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Essen Haus

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514 E Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703
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Word Category: Restaurants & Bars
Related Words: Boot, Come back, The (Add)
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  1. A German restaurant and bar located at 514 E Wilson St in downtown Madison. They are famous for their rowdy polka music and their giant glass boots of beer. This place has a very festive atmosphere and draws a very diverse crowd. Who doesn't like polka and glass boots full of beer? Posted by: terracebum on Apr 04, 2008 (3) (0)
  2. The Essen Haus is a local German restaurant that is famous for it's imported German beers. It's the home of "the boot" (a massive glass of beer that comes in a ceramic boot). Great place to drink, but the food is HORRIBLE!!! Posted by: bellez on Oct 23, 2008 (1) (0)
  3. i love this place Posted by: Anonymous on Jan 20, 2011 (0) (0)
  4. I just spent the evening in a German restaurant named The Student Prince, in Springfield MA. Bar manager told me there are only two other places in the U.S. that consume more Spaten then they, the Essen Haus, and some other place. I was proud to say I had contributed to that designation. Posted by: Anonymous on Dec 09, 2009 (0) (0)
  5. Not a great place to eat, but a pretty fun time if you're in the mood for hamming it up - and if you're fine with the pretty gross boot game. I try to stay away from large groups there - especially ones with total strangers. You never know where there mouths have been. Posted by: Anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 (0) (1)
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