Echo Tap and Grill, Madison's Neighborhood Tavern in the Historic Fourth Ward

For over 70 years the Echo Tap has refreshed travelers and locals alike with cool drinks and good food. At a place of convergence of upscale condominiums, student apartments, downtown offices, and bus travelers, the tavern caters to no single group, but instead provides a friendly gathering place for all who live in the neighborhood or have cause to visit.

The Echo Tap is located downtown Madison at the corner of Bedford and Main Street, just 5 blocks southwest of the State Capitol, and an easy walk from the Kohl Center and the UW Madison campus.

The interior is paneled with more than a mile of box car timber, a reminder of the neighborhood's ties to the west rail corridor. Last summer we added a new patio with a good mixture of sun and shade -- take your pick!

Known for the best soups in Madison, the Echo serves a tempting menu that features a daily food special, also the Echo Burger, the reliable Friday fish fry, and some of the best pizza in Madison with a choice of pizza crust: hand tossed or New York thin crust. We recently added some delicious salads.  And all our food is available for delivery every evening late nite!

The Echo has one of the largest selections of tap beers in the city (20) and of course a full spirits bar to fix your favorite cocktail. For sports fans, the Echo has 22 large HD TVs -- and more importantly, 16 tuners -- so you will see every minute of the game that YOU want to see!

Now delivering
great food!

Delivery hours are:
1130am to 1130pm


Call us at (608) 256-6928


Order online


Thursdays 9pm, Sundays 8pm

Always free to play!

Teams compete for nightly prizes and season league prizes

No Trivia during Packers games


Monday, March 12th

Entree: Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich $8.50
Soup: Chili and Chef's choice soup

Tuesday, March 13th

Entree: Cuban sandwich $8.50
Soup:  Chili and Chef's choice soup

Wednesday, March 14th

Entree: Cowboy burger $9.50
Soup: Chili and Chef's choice soup

Thursday, March 15th  Welcome back WIAA basketball fans

Entree: Tacos $1.25each/ 5 for $5  ( Beef, lettuce, onion, cheese, hard shells with side salsa)
Soup:   Chili and Chef's choice soup
Students:   1/2 price food with a valid student id. Eat in only. No alcohol.

Friday, March 16th

Entree: Echo's Famous Beer Battered Fish Fry! Delicious deep fried cod served with coleslaw and seasoned wedge fries.
Soup: Clam Chowder and Chili

Saturday, March 17th  Happy St Patrick's Day!

Entree: Breakfast served 8am-11am
Soup: Chili and Chef's choice soup

Sunday, March 18th

Entree:  Breakfast served 8am-11am
Soup: Chili and Chef's choice soup

Stop by and enjoy our patio!

Photos on this page by Laura Bulgrin © 2013

Come to the Echo Tap for any game, enjoy good food and drinks, and watch on any of the 22 big HD flat screens.

Madison's Echo Tap and Grill, Neighborhood Tavern in the Historic Fourth Ward
Close to the Kohl Center, State Capitol, and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Great Drinks at the Bar, Great Food from the Grill

Madison Locals' Favorite Tavern for 70 Years
Daily Food Specials and Large Beer Selection

Echo Tap & Grill, 554 W Main St, Madison WI 53703-2632