Best of Madison 2019 Winners

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Best of Madison 2019 Winners

The Greatest Show on Earth has roots right here in Wisconsin. The Ringling brothers started their circus in Baraboo in 1884, later joining with Barnum & Bailey in 1919 to create Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. When a circus, a fair or a carnival came to town, it was cause for celebration. We think the results of the Best of Madison readers poll are cause for celebration, too. Each year, Madison Magazine reveals the best the city has to offer as chosen by you, our readers. Step right up to find out which businesses, people and places were voted to the (big) top of our 38th Annual Readers Poll.

If you missed out on casting one of the 180,000 total votes in this year’s poll, you can still be a part of Best of Madison throughout the year online. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more Best of Madison. We want you to be a part of the fun, so celebrate this year’s winners by tagging Madison Magazine in your photos and using #BestofMadison2019 on social media. Didn’t see your favorites win this year? Nominations for the 2020 Best of Madison poll start in August.

Food & Drink

gummy bears whipped cream cherry on blue moon ice cream

Photo by Amy Stocklein

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co.

Artisan Food Product
★ Carr Valley Cheese
★ Hook’s Cheese Co. Inc.
★ Nutkrack

Bakery – Bread
★ Madison Sourdough
★ Stella’s Bakery
★ Batch Bakehouse

Bakery – Sweets
★ Greenbush Bakery
★ Bloom Bake Shop
★ Batch Bakehouse

★ Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ
★ That BBQ Joint
★ Eldorado Grill

★ Short Stack Eatery
★ Monty’s Blue Plate Diner
★ Hubbard Avenue Diner

★ The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
★ Ale Asylum
★ Vintage Brewing Co.

★ Sardine
★ Short Stack Eatery
★ Bassett Street Brunch Club

★ Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry
★ Culver’s

★ Underground Butcher
★ The Conscious Carnivore
★ Ken’s Meats & Deli

★ Blue Plate Catering
★ Liliana’s Restaurant
★ Fresco

Cheese Producer
★ Hook’s Cheese Co. Inc.
★ Carr Valley Cheese
★ Farmer Johns’ Cheese

Local Chef
★ Tory Miller, Graze, L’Etoile, Sujeo, Estrellón
★ Dave Heide, Liliana’s Restaurant, Charlie’s On Main, Little John’s
★ Daniel Bonanno, A Pig in a Fur Coat

Related Content: Daniel Bonanno is Madison Magazine’s 2017 Chef of the Year

★ Imperial Garden
★ Dumpling Haus
★ Chang Jiang

★ Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
★ Chocolaterian
★ Candinas Chocolatier

Coffee Roasters
★ Barriques
★ Just Coffee Cooperative
★ True Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shop
★ Colectivo Coffee
★ Barriques
★ Firefly Coffeehouse & Artisan Cheese

Cup of Tea
★ Macha Tea Co.
★ Barriques
★ Colectivo Coffee

Destination Restaurant
★ Ishnala Supper Club, Lake Delton
★ Driftless Glen Distillery, Baraboo
★ Hi Point Steakhouse, Ridgeway

Ethnic Grocery Store
★ Fraboni’s Italian Specialties & Delicatessen
★ Gino’s Italian Deli
★ Asian Midway Foods

Farmers’ Market (Other than Dane County Farmers’ Market)
★ Westside Community Market
★ Monona Farmers’ Market
★ Northside Farmers’ Market

First Date
★ Eno Vino Downtown
★ Eno Vino Wine Bar & Bistro
★ Liliana’s Restaurant

Fish Fry
★ Quivey’s Grove
★ Avenue Club and The Bubble Up Bar
★ Dorf Haus Supper Club

Food Cart
★ Banzo
★ El Grito Taqueria
★ Good Food

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Fried Cheese Curds
★ The Old Fashioned
★ Craftsman Table & Tap
★ Graze

Greasy Spoon
★ Mickies Dairy Bar
★ Monty’s Blue Plate Diner
★ Hubbard Avenue Diner

Grocery Store
★ Willy Street Co-op
★ Metcalfe’s Market
★ Woodman’s Food Market

Ice Cream/Custard/Gelato
★ Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co.
★ Babcock Hall Dairy Store
★ Culver’s

