The Malt House Tavern

The Malt House Tavern

About The Malt House Tavern

The Malt House (formerly the Union House Tavern) Opened about a year and a half ago by the four-term president of the Madison Homebrewer's and Taster's Guild, Bill Rogers, The Malt House features over 150 bottled and 18 tap beers. The beer selection is mixed, running between Belgian beers (e.g., Duchesse, Cantillon), domestic local brews (e.g., New Glarus, Ale Asylum), and national and international brews. The Malt House contains what is probably the oldest bar in all of Madison. Both the back-bar and the serving bar of the place date back to the 19th century, and may in fact have been used to serve Union soldiers just before they reported for duty at Camp Randall. The Malt House itself used to be part of the Union House Hotel, which was built in 1858. The back-bar of The Malt House reflects this origin; the bar mirror boldly announces "Union House" and "1858" to all patrons.