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“Great beer!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant
428 Main Street Bennington, Bennington, VT 05201
(802)442-7397
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Ranked #9 of 64 Restaurants in Bennington
Cuisines: American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Great beer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We love microbreweries and this is no exception. Located right downtown, this pub is in an old building and has a cool vibe about it. The bartenders were atttentive and knew the beer!
While we were there, many people came in with growlers to be filled. So, it is no secret how tasty the brews are! Next time, we will grab a bite too.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Ohio
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“Nice Experience At Madison”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We like brewpubs and this one is a good one. It is right downtown but there always seems to be a parking spot opening up, and free. They brew their own beer and it is good quality. I had the sampler so I had them all. The food is typical pub grub but also with some unusual items as well. They had hummus and tabouli as well as an eggplant dish. There was something for everyone. The wait staff hustles and is friendly.

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Monroe, New York
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“Beers galore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Try the sampler and pick your favorite! The Irish Pub Fries are not to be missed. Check the online menu to get the juices flowing, and skip lunch so you have room for dessert!!!

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washington state, usa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We arrived after dinner rush and waited only 15 minutes to be seated. It was downhill from there. Only ordered cheese bread, and soup to eat. It took over an hour to get it. After asking 6x for my iced tea I finally got it after I Was done eating. I could understand if it was busy but it wasn't.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“It is what it is..one great brew house!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great brew house, impressive beer selection and very good food and reasonable cost. A real jewel in Bennington!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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