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Brocach

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7 West Main St., Madison, WI 53703
608-255-2015
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Second funnest joint on the Square

For those nights when the Old Fashioned is too crowded, try walking to the nearby Brocach for a fun atmosphere, yummy Irish food, and a good beer selection. We held a family event in one of the (elevator accessible) upstairs private rooms. Even there it was noisy but we had a great time and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike M
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those nights when the Old Fashioned is too crowded, try walking to the nearby Brocach for a fun atmosphere, yummy Irish food, and a good beer selection. We held a family event in one of the (elevator accessible) upstairs private rooms. Even there it was noisy but we had a great time and a fine meal at reasonable cost.

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Thank Mike M
Northfield, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A nice Irish pub, with good beers. Lots of fun nooks and crannies for sitting as couple or a small group. And to top it off, the night we were there, they were screening the first Star Wars film, too.

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Thank Diane B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

You will go in expecting the basic pub grub and leave surprised by the chef's creativity- their curried slaw- OMG, THEY ALSO HAVE VEGETARIAN OPTIONS

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Thank ElaineM007
Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time at Brocach last Friday! There were 8 of us town for the UW game. We were seated quickly and the service was great! We enjoyed some good beers ( and a couple shots! ) and the food was really good. We had Reuben's, patty melts and I had a really good BLT. Would recommend!

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Thank DMMM
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102 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of beers especially local. The food selection was also good. Try the scotch egg. Great place to meet with a large group of people. Service was very good. Worth the 4 stars.

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Thank jim487
Marinette, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Ate here for an early dinner, good shepherd's pie, fish & chips, and Reuben sandwich for the 3 of us. Good selection of beverages and a realistic Irish pub atmosphere - I visited Ireland in 2006 and loved the pubs and old buildings. Went there the next evening for drinks too. Service was a little slower but they were busier... More 

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Thank 553AnneB
Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Excellent food with a nice full bar. I highly recommend the wild mushroom Shepard pie - a great take on the traditional pie. Big selection of whiskers too

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Thank Melissa H
Medfield, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service. Easily comparable to Irish pubs in Boston. Will be back. Service was very good. Erin Go Brah!

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Thank GTBoston
Madison, WI
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On a good day you'll get good service. Otherwise this is lacking and it is over-priced. Better to get Irish whiskey at the Crystal Corner or the Ideal Bar.

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Thank Zyxx
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped in here for a Surly tap takeover during the Great Taste of the Midwest pre celebrations. Yes, they were packed, but what bar/restaurant wasn't during this weekend. We got a great table, the beers were fantastic. However we waited literally 28 minutes and no one had come to our table. The guy that was serving had gone to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 West Main St., Madison, WI 53703
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-255-2015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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