Nitty Gritty Blog

Sun Prairie's First Annual Kentucky Derby Party

Sun Prairie Nitty Gritty's Kentucky Derby Party 2015

Join us on May 2 for our First Annual Kentucky Derby Party on the patio and in the bar at the Sun Prairie Nitty Gritty! Make sure to dress for the party with a big hat or other Kentucky Derby outfit. If you do, you'll get one of our Kentucky Derby themed drinks for free! Kick off the summer with a fun Saturday afternoon party.

Easter Brunch

The Sun Prairie Nitty Gritty will be serving and Easter Brunch Buffet from 9am-3pm again this year!

New Feature! Celebrity Birthday Bash

We, at the Official Birthday Place, are starting a new feature celebrating our favorite celebrities on the week of their birthday! First up: Chuck Norris. He's turning 75 on March 10, so we're offering some Chuck Norris inspired drinks and dessert all this week. These are available all day at all locations.

We're Approaching 10,000 Birthdays in Sun Prairie!

Sun Prairie's 10,000th Birthday CelebrantOur Sun Prairie location has celebrated over 9,000 birthdays since opening just over a year ago. The lucky 10,000th birthday celebrant in Sun Prairie will win a $1000 Nitty Gritty Gift Card!

Groundhog Day Brunch

Sun Prairie Nitty Gritty Groundhog Day Brunch

Join us after the prognostication in Cannery Square on Groundhog Day! The Sun Prairie Nitty Gritty is just a block away and will be open immediately after it ends. Come in for some Bloody Marys, mimosas, coffee and our Brunch Menu (regularly just available on weekends) to start your day!

Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap

We're proud to sponsor the Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap Saturday, January 10th from 8:30am-3pm at the Alliant Energy Center. If you're looking for a good deal on bikes, bike parts or clothing, this is your chance!

Watch the Outback Bowl in Sun Prairie!

Our Middleton and Madison locations will be closed on New Year's Day, but join us at our Sun Prairie location to watch the Outback Bowl! If you're birthday is on January 1 and you are not able to celebrate with us, please come in some other time in the next week to get your mug and FREE beer, soda or specialty birthday cocktails. 

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Join us for our first annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Party on Friday, December 19th at 9pm. It will be a great time! Grab a cozy Christmas sweater and come out for some hot drinks, festive tunes, seasonal drink specials and maybe even some mistletoe!

Now Featuring a Weekly Chef's Plate!

Each week we feature a specialty plate from our chef. Based on demand, and the use of specialty ingredients, this selection may have limited availability. Past Chef’s Plates have been Chicken Parmesan, Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf, Chicken Marsala and Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos. This week we’re featuring a Beef Chimichanga. It’s a flour tortilla filled with beef, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onion and jalapenos. It’s deep fried and topped with enchilada sauce and served with a side of black beans, Spanish rice and sour cream. Next time you’re dining with us, ask your server about our Chef’s Plate!

Madison Listed as Best College Town in America

~ named the Nitty Gritty as one of the "18 reasons why Madison, WI is the best college town in America".

"There is a bar where can drink totally for free...
…on your birthday, anyway. Just hit the Nitty Gritty for limitless complimentary libations on your b-day..."