Looking for something new for dinner tonight? Then give one of Madison’s newest restaurants, Bottle Hill Tavern, a try. Arrive early though because on most nights the wait for a table can last up to an hour. However, don’t fret, instead enjoy the cucumber margarita or one of the many specialty cocktails, beers or wines offered while you wait.
The original Bottle Hill Tavern dates to 1812 and was once visited by the Marquis de Lafayette in 1825. While the site of the original tavern no longer exists (it stood at the corner of Main St. and Waverly Place), and its location has varied along with its name, the Bottle Hill Tavern has remained part of Madison’s rich history.
Located at 13 Waverly Place, the new “old” Bottle Hill Tavern opened for business at the end of July. If the address sounds familiar, it should since it’s where Poor Herbies stood for 25 years before closing in 2017. Four long-time Madison residents purchased the establishment in December 2017 and renamed it.
The menu is traditional pub fare, including steak, burgers, bar-b-q and a variety of sandwiches and sides plus more. Sunday brunch is offered and features a build-you-own Bloody Mary Bar and chicken and waffles!