Photo Credit Kelly Hafermann

Genna's, conveniently located on the corner of S. Hamilton & W Main St. across the street from Madison's Capitol Square



Residing in a polychromatic brick flatiron building dating from 1874 Genna's has been a fixture on the square since 1993. It has been a tavern, however, since 1964, previously located at 614 University Ave. 

Come and see for yourself what brings so many through our front door time and time again. Venture upstairs on a snowy night or lounge outside on our patio in the warmer months. The Capitol Square is a vibrant place to be and we're happy to be an integral part of it. 

Check our Facebook Page for events and happenings, we host a weekly open mike, dj's and beer events. Up to date info is best found there.



(608) 255-4770



105 W. Main St
Madison WI 53703


M-Th 2pm–2am
F 2pm–2:30am
Sa 4pm–2:30am (winter)                  10am-2:30am (summer)       Su 8pm–2am

Happy Hour

M-F 4:30pm–6:30pm40% off rail drinks and                 selected tap beers




Beer, we have lots of it! 8 taps downstairs, 4 upstairs and over 60 bottles. Our selections change often, check the chalk board for taps and the shelves above the bar for bottles.

Not to mention cocktails...  Our Bartenders have free reign to craft whatever suits them on any particular night. It just depends on how creative they're feeling. 

We do private parties also, mainly on the second floor. Email us with requests:

You can take a look at our jurassic era website here, it has a link to a brief history of Genna's from 1964-1994 and a link to the old Slipper Club website, a music/burlesque/who really knows what it was club we ran down the street from 2004-2006 where the Frequency is now located.