. The taplist was all Bell's, but obviously that isn't the norm. There were quite a few high quality bottles from other brewers listed, so I can say that Maduro's beer list is very good.

Maduro has a long bar to the left of the enterance and some leather lounge furniture to the right. This is primarily a cigar bar, so know there's going to be smoke. The level of smoke wasn't as strong as I expected. They seem to have a pretty good air filtration system, but if the guy next to you smoking a cigar...

Service was very quick. I never waited long for a beer. It was very busy, and they kept the beer flowing.

I like the Maduro for what it is. That said two hours in a cigar bar took it's toll on me. My throat was feeling pretty rough at the end of the night. I'll probably keep any future visits a little shorter.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 3.75 | Food: N/A

hugbee (75)
Wednesday 1st of August 2007 12:25:46 PM
I haven't reviewed maduro... what's wrong with me?!

Beer selection is exquisite and that's due to a business owner listening to the people that come in for the beer. Racer X is on tap at maduro as of this review. Wooboy, what a great beer to start with., I followed with a pils, just to bow to the heat of the day, but there's a good dozen plus great taps on, plus a handpump...

The liquor and wine selections are also top shelf as this place alienates not a one of it's potential clients... and as the url indicates, it's a cigar bar, so the same quality applies to it's selection there.

Atomsphere is good, but only if you like comfort and casualness and relaxing in a traditional fashion. Everything in oxblood darkness, ambient lighting, and traditional american-britishesque theme, this bar makes you feel right at home with it's couches and small tables... no plasma screens or tv's in this place thank you, thus making it desirable for going to during a game... if you don't care for who's playing or sports in general.

The group I was with knows the bartender by name and vice versa, so we were treated to incredible service...

This place gets a slight knock on beer selection only to indicate that my maproom tastes are where it's at, but it's pretty damn close to perfect as far as a bar goes... No wonder you can always find particular madisonites in the dane.

Oh I forgot to mention... two goblets of racer x and the pils I had... $9... Happy hour rocks at maduro.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: N/A

beerinator (131)
Friday 11th of May 2007 04:52:38 PM
Maduro is easily one of the best places in Madison to enjoy a beer. It is also one of the only bars left in Madison that allows smoking (as far as I know it is cigar smoking only).

There is no food available here, but there are restaurants next door that will allow you to order from their menu and eat it while staying at Maduro (outside only?).

The tap list is strong with some regional offerings like Bell's and some local/area Wisconsin tap selections as well. They do seem to keep a pretty interesting import selection as well. There is a long l shaped bar with stools and the rest of the indoor seating is dedicated to couches or more comfortable chairs.

They do have a few tables and chairs out front on the sidewalk, which might be good if you're not into cigar smoke.

I have noticed (and been informed of this by locals) that they do a good job of keeping the beer pricing low at Maduro. Since it is so close to the Great Dane, I can't really see why you wouldn't at least walk by to check out the taplist when you are there.

The parking in the area mainly appears to be street parking, but there are several lots and decks within a block or so.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
The taps at Maduro
The taps at Maduro
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The tiny Maduro sign
The tiny Maduro sign
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