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The Coopers Tavern

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20 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI
(608) 256-1600
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • 66
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    Very good
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fun tavern

This is a neat little place for beer and bar food. The reuben sandwich was really good, served with yummy home-made potato chips. Large beer selection. Overall, a fun evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ceegee7858
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Madison, MS
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Madison, MS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a neat little place for beer and bar food. The reuben sandwich was really good, served with yummy home-made potato chips. Large beer selection. Overall, a fun evening.

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Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Bring on the beer, comfort food, delicious drinks. Once the bartender was out of chocolate sauce to rim my drink and he went downstairs to make me some fresh. Service with a smile. Wonderful Rubens with beer soaked sauerkraut. Erin go Bragh!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have heard great things about Cooper's - most Food Fight restaurants do a great job. The place was packed at 5:30 on a Sunday, small space, but nicely done, very loud, so don't go there if you want to have conversation. I ordered the fries - I know they are supposed to be outstanding, but they were under-cooked -... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you like craft beer and great food you have to stop here. A large variety of rotation taps and a huge selection of bottles. Try the bone marrow and the mac and cheese. Also a great spot for soccer fans, they always have the Champions League games and EPL on when available. Great location right on the square and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great menu with a fun atmosphere. You can't find good poutene everywhere. A bit crowded getting through the bar area but worth it.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was glad we were able to stop in for a late dinner. My fellow companions were satisfied with their meals. We had chicken and steak dishes and all of us were satisfied. Our server Cassie was very patient with us and polite. We took a little longer to order and asked a lot of questions. We were the last customers... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Really enjoyed having lunch here on a very quiet Monday. The bartender was very friendly and helpful with suggestions. Had the grilled chicken sandwich with a wonderful salad. Everything was super fresh and tasty. There's a great view of the capitol building out the front window. Try this place if the wait over at the Old Fashioned is too long.... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Check out the "Snug Room" in back! Great staff and great beer list. Great spot for drink stop after visiting the capital Highly recommended!

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I couldn't fault this restaurant. The food was perfect and the recommendations of beer and wine from the wait staff was perfect

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Los Altos
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Made the mistake of having a business lunch there-tough place for conversation when crowded. The menu was creative and the atmosphere/decor gave it a good vibe. The tables were really jammed in which only increased the noise level. Would be a great late night place though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 256-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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