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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 - 1:00 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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 63
    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
4 for the food/beer, 1 for the service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Michelle T
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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English first
Madison, WI
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My husband and I came on a Sunday evening. Nice atmosphere, good live music, great drink specials. Everything about the dining experience was subpar. I have never been to an Irish pub that was so into abusing innocent potatoes. The wedges were the same deep walnut color as the varnish on our booth, so dark they had the kind of... More 

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Wyoming
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Brocach embraces pubbery with comfortable seating, good food and drinks, and friendly staff. We were downtown for Music in the Square and stopped in for dinner. We were welcomed by courteous host and led to a back booth, which was made with two antique couches set on either side of a table. The menu featured a few of the basics... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I come to Madison several times a year, and if I'm downtown I always eat at least one meal at Brocach. The food and drinks are always topnotch. That being said, my husband and I visited last night for a nightcap, and I will never visit on a Saturday night again. The music was very loud dance music - not... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We only had drinks, but was a nice Irish pub with Irish music. Very enjoyable! Friendly wait staff. Nice out door seating as well as indoor.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Everything was sub par. The bangers sausage was disgusting. The texture was way off, it was like med rare mushy meat in bad casing. The fish fry was bad too, mushy breading and only two medium sized pieces. The chips were decent, and there Reisling was good.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Went to Brocach, for a repeat visit after walking around the market. We had the Wild Mushroom Shepards Pie and the Pub Burger. The Shepards Pie was good; however, the burger undercooked. After waiting 10 minutes for the waiter to come back and check up - I just ate it. Then, he brought a little squirt of ketchup for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Came here for a dinner downtown. Food was very good but the live entertainment was obnoxiously loud. It only served to spoil the meal as we couldn't talk around the table.

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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice selection of beers. Food was great with good choices of Irish favorites, burgers salads and soups. Bangers and mash was terrific, although I would have rather had the apple salad on the side. Friendly service. All around good choice.

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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: Irish, Pub

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?