525 State St, Santa Barbara, CA | Directions 9310134.417178 -119.696367
Neighborhoods: Lower State
BEST SPORTS BAR EVER!!! – This is the best sports bar in town. Great Staff... Tons of TV's and the most amazing happy hour ever! Where else can you go to get anything off their appetizer menu at half price! $3.50 for steak bites!!! YUMMM! Thats not the end of it... half price drinks as well! Im in heaven. I was so excited I had to write this from my phone!
I will never go again! – The bartender Mikey had been drinking & tried to charge us $120 for four drinks. I explained that he had the wrong tab but he insisted it was right. I told him that I would pay for the 4 drinks we had and nothing more. Keep in mind our drinks were only $6-7 ea. At which time he motioned to the security guard to call the police. The police showed up and when we confronted the bartender with the police the bartender said he had no recollection of ever talking to us, even though he had been serving us for hours. We were then embarrassingly escorted out of the bar in front of everyone and separated on the curb. The police then told us that we had to pay $120 EACH or we would be arrested. So we gave the police $240 for 4 drinks and went home. The next day I came back to Madison's to talk to the manager Diane that seemed uninterested in hearing what had happened. She said she would talk to the parties involved and call me later that day, which she never did. And still after leaving 3 messages I?m waiting to hear from her. If I had to give any type of constructive criticism it would be to hire an entire new staff including manager. I personally have over 20 years work experience in the restaurant industry and have never experienced such rudeness and incompetency.
Very fun place – Madison's is such a fun place to come with your friends and drink. The drinks are huge and very well made. D.J. Rico plays the best music of Hip Hop and R&B. You will meet many college students ready to have fun and dance. If you are a visitor or a resident- I suggest you come and check Madison's out!!!
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