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Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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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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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on our way to Brattleboro, but hungry for lunch so my husband used the GPS to find our way. Madison Brewing was a delight, so much better than any franchise. The most difficult part was making a choice of what to order, beer and food- so many attractive selections. The lunch special was country style meatloaf with cheddar... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hubs and I went here as part of our Southern Vermont beer crawl. The beers were alright, but the calamari was excellent. Try it with chipotle mayo.

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

Southern Vermont beer crawl?! Sign us up, Beckie! We're thrilled you enjoyed our calamari with chipotle mayo, and we hope you'll give our brews another chance. We bet we can find one that'll blow your mind! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Clifton Park, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here on a Sunday afternoon apres ski. The menu was varied. We had the Irish fries as an appetizer- it could have sufficed for our lunch! They were delicious-with yummy cheese, and toppings. I had the Vermont cheddar ale soup which was served hot and tasted amazing. As far as the beer - I had the Chocolate Stout- first... More 

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

So glad you found us after a long day on the slopes! We can't think of any better way to refuel than with Irish fries, cheddar ale soup, and chocolate stout. Talk about warming up from the inside out! We can't wait to welcome you and your friends back soon for more delicious bar food and tasty brews soon. Cheers,... More 

Shaftsbury, Vermont
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is reliably good - not great - but good and reasonably priced. Service is always good. Seating area upstairs is quieter for a more cozy dining experience. Downstairs has a "Cheers" feel.

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Thank 863jenifer
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad our service always meets your expectations. We're sorry you haven't been blown away by our food yet, though. We'd love to make suggestions next time you're in -- there's definitely something on our menu that'll knock your socks off! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a stressful day this is a wonderful find! Perfect place to unwind! Greeted by a super friendly waitress and then saddled up to the bar for a delicious drink or two served by a super friendly bartender! This place is a must visit when in Bennington!

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

That's what we like to hear! We're thrilled our brews help you unwind, and that our company isn't half bad either. Hope we'll have a chance to welcome you back soon! Until then, Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped at the brew pub on the way to the mountain for the weekend. Enjoyed local atmosphere and their speciality beers. Nachos were great app and steak sandwich was delicious. Excellent choice as we headed north.

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

Thanks for stopping by, Brian! We're thrilled you got to try our brews and that your nachos and sandwich hit the spot. We hope the rest of your weekend was excellent, and we can't wait to see you again next time you come through Bennington! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The absolute best food!! The wings are to die for! The French onion burger is worth every single calorie you consume! We have never had a bad meal there! They offer a ton of beer selections as well. Trust me, go here!!!

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Thank Travelingirl31
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

You're the best! We're thrilled our wings and french onion burger send you off into a food-induced bliss. Thanks for the recommendation, and we hope to see you soon for more brews. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

On a winter weekend getaway, we asked several places in town where we should go for dinner. They all pointed us here. Always fun to sample local beers, but they have a hearty and tasty burger selection as well. The dining room upstairs is a little quieter (more to our taste) and downstairs was for the louder sports crowd with... More 

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

Wow, Thom, we're honored to know that people think of us first when they're suggesting great places for dinner in Bennington! We're thrilled our local brews quenched your thirst, and that our burgers made excellent accompaniments. We'd love to welcome you back next time you're in town, too! Until then, Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We just happened to stop in for lunch while passing through Bennington and what a great surprise. It definately had a brew pub atmosphere but with pleanty of separate dining area. For beers, they offer a great variety and we each had separate beers that were excellent. I loved their chocolate stout but their ale was excellent as well. What... More 

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

I'm so glad you stumbled upon us while you were in Bennington! I'm also thrilled our chocolate stout and our ale both hit the spot. As for the food, you made a great choice -- beer cheese soup and grilled cheese sandwiches make the perfect brew sidekicks. I hope you'll think of us next time you're passing through! Cheers, Madison... More 

Lansing, Michigan
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant is my lunch hangout when in Bennington! The menu offers something for everyone at affordable prices. The brew master has quality down pat! I enjoyed everything that I tasted! Cheers!

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

We're happy to see you whenever you're in Bennington, Trip! It's sweet to know that our menu and our brews always hit the spot. We'll make sure our brewmaster gets to hear your compliments, and we can't wait to share another pint with you soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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?