Over the next few minutes you will be going on a deep dive into where you can buy wine, liquor, and beer in Madison. Our only real goal is to cover as much as we can in this local alcohol guide.
Kicking this off will be a list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in your area. Those that are ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will be filled in first so they can get the party started soon.
Once the stores are out of the way we will get into the best breweries and beer bars, and a list of Madison wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards will get a shout out, and we will round this all out by mentioning some of the best happy hours near you to buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for your area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. You are all welcome to check out some of our other blogs on other cities in this part of the world there if you like.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Madison
Our favorite liquor stores and wine shops in Madison to buy vodka, tequila, a case of beer, or a bottle of wine would be:
- Total Wine & More at 400 W Towne Mall
- Sadhana WineShop at 36 S Bassett St
- Table Wine at 2045 Atwood Ave #111
- Riley’s Wines Of The World at 402 W Gorham St
- Woodman’s Liquor Store at 725 S Gammon Rd
- Steve’s Liquor Store at 122 Junction Rd
Wine, spirits, beer, cigars, and accessories are all available at Total Wine & More. Table Wine sells a carefully curated selection of wines, spirits, and beers near you for everyday use in a lovely setting. You can also place your orders online and request curbside pickup.
With a wide array of wines from dozens of different nations and appellations, beers from major brands, superb liqueurs, and premium base spirits from across the globe Riley’s Wines Of The World has something for everyone. When you buy a minimum of 6 bottles you will save 10% and get 15% off on any 12 or more.
In addition to large variety of grocery items Woodman’s Liquor Store features a huge collection of liquors at affordable prices along with excellent customer service. Both in-store pickup and home delivery are possible. For a vast assortment of wines, beers, spirits, gourmet foods, gift baskets, and gift cards Steve’s Liquor Store is a terrific option.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
There are some nice breweries and beer bars in your area like:
- Garth’s Brew Bar at 1726 Monroe St
- The Malt House at 2609 E Washington Ave
- Mackesey’s Irish Pub at 317 State St
Garth’s Brew Bar has a deep appreciation for craft beer produced by one of America’s best craft breweries. They also provide educational courses in beer style history, food pairing, draught system maintenance, off-flavor identification, tasting, and other training experiences.
You will discover more than 15 rotating craft and imported draft beers, over 100 exceptional bottled beers, a broad range of premium whiskies, fine wines, and ciders near you at The Malt House. Mackesey’s Irish Pub is a classic Irish tavern situated in a historic building that features draft drinks and delicious dishes along with a jukebox.
Wine Bars In Madison
Madison wine bars are a great place to relax with friends as well as being good options for a date night:
- Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro at 601 Junction Rd
- D’Vino at 116 King St
- Grape Water Wine Bar at 7466 Hubbard Ave
If you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner, engagement party, anniversary, or surprise birthday party Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro has the ideal atmosphere and exceptional service to make your event memorable. You can join their exclusive wine locker club to receive special privileges such as complimentary tastings, a monthly wine selection, and more.
D’Vino is a wine bar and gathering spot where you may sample delectable cicchetti while sipping on a seasonal variety of wines by the glass or bottle. Enjoy a broad choice of exquisite wines and bourbons on tap along with cheese or charcuterie plates both indoors and outdoors at Grape Water Wine Bar.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
Head to one of these wineries or vineyards near you to see how the sausage gets made:
- Timber Hill Winery at 1223 E Storrs Lake Rd
- Drumlin Ridge Winery at 6000 River Rd
- Wollersheim Winery & Distillery at 7876 WI-188 Prairie Du Sac
- Cambridge Winery at 700 Kenseth Way
Timber Hill Winery has over 20 amazing varietals to choose from as well as delicious Wisconsin cheese platters, dips, pizzas, and desserts to go with your drink. They may host your private event and offer local wine tastings during regular business hours. Red, white, and rosé wines are all available at Drumlin Ridge Winery and tastings are possible all day.
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery produces wine, whiskey, gin, and absinthe in addition to providing tours, tastings, and a bistro. A flight tasting is presented which comprises five samples with the option of dry or seasonal wines.
Cambridge Winery specializes in high-end wines from your area of Wisconsin along with California and New York. There are also tastings, share plate menus, weekly entree discounts, and private event rentals.
Best Local Happy Hours
You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks if you know when and where the best Madison happy hours are:
- Tempest Oyster Bar at 120 E Wilson St #3
- Genna’s Lounge at 105 W Main St
- Sardine at 617 Williamson St
- Shamrock Bar & Grille at 117 W Main St
Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm Tempest Oyster Bar features appetizers and cocktails during a great local happy hour. There is also live music on weekends.
Genna’s Lounge is a funky hangout that serves delicious cocktails and has a rotating tap with a Capitol view from its outdoor patio. They host a happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm with 40% off rail drinks and selected tap beers.
Sardine is a hip bistro in a converted warehouse with views of Lake Monona that prepares creative French dishes and has a bustling bar. Head over for one of the best happy hours in Madison from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Friday and from 4:30pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
If you’re craving classic comfort food with a full bar in a laid-back atmosphere Shamrock Bar & Grille is a terrific option. They have a daily happy hour from 3pm to 7pm with half-priced rail drinks and beers or $2 off most call beverages.
Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro who we mentioned earlier also has a great happy hour near you from 4pm to 7pm Monday through Saturday and all day on Sunday which includes $2 off wines by the glass and $2 off signature cocktails.
You can also read more of our posts on:
- Milwaukee Local Happy Hours
- Chicago Local Happy Hours
- Minneapolis & St Paul Local Happy Hours
- St. Louis Local Happy Hours
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Madison
We wish we had more to share but we will try to keep this page as up to date as we can. Hopefully you learned at least a little something about all of the liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours in your area.
Don’t be afraid to let us know if you found anything incorrect on this page in the comments, we want to keep this info as accurate as we can. Now go have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Madison.