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!"

Press Sheet

Weekly Events


  • We will be closed on Easter Sunday so our employees can enjoy the Easter Holiday with their families.


  • $5 beer flights
  • Team Trivia. 8:30pm


  • Boot Night. $9 1 liter Boot of beer or $15 for 2 Liter
  • Team Trivia 8:30pm


  • Fish Fry: Supper Club lager beer battered haddock, lake perch, walleye
  • $4 old Fashioneds, $2.50 Supper Clubs


  • Brunch served 10-2pm

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