Best known for dispensing free soda or beer on someone's birthday in a keepsake mug, this longtime Madison bar/restaurant benefits from its proximity to the Kohl Center. Burgers are popular, but there are also sandwiches and daily specials on the menu.
Nitty Gritty Restaurant and Bar - Downtown
223 N. Frances St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703
11 am to 1 am daily (food service).