★ Swagat Indian Restaurant
★ Swad Indian Restaurant
★ Himal Chuli Restaurant

★ Lombardino’s
★ Cento
★ Paisan’s

★ Muramoto
★ Takara 88

★ Hubbard Avenue Diner
★ The Biergarten at Olbrich Park
★ Common Ground Middleton

★ Sujeo
★ K-Peppers
★ Sol’s on the Square

Lake View
★ Memorial Union Terrace
★ Sardine
★ Paisan’s

Latin American
★ La Taguara
★ Samba Brazilian Grill
★ Fuegos – Steak|Tapas|Vegan

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
★ Banzo
★ Parthenon Gyros
★ Mediterranean Cafe

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★ Taqueria Guadalajara
★ Pasqual’s Cantina
★ Eldorado Grill

New Restaurant
★ Mint Mark
★ Longtable Beer Cafe
★ Common Ground Middleton

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Outdoor Dining
★ Paisan’s
★ Eno Vino Downtown
★ Fresco

Local Pastry Chef
★ Elizabeth Dahl, L’Etoile, Graze
★ Kate Schommer, Short Stack Eatery
★ Natalia Chehade, Tornado Room Steak House

★ Salvatore’s Tomato Pies
★ Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
★ Sugar River Pizza Co.

★ The Coopers Tavern
★ Bonfyre American Grille
★ Liliana’s Restaurant

Restaurant Ambience
★ Eno Vino Downtown
★ Cento
★ Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse

Sandwich Spot
★ Fraboni’s Italian Specialties & Delicatessen
Milio’s Sandwiches
★ Casetta Kitchen and Counter

★ Sardine
★ Tempest Oyster Bar
★ Miko Poke

Southeast Asian
★ Ha Long Bay
★ Sa-Bai Thong Thai Cuisine
★ Lao Laan-Xang Restaurant

Specialty Food Store
★ Fromagination
★ Willy Street Co-op
★ Brennan’s Cellars

★ Tornado Room Steak House
★ Smoky’s Club
★ Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse

Supper Club
★ Tornado Room Steak House
★ Ishnala Supper Club
★ Toby’s Supper Club

★ Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
★ Ha Long Bay
★ New Orleans Take-Out

Upscale Dining
★ L’Etoile
★ Eno Vino Downtown
★ Cento

Vegetarian/Vegan Focused
★ The Green Owl Cafe
★ Monty’s Blue Plate Diner
★ Everly

★ Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
★ Old Sugar Distillery
State Line Distillery

Our knowledgeable and passionate bar staff connects the art and science of distillation to beautifully designed, balanced cocktails. Our goal is to make cocktails that are approachable, delicious, and presented to you in a fun and educational manner. The Cocktail Lounge features our gin, vodka, coffee liqueur, aquavit. Our whiskey and apple brandy are currently ageing and will be ready for all to enjoy in the not-to-distant future.

At State Line, each ingredient in every cocktail has been meticulously crafted using only fresh, whole ingredients, which we believe results in a better drink. The spirits used are exclusively our own, distilled on site, providing us a unique opportunity to create cocktails that can only be found in our lounge. Gather round the table, back patio, or bar and enjoy a different kind of cocktail experience.

Cocktail Lounge Hours: Thursday and Friday, 5-11 p.m. and Saturday 12-11 p.m. Tours/tastings and private event space available. Sign up for a tour or cocktail class online at www.statelinedistillery/tours-classess. For event space rental, please email

State Line Distillery
1413 Northern Court

Wine & Spirits
★ Woodman’s Food Market
★ Steve’s Wine|Beer|Spirits
★ Barriques


Best of Madison 2019 Winners

Photo by Sharon Vanorny

The spot was voted by readers as best dive bar in Madison and bronze winner for neighborhood bar.

Bar for Beer
★ The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
★ Brasserie V
★ Vintage Brewing Co.

Bar for Cocktails
★ Merchant
★ Eno Vino Downtown
★ Avenue Club and The Bubble Up Bar

Bar with a View
★ Eno Vino Downtown
★ The Edgewater
★ The Biergarten at Olbrich Park

Bloody Mary
★ Café Hollander
★ The Old Fashioned
★ Mickey’s Tavern

★ Margarita, Canteen
★ Margarita, Pedro’s Mexican Restaurante
★ Market Mojito, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies

Local Craft Beer
★ Spotted Cow, New Glarus Brewing Co.
★ Fantasy Factory, Karben4 Brewing
★ Commuter Kolsch, One Barrel Brewing Co.

