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“Meh.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Capital Brewery

Capital Brewery
Ranked #18 of 106 Restaurants in Middleton
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Meh.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

Granted, I visited during the daytime, so maybe I'm missing something magical that happens at night. Anyway, picture a parking lot covered by a large blue tent; underneath the tent are numerous picnic tables, there's a band/stage at one end of the parking lot, and there's a covered bar at the other end.

It's boring. The atmosphere comes nowhere close to an authentic beer garden. Even the beer is incredibly average and lifeless.

Sorry, Capital, there are a lot of craft breweries out there, so you're going to have to try harder. How about a bocce court... or how about just some landscaping? See my previous review about New Glarus if you want some pointers.

  • Visited July 2011
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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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103 reviews
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“Capital Brewery is fun even in the heat!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

We had a blast tasting the different brews and enjoying some great beer in the heat! We definitely will go again! it is worth a visit if you are in the area!! Bring your own food!!!

  • Visited July 2011
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madison, wi
1 review
“Capital Brewery Rocks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2009

They have the best Octoberfest beer out there. I like their seasonal brews as well. They also have a great yearly fundraiser dogtoberfest that benefits the Dane County Humane society. Stop in for a great microbrew on tap or get some food to go with it. The food is not anything that special but the main reason to go there is for the suds.

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Madison, WI
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4 reviews
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“Fun Beer Garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

Capital Brewery offers an outdoor beer garden during the summer months. It is very similar to a real German beer garten, but on a smaller scale. This really not a restaurant, since they do not offer food. Occassionally, they will bring in outside restaurants that have stands offering food. There are lots of picnic tables with a stage for live music with a dancing area in front. The garten is fenced in and very kid friendly. Best of all, the beer is great!

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“Great place to drink, hang-out, and even take a tour of the brewery. Not sure about their food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2008

Great place to drink, hang-out, and even take a tour of the brewery. Not sure about their food.

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