- 15 N. Walnut, Mt. Clemens, MI, 48043
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Status: What better setting for a big, bad sports bar than an historic, 100 year-old building smack dab in the center of Mt. Clemens? Former home of the Post Bar’s eastside constituent, this three-story brick beauty now plays host to some seriously hot happenings as Madison’s Pub since changing names in 2006.
Manager Brandon knows just why Madison’s continues to remain a success in Mt. Clemens, even with no shortage of competing establishments to get your drink on. “We have something for everyone. Music anyone can dance to – not just rap or techno. There’s lounging areas, a dance floor, darts, plasma TVs and the patio outside.”
Providing the always winning one-two punch of an abundance of booze and the opposite sex, Madison’s is a safe bet for a great time every night of the week.
Parking is becoming a bigger problem in some of the more popular suburban hot spots surrounding Detroit. And who wants to worry about finding safe parking without having to walk blocks to the bar? Well, Mt. Clemens has come up with the answer to this difficult driving dilemma. You can find tons of safe adjacent parking, located right outside Madison’s and within walking distance of about half a dozen different nightspots.
Mood: Madison’s is one of those rare places where an eclectic mix of friends, couples and singles can all mingle under one roof. When a lot of bars and nightclubs are trying hard to be something they're not, Madison’s is more than comfortable with its unpretentious, cool, comfy lot in life.
Stefanie Lewis, 22, of Shelby Township and her friend (and birthday girl when we visited) Kristen W. said there was no discussion where they were going to go to celebrate her big day. “We always have a great time in Mt. Clemens and especially at Madison’s. There’s never any drama and the dance floor is always packed.”
An aesthetically-pleasing crowd of patrons helps make Madison’s one of the best places to prowl on the east side. However, doing double duty as a down-to-earth sports bar allows it to also be a great place to just relax and take in some tube.
Slightly worn hardwood floors add character to the already attractive interior, complete with warm brick walls and clean, colorful décor. Belly up to the 35-foot-long bar adjacent to the main dance floor for a little quick hydration, or try the bar, lounge and game area in the front of the building for a quieter place to rest those weary legs.
Wander thru the giant glass garage doors and you’ll find one of the best outdoor areas on the eastside (possibly in all of metro Detroit). Boasting its very own 360-degree covered bar, Madison’s patio takes the game to another level with plasma TVs, built in heaters, stone-top tables, a stage and even its very own restrooms.
Gear: What to wear? What to wear? Always a big decision, and at Madison’s, your choices are endless. Cute party dresses, jeans and tees, sports coats, button downs or skinny jeans all make an appearance.
Pick me up: They call it the 5:01 party but most days it starts just a little early. Many local businessmen and women throughout Macomb County find themselves stopping by Mad’s for a great way to settle down after a stressful day at the office or to avoid the rush-hour traffic for a few. They offer a ton of great daily food and drink specials and an experienced staff that can make your visit as smooth as you hoped that last meeting had went.
Other specials throughout the week include buy one, get one free dinners on Monday nights, 25 cent boneless wings on Wednesday nights and $2 you-call-its (including premium liquors like Jack, Stoli and Bacardi) on Thirsty Thursdays.
Forget what you think you know about the typical pub grub you find at most bars. Thanks to the man with the plan, Chef Todd, Madison’s menu offers everything from super salads, to fresh fish and even healthier options like turkey sliders served on wheat buns. Come for lunch, dinner or late night munches; Todd's kitchen is open Monday thru Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to late night and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to close.
Entertainment: Pull up a barstool at any one of the three bars and get your very own front row seat thanks to over a dozen flat screen HD TVs spread throughout the interior and exterior of the establishment.
Want a more hands-on way to spend the evening? Hit the dance floor every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with some serious tunes courtesy of house DJs including DJ Mike Fresh on the 1’s and 2’s. Madison’s believes that music is the “life blood of the night” and is “integral in orchestrating the rhythm of the night”. If you’re looking for thick fog and songs with no lyrics, you've come to the wrong place.