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Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
+1 802-442-7397
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cottage pie” (20 reviews)
“sampler” (18 reviews)
“bison meatloaf” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When my husband and I walked in the back door of this place I had a strong recollection of the place. I'd been there before. It was probably 20 or 30 yrs ago but the place is still special. I got the onion soup and...More

Thank gptraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good pub food and beer selection in the downtown Bennington area. Service was fine and the locally created artwork hanging on the walls made for a fun setting.

Thank njrider2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Great beer selection with wonderful flavors, menu of so many choices and service was perfection. Great atmosphere and we will definitely be back for another meal. Try their burgers, onion rings, cottage pie, milk stout...More

Thank roberto61
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Roberto, thanks for being such a fan of what we do here. We hope you'll make it back our way again soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They didn’t honor the prices in the on line trip advisor menu, they charged $2 extra for my meal. I got a chicken burger with fries, it was good, but for $11 it was overpriced. The online menu which they refused to honor said $9....More

Thank HannatheHiker
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating here was a very nice experience. We were hungry, tired and over an hour from home. I used the TripAdvisor app and saw that we were 80' from Madison. Done. This place is the prototypical brewpub done very well without a whiff of cuteness....More

Thank Neal981
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Neal, we're glad to know you had a nice experience with us! It's wonderful you discovered the magic combo: our Truffle Parmesan Fries with a brew -- hard to go wrong there. Thanks so much for the feedback -- we can't wait to have you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It can be hit or miss here! Their boneless wings are SO good, and burgers are decent. Good drink selection with lots of brews.

Thank amberleigh723
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the feedback -- we're always working hard to execute consistently. Looking forward to impressing you even more next time. Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right in downtown Bennington, Madison’s lives up to its popularity. The homemade brew options are diverse and great. We had the spinach artichoke dip which was flavorful. A veggie sandwich and the cheese soup was my delicious entree. A friend had the meatloaf which looked...More

Thank Clayton O
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Clayton, thank you so much for the feedback! We love having you here and are glad to know you had a wonderful experience and meal. Look forward to having you back soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for an early dinner on a Saturday night based on its top TA rating. Busy at 5:00, but we were seated promptly. Had the pretzel app, chicken tacos and fresh dip...all were delicious! Our server was super busy, but other staff pitched in and...More

Thank jclVermont
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback -- we're glad your whole meal was delicious and that you felt well taken care of. Looking forward to having you back soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch recently with my wife and enjoyed some great beer and food.. Had the irish fries and maple chipotle bbq boneless chicken wings which were delicious paired with the chocolate imperial stout-great tasting!.. Had the Big Mikes steak burger which again was...More

Thank locokirky
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It sounds like you had an overall wonderful experience with us -- fantastic! We're so glad you enjoyed all the food and appreciate the compliment on our F Bomb IPA. Hope you'll be back soon and thanks so much! Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here based on all the TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. Found a parking spot around back and entered through the back door. It was a Wednesday around noon and we choose a table by the windows. Our hostess was a a whirlwind...More

Thank rwjw
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback -- it's wonderful to know you felt welcomed and that you and your wife enjoyed your meals. We look forward to having you two back next tie you're in Bennington! Cheers, Madison Brewing

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Winfred B
14 August 2017|
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Response from jgramma20 | Reviewed this property |
not as soon as they open at 11 but by 12:15 or so very busy
Dawn C
5 June 2017|
Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure I don't need gluten free diet. Check to website your answer my be there.
Richard M
1 April 2017|
Response from marybF1714MQ | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the place but I have to agree with you! 😀
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-442-7397
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The Madison family has deep roots in the Bennington, Vermont. As locals growing up and living in the area, the Madison's have deep ties to the community and in the early 1990's the family decided to purchase what was then a burned out storefront in Bennington's historic downtown, and convert it into the area's first brew pub. "My brother Mark was part of the inspiration" says co-owner Mel Madison. "He become passionate about brewing beer as a hobby... And that let us to the idea of starting a brew pub." From those humble beginnings, the brewery has developed six regular brews plus a seasonal brew. To complement the brewing is the lunch and dinner offerings as well as Madison's own home-made chips - a favorite at the bar or anyplace. Now into its second decade of operation, the brew pub has become a Bennington fixture and a favorite amongst the locals. We encourage you to stop in and discover for yourself everything Madison's Brewing Company has to offer!
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