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A pretty cool chill bar

I kinda like this place... their homade rasberry vodka is absolutley to die for. Staff is really nice... the manager was a nice guy, and the owner let us try some of their homemade vodkas which were awesome... but the crowd is almost a little too mellow.... they could use little more liveliness



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Pretty Good Bar

I like city bar. Its a good place to go if State Street Brats and Mondays have long lines. Staff is great and they have a huge drink list. Definitely worth checking out. Try the food, the fried olives were really good

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Good Times

I love going to new places, especially if they are hard to find!! My girlfriends and I came back to Madison for a weekend to party and happened to stumble down the stairs into the City Bar. From the outside all you see is a door, but once inside its not what you would expect. Leather couches, big comfy booths, plasma screen tvs everywhere with a bar that changes color. I ordered a martini from their HUGE list and my girlfriend ordered a jack & coke which she was happy to have in a real glass since we had been drinking out of plastic all night at other bars. Drinks were good, jutebox was great and the crowd was beautiful, fun. You could feel the energy in the air- or maybe it was those deadly strawberry drop shots & the hot guy I met that night!!!



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Cool Bar

Unique bar that's a good time as long as the frat's haven't overpopulated themselves, which happens too often. Head there in the summer when most of them have gone back east.

Large drink menu and recent (last few years) facelift make it a cool spot to stop in for a few. Check out the light bar that changes color.


Phone: (608) 250-2489

Address: 636 State St, Madison, WI 53703


More Info

Extra Phones

Phone: (608) 250-2360

Phone: (608) 278-8111

Phone: (636) 782-8378

Payment method
mastercard, discover, visa, amex
Price Range
State Street, Downtown Madison

The City Bar

City Bar - ATM

Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Take Out: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Drive Through: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

Good for Kids: No

Good For Groups: Yes

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