Mon - Fri 11am - close
Sat - Sun 10am - close
Brunch on Saturdays 10am - 2pm
Brunch on Sundays 10am - 3pm

Serving Amazing Food
And Great Beer
In-Haus or To-Go
(608) 310-1010

Viva Capital Brewery

The Capital Tap Haus is located in one of the oldest buildings on State Street dating back to 1857. At The Capital Tap Haus we bring you a traditional Tied House concept.

Tied houses were born pre prohibition when beer was so heavily taxed that tavern owners would look to local breweries for financial support. In return the taverns were required to only serve that brewery’s beer.

In the mid 1880's the original Hausmann Capital Brewery located just a few storefronts down State Street and was the largest Madison brewery of that time. During this time period Wisconsin had more breweries than anywhere in North America. Capital Brewery re-opened in 1984 just down the street in Middleton.

Today The Capital Tap Haus brings the tradition of turn of the century beer hall to the upper State Street/Capitol square neighborhood and proudly features Capital Brewery beers, "America #1 rated brewery!"

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Weekly Events


  • Brunch served 10-3
  • Build your own bubbles! Bottomless juice, $11 for your first bottle of champagne and $8 for each add on. Great for groups!



  • $5 Glasses of Wine



  • Best Fish Fry in Town!
  • $10 Pitchers of Supper Club and Capital Amber
  • $2.50 Pints of Supper Club
  • $4.00 Old Fashioneds


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