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Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
+1 802-442-7397
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good option for food or beer tasting. At least 10 craft beers on tap. Flights available and barkeeper will provide small taste to help you make your selection. I recommend the porter. Try the no bones chicken appetizer (maple BBQ)! There was a line up...More

Thank HappyCanadian13
Reviewed 4 days ago

A menu with enough variety to satisfy, staff who know the products and many kinds of freshly made beer. Good prices, too.

Thank Ed456
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

We're thrilled you were impressed by our varied menu and freshly brewed beer, Ed! We hope you found a few favorites. Hoping you'll be back to try a few more dishes and pints soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped in Bennington for a few hours checking out the covered bridges and antiques. Had a great burger here and fries. This restaurant in right in the center of town, parking is on the street. Wish we could have tried some of the beers but...More

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

You'll have to try our brews next time! We're delighted our burgers and fries were the perfect fuel for your travel break, though. Hoping to welcome you again when you make it back to Bennington! Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had to wait a bit on a busy Sunday nigh but it was worth it. We had a great burger on a brioche bun, onion rings, side salad, and a really good bowl of chili (made w angus beef, topped w melted cheese like...More

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

We're so happy to hear our burger, onion rings, and chili were worth the wait on Sunday night! It's true, we get a bit busy during those later weekend hours, but it's awesome to see our service and food were still on point amidst the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our food was very good, I got hot chicken wrap and salad. My husband got Waldorf sandwich. Lunch prices are reasonable.

Thank anita059
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks, Anita! We're glad you and your husband enjoyed our chicken sandwiches and salads. Hope you'll be back for another midday meal soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried several of their beers and the Chicken Vermont. Also enjoyed the beer cheese soup. Enjoyed all, though the Ju-C double IPA was my favorite.More

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

We love that you tried a variety of our brews, Chris! How else would you have figured out that the Ju-C double IPA was your favorite? The chicken Vermont and beer cheese soup were great choices, too. Hope you'll be back for another tasty meal...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing spectacular on the menu except for the brews. They offer their own and a wide selection of other beers and ales, plus wine and cocktails. Dining area is usually crowded and loud, and is not separate from the bar.More

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

We'll take this to mean you thought our brews were indeed spectacular, Lucy! That's awesome -- we are a brewery, after all. However, it's disappointing to know our food didn't quite "wow" you. Next time, we'd love to make some menu suggestions. There's definitely something...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Service and great food!! I love the decor and the hand done paintings. We were lead to our table quickly, the waitress was knowledgeable in the beers available and the food came out quick! Definitely would recommend!!!More

Thank jennifersL1185TK
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

You're the amazing one, Jennifer! It's awesome to know everything about your meal was just right, from the food to the beers to even the decor. Thanks for spreading the word, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another tasty meal soon! Cheers,...More

Reviewed April 17, 2017

Great burgers, excellent french fries, right in downtown Bennington. Good selection of beers made on the premises. Our regular Bennington lunch stop. Try them out!

Thank 230nroy
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the love! I'm thrilled our burgers and fries hit the spot, and that our brews really quenched your thirst. We can't wait to have you back for lunch soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed April 5, 2017

The food was typical bar food, nothing special. The beer was decent, but not worth the wait...waitress took forever to pour two beers. The location is good, right in the middle of Main Street...but there are better options.

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

I'm sorry if it took a while for your beers to be poured. We take pride in serving perfect pints, and we'd never rush the process. I hope you'll give our brews another chance. Cheers, Madison Brewing

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Richard M
Not a question...just wanted to let you know your place is great.love it all. I actually recommended you to diners drive inns and dives..I hope the have you on..you guys deserve it..great job!!
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Is it handicapped accessible?
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Do you take reservations for lunch?
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We take reservations for groups of 6 or more..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: +1 802-442-7397
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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!