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Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
+1 802-442-7397
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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albany,ny
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a party of seven on a busy Saturday night. We were seated promptly upstairs, had attentive service, brews were excellent, salads, burgers, and shrimp and tuna tacos were great. No complaints!

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Thank urodawg
vermont
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Madison's has been around for some time, and I think they're getting better. I stopped by the other night for a hasty dinner at the bar, with good results. They do mostly pub fare, with an occasional extra creative touch the kale salad with blackened chicken or shrimp. You won't go hungry, though the kitchen can be a bit slow.... More 

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Thank becil
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're seriously flattered that you think we're getting better with age, Becil! Like a fine wine, perhaps, except (as you know) we prefer beer around here. In any case, we're thrilled you think our food is worth the wait. That's just more time to try out different brews -- the breakfast brown was an excellent choice! We'll keep you posted... More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Knocked back some Irish Red at this place with the son-in-law and cannot say truly I've had better anywhere. We had a steak sandwich and a grilled cheese to wash it down and found the food fare generous and delicious. For a sunday afternoon in January it was hard to beat. Outstanding!

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1 Thank g0ldengut
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad to hear our Irish Red really impressed you and your son-in-law! We're thrilled your sandwiches hit the spot, too. You can't go wrong with a beer and a grilled cheese -- sounds like an ideal Sunday to us! We hope you'll stop by again soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up to Vermont for aovie and aeal. Found this place open on a cold Sunday evening. Great burgers and homade desserts? Brew their own beer. Excellent. And wait staff super friendly and helpful. Definitely worth the drive.

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1 Thank carol l
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello again, Carol! We've already reached out to you on another platform, but we still wanted to let you know that we're glad you discovered us. It's awesome that our service, beer, dinner, and dessert made your trip to Vermont even better. We'd love to see you again next time you're in town. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a blond from the draft list. It tasted like water. The bartender was pouring drinks for every patron at the bar and all sodas and drinks for servers. He seemed overwhelmed. We were going to eat there but the menu was weird and I didn't see anything that great. Ended up getting pizza at the place next door.... More 

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Thank CP6785
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry you weren't happy with the beer you chose. The draft blonde beer is actually the 2nd longest running beer we have on tap -- it's one of our staples, and our customers really love it. If it wasn't to your taste, we would be glad to suggest some different brews for you to try next time. It's a... More 

Ridgewood, New Jersey
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Madison based on TA reviews. We entered at 6:40PM, there were 2 parties ahead of us that were seated within 5 minutes of our entering. We were seated at 7:45PM. You may be thinking - why didn't you just leave? It's what happened in between that was amazing. Tables emptied, guests left, no one was seated. They have... More 

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Thank RidgewoodTravelers
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry about the wait during your recent visit. Sometimes the amount of business going on in other parts of the restaurant can leave us a little short-staffed in other sections, even though we try to leave at least a few tables open in each part. Occasionally the hustle can be overwhelming for our staff, depending on the night. This... More 

Oxford, Connecticut
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346 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for drinks while in town.. the place is adorable and has a real small town vibe where you can tell most know each other.. The service was great and the place is large so great for larger groups.. Plenty of beers to choose from and great service.. Really wish we had more time to hang out!

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1 Thank CTCouple310
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out! We're glad you really felt the community-oriented atmosphere of our pub during your visit. It's nice to hear the service was great too. Hope to see you again the next time you're in Bennington! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

After long snowy car ride to Bennington the Madison Brew Pub went a great fine. We're were seated fast with menus and water. The waites quick with special (lunch) and what beers where on tap. The 5 cheese grill sandwich was outstanding tomato soup pair with breakfast ale made a great lunch.

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Thank Karen B
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you made it here safely, Karen! It's flattering to hear you drove all the way out here for lunch and that the grilled cheese went so well with your beer and tomato soup. Your support means a lot to us, and we can't wait to see you again the next time you're in Bennington. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Bennington, Vermont
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My daughter and grandson accompanied myself for a lunch Saturday. Waitress was nice, prompt, and friendly. Food was very good, but took almost 30 min. to arrive, and I assume this was due to a party of 10/12 that was dining also. The dining room filled up as we were in at about 11:30, and the best part was the... More 

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Thank Catherine D
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Catherine, it's so great to hear your family enjoyed everything so much. We definitely have a bit of a lunch rush, so we appreciate your patience as we made sure your food came out perfectly. Thanks for the kind words about the beer too -- it's great to see you were able to try some of our housemade brews. Can't... More 

Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped here for lunch and the place was packed. It took forever for a waitress to find us in the corner and we almost died of thirst before our drinks were delivered. They seriously need more wait staff because slow doesn't begin to describe it. Lunch should not take almost 2 hours, and to be honest... the food was... More 

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Thank kingbyriverk
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you felt you didn't get our fastest service. While we do get a bit of a rush during lunch, the high tables in the bar area are served by our bartenders, which is why we've left out a sign to let guests know it may take a bit longer. Thanks for checking us out, though. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?