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 until 2am!

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 17 large HD TVs, so you will see every minute of the game.

Now delivering great food!

Weekdays 5pm to 1am

Sat and Sun 1130am to 1am

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


Monday, March 23rd

Entree: Hot Ham and Cheese sandwich with a side $6.00
Pizza: Supreme pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage, onions, green peppers and black olives
Soup: Beef Chili and Chicken & Rice

Tuesday, March 24th

Entree: Sausage Po' Boy with a a side $8.50
Pizza: Meat Works pizza topped with pepperoni, italian sausage, bacon and canadian bacon
Soup: Beef Chili and Chicken & Rice

Wednesday, March 25th

Entree: Nate's Meatloaf sandwich with a side $8.50

Pizza: White pizza topped with mozzarella, ricotta, sun dried tomatoes and artichokes

Soup: Beef Chili and Cream of Potato

Thursday, March 26th

Entree:  Tacos,Tacos,Tacos!!! $1 each or 5 for $4
Pizza: Taco Pizza topped with seasoned beef, mozzarella, cheddar, tomato, and lettuce. Side of sour cream and salsa.
Soup: Cream of Potato and Beef Chili

Friday, March 27th

Entree: Echo's Famous Beer Battered Fish Fry! Delicious fried fish served with coleslaw and seasoned steak fries. Both cod and walleye available.
Pizza: BBQ Chicken Wing pizza topped with chicken tenders, mozzarella, cheddar and bbq sauce
Soup:  New England Clam Chowder

Saturday, March 28th

EntreeBreakfast pizza and Chef's Choice
Soup: Chef's choice 

Sunday, March 29th

Entree: Breakfast pizza and Chef's choice
Soup: Chef's choice

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 17 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