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Bridge Lounge

Bridge LoungeIn a word: Monona bar and bar.

The specs: #00797  
6414 Bridge Rd, Monona, 53713
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JM ate the soft pretzel with a Sprite.
Nichole ate the corn dogs with a root beer.
We split some free popcorn & cheez balls.
The bill was $6, or $3/person, plus tip.
JM gave Bridge Lounge a B-; Nichole gave Bridge Lounge a B (see our grading rubric).

Bar foodBridge Lounge is not really a place to go eat. They have food, certainly, and what they had on offer was toward the nicer end of stuff you can make in a fry vat or a microwave.  Furthermore, they have adulterated their fine free popcorn with Cheez Balls. Delicious and decadent, but decidely odd.

But no, it is not for the heated cup of nacho cheese "sauce" nor the corn dogs. People come to Bridge to transition from home to work with a beer (mostly bottles, though a small handful of local favorites were on tap) or perhaps something stronger. The genial owners seem to enjoy doing what they do and they hand out free drinks only slightly less often than they charge for them.

Bridge Lounge seems more like Cheers than any other bar we've been to, and yet the swivel factor was very low. Sure, the import fridge stocks Guinness and Heineken only. Sure, the place is too dimly lit. But seems like these folks have found a way to truly do what they love. The food is beside the point.

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