Ox Cart Ale House has reopened as Ox Cart Arcade, a totally rad bar steeped in ‘80s and ‘90s nostalgic fun. The restaurant will be Madison Restaurant Group’s first opening since Top Chef’s Justin Sutherland took over operations. The newly minted celebrity chef and Lowertown resident said they were looking for a sort of social living room for the area. “We can’t invite anyone over to our apartments - they’re tiny,” he quipped.
The result is a bar with a mix of vintage and new arcade games, a couch/lounging area, food that’s made for one-handed eating, and drinks that are just silly good fun. For one, there will be snowcones, lots and lots of boozy snowcones. There will also be a WuTang shot made with the drink the astronauts took to space, incandescent orange flavored Tang.