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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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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 67
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  • 14
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere

This brewery/pub is great because it has the best beer in town possibly the world! Old 76 is my favorite but I sample all the seasonal brews as well. Just get the beer sampler if your traveling through town so you can try them all, the price is good, and then ask for a growler full of your favorite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CrystalnKevi
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This brewery/pub is great because it has the best beer in town possibly the world! Old 76 is my favorite but I sample all the seasonal brews as well. Just get the beer sampler if your traveling through town so you can try them all, the price is good, and then ask for a growler full of your favorite beer... More 

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

Really glad you love the brews so much! We work hard to get things just right around here, and we sincerely appreciate hearing from a fan. That said, we also work hard to make sure our food is more than just pub food, and we're sorry it's held a bit of your experience back. Next time you come through, don't... More 

Cortlandt Manor, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Madison Brewing twice now and have yet to be disappointed. Staff is always pleasant and food is served timely. This time around we had onion soup and shared a homemade hummus platter appetizer. The wheat beer hit the spot!

Helpful?
Thank Furph428
Mike M, owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

After two visits, we're thrilled to be a hit! Glad you've gotten to explore the menu a bit, so we hope you'll make it back before too long. Brewer Will's always got something new he's working on, and we know we can find you some more pairings you'll just love. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Columbia CT, United States
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here and loved the food and the service. We had never had Yari tori (not sure of spelling) wings. The server told us they are made with maple syrup and whiskey. They were great. Then we had cottage pie and open turkey sandwich. Both were delicious. Server was friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
Thank Marian G
Mike M, owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you loved the yaki tori wings, Marian! It sounds like everything you tried really hit the spot, though. Thanks for giving the service a shout out, as well -- our team works hard, so we're pleased the effort made a difference. Hope to see you again next trip from Connecticut! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madison has good, hearty food and very good service. Their burgers are great and chili is excellent. We love stopping in on a cold day for a good beer and hot meal.

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

And we love having you, Meg! There's nothing like a nice bowl of chili to warm up your bones during the cold winter months. Can't wait to welcome you back, so we hope you'll say hi when you make it up from Boston! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and efficient staff. Even though the restaurant was busy we did not have to wait. Refills on drinks without having to ask - that is a plus in my book! Excellent food. I definitely will eat here again when I am in the area.

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

And we'll look forward to having you, Darie. It sounds like our service really blew you away. Next time you make it up to Bennington from Boston, you'll definitely have to stop by. Say hi when you make it, and safe travels! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great food! And nice environment. The clam chowder was good and the service was great! Reasonably priced. I would definitely go back again.

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

We hope you do make it back sometime! It sounds like the chowder was definitely a highlight, but we've got quite a few other dishes where that came from -- we bet you'll love them, too. See you around! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Niskayuna, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

For 8 years , Madisons has ALWAYS been tradition when my brother, Dad & I come to town for Holiday 3-4 times a year! The last 3 visits were enough so that we are choosing a new spot. The FOOD has been consistent, yes, at times good! Its The SERVICE, from the initial greeting walking in (when many times the... More 

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Thank solace99
Mike M, owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on service that's just as stellar as the food and drinks you love, so this is honestly a really concerning review to find. We want to assure you this isn't typical around here, but we know that we'll need to earn your family's visits again. We actually have three male servers who are all well trained, as... More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My father-in-law and I stopped here on our way through town. This place had a great selection of craft beer that was delicious. The food was fun and a step above what you would normally expect at a pub. Good service and a great place to go!

Helpful?
Thank Kevin C
Mike M, owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you think so, Kevin! We're definitely shooting to be a cut above the rest, so we appreciate the two of you checking out our place. If you're passing through again, we'd love to have you back -- we'll be aiming to give you a five-star experience! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Manchester, Vermont
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I live in the region and this is where I like to eat when I am in Bennington. I have never had a bad meal here. They are consistently good and they are open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, as far as I know. Family owned and fairly recently renovated following a flood with an interesting... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nancy S
Mike M, owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Nancy, it means a lot knowing we're a Bennington staple for you. It sounds like we've always impressed, so we appreciate you getting in touch and sharing that with us. It looks like there might be some room for improvement in your rating, though, so don't hesitate to let us know what we could be working on next visit! Cheers,... More 

New Springfield
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The brew pub is so nicely decorated. They offered a nice variety of menu items. The food and beer flight were very good.

Helpful?
Thank Peggy R
Mike M, owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Peggy, thank you so much for coming to see us -- looks like the selection really hit the spot on your first visit! We sincerely hope we'll get the chance to welcome you back sometime, because we're always trying out something new on tap around here. We're also happy to offer some recommendations on the next dish you'll love! Cheers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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