State Street Brats

4.5
19 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Great Beer
Since 1989, State Street Brats has proudly been a University of Wisconsin tradition. With our famous Red Brats and a great selection of local beer, there’s no place better to cheer on the Badgers on game day. There’s something for everyone on our menu, with plenty of tasty pub food like cheese curds and wings. Our patio is also the perfect place to grab a drink on a sunny afternoon. Whether you’re a current student wanting to grab a bite after class or an alumni in town for the game, we look forward to showing you a good time and serving up good food.

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Experiences

  • State Street Brats Table Reservation Fee*

    $5.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    State Street Brats Table Reservations -75% of your group must be present to be sat at a table -Reservations are for 2 hours and 30 minutes time -All seating requests are attempted, but not guaranteed depending on time of day and weather. (High top, outside, upstairs) -Must be 21 years old after 9 pm & for bottomless mimosas. We check ID's at door, if you are not 21, you will not receive a refund for your booking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 19 people are saying
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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alisonc
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for helping us celebrate our graduation!

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NancyA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor attitudes from several staff members. Needed to ask for service a few times. Very disappointed.

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UnhappyCustomer
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor my reservation. I paid $20 for a lunch reservation in their patio but when I arrived the hostess said there were no open tables and that they don’t actually reserve tables outdoors. She offered to seat us inside, but there is a pandemic going on, we paid for an outside reservation for a reason.

We told her we would wait and she said she would text/call when a table opened up. She never called.

I notified State Street Brats on their website about our experience. A manager named Keegan contacted me right away, but he tried to claim that they did hold a table for us but released it because we were over 15 minutes late (both not true) and he tried to claim that the hostess told us a bunch of things that were in direct contradiction to what she actually said. He then offered to seat us outside 4+ hours after our reservation.

Only after I replied to challenge the assertion that this was somehow our fault did he offer to refund our $20 reservation fee. Then he got angry at me and pulled the old “who do you think you are talking to” card.

I would not recommend paying for an outdoor reservation at this establishment

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LynM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun environment and very good customer service. Look forward to going on game days

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Made a reservation and was asked to pay 5.00 per person . , total of 25 .00. When I asked if that would be credited to my bill the server was clueless. Said no, a that’s a reservation fee??? Seriously to eat at the Brat House ? Also service was horrible, never cleared table of used cups and dishes . To many other places that care about their patrons and don’t charge you to eat there . Really disappointed... go elsewhere, I promise you’ll have a better experience

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AmyN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to watch a basketball blowout!!! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to watch a Badger game! Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Game day excitement! Cheers and celebration for the Badgers along with great brats!

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AlexP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Any time we are Madison that’s were we love to go. This time is was great we could make reservations. The only draw back it wasn’t full because of Covid. But soon it will be back to full house. We can’t wait, thank you again for a great time.

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HappyClam
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from Anika! Don't miss out on the Bavarian Pretzel sticks. Will definitely eat there again.

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DJJD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn’t treated well by staff and wasn’t let in even though my friends were at my table

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AbbieJ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very fun, great for games

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Amazing vibes

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vipLeah
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They cancelled our reservation 30 minutes before!

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MollyK
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience3

We have 3 reservations two days in a row and they canceled them without telling us and we got there and couldn’t get in for over an hour. There was no compensation or even apology for their inconvenience towards our weekend.

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EllieG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved State Street Brats! The food was great and they followed strict social distancing policies to make everyone feel comfortable!

State Street Brats
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your time and appreciated our safety protocols. We strive to make everyone feel comfortable while providing a fun and safe atmosphere for all!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Server was not attentive and had to flag him down multiple times. Did not have silverware for 10 minutes after food arrived.

State Street Brats
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for coming, we apologize for the poor service, we hate seeing reviews like this. This seems out of character for our restaurant and servers, we will make sure to make the necessary changes to our protocols to correct this mistake. We hope you will join us again soon and give us another chance. Thank you for dining with us!

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Keegan
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional Wisconsin bar, great beer selection on tap as well as canned beers and seltzer’s

Food was amazing for bar food! Cheese curd burger was bomb! Waffle fries were crispy and well cooked

We enjoyed the patio for happy hour and stayed through dinner, great spot for any casual date!

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CameronM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service at State Street Brats is awful. We made a reservation with them through OpenTable to have a dinner with my family before the day of my wedding, on 9/11/20. They were inexplicably closed, with no sign and no way to get in touch with anyone. This was infuriating because I had several family members from out of town (Louisiana, Georgia, and Arkansas!) and all they wanted was a nice meal together, something very rare for my family. Were they planning on being closed on 9/11? Was anyone going to call us to tell us that the restaurant was closed? I will never return and will turn away everyone I know.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from State Street Brats using the Order Online button. State Street Brats also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. State Street Brats also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 255-5544.

State Street Brats is rated 4.5 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

State Street Brats does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://statestreetbrats.com/gift-card/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.