My son lives there. The Nook is always listed in the 100 best beer bars in the country. The beer selection is excellent. It's been a while since I've been there and it looks like the food menu has changed, but that was their weak point. The Stem & Stein in Madison is interesting. Way too crowded in the colder months, but when the patio is livable it's an interesting stop. Liquor Express is an interesting bottle shop. Pretty good bottle selection and I understand they have expanded their growler selections as well.