Maddey’s Craft & Cru is a welcomed addition to downtown's afterwork scene

Maddey’s Craft & Cru is a welcomed addition to downtown's afterwork scene
Photo by Chris Tobar Rodriguez

Maddey’s Craft & Cru
­­116 W. Church St., 407-601-2692, maddeyscraftcru.com ­­

After work or after hours? It’s the perfect lunch and after-work craft bar.

Beer/wine or liquor too? There’s a small beer selection, but liquor and wine are the winners here.

Check all that apply:
☒ fancy cocktails
☐ make 'em strong and keep 'em coming
☒ wine list (5 choices or more)
☒ craft beer
☐ beer: the usual suspects
☐ wide selection of bottles/cans (more than 15)
☐ wide selection on tap (more than 15)

Food? Y ☒ N ☐

Smoking allowed inside? Y ☐ N ☒

Outside drinking? Y ☒ N ☐

Dog-friendly? Y ☒ N ☐  

Bathrooms: nightmare or not bad? Shared with Cheyenne Saloon; not bad

Bag hooks? Y ☒ N ☐  

TVs? Y ☐ N ☒

DJs? Y ☐ N ☒

Live music or background music? Y ☐ N ☒
Background. We heard “D’yer Mak’er” by Led Zeppelin and “Ophelia” by the Lumineers

Games? Check all that apply:
☐ pinball
☐ video
☐ pool
☐ darts
☐ other:

Essay question: Why should I drink here?  
If you’re looking for a spot to grab lunch (hello, brick-oven pizzas) along with a really great cocktail downtown, this is it; Maddey’s is also a good place to meet up with co-workers or a date after work. There’s a strong selection of whiskey, gin and tequila cocktails to spice your life up, made with fresh juices and handcrafted bitters, but don’t get too attached: It’s a seasonally changing menu. One thing to remember: If you plan on Snapchatting, Instagramming your drinks or communicating via text with the outside world, make sure you ask for the WiFi password – the brick walls ensure that it’s like you’re in a lead-lined box.

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