Going on forty years of being in business, Madison Bear Garden (or “The Bear” as it’s known to the locals) is a great place to go anytime of the week. Whether you’re looking to have an afternoon pint, want to chow down on some of their delicious hamburgers or have a desire to stay out all night long drinking and dancing, The Bear has what you need. Being as how it’s Chico, expect a mostly college-aged crowd during the busy nights, but you’ll find a different regular set during the off hours. And with all sorts of crazy and interesting events going on, from DJs to go-cart racing, it’s hard not to be entertained at this classic Chico pub. Has anyone been to The Bear before? What are your favorite nights to go?