Games Schedule and Info


It’s almost here!  The 2017 CrossFit Games will be taking place in just a couple short weeks, and we have the amazing opportunity to watch one of our very own Dubuquers compete on the world stage!

***Due to the popularity of the event, we will not be hosting the 4pm and 5:30pm classes on Friday, the 4th so our coaches and athletes can better utilize their tickets!***

Also, someone put out a very helpful guide to the Madison area that I will share with you all here.  I can’t take credit for this, but whoever put the work into it was very thorough!

See you all very soon!

–Coach Phil
Locals Guide to Madison

CrossFit affiliates (in Madison unless noted):
CrossFit Recursive
CrossFit Big Dane
CrossFit Connex
Sanctify Fitness
Farmland Fitness (Waunakee)
CrossFit Madtown (Middleton)
CrossFit Adept (Verona)
PFD CrossFit (Verona)
CrossFit Vultus (Sun Prairie)
Foremost CrossFit
Trollway CrossFit (Mount Horeb)
Four Core CrossFit
CrossFit Fort Atkinson (Fort Atkinson)
CrossFit 1936 (Watertown)

Alright let’s see what I can do for restaurants. These are entirely based on my preferences (so I have definitely missed some. Most of these are either downtown or eastside of Madison):
Takumi (east side), Red Sushi (Capital Square), Restaurant Muramoto (Capital Square), Tavernakaya (Capital Square)
Eldorado Grill (Willy Street), Tex Tubbs Palace (Atwood), La Taguara (eastside), Canteen (Capital Square)
HaLong Bay (Willy Street), Soga (State Street), Fugu (State Street), Ichiban (Park St.), Umani Buns (Willy Street)
Monsoon Siam (Atwood), HaLong Bay (Willy Street), Bandung Indonesian (Willy Street)
Maharajah (East Side), Maharani (downtown), Mirch Masala (State Street)
Dotty’s Dumpling Dowry (UW-Madison campus), Graze (Capital Square), Lone Girl (in Waunakee), Merchant (Capital Square), Old Fashioned (Capital Square), Great Dane (Capital Square and other locations), Next Door Brewing (Atwood), DLUX (Capital Square), Nitty Gritty (UW-Madison campus and other locations, go here for free beer if it is your birthday!), EchoTap (just southwest of downtown)
Graze (Capital Square), Bear and Bottle (Maple Bluff), Heritage Tavern (Capital Square), Alchemy (Atwood), Graft (Capital Square), Merchant (Capital Square), Field Table (Capital Square), The Wise (restaurant in HotelRed, just off UW-Madison campus)
Cento (Capital Square/State Street), Sardine (downtown), Harvest (Capital Square), Osteria Papavero (downtown), Tutto (State Street), Greenbush Restaurant (Regent St), Big Sky Restaurant (Stoughton), (and a ton of others)
Tornado Room (Capital Square), Johnny Delmonicos (Capital Square), Samba (State Street, Brazillian steakout), Rare (Capital Square), Capital Chophouse (downtown)
Grampa’s (Atwood), Salvadore’s (Sun Prairie), Pizza Brutta (Monroe St), Ian’s (State Street), Lucille’s (Capital Square)
Marigold’s (Capital Square), Bassett Street Brunch Club (downtown), Short Stack (State Street), Manna Café (Maple Bluff), Daisy’s Cupcakery (Atwood), Monty’s Blue Plate, Crema (Atwood), Mickie’s Diary Bar (UW-Madison campus/Monroe St.), TipTop Tavern (eastside), Sunroom Café (State StreetGreenbush Bakery (Regent St (lots more because Madison loves its brunch)
Coffee shops
Colectivo Coffee (Capital Square, and other locations), Ancora Coffee Roasters (Capital Square), Bradbury’s (Capital Square), Café Domestique (Willy Street), Barriques Coffee Shop (lots of locations, one just off the Capital Square), Michelangelo’s (Capital Square), Lakeside Street Coffee House (closest to Alliant), Cargo Coffee (one location is close to Alliant), EVP Coffee (eastside), Ground Zero Coffee (Willy Street), Johnson Public House (eastside)
Tea Rooms/Steeperies
Sencha Tea Bar (State Street), Kung Fu Tea (State Street), Matcha Tea Company (eastside), Jade Mountain Café (eastside), Legacy House Imports (far east side)
Hurts Donuts (Middleton), Greenbush Bakery (Regent St), Asian Sweet Bakery (southside), Batch Bakehouse (Willy Street), Dough Baby Bakery (State Street), Bloom Bake Shop (Monroe St), Humble Pies (Regent), Sophia’s Bakery and Café (east side), Lazy Jane’s Bakery (Willy St.), Madison Sourdough (Willy St), Silly Yak Bakery (all gluten free, Middleton), People’s Bakery (eastside), Daisy’s Café and Cupcakery (Atwood), Insomnia Cookies (State Street)
Pig in a Fur Coat (Willy St.), Smoky Jon’s #1 (northside right by the airport)
State Street Brats (State Street), Plaza Tavern and Grill (State Street)
Fine Dining:
L’Etoile (Capital Square), Heritage (Capital Square), Estrellon (Capital Square), Fresco (State Street) (and a bunch listed above could be considered)
Vegetarian/Vegan friendly:
Everly (Monroe St), Green Owl (Atwood), Monty’s Blue Plate (Atwood), Banzo (Maple Bluff and Willy St) (almost everywhere is, but these are particularly good)
Banzo (Maple Bluff and Willy St)
Great Dane (Capital Square), Vintage (UW-Madison campus), HopCat (State Street), Rockhound (Regent), Brocach Irish Pub (Capital Square)
Essen Haus and the Come Back In (downtown), OSS – Old School Sausages (downtown), State Street Brats (State Street)
Fromagination (Capital Square), Stalzy’s (Atwood), Crostini (northeast side), Madison Sourdough (Willy St), Monty’s Blue Plate (Atwood)
Food trucks
Really, they are almost all pretty fabulous but below are my favorites
Can be found on campus on Library Mall, around the Capital Square, and sometimes at random locations
Caracas Empandas, El Grito Taqueria, Banzo (also has a restaurant), Umami Buns (also has a restaurant), Curd Girl, Saigon Sandwich Madison, Melted, Thai Riffic, Cali Fresh, Fresh Cool Smoothies, Slide, Good Food

