Dexter’s Pub | Madison, Wisconsin
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Dexter’s Pub
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

301 North St
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53704 [ print map ]
608 244 3535

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Mayor: nuplastikk (5) | Taps: 15 |


Dexter’s Pub

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Beer Available At Dexter’s Pub (arranged by most recent)
Toppling Goliath Twisted Galaxy 95, Oskar Blues Market Coffee Stout , Capital Square Bomber Series Eternal Flame 2013 68, Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 87, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 87, Founders Backstage Series #7: Mango Magnifico con Calor 93, Destihl Abbey’s Single 50, Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 3: Pepper Porter 95, Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 99, Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 100, Tyranena Down Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 97, Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale 80, Alaskan Amber 80, Goose Island Big John Imperial Stout 99, Goose Island Raspberry Dominique
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10 reviews for Dexter’s Pub
 Ambiance  64%
 Service  72%
 Selection  74%
 Food  72%
 Value  75%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  77%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Kenboll  (4) Cottage Grove, Wisconsin | December 22, 2013
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
t0rin0  (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013
Visited August 9, 2013.

I was bummed last year when we didn’t make it this far since I had heard good things about Toppling Goliath so this year I was determined. We cabbed it out here from the hotel and ordered pretty much every Toppling Goliath offered. Rumor was that later in the evening they were tapping one of the special barrel aged beers so naturally the place was packed. Aside from that this place seemed really strange to be a popular beer spot. It felt a lot like a truck stop diner to me. Both the servers and the furniture as well as the slot machine in the corner gave me that impression. The service was alright, the food was just decent enough not to be sent back, and the prices were a little high. If not for the Toppling Goliath lineup I would scroll past this place.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron  (87) Wisconsin | August 14, 2013
GTMW13 pre party. Would like to come back when not so crowded. Seemed like a decent sized sportsbar that also happened to have a really nice beer selection. Worth checking out.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier  (252) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 12, 2013
Maybe it was busy but I would have preferred to visit the Malt House instead. This is tucked away in a residential area with a very small parking lot. Service once inside was acceptable but leaving food for ten minutes to get cold is not. Being there for a Toppling Goliath tap takeover I was impressed by the other options which including Vintage beers not available at the brewpub. With the Malt House right around the corner I would probably come here once again when it is not busy just to see what its normal atmosphere is like.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy  (70) Wisconsin | October 3, 2012
On a bit of an out-of-the-way corner in a non-descript building with a side entrance. 1/2 bar area and 1/2 restaurant. The bar is long and zig-zagging with about 20 seats and 15 taps; a reasonable looking bottle list. The food area open to the side of the bar area. A mix of some personality, some "corner bar" and some trying-to-be-a-restaurant. Nice mix of styles in the taps and the chili was good.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo  (142) Wisconsin | August 12, 2012
Fantastic little bar, especially during GTMW. Friendly people, good food, good service, my only complaint is it’s a bit outta the way. Enjoyed the Toppling Goliath party that was going on Friday night and met Bob & Clark both great people who shared some Assassin (fantastic beer)
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | May 20, 2012
Food and a decent tap list is always a nice combination but this place has been over-crowded on both of my visits and I’ve hit the road for less crowded places both times. On my last stop the tap list seemed a little spendy too.
74
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski  (75) Combined Locks, Wisconsin | November 1, 2011
Have been here a few times. Pretty plain bar, but always have a number of unique regional taps, special releases. Release events are usually pretty nice too.
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Madtown1  (2) Wisconsin | August 31, 2011| Updated March 1, 2013
Dexter’s is an average neighborhood bar on the Eastside of Madison. I agree with Nup that they really shine on the taps, which are rotated quite frequently. The menu has recently been updated and is a step above the normal pub/bar grub, with some eclectic daily specials. The hot pretzel with a choice of several mustards or cheese goes great with beer. This place seems a bit pricey.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk  (41) Madison, Wisconsin | January 8, 2011| Updated June 7, 2011
Dexter’s is a great beer destination in Madison. Not much of a bottle selection, maybe two dozen max. But they really shine on the taps, which are rotated quite frequently. The Facebook page is updated regularly. The food is standard pub fare for the most part, with some daily specials.

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