Originally coined, “The Statehouse Bar”, it was clear that the charm and local persona of the bar warranted a rename, one that honored a man who made his mark on Madison.
Augie Faulkner, the first general manager and an owner of The Edgewater Hotel for nearly 50 years, had a flair for entertaining everyone from Elvis Presley to the Dalai Lama. He and his family helped to define Madison culture in a way that was approachable and charming, while also providing the most notable hospitality and service that the area had ever experienced.
His style, showmanship and authentic desire to deliver the highest quality experience to every single guest, every single day are what made him legendary. Augie’s Tavern not only celebrates that legacy by name, but also exemplify it through their quality of service, classic food preparation, and creative menu offerings.
In 2015, Madison Magazine readers voted this establishment as Madison’s Best Hotel Bar, so join them to experience it for yourself!