Best places for drinks that aren’t beer:
Graze (Capital Square)
Lucille’s (Capital Square)
Genna’s Lounge (Capital Square)
Eno Vino (Capital Square) (Wine bar on top of AC Marriott with outstanding views of the Capital)
Fresco (State Street) (has amazing rooftop bar/restaurant)
Wando’s (campus) (not really for best drinks, but you can order a fish bowl so there’s that)
Merchant Madison (Capital Square)
Robin Room (eastside)
DLUX (Capital Square)
Opus Lounge (Capital Square)
Hamilton’s on the Square (Capital Square)
Gib’s Bar (Willy Street)
Smokys Club (north of campus, Hilldale)
Tornado Room (Capital Square)
Forequarter (eastside)
Cooper’s Tavern (Capital Square)
Old Sugar Distillery (eastside)

ALT Brew –> all gluten free and quite delicious, far east side
Ale Asylum –> has some food, right by the airport
One Barrel Brewing –> neat bar, Atwood neighborhood
Karben4 –> has some food (yummy pretzels), far east side
Great Dane –> full restaurant with a huge menu –> a number of locations
Funk Factory Geuzeria –> sours and lambics, just opened and is really close to Allient
Rockhound Brewing –> full restaurant, downtown on Park St
Capital Brewing –> gorgeous beer garden, Middleton
Wisconsin Brewing –> nice beer garden, Verona
Next Door Brewing –> full restaurant with some of the best fried cheese curds, Atwood
Vintage Brewing –> resturant, a few locations
Hop Haus –> haven’t been but like the beer, Verona
Octopi Brewing –> makes my favorite beer, new food cart soon, great taproom, Waunakee
Lone Girl Brewing –> restaurant with a fun rooftop, Waunakee
Granite City –> restaurant, west side in West Towne Mall
Slightly further away:
Viking Brewpub –> Stoughton
Grumpy Troll Pub and Brewery –> Mount Horeb
New Glarus (most famous WI brewery) –> New Glarus
Delafield Brewing –> Delafield
Point Brewing  Steven’s Point
Central Waters
A bunch in Milwaukee including Sprecher’s, Lakefront, MKE, PBR, and Miller, etc.

