We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Coopers Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
+1 608-256-1600
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“poutine” (17 reviews)
“fries” (40 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (375)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was happening! Great vibe! Energy all over the place. Tomato and pepper soup was ok. Nothing to write home about. Tables were cozy and we all settled in to small spaces which felt good. Burger and salad and cheese curds were delicious. Would...More

Thank Mrstewart
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our grandson, a student at U of W and it was our first--but not last--visit. We were all impressed by the poutine (Canadian classic fries, cheese and gravy dish). Other dishes were also standouts with large portions to share, variety of beers,...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Great drink selection as well as good food. Would recommend not going on the weekend however as the lines are pretty long. I’m a fan of light beers and whiskey and found each delightful here.

Thank IndigoIce8
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We enjoyed out meal very much. You will be very close to the next table. Menu is nice. My friend found the cheese sandwich and soup was very rich. My Vegetarian salad was great! Nice wine selection and great service. I'd definitely would go back.

1  Thank sascanlan
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Visited on Friday night when in town for Badger game. Had to wait about 45 minutes but found a spot at he bar and got texted when our table was ready. Food was excellent. Husband had pulled pork I had fish and chips. Huge servings...More

Thank 222pattid
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The menu looks great, you can’t beat the view, unfortunately the food just isn’t very good. I had a Sweet Corn Caesar salad and tomato bisque soup. Both in season and simple. The Caesar had no flavor whatsoever and the tomato bisque was an acid...More

Thank JuanLeBon
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We selected coopers because it was walking distance from our hotel and the menu looked interesting. Drinks were fine but not great but beer selection was great. For apps we shared the egg and cheese curds both were very good. Dinner we had steak frites,...More

Thank jhitman55
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome pub right on the Capitol square. Food is upscale pub food. Great burgers. Service can be hit or miss not sure if they even train there people but food is always excellent. I eat here all the time.

Thank corbaebella
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Service was slow, the bar ran out of ice???? Hard to drink a glass of water on a hot and humid day without ice. The food was nothing to write home about but I was not surprised based on this venue.

Thank debays
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

After walking around the Square at the Farmer’s Market, we enjoyed Bloody Mary’s, the day’s special scramblers and people watching. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Great food and atmosphere. A great stop when visiting Madison.

Thank Ttreats
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 hotels in Madison
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
1,564 reviews
.08 km away
Best Western Premier Park Hotel
857 reviews
.25 km away
AC Hotel by Marriott Madison Downtown
114 reviews
.34 km away
Hyatt Place Madison
844 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
114 reviews
.06 km away
Ian's Pizza on State
326 reviews
.07 km away
252 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wisconsin State Capitol
1,789 reviews
.33 km away
Capitol Square
592 reviews
.27 km away
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
222 reviews
.02 km away
Madison Children's Museum
283 reviews
.23 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Frank O
2 July 2016|
Response from Polisonica | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there isn't many places where to watch soccer, unless it's a world wide event or and ethnic bar.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-1600
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing