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Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
(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
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looking for a place to eat lunch on the way through town. This place popped up on trip advisor and lo, there it was. The session IPA was very good if not excellent . I wish I could have tried more but I was the driver so I picked a low ABV and this fit the bill perfectly. Atmosphere was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great beer, french onion soup and cheeseburger. The bartender was very friendly and easy to talk with. The beer is made onsite and excellent, I had an IPA that was very good. My cheeseburger was cooked just the way I asked. Comfortable bar to sit at and eat. Met a local hiker who was friendly.

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great restaurant that combines a causal atmosphere with outstanding service and fine food. Very popular, this place was packed on a Friday evening and they were not missing a beat. Kristan help me select a beer from their extensive list and brought me some samples to try, a nice touch. One of the specials that night was a grilled pork... More 

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Millersport, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch and found the food very tasty. Service was friendly and fast. The atmosphere was pleasant.

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Thank MrG43046
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a great time! Thanks for stopping in and trying us out for lunch. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Bennington! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

Boonton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Old world charm... Loved the old wood and wooden tables.... Great pub atmosphere...very quick friendly and efficient service....standard food taste ...plentiful size for the servings...

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

Thanks for checking us out! We're glad you enjoyed the ambiance so much. Thanks for the compliments on our food, too -- it means a lot that you liked everything. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

niagarafallsny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel even has written directions to this pub! Getting in late we got to the pub around 8 and had a wonderful meal. Cottage pie, Yankee pot roast and we were perfectly renewed for the night. There are plenty of beers to choose from. Tasting is encouraged. The staff was attentive and informative. Loved it. And there is more,... More 

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Thank tkasper3
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you stopped by while you were in Bennington! It's great that your first experience was so memorable. We're really flattered that the cottage pie and pot roast were such big hits, too! We really appreciate the kind feedback and look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out for an early dinner and chose Madison because of the high TA rating. We weren't disappointed. We had their Irish lounge fries. They were excellent! The combination of flavors was memorable. Using either of the two dips provided changed the flavor profile in a very nice way. I had the Vermont chicken and it was really tasty.... More 

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

We're glad to hear you weren't disappointed by our TA rating, Herv! It sounds like you two had a memorable experience. We're disappointed you didn't like the asparagus as much. We really appreciate the feedback, though, and will pass it along to the rest of our team. It's great that you two stayed for dessert. That's the first time we've... More 

Rockaway Park, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch here on a day trip to Bennington. We started with the artichoke and spinach cheese dip, served with slices of flatbread and large dipping chips. I had the quiche and a cup of the bacon tomato bisque (yummy and sprinkled with crispy bacon on top). My honey had the Lauren melt...another great choice. I am not a... More 

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Thank Ruth K
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow -- it's cool the beer was popular enough that you two wanted a t-shirt, Ruth! Sorry we didn't have the right size, though. We'll be sure to keep that one stocked up. We're also delighted to hear you two enjoyed the food and had some great service while you were here. We'll make sure to pass along your kind... More 

Swanzey, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here on a fall weekend, having had a decent meal here last year. We were not disappointed. Cobb salad was terrific, quiche and chowder were good; only complaint was that hot food was only lukewarm. Wait staff was attentive and very friendly, and we were able to sit outside on an upstairs courtyard porch. Ambience is nice... More 

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Thank Maryann L
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so pleased you decided to come back after a whole year, Maryann! It exciting to hear you liked the soup and salad and that you enjoyed your table on the porch. If you ever feel your food isn't hot enough, though, we hope you feel comfortable alerting your server so they can fix it right away. Thanks for the... More 

Brewerton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a late lunch and lucked out getting one of the owners as our server, Mike Madison. Micro-brewery with good food also! Wife had a crock of chile with onion, cheese and jalapeños on the side. I had the Rachel - a nice, smaller version of a Reuben-very good, wife had my side salad. I also enjoyed one... More 

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

It was really great meeting you and your wife! I'm glad you enjoyed hearing a little about our history, too. Thanks for trying us out. I hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: (802)442-7397
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?