Old Sugar Distillery (eastside)
Yahara Bay Distillers (southside)
Death’s Door Spirits (Middleton)
Wollersheim Winery and Distillery (Prairie du Sac)
Minhas Distillery (Monroe, WI)
J. Henry and Sons Wisconsin Straight Bourbon (Dane)
Cambridge Winery (Cambridge)
Vetro Winery (Jefferson)

All things Wisconsin dairy (best places to go to buy):
Cheese (make sure you get cheese curds both fresh at these places and fried at many of the restaurants listed above)
Fromagination (on the Capital Square, also has sandwiches that are amazing)
Emmi Roth Käse (Monroe about 45 minutes southwest of Madison)
Carr Valley Cheese (store in Middleton, factories in Mauston, Fennimore, and La Valle)
Dane County Farmers’ Market
Brennan’s Market (a number of locations)
Mousehouse Cheesehaus (Winsor, northeastern suburb)
Ehlenback Cheese Chalet (DeForest, northeastern suburb)
Ice cream
Babcock Dairy (also at the Daily Scoop in the UW-Madison Unions)
Chocolate Shoppe
Michael’s Frozen Custard
Culver’s (fast food, but is a WI staple and the flavor of the day is a huge treat)
Sassy Cow (can buy at grocery store)
Sassy Cow
Babcock Dairy
Hinchley’s Dairy Farm (Cambridge; about 30 minutes east)
Emmi Roth Käse (Monroe about 45 minutes southwest of Madison, self-guided tours and guided tours at 10am Monday-Friday and 11am Saturday)
Carr Valley (call about tours; 1.5 hours northwest of Madison to La Valle)
Cedar Grove Cheese (call for tours; about an hour northwest of Madison)
Widmer Cheese Cellers (factory tours Mon-Fri at 9:30 by reservation; 1.5 hours northeast of Madison)

Things to do:
In Madison:
Dane County Farmer’s Market
Capital tour (free)
Memorial Union Terrace
Olbrich Botanical Gardens (outside is free)
Henry Vilas Zoo (free)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and the Madison Geology Museum
Chazen Museum of Art
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Madison Mallards game (very cheap summer collegiate baseball team)
National Mustard Museum
Tour Babcock Dairy on UW-Madison campus
Betty Lou Cruise
Hoofers on UW-Madison campus  sailing and all kinds of stuff
Madison Children’s Museum
Concerts on the Square on Wednesdays in the summer
Hiking/beautiful places to walk around in (or very near) Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
Turville Point Conservation Area
Capital Springs Park Recreational Area
Cherokee Marsh
Governor Nelson State Park
A bit further out from Madison
Hike at Devil’s Lake (Take the Merrimac Ferry and get ice cream along the way)
Brewery tours!  best is New Glarus in New Glarus, WI
Lots of hiking and biking trails (basically everywhere)
Tour Frank Lloyd Wright house Taliesin East in Spring Green
House on the Rock (Spring Green)
Blue Mounds State Park
Lake Kegonsa State Park
Brewers game
Explore Milwaukee
Go visit any of the cute small towns
Wisconsin Dells (touristy, has some water parks)

Rental stuff and taxis
Rent kayaks/paddle boards
Wingra Boats
Brittingham Boats
Marshall Boats
Rutabaga Rentals at Olbrich Park
Hoofers on UW-Madison campus
Madison School and Community Recreation
Rent bikes
Budget Bicycle Center
Madison B-cycle
Machinery Row Bicycles
Dream Bikes (I am not 100% confident on this one)
Erik’s Bike Shop
Green Cab: 608-255-1234
Union Cab: 608-242-2000
Badger Cab: 608-256-5566
Madison Taxi: 608-255-8294
City bus
Madison Metro Bus:
Bus fare is $2 each way, or $1.25 for youth. If you are immediately changing buses, make sure you get a transfer
Can buy an unlimited ride one-day pass on the bus for $5:
Can by 10 ride pass here:
Google maps is hooked up to it, but for more accurate real time bus stop arrivals, download the UW-Madison app on your phone
Buses to Chicago/Milwaukee/Minneapolis
To Chicago: Van Galder
To Milwaukee: Badger Bus
To Minneapolis: Badger Bus