Spaß Platz

Essen Haus is one of five businesses that occupies the 500 block of East Wilson Street… we call it Spaß Platz, roughly translated to ‘Fun Place’. All are owned and operated by Robert Worm and all have their own unique identity. Settle in one location or bounce around the block to maximize your experience. Check ’em out…

Come Back In

This neigborhood bar and restaurant has a little bit of everything… which means there is something for everyone! Watch all of your favorite sports on their 18 HDTVs, engage in some fun bar games like shuffle board, darts or pool and Come Back In every Tuesday & Saturday for some live local music. Never a cover. While you’re there, grab a burger or signature sandwich, fill up your half-liter stein with any of their 26 craft or import brews and make your reservation for brunch – served from 8am to 2pm every Sat. & Sun.

Up North

This quaint, yet rocking little bar gives you a Northwoods feel without leaving downtown. Enjoy their daily drink specials and stick around for the music. They proudy feature local bands and the occasional rogue musician every Monday-Friday, with styles ranging from bluegrass to funk. No cover… ever! Take your drinks out on their covered deck at any time of year or head inside for a game of pinball or darts. Hungry? Enjoy some FREE popcorn and peanuts or grab yourself a frozen pizza.

Lakeview Bakery & Deli

Lakeview Bakery & Deli is your weekday breakfast and lunch destination. Start your morning out right with one of their Signature Breakfast Wraps & Sandwiches, Build-Your-Own Croissant or create exactly what you crave with a Casual Omelet served with toast and your choice of fillings. Breakfast is served every Mon.-Fri. until 11am… or a little later if you tell ’em a joke ;). Then head back for lunch. Enjoy one of Lakeview’s Main Dish salads, some Ciabatta pizza bread or try one of their wraps, melts or subs. Feeling adventurous? Choose one of their “Extra Special” subs or pick an item from the “Sandwich Board of Fame”. Also serving some delicious daily specials until 4pm.

Hotel Ruby Marie

Welcome to Madison’s best kept secret. Hotel Ruby Marie invites you to stray away from corporate and standard with a combination of modern luxury and Victorian charm that is far from ordinary. Within their guest rooms and halls, you’ll discover history, beauty and comfort that you won’t find anywhere else. Hotel Ruby Marie is also a registered Inn with the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association (WBBA).