Revamped tavern in the Eken Park neighborhood. Food and cocktails from some of the team behind Lazy Jane's and Mickey's. Check out the "Little Oscar," upper-end fried bologna with yellow mustard and mayo on white -- crusty and tangy, griddle-crisped with butter to a mouth-scraping crunch. Chicken fingers are tuned up nicely, and the green chile mac and cheese is popular. Solid beer list, house cocktails riffs on existing classics. Run by people who know food.
Tip Top Tavern
601 North St., Madison, Wisconsin 53704
11:30 am-2 am Mon.-Fri., 3 pm-2 am Sat.-Sun., kitchen closes at 10 pm.