There are loads of great places to grab a drink in Madison, but finding just the right spot for the perfect meet-up isn't always easy. For instance, don't have a rendezvous with your mother-in-law -- a woman who seems to survive exclusively on calories from champagne -- at your favorite sports pub. Here are a few matches to take the guesswork out of pairing your social situation to the right watering hole.
- The hip sibling: Woody Anne's
- Friend from the coasts: Forequarter
- The parents: Le Tigre Lounge
- The boss: Malt House
- Friends with kids: Gates & Brovi
- Meet the client: Fresco
- First date: Louisianne's