United States > Wisconsin > Madison
Beer Available At Dexter’s Pub (arranged by most recent)
Capital Square Bomber Series Eternal Flame 2013 68, Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 88, 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 79, Alaskan Amber 81, Goose Island Big John Imperial Stout 99, Goose Island Raspberry Dominique , Boulder Beer Mojo Risin 96
Kenboll (4) Cottage Grove, Wisconsin | December 22, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
t0rin0 (1130) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 28, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beerbaaron (84) Wisconsin | August 14, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
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.
Brigadier (240) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 12, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AWISLguy (70) Wisconsin | October 3, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MIBRomeo (142) Wisconsin | August 12, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
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)
esjaygee (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | May 20, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
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.
arkurzynski (75) West Bend, Wisconsin | November 1, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Madtown1 (2) Wisconsin | August 31, 2011| Updated March 1, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
nuplastikk (41) Madison, Wisconsin | January 8, 2011| Updated June 7, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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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