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Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

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428 Main Street Bennington, Bennington, VT 05201
(802)442-7397
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Madison family has deep roots in the Bennington, Vermont. As locals...
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, great menu choices

This was our third time through Bennington in 3 years, and although we would like to try other places, why mess with a good thing. The menu has something for everyone with a very culinary feel with the extra touches to the food. Throw in good beer, atmosphere and service and we have a winner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

food was terrific, atmosphere is casual and brewed beer here is wonderful. You can try free samples of the beer to pick your favorite. The menu is large and sure to please everyone in your group.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was our third time through Bennington in 3 years, and although we would like to try other places, why mess with a good thing. The menu has something for everyone with a very culinary feel with the extra touches to the food. Throw in good beer, atmosphere and service and we have a winner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A great place to have a beer, listen to music from local bands and enjoy great food. You can enjoy great local micro brews no matter your beer preference. The staff cater to your every need. Sit, enjoy and hang out with the locals while enjoying everything Madison's has to offer.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

When traveling up Rout 7 in in Vermont be sure to make a pit stop in Bennington. Madison Brewing has a great lunch menu and their own outstanding brews. My wife and I stopped on the way to Burlington and were very please with every aspect of our lunch. I then tried more of their beers at the Vermont Brewers... More 

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

Thanks for spending that quick break on your trip with us, Peter! It sounds like we were the perfect pickup for your trip up to Burlington. Glad you got a chance to try our beers, too! If you ever make it back up to Vermont, we'd love to welcome you back. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Manalapan
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We eat here whenever we pass through Bennington and have always been very happy with the food and service.

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

We couldn't ask for anything more, Alan! We hope we'll get to have you back during your next journey through -- until then, have a great summer! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Amsterdam, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stop in to Madison Brewing Co. for some great music and terrific brews. They offer many in-house brews and good pub fare. After a few visits we have tried quite a lot of the dishes have enjoyed them all.

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

It sounds like everything has really lived up for you, so thanks for exploring the menu a bit. We take it the beer has always been a highlight, too, so be sure to say hi the next time you stop in to have more! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stopped in for a late noon tasting and found this great brewery in downtown Bennington. The restaurant was starting to fill up right after we arrived. We decided to sit at the bar and the bartender came right over, we told her we where there for a flight, and she started pouring, not 4 or 5 brews, but their... More 

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

We're absolutely thrilled that from the flight to the nachos, everything made your first visit one for the books! We'll look forward to your next visit, because we think we've got a few things on our menu that you and your wife will love just as much. Be sure to say hi when you make it! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Rochester NY
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went to on a Sunday around 2PM and it was hopping. We were told it would be a 15 min wait but 20 minutes into it a spot opened up at the bar and we jumped on it. Within another 15 minutes "rush hour" was over. Great food and fantastic brews! Great staff and very clean rest rooms.

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

We certainly did have a bit of a rush this past Sunday, so great call on snagging those bar seats -- it seems like everything was well worth the wait! Since the rest of your visit was really top notch, we hope we'll get a chance to have you back sometime and earn that fifth star when we're a bit... More 

Dalton, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First off, I can't believe I haven't reviewed this place before since it is our go-to place in Bennington. We were there yesterday, 7/15/2015 for lunch. Since it was nearly 3 o'clock, there were few other diners; a few people at the bar, and one large table of patrons celebrating something and obviously having a great time. We were seated... More 

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

It's wonderful to see that we're a regular stop for you and your wife, Bob -- thanks for reaching out! We take it nearly everything blew you away, but we're sorry if the volume of some of your fellow guests has ever been a drawback for you here. While we do love our atmosphere, it sounds like we've still lived... More 

Amesbury, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Well, we only saw our waitress after waiting a good ten minutes then she forgot our drinks, which ended up being brought to us by someone else. Thankfully, we had ordered, but that took a good twenty minutes to come, and it was not that busy. The all you can eat fish was worth the wait, as was my steak.... More 

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

Reading this review, our first thought is that we're excited you're coming to see us again -- we know our service matches the 5-star quality of our food, and your description really doesn't sound like us. Our food does take a bit longer to prepare since we make everything fresh from scratch, but spotty and slow service isn't our standard... More 

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Additional Information about Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

Address: 428 Main Street Bennington, Bennington, VT 05201
Phone Number: (802)442-7397
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 Main Street Bennington, Bennington, VT 05201
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: (802)442-7397

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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