what you're in for, the pub can be a fun place. It's not the most upscale bar in Madison (by far), but it's a fun time. Now that smoking is banned in Madison, the pub seems like such a different place. You used to be thankful if you could see 2 feet in front of you through the cloud of smoke. They have bands here on the weekends that often demand a cover, and are seldom worth the money. The beer is crazy cheap and the foosball and darts are fun.