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Mr. Roberts

In a word: Neighborhood bar that doesn't meet the neighborhood.

The specs: #00982   
2116 Atwood Ave., 53704
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JM ate the grilled ham and cheese with a lemonade.
Nichole ate the cheeseburger.
The bill was $12, or $6/person, plus tip.
JM gave Mr. Roberts a B; Nichole gave Mr. Roberts a C+ (see our grading rubric).

What is a townie bar doing in the middle of the tony Atwood area, putting on more live music than you can shake a tail at? The food's actually pretty good, for bar food. The cheeseburger bun was toasted and the meat was juicy. JM's hot ham and cheese was really good, too, toasted through and through without being burned. His lemonade was also above average. 

Grilled ham & cheese

Walking in, though, it was clear that this was Madison as it was maybe 40 years ago. Back then, the east side was the working class side of town and the east-west divide was a class divide, not merely boho vs. yuppie. Someday, Mr. Roberts will close, a bar more like Alchemy will take its place, and the gentrification of the Atwood neighborhood will be complete. But we think that progress can be a good thing, so for now raise a glass and don't let the screen door hit your ass on the way out.



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