Madison Pub

Madison Pub

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Madison Pub
3.8
Based on 222 reviews
julien perrin
04:30 27 May 24
i love coming here BUT the bartender (older, male, glasses) is always SO. RUDE. every time i go. i’m not sure what’s going on there, but they seem like they shouldn’t be working with the public. maybe back-of-house is better suited for your attitude.2 stars bcz i like the touch tunes & claw machine.
Christopher T.
20:29 14 Apr 24
The African American manager is rude towards other black guys. Very short tempered and on a power trip. The gay community have no room for such...
Deanna Michelle
23:19 02 Apr 24
Not a good place to go if you present as a cis straight woman. Was treated very rudely BY the bartender until my very handsome gay-presenting male friend joined me. Then it was a game changer and bartender was all smiles and cooed like a pigeon in love. I decided to leave with a few choice words about the discrimination I recived from the bartender (and even from a couple of patrons) taking my handsome drinking buddy with me. Community? Pppft! NOT HERE!
Edgar R.
20:45 19 Mar 24
It's a great place to come, the vibes are just chill and fun. Older Gay crowd. I love that. The only bad part is the only Black Bartender he is just not so...
Melissa T.
17:05 26 Dec 23
This was a great sports bar! My friend chose it, I have no interest in sports. They had raffles and free corn dogs! Super nice service, fun vibes, easy...
Kyle Lawrence
22:54 18 Nov 23
A drunk guy came out of the bar and started talking to us clearly slurring his words. He was heading towards some parked cars and we asked him if he was driving - he assured us he was only getting his pool cue. Then we see him get into the drivers seat and drive off. We called the police and then returned to Madison’s to let the bartender know there was a drunk patron who left in a car making sure to be very nice about it. Well this patron was back at the bar, the bartender started to get aggressive pointing out the patron saying he know how many drinks he served him. The patron came up and got right in my face aggressively confronting me. My partner stepped in and the patron told him to back off. The bartender or patron (I can’t remember) said they called the cops on us. Then the bartender put his hands on my partner’s chest and shoved him hard which is assault. This is what you get for trying to be a decent person. The drunk driver could have killed someone. Think about this next time you are in Madison’s.
Paulo Jardim
06:03 18 Nov 23
One of the bartenders is very rude. It’s not the first time he has been rude to me or people I know. I ordered a can of seltzer and wanted a straw with it, so I logically reached to the dispenser which is located at the bar top. The bartender proceeded to slap my hand and say “you don’t touch MY STRAWS”. But not in a nice way, he was just bluntly rude. Anyway, that needs to be addressed, it’s not ok to be rude!
Skarlett Morfin
19:17 06 Nov 23
Such a good Turkey melt and OMG the fries are to die for. I've dealt with the ear-piercing Karaoke to eat, that's about the only downside. Leave your hearing aids at home if you can, probably will need some in a few months if I become a regular.
Daniel B.
20:54 03 Oct 23
Madison Pub is excellent, big, music, social, easy to approach bartenders who are gay and fast and responsive.Jeremy at the bar is a sexy...
Fiona Byrd
17:17 02 Oct 23
I was having a rough night. Unprompted and without me saying a word, both the patrons and bartenders treated me with the utmost kindness and welcomed me with (literal) open arms. Places like this are a reminder of the power and impact of our community. Places like this are a light in the dark of this life. Through even the “smallest” of gestures I was reminded that we can evolved into good things and that hope exists in random places - that night it was this pub.
Brian M. Demkowicz
06:52 19 Sep 23
Friendly neighborhood non-intimidating gay bar that's been around for 39-ish years. Cozy atmosphere with TV screens for sporting events, trivia, and the Food Network. Full line up of liquor and a ton of beer choices on clean taps served in iced pint glasses. Jukebox at a level you can still hold a conversation with a friend or make new ones. Two pool tables, three dart boards and some pinball machines. Good layout with easy access to clean restrooms. They'll remember your name and what you drink. I've never had a bad experience there in the 20+ years I've been stopping by. They open at 11a daily.
Adrian Erik
08:33 28 Aug 23
Always had a good time here until I walked in at 1.24am, walked up to the bar to order a drink and the guy behind the bar threw up his hands and said “YOU GUYS ARE COMING IN AT LAST CALL WHAT DO YOU WANT” like alright? If you don’t want to serve people, close early. Super weird way to greet anyone. Don’t work at a place with people if you don’t like people. Not hard.
