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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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

albany,ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

We're happy to host your large groups -- the more the merrier! I hope everyone you were with got a chance to try a little bit of all the things you chose. Variety is the spice of life! On that note, it's great to hear that all the brews you picked were on point. Can't wait to see you all... More 

vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

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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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?