Essen Haus

German, Bar, Beer Garden
$ $
514 E Wilson St (Btw S Franklin & S Blair)
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-4674
3:00pm - 2:00am
3:00pm - 2:00am
3:00pm - 2:00am
3:00pm - 2:30am
3:00pm - 2:30am
3:00pm - 10:00pm



  • Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Try any one of the 17 German tap biers, in a two-liter boot stein.
  • Loud atmosphere. A fun place to party.
  • Das Boot! Prime Rib was so good and cooked perfectly! Love the complimentary hot pretzels and homemade mustard!
  • Boot. Dance. Accordion. Hair feather flowers.
  • No jews allowed!
  • Ain't no party like a polka party 'cause a polka party don't stop.
  • Come down on Thursday nights and catch the Midwesterners performing live.
  • Turn das boot when it nears the ankle...
  • Good beer!
  • The beer is German, the food is tasty, and the staff is amazing.
  • The most fun restaurant ever! Share three boots (each $17) with your friends and one of you will take a shirt home to remember the night forever.
  • Snitzel and Keller bier. Wurst and roulade and potato salad were fine but pretzel they give you goes well. The food was a bit sweet for me but there is horseradish to doctor stuff.
  • Great for brunch. I get the eggs Benedict with potatoes. And lots of ketchup!!
  • I lived in Germany. I fell in love with the culture, the food & beer. The fare here was lackluster at best. Removed from choices.
  • Love it early in the evening. Can get busy.
  • Free pretzels and lone liter boots o beer
  • Schnitzel was awesome. Note that a "large" beer is about 52oz.
  • Gotta' get a boot of German beer. It should go without saying.
  • Great beer and very good food.
  • Live polka bands. Boots full of bier. Need I say more?

Nearby places

508 E Wilson St (at Blair St.)
123 E Doty St (at King St)
150 S Blair St