Dance Venue
★ Plan B*
★ Red Rock Saloon
★ FIVE Nightclub (tie)
★ Madison’s (tie)
*As of March 1, Plan B is now Prism Dance Club and has partially new ownership.

Dive Bar
★ Le Tigre Lounge
★ Genna’s Cocktail Lounge
★ Crystal Corner Bar

Gay Bar
★ Plan B*
★ Shamrock Bar & Grille
★ FIVE Nightclub

Hotel Bar
★ Eno Vino Downtown, AC Hotel by Marriott Madison Downtown
★ The Wise, HotelRED
★ Camp Trippalindee, The Graduate Madison

Live Music Venue
★ High Noon Saloon
★ Memorial Union Terrace
★ Majestic Theatre

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Neighborhood Bar
★ Dexter’s Pub
★ Mid Town Pub
★ Le Tigre Lounge

★ The Old Fashioned
★ Dorf Haus Supper Club
★ Avenue Club and The Bubble Up Bar

Sports Bar
★ Jordan’s Big 10 Pub
★ Babes Grill & Bar
★ The Coopers Tavern

Wine Bar
★ Eno Vino Downtown
★ toot + kate’s winebar
★ Cento

Arts & Entertainment

performers on stilts in front of the Madison Children's Museum

Madison Children’s Museum

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Local Actor
★ Colleen Madden
★ Karen Olivo
★ Nicki Dougherty

Art Gallery
★ Chazen Museum of Art
★ Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
★ Hatch Art House

Local Band or Singer – Alt/Indie
★ Katie Scullin
★ Karen Wheelock
★ Bryan Drewyor

Local Band or Singer – Blues
★ The Jimmys
★ The Cash Box Kings
★ Kelsey Miles

Local Band or Singer – Classical
★ Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
★ Melanie Cain
★ Oakwood Chamber Players

Local Band or Singer – Country
★ Madison County
★ WheelHouse
★ Zac Matthews Band

Local Band or Singer – Cover Band
★ Cherry Pie
★ VO5
★ 5th Gear

Local Band or Singer – Folk/Bluegrass
★ WheelHouse
★ The Soggy Prairie Boys
★ No Name String Band

Local Band or Singer – Hip Hop/R&B
★ Chris Jewson
★ Rip
★ Rob Dz

Local Band or Singer – Jazz
★ Harmonious Wail
★ Ben Sidran
★ SwingTime Music Jazz Band

Local Band or Singer – Latin
★ Tony Castañeda
★ Sofi Martinez
★ Angela Puerta

Local Band or Singer -Rock/Metal
★ Cherry Pie
★ Lords of the Trident
★ Pilot

Local Band or Singer – Singer/Songwriter
★ The Krause Family Band
★ Kelsey Miles
★ Teddy Davenport

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Local Blogger
★ Midwest Munchers,
★ Madison Moms Blog,
★ Alice Choi,

Classical Music Group
Madison Symphony Orchestra
★ Willy Sreet Chamber Players
★ Oakwood Chamber Players

The mission of the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO), is to produce high quality concerts of orchestral, instrumental, vocal, and choral music, to educate and entertain audiences of all ages in the Madison area and beyond, and to advocate music as a universal language of expression and understanding. The MSO celebrates its 93rd season and Music Director John DeMain’s 25th anniversary in 2018-2019. Hailed as “a gifted orchestra builder” by The New York Times, Maestro DeMain has grown the Symphony to be one of America’s leading regional orchestras.

Our MSO Education and Community Engagement Programs bring the joy of music to more than 25,000 children and adults annually. These programs are consistently recognized by national agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts, the League of American Orchestras and the Society for the Arts in Healthcare. As a resident company of the Overture Center for the Arts, we call Overture Hall home to all MSO concerts, and all performances featuring the MSO’s Overture Concert Organ. Joined by the world’s leading guest artists, we are proud to present performances designed to delight your ears and deliver an acoustical experience unlike any other in this world-class concert hall.

