We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant

428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
+1 802-442-7397
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cottage pie” (19 reviews)
“sampler” (18 reviews)
“bison meatloaf” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
428 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2109
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (615)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

141 - 150 of 604 reviews

Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We were I town scouting some locations for an upcoming event and stopped in here for lunch. The restaurant was crowded but we were seated promptly. They know how to expertly handle a large number of people. The menu is an eclectic mix of extensive...More

1  Thank JoeMammas
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

It's awesome to hear the salmon burger and meatloaf were both hits with you and your wife. We're thrilled your service was efficient during our busy hours, too. Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Bennington...More

Reviewed September 30, 2016

The lobster cheddar soup with bacon deserves a big bowl every time. .All the items we had among the four of us were excellent and good selection of brews, Large bar drinks.

Thank robert k
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Glad you had such a great meal, Robert. The lobster cheddar soup is definitely one of our favorites, too -- especially in the fall. Thanks for checking us out while you were in town. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Madison Brewing

Reviewed September 26, 2016 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...More

Thank ctjustdoit
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Wow -- this review really means a lot. We're so pleased our food and beer impressed you enough to encourage a return visit to Bennington! Your comments on the spiciness are exciting, too. We definitely try to go for it, flavor-wise. So, the fact that...More

Reviewed September 26, 2016 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...More

Thank John M
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Glad to hear the IPA was such a hit, John! It's great to know your cheeseburger came out exactly how you wanted it, too. Thanks for joining us at the bar. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Bennington. Cheers, Madison...More

Reviewed September 25, 2016

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...More

Thank 4bird1
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2016

We're thrilled you had such a great experience. It's great to hear that you had great service on one of our busier nights. This is definitely something we'll share with the rest of our team. It's awesome that you enjoyed the beers you tried along...More

Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank MrG43046
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2016

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

Reviewed September 21, 2016

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...

Thank Swjoydance
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

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

Reviewed September 20, 2016

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....More

Thank tkasper3
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

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...More

Reviewed September 19, 2016 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...More

Thank Herv M
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

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...More

Reviewed September 19, 2016

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...More

Thank Ruth K
Mike M, Owner at Madison Brewing Co. Brew Pub & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2016

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...More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Bennington Station Restaurant
318 reviews
.27 miles away
Allegro Ristorante
209 reviews
.12 miles away
Ramunto's
89 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Downtown Bennington Visitor Center
7 reviews
.12 miles away
Bennington Museum
271 reviews
.75 miles away
Old First Congregational Church
190 reviews
.91 miles away
Bennington Centre Cemetery
42 reviews
.90 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Winfred B
August 13, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jgramma20 | Reviewed this property |
not as soon as they open at 11 but by 12:15 or so very busy
1
Vote
Dawn C
June 4, 2017|
Answer
Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure I don't need gluten free diet. Check to website your answer my be there.
0
Votes
Richard M
March 31, 2017|
Answer
Response from marybF1714MQ | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the place but I have to agree with you! 😀
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing