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.

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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.”

General Manager

Milwaukee made, Jess started her service industry career as a back wait at the Wisconsin Club in 2006. After participating as a Rotary Club youth exchange student in Lima, Peru she decided to pursue her passion for foreign languages at UW. Shortly after moving to Madison, to study Spanish, Jess discovered her love for local and seasonal cuisine.

Bar Manager

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Ricky’s 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 busing, before finding his true calling in bartending.

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


Saturday - SundayService 9 am - 3pm

November 12th we will be closed early for brunch at 2:30pm

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

Home & Away: Driftless Cafe @ Oliver’s for the 2nd Annual Uplands Dinner

Home & Away: Driftless Cafe @ Oliver’s for the 2nd Annual Uplands Dinner

Dec 3, 5:00pm - Dec 3, 11:00pm

Oliver's Public House
2540 University Ave
Madison, WI  53705 Map

In October, Executive Chef Patrick McCormick got to see how the boys do it at the Driftless Cafe out in Viroqua. Now it’s time for Driftless’s Luke Zahm to see how we get down at Oliver's. Did we mention that he was nominated for a James Beard Award?!

Join us at Oliver’s Public House to indulge in an 8 course meal featuring Uplands Dairy products prepared by Chef Patrick and Chef Luke and paired with an array of unforgettable beers.

Cocktail hour will be from 5:00- 6:00pm and dinner will begin promptly at 6:00pm.

Tickets available for $85++

Call to reserve your spot today: (608) 819 - 8555. You won’t want to miss this!
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