The team behind Ukranian Village’s Innjoy (@Innjoy) is opening The Madison Public House (2200 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in Logan Square this spring, bringing dance parties and a beer garden to the former Daddy Cool’s storefront.
Standing Out On The Milwaukee Strip
The Madison Public House staff say they hope to set the establishment apart from other Logan Square bars by offering an all-in-one experience, including a beer garden, extensive brunch menu featuring customized Bloody Marys and fresh squeezed juices, 17 different tap beers, televised sports and a weekend dance party similar to the ones that made Innjoy famous in the city.
“It’s easy to find a patio or a place with good music or a place with good beer and food, but we want to offer our customers all those things in one location,” says a press release from owner Rich Kewitz.
Manager and bartender Ryan Palmer says that the bar will feature a great variety of beers on draft and a whiskey selection to please the discerning drinker. The tap beers include Chicago and Milwaukee based brews, ciders, popular stouts and classics like Hamm’s.
Social media manager Amanda Romo says that the owner is considering a “Mug Shot Monday.” The combo would include a large mug of beer, a shot, and a possible photo-op experience.
“They are all about the combos,” Palmer says.
An Homage to Schwinn
The Madison Public House’s name is an homage to the Schwinn Bicycle Company’s roots in Logan Square and Logan Square’s growing bike culture.
The name and theme of the establishment also ties into their menu, which includes Wisconsin standards like cheese curds and beer cheese soup.
The menu will also feature traditional bar fare including burgers, wings, and shepherd’s pie.
“There should be a killer brunch menu,” Palmer says.
On weekends, the Madison will cater to residents eager to show off their moves.
“There will be some 80s versus 90s music,” Romo says. “Some new wave, dance and pop, and a lot of bar rock like Journey.”
“Rich [Kurwitz] still DJs at Innjoy. He has super high standards for all the DJs he brings in,” Palmer says, adding that those same standards will be expected at The Madison.
The Madison Public House hopes to open their doors for brunch, bloody Marys, beer and boogie this spring.
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