The Brass Ring was established in 2004 with the goal of creating an elegant space, warm and comfortable, for all of Madison to mix and mingle. Our 9-foot Diamond Professional pool tables (and one 7 foot!), darts and shuffleboard provide opportunity for groups to enjoy each others company and for strangers to make new acquaintances. With quality food, craft and macro beers, and specialty cocktails priced to allow return trips, The Brass Ring is uniquely Madison. One of the first reviews of the restaurant referred to our look as “casual majesty” – a compliment perfectly fitting our hopes. In fact, that has become our guide: to be at once stately and homey. The goal of grabbing the brass ring was both our effort to put everything we had into this venue and our hope to create something special that would make people feel fortunate when they discovered it.
The Brass Ring is located at 701 East Washington Ave on Madison’s near East Side – only blocks from the capitol. You can enter from either the East Washington side or the rear entry from the patio and parking lot. (For more specific directions, see our Location & Parking page). The Brass Ring shares the beautiful Trademark building with the High Noon Saloon (Madison’s best live music venue) and Brink Lounge (for light music and wine).
From the Beltline:
Exit to John Nolen Ave.
Under Monona Terrace to 2nd light – Williamson. Follow straight through light (cross Willy St.) and take right on Main St. or E. Wash. to Blount St.
Exit on 151 South (towards Capitol)
Take left on Blount
From Johnson St:
Follow Johnson St. to right on Blair St.
Take Left on to East Washington Ave.
Take right on Blount St.