The MSO’s new 2019-2020 season of symphony concerts and organ performances begins in September 2019, and continues through May 2020. Subscriptions are available starting in March 2019 for five or more symphony concerts, and four organ performances. Single tickets go on sale in August 2019. Join us for the Journey!

The MSO presents a subscription concert series featuring triple performances (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in Overture Hall from September through May. These concerts bring major and emerging guest artists of international renown to Madison along with some of the greatest and most popular works in the classical repertoire. As the only professional symphony orchestra in south central Wisconsin and as one of America’s premier regional orchestras, MSO contributes to the artistic, cultural and financial vitality of Madison and Dane County. As the resident orchestra of Overture Hall, MSO is a valuable asset for local businesses, schools and the community as a whole.

The Overture Concert Organ was commissioned by the Madison Symphony Orchestra. This 174-ton, 4,040-pipe marvel is the stunning backdrop for all MSO concerts in Overture Hall. To broaden the Symphony’s reach in the community while celebrating this amazing instrument, the MSO offers an annual series of free and ticketed events, including recitals with major guest and local artists, free Community Hymn and Carol Sings, free Farmers’ Market Concerts, as well as master classes and other educational events.

The MSO is dedicated to providing outstanding educational and community engagement opportunities throughout south-central Wisconsin. We engage music enthusiasts of all ages and abilities through our partnerships with schools, community centers, and assisted living facilities — including Young Artist Competitions, Young People’s Concerts, Up Close & Musical®, HeartStrings®, Meet the Musician, and other programs that have a positive impact on people’s lives.

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Columnist/Print Journalist
★ Doug Moe
★ John Nichols
★ Michael Perry

Comedy Group
★ Monkey Business Institute
★ Atlas Improv Co.
★ Sloshed Shakespeare

Local DJ
★ DJ Pain 1
★ The Susie Show
★ DJ Nick Nice

Movie Theater
★ Marcus Palace Cinema
★ Marcus Point Cinema
★ AMC Madison 6

★ Madison Children’s Museum
★ Chazen Museum of Art
★ National Mustard Museum

Local News Website

Performance Venue
★ Overture Center for the Arts
★ American Players Theatre
★ High Noon Saloon

Performing Arts Group
★ American Players Theatre
★ Madison Symphony Orchestra
★ Forward Theater Co.

★ ilana natasha photography
★ Maureen Cassidy Photography
★ Julia Matthews Photography

Radio Team
★ Jonathan & Kitty, 105.5 Triple M
★ Jackson & Andi, Today’s Q106**
★ Krista & the Morning Rush, 93.1 Jamz
**Andi is no longer part of Today’s Q106’s morning show

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Social Media Personality
★ Cats of Madison
★ Amber Noggle
★ Midwest Munchers

TV News Team
★ Eric Franke and Charlotte Deleste, NEWS 3 NOW
★ Tim Elliott, Hannah Flood, Meghan Reistad and Charlie Shortino, NBC15
★ John Stofflet and Leigh Mills, NBC15

TV Personality
★ Charlie Shortino, NBC15
★ Charlotte Deleste, NEWS 3 NOW
★ Amber Noggle, WKOW

Youth Performing Arts Group
★ Children’s Theater of Madison
★ Black Star Drum Line Performance Group
★ Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras

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★ Binh’s Tailoring
★ Right Size Alteration Services
★ Monetti Tailoring

Assisted Living/Retirement Community
★ Capitol Lakes
★ Attic Angel Community
★ Oak Park Place

Auto Dealer
★ Zimbrick Inc.
★ Smart Motors Toyota
★ Don Miller Auto Group

Auto Repair
★ Zimbrick Inc.
★ Gates Collision Centers
★ Aeschbach Automotive

Barber Shop
★ The Barbershop A Hair Salon for Men
The GIRL Barber
★ Dick & Arnie’s Barber Shop

A quote by Aristotle…We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit. These are words that I truly believe in. It is my goal to provide nothing short of excellence in quality and service.

