Let’s Build a Community, Let’s find COMMON GROUND!

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Thank you to everyone who nominated us for 2020 Best of Madison!!! We are nominated in 3 categories: Best Coffee Shop, Most Kid Friendly and Best Music Venue! This round you only get to vote one time in each category, so click here to  VOTE NOW!!!

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More info and purchase tickets to the Murder Mystery Dinner HERE!


For more events & happenings, make sure to check out our monthly newsletter HERE!!!


If you want to learn more about the Drama Kids classes starting in the fall for preschool, elementary and middle school ages – stop out and meet the teachers 3-7pm on Fridays starting this Friday Aug. 30!
More info and registration here:


Check out our monthly NEWSLETTER with upcoming events, music and updates!!!

Thank you to everyone who voted for us for Best of Madison 2019!!! We are very honored to be ranked amongst other Dane County businesses doing amazing things locally!

CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS! There is something for all ages and interests 🙂 Click the link below to check out our meetup events calendar:


And make sure to “LIKE” us on facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings at Common Ground!



Friday night fish fry every week from 5-9pm, featuring live music, beer battered cod, baked cod, perch and a weekly salmon special!  Our full menu is also available during this time as well as cafe and bar drinks.  Click HERE to check out our menus!

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Sunday brunch featuring live music served every Sunday from 8am-2pm! Our full cafe, bar and bakery options are available during this time as well, and we are open until 4pm  (cafe and bar menu only from 2-4pm)

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Bluegrass & Old Time Music Jam every Monday 6:30-10pm in the main dining room – Come check out Madison’s Longest running Bluegrass Jam!!!


Durango’s Roadhouse Radio Show featuring live music, trivia & other shenanigans every Saturday night from 7-9pm and aired live on 102.9FM WMUU. Click HERE for a list of our upcoming music guests! Dinner, cafe and bar items available for purchase during the show


OMJ Jazz Jam and Showcase 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month, from 6:30-9pm. More info on the Jazz Jam and Jazz workshops HERE 

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Open Mic- Music, comedy, spoken word – Come on down to Common Ground for a friendly and fun Open Mic the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month from 7-9pm!

We will now be hosting a variety of yoga classes for all skill levels with Good Neighbor Yoga! For more info and a full list of classes, click HERE 


Open Art Studio- last Tuesday each month, 6:30-8:30pm (upstairs) – bring a craft or project you are working on, and create amongst friends, new and old!

New Orleans Jazz Brunch with the New Valley Jazz Band – last Sunday of the month 11am-2pm (brunch served 8am-2pm & we are open til 4pm)


Crafty Sunday – Come make a fun project with Sara of Smere Tactics Art one Sunday a month! (watch our calendar for the specific date and craft). All ages and skill levels welcome!!

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MAUI Ukulele Sing-Along – first Saturday of each month 2-4pm in the main dining room. More on MAUI Madison HERE

Memory Cafe – a dementia/Alzheimers friendly morning with guided assistance and activities to spur memories – second Tuesday every month, 9:30-11:30am in the main dining room (free to attend!)

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We have oodles more events and happenings, so make sure to follow our facebook and check out our meetup calendar for more!



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COMMON GROUND NOW HAS A BLOG!!  Check out the first article “The Birth of Common Ground” written by owner Adrienne Hulburt-Stroud HERE!

Common Ground is a small family owned and operated business. Click below if you’d like to contribute to help keep our community calendar full and our beautiful shared space running!