The Laurel Tavern has been a neighborhood fixture

since the end of the prohibition. The tavern was 

purchased in 1979 by Dianne and Peter Zilley 

and continues to be a favorite gathering spot

for delicious food and drink on the near westside

of Madison, Wisconsin to this day.

Exterior view of the Laurel Tavern, 2505 Monroe Street.

The storefront window contains a display of two Schlitz Beer bottle pyramids, two large bottles of Kinsey Whiskey, and

a Fauerbach Beer sign. August 16, 1945 (Photo: Arthur M. Vinje)

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Our dining is on a first come, first served basis. However, if you have a large party or are planning an event, give us a call and we'll hook you up. 

The Laurel Tavern

2505 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

(608) 233-1043


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Open 11am to 10pm daily • (608) 233-1043