Julie N.
10:08 30 Jul 23
Worst bartender. He was so rude for no apparent reason. The bar was not busy but he decided to treat me as if I was less than him. I will not be back.
Ike Jockers
05:39 30 Jun 23
Fun music. Bad drinks but cheap! Don’t think I’d walk in if I was fully sober but I think that’s the fun part!
Guillermo Garcia
09:41 24 Jun 23
I went here today and was in line to order. A older white man in a red shirt cut me and ordered. I flagged this to the bartender but they both seemed unbothered. The patron is the red shirt simply told me “this is how life is.” I ordered my drink and gave no tip and wrote “terrible service.” The bartender then threw my drinks (I ordered 3) after signing my check. My partner and witnesses in the back were surprised by this action. My partner came back and asked for a refund. The bartender yelled at us and pushed us away to wait for about 7-10 minutes. After he “refunded” me, he escorted my party out the bar saying “you’re leaving because I say so.” This was a horrendous experience as I am a regular and live in the area. As I write this review I find out that it’s the same white elderly white male bartender that people are reviewing about. I doubt my review will make a difference but as a bar, don’t claim that this place is inclusive when there’s clearly a preference for “regulars” rather than BIPOC people. Btw, as for the white male in the red shirt that cut me, we found him being a creep to a young woman by the pool table.
Sean B.
19:17 19 Jun 23
I visited Seattle to see someone special, who really liked Madison Pub and suggested we pop in. I really liked the vibe, honestly reminded me of a (gay...
Nick Fenstermaker
16:53 18 Jun 23
Funnest bar to have a drink at. Great energy and everyone’s having a great time. Love this place. Bartenders aren’t the warmest but the other patrons make up for it.
John Pleasant
21:25 28 Apr 23
Went in the early-mid afternoon, all of 5 people in the entire bar. I asked for a pint of beer, got a strange reception from the bartender but he started pouring. I then asked for a water with no ice and he tells me there's a water station at the end of the bar. I guess he was too busy doing nothing to pour a fresh glass. Decided to close out and take my business elsewhere. If I'm paying for service, and it's not busy, then I'd like some service, not sass.
Nick C.
16:20 17 Apr 23
This place is okay. Not the best or most fun gay bar in Seattle. There's a big crowd, but it seems very clicky.
Kevin E.
22:45 20 Jan 23
This is my favorite gay bar in Seattle. Good staff, (usually) chill crowd. I've been coming here for like 5 years now and it has never let me down.
Tara Miracle
15:58 15 Jan 23
Come here for a good timeGreat service from the staff and a few bar activities (pool tables and TV). Smaller bar with a low-key vibe.
Kenderick Richardson
08:35 07 Jan 23
WARNING MADISON PUB IS NOT WELCOMING TO BLACK QUEER FOLKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!MYSELF AND 6 other black queer folks went to Madison Pub to have some drinks on a Friday evening. After about 20 min we were approached by a man saying that we needed to move because it was his table and his friends were sitting there. Mind you when we sat there there was no one at the table and the man had no friends with him. Instead of engaging we told the guy to talk with the management. We assumed that management would side with 7 people sitting at a table versus a guy and hypothetical friends. Todd from management told us that we needed to move and threaten to refuse us service. We tried to explain to him that we had be there for 20 min and no one ever came to sit at the table. Todd insisted that his "friend" had ownership of this table and we needed to move.I do not believe that this would have happen if we were not black. White men feel they have privilege over every space on cap hill. It didn't matter that we came there, sat down for 20+ min, and bought over $100 worth of drinks. We were asked to move simply because a non black man decided that he had ownership of a table.
Ken R.
00:28 07 Jan 23
WARNING MADISON PUB IS NOT WELCOMING TO BLACK QUEER FOLKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!MYSELF AND 6 other black queer folks went to Madison Pub to have some drinks on a...
Mehroj Muhiddinov
09:11 29 Dec 22
This place became my go-to spot whenever I want to play, talk to people and just enjoy my time. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. They have a great selection of beer and cocktails.The prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere is great - lots of people laughing and talking. I have a great time at the Madison Pub and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and relaxing evening out.
Christopher W.