The GIRL Barber
1280 W. Main St. Suite 106, Sun Prairie

Bed & Breakfast
★ Mansion Hill Inn
★ The Speckled Hen Inn
★ Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast

Body Shop
★ Zimbrick Inc.
★ Gates Collision Centers
★ Ball Body Shop – A division of Smart Motors Toyota

★ A Room of One’s Own
★ Frugal Muse
★ University Book Store

★ Hearts & Hands Inc. of Mount Horeb
★ Kids Express Learning Center
★ Koala-T-Kare

Cleaning Service
★ Primavera Cleaning Service
★ Mother Earth Cleaners
★ Clear Vision Cleaning LLC

Clothing (Men)
★ Duluth Trading Co.
★ Jazzman
★ Kohl’s

Clothing (Women)
The Purple Goose
★ Stori Anne Co.
★ McFee on Main

Fashion is fun—and local—at The Purple Goose, which offers an eclectic collection of clothing, accessories and gifts in a gorgeously restored 1840’s brick house in downtown Verona.
Where modern style meets hometown charm, you’ll discover trendy pieces and everyday staples that you’ll reach for again and again.

The Purple Goose
101 N. Main St., Verona, WI

Consignment Store
★ St. Vincent de Paul Store
★ Happily Ever After Children’s Resale Boutique
★ The Pink Poodle

Dry Cleaner
★ Klinke Cleaners
★ Best Cleaners of Madison Inc.
★ Lake Mills Cleaners & Dyers Inc.

★ Felly’s Flowers
★ Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses
★ George’s Flowers Inc.

Furniture/Home Accessories
★ The Century House
★ A1 Furniture & Mattress
★ Don’s Home Furniture

Gift Shop/Specialty Store
★ Orange Tree Imports
★ Apple Wellness
★ The Soap Opera

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Hair Salon
★ Be Inspired Salon
★ ANiU Salon & Spa
★ Ecco Salon

Home Health Care Agency
★ Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care
SSM Health at Home
★ UW Health Home Health Agency

SSM Health at Home offers a range of services — all with one goal — to keep our patients as safe and independent as possible at home. Our wide range of services allows us to provide more comprehensive care as well as a seamless transition should our patients need to move from one service type to another.

Through home health, palliative care, hospice, medical equipment, and a range of community services, we are able to support patients throughout their health care journey with a high level of quality care.

The home health team collaborates with physicians to develop an individualized plan of care for each patient. Our goal is to help our patients remain at home whether they are recovering from an illness or injury, dealing with a chronic condition or healing from surgery.

Palliative care is available for those facing chronic or life-limiting illnesses. Care focuses on relieving symptoms, pain and stress, helping patients achieve the best quality of life possible. Palliative care is not dependent on diagnosis or life expectancy and can be provided alongside curative treatments.

Hospice is a special type of care for those who have a limited life expectancy and have chosen to stop curative treatment. Our goal is to help patients achieve the best quality of life possible, managing symptoms, pain and anxiety while providing emotional and spiritual support for patients and their loved ones.

We also provide a variety of medical equipment, supplies, and services. We have a number of retail stores in the area, including a location in Madison, where specialists are available to assist in navigating insurance requirements on prescribed equipment.

SSM Health at Home also offers a number of community services. VoiceCare is a personal emergency response system which establishes a connection to help, should the need arise. Meals On Wheels delivers nutritious mid-day meals for homebound seniors living in Madison, Middleton, Monona, and Sun Prairie. SAFE at Home provides in-home safety assessments and medication reviews for Dane County residents age 60 and older.

Informational visits are available to anyone who would like to learn more about how SSM Health at Home services can help. We are here to listen to your concerns and work with you to help provide the care you or your loved one need to remain as safe and independent as possible at home.

Whether you need care today or are planning for the future, we are here to help.

SSM Health at Home

★ The Edgewater
★ The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
★ AC Hotel by Marriott Madison Downtown

★ Chalmers Jewelers
★ Goodman’s Jewelers
★ TQ Diamonds

Lawn, Garden & Landscape
★ The Bruce Co.
★ K&A Greenhouse
★ Klein’s Floral and Greenhouses

Moving Company
★ Badger Brothers Moving LLC
★ Gorilla Movers of Wisconsin Inc.
★ Mad City Moving

Music Store
★ Strictly Discs
★ B-Side Records
★ MadCity Music

Musical Instrument Store
★ Ward-Brodt Music Store
★ Heid Music
★ Spruce Tree Music & Repair

Nail Salon
★ Diamond Nails & Spa
★ ANiU Salon & Spa
★ RZ & Co.

