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7 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3305
+1 608-255-2015
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just happened to stumble across this place on St. Patty's Day, but still managed to find a place to sit. Ordered the fish fry and cold beers - no domestics on tap.

Thank Tim D
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hadn't been to the Brocach since the renovation.....very pleased with the renovation. A more hip Irish Pub...not dingy and dark, fresh, brighter, cleaner looking...big bar and comfortable seating area. We had one of the best waiters we have had in Madison...Sam. If you go...request you get him. He made our night enjoyable...attentive but not overbearing...engaging, but not annoying. Just... More 

Thank jdbgolf
Greendale, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very warm mid-February night and everybody was out to eat in Madison. We were walking around Capitol Square and saw this nice looking Irish Pub and decided to give it a try. We were worried it would be a long wait but we were seated fairly quickly and enjoyed a view of the capitol from our small... More 

Thank SteveT6029677454
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Madison for the state wrestling tournament. A college student who lives in Madison recommended this restaurant. I had an old fasion that was amazing. For A Friday night the place seemed to be a ghost town. The food was good but I wouldn't say it was excellent. It is a nice cozy dimly light place. Overall our... More 

Thank Dawn G
Murdo, South Dakota
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being next to the capital this place is exactly what you would expect. Fancy place with fairly high cost menu. Don't get me wrong, this place does not disappoint! Food was great. Drinks are a little spendy, at least for a person that consumes as I do. Also used to the middle of So. Dak. where beers are $3 at... More 

Thank SoDakKid
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places in Madison HAD been this cozy, Irish pub downtown on the square...no longer. It guess it might still qualify as an Irish pub...if you're on Mars! The inside resembles a silver spaceship; empty, cold and industrial feeling. I'm very proud of my Irish heritage and always felt like it was a treat to go to... More 

Thank Mandy3_gal
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a group of 10, and the staff was most accommodating. We had a reservation, and were seated immediately on the 2nd floor, with a great view of the capitol. I ordered the fish fry special which had 4 kinds of fish, including walleye, as well as fries and a red cabbage slaw. I found the fish in general... More 

Thank lynneypenney
Madison, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The brocach was one of my favorite downtown places. They renovated the soul out of it. They Decimated the menu. How do you have an Irish pub without Shepherd's Pie?! I won't be back. So sad.

1 Thank Lizz0r
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I went for the Restaurant Week menu. This was my second time there and the first after the redo of the interior and the removal of the eye-catching and classy red facade. It's totally lost the Irish charm and character that it had formerly. Food was average. It's trying to be "cool" urban-warehouse minimalist now. They need to change the... More 

1 Thank MadSnowQueen
Marinette, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My dining experience began with a warm greeting and immediate seating from the hostess. once seated i was able to take a moment to appreciate the decor and ambiance. NICELY DONE Wait staff was prompt, friendly and attentive. Food was EXCELLENT and plated beautifully. Extensive beverage selection offering specialty drafts, irish whiskeys and array of wines and cocktails. Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3305
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-2015

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?