13:59 11 Dec 22
The bartender was being racist towards my friend who is POC. The bartender kicked him out when he went up to order his first drinks of the night. When my...
Christopher Wagner
03:49 11 Dec 22
The bartender was being racist towards my friend who is POC. The bartender kicked him out when he went up to order his first drinks of the night. When my friend asked why he was kicked out and all the bartender said was that he is annoying. No one else in our group had issues. This behavior should not be tolerated.
Von Ivan
08:46 19 Nov 22
An old school gay bar and love it. Went there a few times and became a regular.People are friendly. Outsiders suck there: don't know the rules of incorporating themselves into playing pool and it's not a discotheque that you dance in. Bring your masculine energy and leave your b***** pettiness after door
Susan S.
13:59 09 Nov 22
Mean bartender right when you walk in to the left (by the pull tabs). He clearly didn't like women in the bar. I mean, my friends and I are L in the LGBT...
Spike J.
20:57 24 Oct 22
Rude bartender almost ruined the evening for us on Saturday evening, 10/22/22. A group of us was visiting from out of town and we walked in and put in our...
Kenmar B.
21:49 17 Oct 22
Long wait for bartender who was more in tune with a group of friends seated near the bar. It was my privilege that he chose to finally help me. Unfriendly...
Rick Olig
03:03 27 Aug 22
Definately a place for regulars to hang out. As outsiders it was clear we had inconvenienced the bartender when we ordered a beer. Not an inclusive place at all.
Mikel Mickelson
17:53 06 Aug 22
Great place to watch corn hole championship tournament and play pull tabs...
Rebecca J Wilkins
20:40 20 Jul 22
The water taste so bad
Michael G.
21:21 26 Jun 22
Racist! This place is so racist! You have to be white to be allowed entry here. Me and my friend of color came up laughing and were denied entry. Pure...
Matthew P.
13:03 01 Jun 22
All the bartenders are complete gems, the pours are strong, and the establishment supports local gay sports teams. All around amazing place. Really...
Michael Senkow
23:49 17 May 22
Love the place. Have you ever thought about kombucha on tap for those who drink less but still want a fun healthy drink?
Andrew Waddilove
08:34 16 Apr 22
Great staff and fun bar!
Aristotle Roberts
00:56 02 Apr 22
The bar tenders are the nicest
John Bowen
15:14 07 Mar 22
Wonderful Neighborhood Pub. Lots of Friendly Happy People. Excellent Crew! Always Happy to see Us!!! Thank You!! Good Vibes ForEver!!
Pat K.
00:30 11 Feb 22
Love the vibe at Mad Pub. Great space.BUT.... This is the spendiest place in town to drink. At $22 for a martini; it's more expensive than 5-star...
Aristotle Roberts
07:25 25 Dec 21
The door queen on Christmas mas eve was on a power trip. We took our dollars to another bar
Keith B.
21:11 23 Oct 21
I like the Madison Pub. In fact, I wish we had something similar in San Francisco or Oakland. First of all, it's pretty large and super chill....
Taylor Y.
21:19 14 Oct 21
Sporty's or Madison Pub? Find your five-star experience at Madison- thanks for ALWAYS making the best Margaritas, Tara!
Sabine Bergitta
09:29 10 Oct 21
Bad vibes from the crowd here, very much toxic culture and gate keeping attitude towards anyone “straight passing”. Small group//kept to ourselves and still hassled by someone who ended up falling over drunk only to be helped up by the people that they were harassing.
John N.
22:34 02 Oct 21
I write this review with a heavy heart. I'm relatively new to the Capitol Hill area. I've lived in the Puget Sound area my entire life. This is about a...
Joey H.
18:50 25 Sep 21
Good drinks. Friendly staff. Lots of televisions for game tune-in. Diligently checking vaccine cards at the door.
Mark S.
22:24 23 Sep 21
Only my second night here, yet it feels like home.Great staff fantastic beer selection, a margarita better than none
Chyanna D.
23:09 31 Jul 21
I would leave no stars if I could. Over the weekend my friend was molested in the restroom. The "establishment" did nothing about this issue when it was...
Rachel Sims
20:50 31 Jul 21
My friend was SA’d in the restroom and the bar didn’t do anything to help him. The bar workers knew the offender and actively protected him. They threatened to call the cops on us if we didn’t leave the area, even though we were outside on the sidewalk.The offender was clearly a regular and several of the employees knew him.I will never go back here.
