Tavern Tour 2003
Section 1 - College Avenue Section 2 - Downtown Area Section 3 - Northeast Section 4 - Northwest Section 5 - South of the Fox River
Mark's East SideMark's East Side
1405 East Wisconsin Avenue

Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
TT regular present: Krist

The outdoor signageKrist's Review:
Mark's East Side offers a quiet, laid back dining environment with a small selection of German food and beers. They have a separate dining room and cocktail bar with really nice, friendly service. The bar has a reasonable selection of bottled beers and wines, along with one beer on tap - it happened to be Warsteiner today - which rotates among stock. They open at 11 am on weekdays with daily lunch specials. The décor seemed very 70's to me. Moreover, it reminded me much of dining in the old Golden Griddle in the Valley Fair Mall. The food was good, and the beer wasn't bad either. The bartender/waitress suggested I try the Wisconsin beer cheese soup, which turned out to be quite tasty. I cannot say that I have any complaints about my experience here, which was quite nice, but not so fancy as that I should feel out of place - a restaurant where I can actually enjoy a beer without feeling like an alcoholic.

A view of the barYou might like Mark's East Side if:
You enjoy having a fine meal without being looked at disdainfully for having a couple beers.

You might not like Mark's East Side if:
You're not into German-themed restaurants (even though they have other foods).

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