2020 CDA Best New Development or Renovation – Restaurant or Bar: The Sylvee

Considered to be a crown jewel in the city’s continued development of the East Washington Corridor, the Sylvee brings new energy and density to the Isthmus. The intent was to differentiate it from other nearby venues, with a 2,500-person capacity, standing-room-only music venue that lets Madison concertgoers see their favorite performing artists in a remarkably intimate setting. The open space is designed so that no patron is more than 85 feet from the stage, and it is configured to maximize sight lines, but it’s favored by musical acts, as well. Read more about the project here. (For information on getting your event featured in the IB Gallery, email jason@ibmadison.com.)