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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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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Atmosphere, Food, & Beer

Came here for dinner and beer sampling on a Friday night. There was live entertainment and the guy was great. Food was very good and all fresh ingredients. Beer was also very good. A nice sampler of 8 of their 10 beers for 9 dollars and they were all different and very good! Ranged from light to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
FFMike462
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Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here for dinner and beer sampling on a Friday night. There was live entertainment and the guy was great. Food was very good and all fresh ingredients. Beer was also very good. A nice sampler of 8 of their 10 beers for 9 dollars and they were all different and very good! Ranged from light to medium to dark,... More 

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

This is fantastic to see! So happy you got to enjoy some beer, dinner, and even a little bit of entertainment. Hope to have you back in again soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Paris, France
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great local brews. Can't attest to the food but how can you beat 4 beer samples for 4.50, 9.00 for 8. All tasty! Casual and pleasant atmosphere. Everyone looks like a Brooklyn hipster except these folks are dressed like this for a reason.... It's friggin freezing.

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

Thanks so for this! So happy you enjoy the beers. Hope we'll see you in again for the food. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to Madison Brewery a lot when my parents were alive. They always enjoyed going there or Madison's brew, 76, and a plate of mussels. The sandwiches are very good also. Great place to kick back and enjoy food and company

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

Ted, it's great to hear how much your parents enjoyed our restaurant. We are so sorry to hear about your loss, but it's a pleasure to know that they always appreciated the brews and food we serve. We hope to have you back in soon. Wishing you the best, Madison Brewing More 

Bennington, Vermont
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to have a fresh brewed beer and awesome food. The staff is very pleasant. Love the french fries.

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

Billie, thank you for this! Happy to be a spot where you can always enjoy a brew and some food. Hope we'll see you back in soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

From Here to There
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The beer isn't bad, but the food and ambiance could certainly be improved. Seems like a tourist trap for people passing through...strangely the only restaurant on Main Street.

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

We definitely want to more than a "tourist trap," so to hear you were less than impressed with our food is a disappointment. We'll definitely take your feedback into consideration moving forward. We'd love to have you back in if you're in town again to show we can do better! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Buffalo
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited on a Friday night and surprisingly didn't have to wait without a reservation and were seated right away. We ordered typical bar food which was delicious. Entree salad was also great. Kids meal was good and was supposed to come with a dessert but was never brought by the server. Wanted to order another beverage but server was... More 

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

So happy to see this! It's wonderful to know you were able to enjoy your Friday evening with us. We do want to apologize for the small mishaps that happen, but are happy they didn't overshadow what sounds like an otherwise a nice time. We'd love to have you back the next time you're in town. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Hannacroix, New York, United States
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our Finance Manager took us to lunch here -- busy place! We were a little early, 11:45 - and a good thing, because this place filled us fast. It is a pub/brewery, and they had guests brewers in that day. The servers were all attentive, several stopping by the table with menus, water, drinks, food, picking up dirty dishes. I... More 

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

Jeannene, so happy you got a chance to try us out! Despite being busy, it's great to know all the servers were able to stay attentive and the kitchen served up some delicious dishes for you. We really hope to see you back in again soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Stephentown
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good food, wonderful ambience with a large downstairs, upstairs and outdoor area for warmer weather. Great place to go for fun with friends, hear live music on weekends and just hang out and have a nice time. Prices are reasonable, the food is good and I enjoy going there. They also are really excellent about making sure that the food... More 

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

Barbara, we're thrilled to see this! It's always great to get to read how much people enjoy not only our food, but everything else we're doing. We're really happy to hear that our menu and servers have helped ensure that your food is always gluten-free! Hope to see you in again soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place is great. Friends own a cabin a short distance away, and We have had great food and beer every time we come back. When we get bored at the cabin, Madison Brewing is our go to spot. The portion sizes are plentiful and the menu has many different choices. Can't wait to return this summer

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

So happy to be a go-to spot in Bennington for you! It's awesome to hear how much you enjoy the food and the brews. Hope to see you all back in soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

East Haddam, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great beer and atmosphere. About 10 beers to choose from. We did not eat here, but the food smelled and looked very good!!

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

Susanne, thanks for this! We hope the next time you're in town you'll try out some of our food as well. Cheers, Madison Brewing 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: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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