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Beer Available At Dexter’s Pub (arranged by most recent)
Toppling Goliath ZeeLander 99, Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale 84, Toppling Goliath Dorothy’s New World Lager 70, Toppling Goliath Light Speed Pale Ale 98, Toppling Goliath Murph’s Irish Red 69, Woodchuck Hopsation 84, Founders Backstage Series # 8: Sweet Repute 98, Karben4 Fantasy Factory 95, Toppling Goliath Twisted Galaxy 97, Oskar Blues Market Coffee Stout , Capital Square Bomber Series Eternal Flame 2013 64, Toppling Goliath Smoove Opferator 93, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 88, Founders Backstage Series # 7: Mango Magnifico con Calor 94, Destihl Abbey’s Single 64, Left Hand Fade To Black Vol. 3: Pepper Porter 94, Toppling Goliath pseudoSue 100
Bacterial (58) Twin Cities, Minnesota | August 15, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited here the eve of GTMW in 2014. Arrived at 11:30 to a mostly empty restaurant / bar with the Toppling Goliath guys helping get their taps up and running. Found a nice spot in the corner of the bar area. Got served right away. Pulled pork was nice. By 12:30 the place was really packed, but the waitress still managed to find me just in time as I needed new beer! They had 8 TG brews on (plus a firkin), not sure if they have more tap lines than this or not. Would certainly go back. Food was above average and the prices for beer and food was reasonable.
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 (1330) 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 (105) Arizona | 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 (263) 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 (77) 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) Combined Locks, 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.
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