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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, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

I go here for the French Dip (I think they call it something else) and it never disappoints. They tend to be busy and the service is a little on the slow side, but overall the waitstaff is pleasant and the food is good. Just leave yourself plenty of time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Melinda2020
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Rutland, Vermont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Stratford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for dinner on Saturday night. Expected very good pub food, as we have had before. What we got was an excellent meal. I had the Vermont Chicken. She had Theresa's Awesome Caprese Burger. Both dishes were waaaay beyond "good pub food". They were really different and outstanding. Comfortable and interesting decor. Good friendly service in a relaxed setting.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Selected the Brew Pub from Trip Advisor while passing through. I had the roasted veggie wrap special sandwich. It was quite good. The kale could have used more preparation or could have been cut smaller..I love kale but it needs to be manageable in a wrap. It was a generous sandwich and a healthy choice which I value. I also... More 

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

We're so happy to hear you loved the burger from the perfectly cooked meat to all the toppings! We'll look more into that kale in the veggie wrap, too, so thank you for your feedback. Hope to have you back if you're ever in the area -- maybe this time for some nachos! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Shaftsbury, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I have been visiting here for many years - first whenever we would vacation here from out of state and now as locals. The fish and chips has always been the "draw" - some of the best we have had and offered at a decent price. All you can eat on Wednesday's. The staff has always been... More 

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

We can't wait to pass on your compliments to Donna and Anisha -- we're very lucky to have them. And it means a lot to know that you've stuck with us for so long, whether visiting the area or as residents. We'll always be here with some Hopback and other brews for you both to enjoy! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Harrisburg, North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

go upstairs for quieter seating. Great service. Good food. GREAT atmosphere. reasonably priced. probably the best in town overall, especially late night. not fine dining, good food. Great beer selection. good music.

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

We're so glad you've found your favorite way to enjoy some great music, food, and beer -- you can't beat a great seat upstairs. We know there are some top notch food and beer spots in the area, so it means a lot to hear that we're still your favorite! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants to visit here in vermont. Absolutely have to order the nachos!! Great selection of brews and the food is always delicious!

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

Eire, thank you!! We're so glad you love everything from the brews to the food, and we can't wait to see you next time. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Packed for a Tuesday evening. Lots of business travelers here as well as a family celebrating a birthday. Food is better than average for pub fare. Great collection of beer. The waiter was letting others sample beer before ordering.

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

We're really glad you had a great time at our pub! We're proud of our selection of beers and are happy to introduce some new varieties to people, so it's great to hear that you took advantage. Hope you'll visit us again soon! All the best, Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

WEBSTER
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have been here many times and have seen several changes in menu and management. The last change has not been a happy one. We usually order from the pub menu and the choices are not what they were in number or quality. They have never been fast but it was worth the wait because we felt the food and... More 

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

We're really sorry you feel like some of our changes haven't been good ones, Anne -- we'd love to clarify! Although there are occasionally new faces on our team, we've never changed management since we opened in 1996. As for the wait, we continue to make everything from scratch in-house, but we completely understand how that can be frustrating when... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We came to Bennington as a 1 day break from skiing and we were disappointed in the service at Madison for lunch. The food was just ok--service was friendly but slow, even though they were not crowded at all.

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

Especially when it isn't as busy, it's even more important to make sure the service is speedy -- we're sorry we didn't have our usual quick pace when you came by. Nonetheless, we hope it didn't put too much of a damper on your off-day! If you ever find yourself on a ski break, we think we can show you... More 

Rutland, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I go here for the French Dip (I think they call it something else) and it never disappoints. They tend to be busy and the service is a little on the slow side, but overall the waitstaff is pleasant and the food is good. Just leave yourself plenty of time.

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

Thanks for being such a loyal customer, Melinda. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your thoughts -- we always want your service to be both friendly and efficient so we're sorry to hear we let you down a little there, but glad to hear you've enjoyed yourself overall. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Madison... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

This place has it all good food great service and all sorts if new beer to try, we tried a lot of the menu all great highly recommend Nachos and vermont cheese covered chicken so good

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

Thanks so much for stopping in! It's fantastic to see you enjoyed everything -- especially the nachos and chicken. Hope to see you in again! 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, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?