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

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Common Ground will be closed Monday May 27, 2019 in honor of Memorial Day.  We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday May 28 (7:30am-9pm) Thank you to all who have served our country!


Check out our May Newsletter!!! Some featured events to check out: Cinco de Mayo Brunch on May 5, Mother’s Day Brunch May 12, & live piano music starting on Thursdays! We have an AMAZING music calendar this month, so make sure to check that out on Page 4!


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 all of the category winners here:

Best of Madison 2019 WINNERS!


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

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 then click “meetups” to see all of our upcoming events!


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.

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Sunday brunch featuring live music (generally on the more acoustic/instrumental side) served every Sunday from 8am-2pm! Our full cafe, bar and bakery options are available during this time as well

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Monday Night Bluegrass Jam 6:30-10pm – Main dining room stage


Durango’s Roadhouse Radio Show featuring live music every Saturday night, 7-9pm and aired live on 102.9FM WMUU

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OMJ Jazz Jam and Showcase 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month, from 6:30-9pm

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Open Mic- Music, comedy, poetry & Prose; 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7-9pm

Open Art Studio- last Tuesday each month, 6:30-8:30pm (upstairs)

New Orleans Jazz (last Sunday of the month 11am-2pm, during our brunch which is served 8am-2pm)

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Crafty Sunday (one Sunday a month – watch our calendar for the specific date and craft!)

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MAUI Ukulele Sing-Along (first Saturday of each month 2-4pm in the main dining room)

Memory Cafe – a dementia/alzheimers friendly morning with guided assistance and activities to spur memories (second Tuesday every month, 9-11am)

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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 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!