John Nielsen
04:02 15 Jul 21
Just moved to the hill. I looked for gay sports bar and this was the #1 hit. I was pleasantly surprised when I went in. Nice place, pool table and lots of screens showing every sporting event imaginable. Here's my but...But they didin't have any of the screens with the audio on. Now I'm more than fine with Juke Box music and like to throw a fiver or two in for music, in fact they should turn the volume up some, But I read they were big on soccer. The Sounder's were playing. Not only were they playing they were and are still unbeaten. If you want to be a Seattle sports bar you need to have the sound on for The Seahawks, Sounders, Storm and the Kracken next fall. The Mariners are a different story. They play over 120 games. You can watch a baseball game with the sound off as long as it's not important.So my short review. Great bar, great location, good prices, nice help, lots of tv's and a friendly clientele. But it flunks a very important test if it wants to be a great gay sports bar. Feature Seattle teams. give them the best screens and let us listen to the game.
John Nielsen
00:36 10 Jul 21
Just moved to the hill. I looked for gay sports bar and this was the #1 hit. I was pleasantly surprised when I went in. Nice place, pool table and lots of screens showing every sporting event imaginable. Here's my but...But they didin't have any of the screens with the video on. Now I'm more than fine with Juke Box music and like to throw a fiver or two in for music, in fact they should turn the volume up some, But I read they were big on soccer. The Sounder's were playing. Not only were they playing they were and still unbeaten. If you want to be a Seattle sports bar you need to have the sound on for The Seahawks, Sounders, Storm and the Kracken next fall. The Mariners are a different story. They play over 120 games. You can watch a baseball game with the sound off as long as it's not important.So my short review. Great bar, great location, good prices, nice help, lots of tv's and a friendly clientele. But it flunks a very important test if it wants to be a great gay sports bar. Feature Seattle teams. give them the best screens and let us listen to the game.
Nathan M.
00:14 03 Jul 21
I had a horrible experience here. I entered the private restroom while the door was open, only to have a bartender key open the door and tell me to "get the...
Willie S.
18:13 02 Jun 21
MadPub is one of my faves. Never any drama never anyone pretentious always a good time. Pool tables, dartboards, pulltabs. The same bartenders have been...
Scott H.
17:30 02 Jun 21
Been going to the Madison for years and years .Hombres and the Madison were my two favorite places on the Hill.. Now that Hombres is no longer there, the...
Jacob D.
10:55 31 May 21
After a not so happy "happy hour" at the Cuff we patronized this bar. 7.00/cocktail but they weren't advertising it was happy hour either. Bartender was...
Molly W.
18:52 28 Apr 21
A straight white cisgender Karen woman who works here just told me that queer people are not allowed to have their own space, and that they prefer straight...
Fernando R
05:56 17 Oct 20
service is consistently good. reminds me of a restaurant in philadelphia that i enjoyed.
Mowgli
22:13 13 Oct 20
Favorite low key bar. Hoping it doesn't get overrun with tourists and keep it on the dl.
DNA
07:46 30 Dec 19
Good fast service from very friendly staff. Delicious free Bhan Mi on game night what a treat!
Dmitriy Todd
05:52 29 Sep 19
Bouncer is really high strung strung and sensitive. That alone can ruin an experience. Been here three times and I won't be back. Barkeeps are great but that really only goes so far once you've been berated on the way in.
Kev H.
09:50 08 Jul 19
We went to this bar around 5:30 pm ish, so as expected, it wasn't too crowded. My friends and I got to just sit down and enjoy our drinks and complementary...
Alan Drake
20:41 24 Mar 19
Not really my vibe, I'm sure it's great for a lot of people. Just reminds me of Tim Allen's basement.If you want to sit in a bar that feels like you are in the mid West this is your spot, but if you want to meet some people and enjoy a night out I would probably look elsewhere.
Jason Thompson
06:09 10 Mar 19
Get out of those attitude prone bars and come chill at this wonderful bar with great staff, beverages, darts and pinball and chill people
Ron Y.
12:46 01 Jan 19
Great neighborhood bar with tons of friendly people. The staff was friendly and cool and the patrons were incredible. Pros: Drinks are cheap, bartenders...

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