A friend's birthday brought me to this very place.
It was a sunny spring day, with a chill in the air still lingering. It also happened that later that day, Wisconsin was to play in a NCAA tournament game. Perfect day for Madison, perfect day for a brandy old fashioned. Upon entering the bar, it was not lost on me the many bottles of Korbel brandy that lined the shelves behind the bar (the bottles were accompanied by many other Wisconsin chachkies.) Of course, I ordered the usual, a brandy old fashioned sour.
You know what was super solid? The cheese curds. They were greasy, had tons of dips to choose from. That was super special. I've thought about those for awhile since visiting.
Another special was their brandy slush! It was incredibly sweet, too much frozen juices—just like I remember as a child. (Yep, child). I recommend the extra Korbel on the top! If I were to go again, I'd ask for a bit less slush scooped from the ice cream container and a splash of soda on top to make it less sweet.
Rating (out of 5 olives)
The Old Fashioned
23 N Pinckney St #1, Madison