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Essential Information

121 S. Pinckney St.
Madison, WI 53703


Chic cocktail lounge with a focus on New American cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. Staples include cheese curds, specialty flatbreads, artisan sandwiches and entrees like hangar steak and steamed mussels. The Merchant burger is also excellent. A strong focus on pre-Prohibition cocktails guarantee you'll always have something new to choose from on their extensive drink list.

Additional Information

Web Address: merchantmadison.com

Awards: Best of Madison 2014

Meals Served:
Late Night
Weekend Brunch

Cuisine: New American

Cost: $$

Cheap Eat (<$10): Yes

Live Entertainment: Yes

Outdoor Dining Available: Yes

Children's Portions Offered: Yes

Fish Fry: No

Free Parking: No

Wheelchair Accessible?: Yes

Major Credit Cards Accepted: Yes

Carryout: Yes

Delivery: No

Reservations Recommended: no

Catering: Yes

This Business is Featured in the Following Articles from Madison Magazine:
The Merchant of Finesse
The Craft of Cocktails
Thirty Local Bars We Love
Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek: Chef Anna Dickson
Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek: Bar Manager JR Mocanu
The Best in Brunch
Madison Food Escapes
36 Vegetarian Delights

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