One Barrel Brewing Company
This is one of my favorite local craft breweries. The beer is good and the atmosphere in the bar is relaxed and cool, but not pretentious.
Owned by one of Carson's childhood friends, this is a fun, festive yet laidback craft brewery in the Atwood neighborhood known for beers that are brewed one barrel at a time (as the name suggests!).
Check out the small brewery One Barrel in the hip Atwood area. You're sure to find lots of nightlife here in this off-the-beaten-path local scene. Try Alchemy or Green Owl for dinner across the street.
Madison's original "nano brewery". Now larger than nano, but this is where they started. Good place to hang out. Usually fairly lively with friendly bar staff.
“Best Ugly Cookies in the world--chocolate chip, homemade caramel, pistachios. Parisienne hot chocolate. Brunch, open late night after Barrymore shows. ”
“A true BrewPup in the sense that the brewing occurs on-site. Malty beers are their specialty (in other words, my kind of beer!), though there are also some high-hopped brews on tap. Great food, too!”
“A favorite of ours for Laotian food. We often get carry-out from here. They open for dinner at 5pm and fill up quickly on weekend nights!”
“Extensive menu. Very popular spot and worth it! We often enjoy carry-out here. Dining in can be a wait if you go during prime time so I'd recommend going early or late. I think they may offer call-ahead seating (you can at least get on the wait list)... ”