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Bitters Boot Camp

1128 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53713

The Avenue Club and Bubble Up Bar is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Therefore, this experience is not being offered at this time. Please check back for updates.



Expert bartenders at the Avenue Club and Bubble Up Bar will guide you on a journey through Madison’s most beloved cocktail – the Old Fashioned. Savor a flight of distinct drinks and traditional supper club favorites as you learn the carefully-crafted art.


Take your newfound expertise a step further by creating your own bitters – a vital ingredient in the Old Fashioned. Blend a variety of unique experiences to create a recipe entirely your own. Bring your fresh flavor home to impress your friends and please their pallets.


Enlist today! Public classes are available several times a month, and private classes are available by request.


This is an Essential Madison Experience, a hands-on experience designed just for you. It's authentic, immersive and uniquely Madison. Click to see the full collection.

COVID-19 Status
Essential Madison Experience
  • Availability: Sunday–Thursday, times vary, five business days notice required
  • Cost: $40 per person / $30 per person non-alcoholic
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  • Maximum # of Participants: 30
  • Minimum # Participants: 8
  • Private Group Bookings:
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