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All 64 Bennington Restaurants

Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

428 Main Street Bennington, Bennington, VT 05201
(802)442-7397
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Ranked #10 of 64 Restaurants in Bennington
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Hannacroix, New York, United States
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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
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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 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Family friendly cosy restaurant - with house brewed beers! Nice atmosphere and good service. Good kids options and supply colouring in for them too (good for OS travellers like us who travel lightly@!)

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

So happy we could be a place your whole family enjoyed! We're sure they created some great works of art with coloring supplies we gave them. Further, it's wonderful to hear the food, service, and house brews were a hit! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and some locally brewed beer. The beer was good and the food hit the spot. Typical pub food. The server was friendly, but slow.

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

Glad to hear the food and beer hit the spot! We do apologize for the slow service, and appreciate you speaking up about that. We'll look into how we can speed things up for you next time. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Rutland, Vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was my second visit. The service is slow, got seated fast enough and the food was timely but after that we rarely saw our waitress. I think she was just too busy. But the first time I went, it was the same thing, slow service. The food is hit or miss. Loved the calamari, my mother had a burger... More 

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

We definitely want everyone to enjoy everything on our menu. Hearing that you were less than impressed with the fish and chips and chicken tenders is really disappointing. However, we know we can do better and look forward to using your feedback. We'd love you to stop in soon so we can prove we can do better than 3 stars!... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very nicely decorated and friendly staff. The beer is great and the food is better. Would've liked to see a bigger menu and it was a little pricey but for what you get its a decent value.

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

Knowing you enjoy everything here from the decor to the food is great. However, we do appreciate the feedback on the menu and pricing. We'll look into this and pass it on to the rest of our team. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Glenville, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I remembered this place from my 20's. We drove through the town and sure enough, still open. Started with an order of Irish lounge fries, oh my, plan on sharing! The kids meal was fantastic. Large chicken breasts, (They call fingers), plate of fries and and ice cream sundae, fuhgedaboutit! Home brews were good, took a growler to go.

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

Jason, it's awesome you came back to see us! It's great you brought the whole family, and that they all enjoyed their meals. We hope you come hang out again the next time you're in town! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Bennington, Vermont, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The servers are friendly. The food is good pub-type fare. Good value for the money. It is a micro brewery so they have a unique choice of beers.

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

Leigh, thank you! Knowing we impressed you with both our food and brews is great. We hope we'll see you back in soon. Cheers, Madison Brewing 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, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub

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