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Coliseum Bar Madison

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Address: 232 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53713-1434
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+1 608-251-2434

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Comfort food at a neighborhood bar

While staying at the sort-of-nearby Clarion Suites, we decided to eat someplace within walking distance. Choices were admittedly limited but we were happy with the food, and our... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Evansville, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stopped in on a mid-afternoon Saturday. There were plenty of tables available but all were filthy. We found the least objectionable one and sat down. Waiters walked right by us without any acknowledgment of our presence. I get being busy but even something as simple as eye contact or hello would have let us know we were recognized. No... More 

Thank Evilleroadtrip
Madison, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Coliseum bar is a great place to have group gatherings. We had my husband's retirement party with his co-workers thereand it turned out great. It is such a great space, it had rooms for private parties or you can take some tables for your group, just need to get there early. The staff is friendly and very helpful. I lucked... More 

Thank amezcua67
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

While staying at the sort-of-nearby Clarion Suites, we decided to eat someplace within walking distance. Choices were admittedly limited but we were happy with the food, and our server was friendly and helpful. Definitely a sports bar within GreenBay Land. I found my breaded tenderloin sandwich to be quite tasty. Keep your drink orders basic. Cocktails don't seem to be... More 

Thank Pfrista
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I have been here before for an event on the 2nd level for a private event. That was nice and good. This last time a couple friends and I went just for some dinner. It was later at night. The waiter was nice and helpful. The food was decent. Tried the waffle nachos we enjoyed those. The bathrooms however were... More 

Thank Virginia W
Madison, Wisconsin
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280 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

First time visiting when it wasn't for a Badgers football game. Decent food and decent prices. Good happy hour specials and amazing looking nachos on special too!

Thank mitchell m
Harlingen, Texas
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Popular place. Went for first time for lunch on a Monday. Had tap beers - nice & cold. Ordered one of their speciality chicken sandwiches on pretzel buns. Nothing special in taste/flavor department. Wanted to try once, won't be going back.

Thank Jean B
Madison, Wisconsin
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419 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stopped in for a quick dinner. I had the french dip sandwich which was good. The music was so loud that we cound not hear each other talk. The waitress, although friendly, was so busy talking with her friends at the bar that she did not have much time to take our order or check back with us. I... More 

Thank Marie R
Delray Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Really good. This is located in an area where there just aren't a lot of food options. I went at the end of lunch and the place went from packed to empty in minutes. Absolutely nothing here....this is a bar with tables. The staff was nice and the food was very good. Really decent salads.

Thank Peter K
Rice Lake, WI
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102 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Open floor plan with little décor, so very noisy. Seats are either hard stools or hard chairs and it’s not a relaxing atmosphere. Service was decent at best and we had to search for napkins and utensils ourselves. The chips & salsa appetizer boasted a house-made green salsa which was watery and blah, and the chips were thin and seemed... More 

Thank LadybugRiceLake_WI
Madison, Wisconsin
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132 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Great location for any game or event at the Alliant Energy Center or Coliseum. I've walked, biked, and taken this bar's complimentary shuttle from the bar. The shuttle is a big yellow school bus with a friendly driver; it was jam packed in a return ride from a Capitols game recently. In my most recent visit, we all ordered 1/2... More 

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