We Miss You!

Ruby has been temporarily closed for live, in-person events since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related Public Health orders in Madison / Dane County limiting indoor mass gatherings. More than a year without shows has been a challenge unlike anything we could have imagined. In the interest of public health & safety, we have and will remained closed to the public until community data & local guidelines inform a safe & responsible reopening for indoor gatherings. We look forward to welcoming you back live & in-person! Please follow us here and on social media for updates.


Treat yourself and your guests to the VIP treatment for your next event in Ruby: express entry, exclusive space with luxurious leather seating, and private table service by your very own VIP hostess are all options for your personalized VIP package.

*All VIP areas are strictly 21+ and have high standards for behavior and class . . . Dress to Impress!

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Ruby is one of the most popular and versatile rooms for private events anywhere in downtown Madison.

The intimate, upscale setting is perfect for for celebrations of all kinds, including birthday parties, wedding receptions, corporate events and non-profit fundraisers.

Start planning your event with our talented team of hospitality professionals to make your next event a huge success!

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Ruby is Madison’s newest live music venue! With a capacity of 150, Ruby provides a intimate, upscale setting to enjoy the music of your favorite artists, on a state of the art sound system, with great acoustics. You will truly enjoy seeing a show in Ruby!

In addition to presenting a wide range of live music shows, we love to host special events in Ruby: including wedding receptions, corporate events, birthday parties, fundraisers and UW student organization socials/date parties and formals.

We hope to see you soon!

Also, check out our sister venue Liquid at www.liquidmadison.com ! Liquid is one of the largest / most successful college town electronic music venues anywhere in the country and hosts more private UW student organization events than any other place in town!


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