Pet Day Care, Boarding & Pampering
★ The Dog Den
Groomingtails Pet Salon
★ Waggin’ Tails Doggie Dude Ranch & Pet Lodge

Over 20 years of experienced dog and cat grooming! Locally owned and operated. Services include full or mini groom, bath, nails, teeth brushing, Furminator and skin treatments. We have Brewers, Cubs, Badgers, Packers and Bears Bandanas!

Groomingtails Pet Salon
310 Junction Road

Pet Supplies Store
★ Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
★ MadCat Pet Supplies
★ bad dog frida

★ The Shoe Box
★ Morgan’s Shoes
★ Movin’ Shoes

★ Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness
★ ANiU Salon & Spa
★ Bergamot Massage Therapy & Bodywork

Specialty Spa
★ The Brow Boutique
★ Float Madison
★ Pure Waxing Studio

Tattoo Shop
★ Blue Lotus Tattoo & The Piercing Lounge
★ Ultimate Arts Tattoo
★ Steve’s Tattoo and Body Piercing

★ True Veterinary Care
★ Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic
Sondel Family Veterinary Clinic

Our animal hospital offers preventative care, general medical and surgical care for small animals, with a primary focus on dogs and cats. Dr. Sondel also specializes in canine reproductive care, and you can view the adorable results in our Nursery photos on our website. Your experience at Sondel Family Veterinary Clinic — a six-time Best of Madison winner — begins with a warm welcome for your furry family member and a reassuring smile for you. Here your pet will receive top quality care and you’ll receive the information you need to help your pet live the fullest and healthiest life possible.

Sondel Family Veterinary Clinic
1848 Waldorf Blvd.

Recreation & Fitness

Machinery Row Bicycles' line of vintage posters with bicycles all around

Photo by Amy Stocklein

Machinery Row Bicycles

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Alternative Fitness Center
★ Flyght Indoor Cycling
★ MadPower Training Center
★ Functional Integrated Training

Bike Shop
★ Machinery Row Bicycles
★ Budget Bicycle Center
★ Trek Bicycle Corp.

Bowling Alley
★ Ten Pin Alley
★ Schwoegler’s Entertainment Center
★ Middleton Sport Bowl

Dog Park
★ Prairie Moraine County Park
★ Badger Prairie Dog Park
★ Token Creek County Park

Fitness Center
★ The Princeton Club
★ Functional Integrated Training
★ Prairie Athletic Club

Golf Course
★ Pleasant View Golf Course
★ Bishops Bay Country Club
★ University Ridge Golf Course

The University of Wisconsin Golf Course, University Ridge, is the home of the University of Wisconsin Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. Annual events include the PGA Tour Champions’ American Family Insurance Championship (hosted by Steve Stricker), WIAA Boy’s and Girl’s State Championships, collegiate Badger Invitational, and many more. University Ridge is designed by Robert Trent Jones II and is yours to play without a costly membership. Visit our website at or call us at 608.845.7700 to reserve your next tee time. Play where the Badgers Play, University Ridge!

University Ridge Golf Course
9002 County Road PD, Verona

Martial Arts Studio
★ Silver Lining Taekwon-Do
★ Kicks Unlimited
★ Paik’s Traditional Martial Arts Center

★ Olbrich Park
★ James Madison Park
★ Brittingham Park

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Personal Trainer
★ Katie Frank, REFORMadison
★ Amy Sanborn, MadPower Training Center
★ Keith Kubiesa, Summit Strength & Fitness

★ MadPower Training Center
★ Prairie Athletic Club

Best of Madison 2019 Winners

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Contact Award Winning Trainer Katie Frank today for a special introductory offer so you can give this life altering fitness craze a try!

1819 Parmenter St., Middleton

Running/Biking Trail
★ Capital City State Trail
★ Pheasant Branch Conservancy
★ University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum

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Sports & Recreation Shop
★ Brittingham Boats
★ Fontana Sports Specialties
★ Rutabaga Paddlesports

★ Dragonfly Hot Yoga
★ Inner Fire Yoga
★ MadPower Training Center