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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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7 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3305
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All 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
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had guests from Ireland and they were very impressed with the pub. People raved about the food. The staff and service could not have been better. Thank you for an amazing evening that we will never forget.

Thank 29mack
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Friday night. I think they really did shut it down though. We'd always had fun having drinks there previously. The food was okay, but nothing I'd brag about.

Thank garrettlaw2506
Marion, Iowa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

I have eaten at the restaurant a number of times and always have great food but the service is usually lacking. My visit in early April 2016 was no different. My husband and I had gone with another couple and we asked for a check to be split. At the end of the dinner, we asked the waiter and he... More 

Thank BrandyL1675
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Good food and great atmosphere. My first time trying Beer Cheese Soup. I'm not a beer drinker, but I liked it!

Thank Teresa O
Duluth, Minnesota
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210 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I've been here a few times (it's where I first learned to appreciate scotch), and the latest was another quality visit. Surprised it was as empty as it was, even though it was a weeknight. The staff was friendly. The place has a bit of Irish charm to it, and their liquor selection is good. Definitely someplace I'd return next... More 

Thank JWK1969
Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for Saturday brunch. We were seated right away and it was not busy when we sat down. We ordered and we waited. We waited and waited. 45 mins later we started getting our food. 4 of us got food. Another waited another 5 minutes. We asked for some lettuce and tomatoes for our kid's burger which was... More 

Thank Zuri T
Seattle area
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

A nice Irish pub on the Capitol Square, cleverly named (Irish for "Badger's den"). You get a great Old World feeling of being in a cozy Dublin pub when you walk in, made even nicer when a group is playing Irish ballads up front during dinner. Good beer & whiskey selections, tasty apps, and a good dinner selection. I can... More 

Thank NWtripster
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

You have to love the Brocach. It's like a classic old Dublin pub dropped onto the Capitol Square in Madison. The bar is always great and they sometimes have an Irish musical group playing. This trip found the food a bit wanting. The slaw and fries with my fish were soggy and someone else's stew lacked flavor. They were also... More 

Thank John C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

For those nights when the Old Fashioned is too crowded, try walking to the nearby Brocach for a fun atmosphere, yummy Irish food, and a good beer selection. We held a family event in one of the (elevator accessible) upstairs private rooms. Even there it was noisy but we had a great time and a fine meal at reasonable cost.

Thank Mike M
Northfield, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A nice Irish pub, with good beers. Lots of fun nooks and crannies for sitting as couple or a small group. And to top it off, the night we were there, they were screening the first Star Wars film, too.

Thank Diane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3305
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-255-2015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?