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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: Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good

Just traveling thru, nice place to stop and relax for a while with a cold beer and good food. Plenty of seating on the first and second floor, we opted for the roof top patio. The service was very good and the wait staff friendly. Would stop there again if I'm in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Bedford, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Midway in my travels I stopped here out of sheer hunger. The place offered everything you would expect from a local brew pub. My one regret is having to drive on as they had an incredible selection of beers from what I could see, and people were enjoying themselves. Feeling nostalgic for Cape Cod, I had the clam chowder and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not much was still open so we settled on Madison and glad we did. Good was very good. Fried green tomatoes special app was nice with corn crust. We had hot sandwiches that came with house made chips- very good. Service less so and there must be no bus boys as tables remained dirty throughout lunch. Not pleasant staring at... More 

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

We're really glad you stopped by, and even happier the appetizers were such a hit. It's a bit surprising to see we may have been a miss on our service, though, and we're really sorry if we let you down. It sounds like we were a bit shorthanded, since we keep very strict cleaning schedules around here. We'd love to... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We ate at Madison Brewing Co. mid-afternoon on a Saturday. I was surprised that the restaurant had a (short) wait at 2:30 in the afternoon. Their beers were quite good and the wait-staff knowledgeable on the different brews. There are also a few bottled beers. We had 3 people. U had a hot turkey that was ok. My wife had... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by this past weekend -- it sounds like the beers really stood out! Though we're confident the flavor on our dishes is top notch, we're sorry if a couple of the dishes in your group didn't look as appetizing for you. With that said, we know we can impress you from first glance to first bite, and... More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Just traveling thru, nice place to stop and relax for a while with a cold beer and good food. Plenty of seating on the first and second floor, we opted for the roof top patio. The service was very good and the wait staff friendly. Would stop there again if I'm in town.

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

Glad to see you loved everything from start to finish -- thanks for checking us out on your way through Bennington! We see you're from New Jersey, but we hope you'll make it back to the area sometime to see us. When you do, make sure to let us know. We'd love to say hi! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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242 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant and bright place that serves their own craft beers as well as some brand names. I had a really nice burger here, done as ordered. And a couple of nice beers. The service was a little slow. Initially, there was only one server for our room (there is another room upstairs). However, the beer was timely... More 

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

Looks like the burgers and beers really kept you satisfied on your first visit, so thanks for checking us out while you were in Bennington! We /make everything from scratch, so the prep time for many of our dishes is a bit longer than some are used to -- sorry if we were a bit shorthanded, though. We'll be looking... More 

Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent food, casual dining, nice selection of micro-brewed beers as well as a full selection of domestic. If a nice night eat on the roof top patio.

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

We've been so fortunate to get some great weather this summer, and we're happy you've been able to enjoy it on the patio! Looks like you're always up to try out a new beer with us, and we hope you'll check out some of our newest additions when you get a chance. Thanks for reaching out here, Barry! Cheers, Madison... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My Wife and I were on so-so about eating here. The place doesn't look like much on the outside and we figured it was just another Bar. We were really wrong! The place is attractive on the inside and his plenty going for it. The food was very good and the veggie burger was the best we have ever had.... More 

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

We love our quaint location downtown, Robert, so we're really happy you came into see us, after all! Looks like once you were inside, you were hooked. We see you made it our way from St. Louis, and if you're ever back, we'd love to have you check out some more of our seasonal beers. Oh, and of course --... More 

Cambridge, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Sad to say I was disappointed. For me this is a local restaurant that I could visit on a regular basis, but will not do so. When we visited, business was not to busy, however our food took a long time to get to our table. Also if a customers tells staff to restock the restroom, this should not be... More 

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

Knowing you're local, we're so disappointed that your first impression of us wasn't absolutely top notch. We'd love to give you some context on the food prep, though -- we make every single dish fresh and from scratch, so some items do take a bit longer to get ready. We're really sorry we didn't get that bathroom restocked right away,... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stopped in for late lunch mid-week and we really enjoyed the food and beers. Prices were really fair (sampler of 8 beers brewed in-house was $9), and everyone was pleased with their lunch. Wings were great.

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

From the wings to the flight, we take it everything really hit the spot for you and your group. Thanks for coming to check us out! We hope you'll find your way back to Bennington sometime, and when you make it -- see what's new on tap! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Essex, Connecticut
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A nice brew pub with a pleasant atmosphere. The pub style food is decent and the beer is good. Definitely plan on stopping back here the next time we're in Bennington.

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

And we'll look forward to having you, Conner! We take it the beer and the food really hit the spot, so we can't wait for you to keep exploring the menu. Pro tip for your next visit: We're always mixing up our beer selection, so let us know when you're in and we'd be happy to recommend something new! 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, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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