Oliver's Public House offers passionately prepared, locally grown cuisine paired with innovative cocktails and hand-selected wines in Madison, Wi.

The soul of Oliver’s Public House is born from food grown by passionate hardworking folks, prepared with respect by a talented and creative staff, and served to the neighborhood and community in a comfortable and inviting environment.

We look forward to meeting you!

Congratulations graduating class of 2018! See our reduced menu for this Saturday, May 12th.

Please call (608) 819 – 8555 to book a reservation for a party greater than 5 if it is within 3 hours of your preferred time.

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Owner / General Manager

Ricky Pajewski grew up in Milwaukee where his father introduced him to a career in hospitality early on. Realizing that this was the right career path for him, Ricky joined the service industry in high school and never gave up. He honed his customer service skills through banquet serving and quickly found his home behind the bar. Although Ricky’s first love remains in bartending, he has since grown into an ownership role and strives to manage a thriving business.

Assistant Front of House Manager

Born and raised in Arizona, Caleb Percevecz began his hospitality career serving in a sports bar during high school. When he moved to Madison to attend college, Caleb quickly became immersed in the service industry culture of the city and, upon graduation, decided to purchase a bar on campus. After his ownership success, Caleb transitioned into the restaurant industry in order to focus more on local and seasonal cuisine.

Executive Chef

Originally from Milwaukee, Chef Patrick McCormick was busy earning his degree at UW-Madison when he stumbled upon his ultimate career in a kitchen. In his own words, “I was planning on being a hydrogeologist, but I lost myself in the kitchen and I haven’t found my way out.”

Bar Design & Oversight

Comprised of veteran barmen Chad Vogel, Jeremy Bazely, and JR Mocanu, Three Count Beverage Company is a Madison based consulting firm, formed in the spring of 2014. Drawing on nearly 50 years combined experience, these three have designed an innovative bar and bar program to mirror the locally sourced, farm to table sensibilities established in the kitchen not only here at Oliver’s, but around the Madison area.



Monday - FridayService 11 am - 3 pmHappy Hour - 3 pm - 6 pm


Monday - WednesdayService 5 pm - 9 pmThursday - SaturdayService 5 pm - 10 pmBar open Fri - til midnight, Sat - til 11pm


SaturdayService 9 am - 2 pmSundayService 9 am - 2 pm

Join us every Friday for $5 Brandy Old Fashions while you try our Fish Fry!

2540 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705 | (608) 819-8555

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