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Brocach Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1843 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2024
+1 608-819-8653
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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256 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice updated atmosphere, but the bartenders were slow and inconsistent. Sometimes the drinks were too strong, sometimes too weak.

Thank Denise A
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place for the rotating tap selection and above average pub food. This are not your standard burger and cheese curd type pub...the food and vegetarian options are much better than other pubs with similar tap selection. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that the host/hostess service has been terrible my last few visits (often playing... More 

Thank travellight9
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I had a hamburger and it was good. The service was also good and our food came out in a timely fashion.

Thank sebastian l
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a great pub in the tradition of Ireland! I watched the EuroCup there with some friends. I love the shepherds pie-some of my friends got the bangers and mash.

Thank Meghan C
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The food is adequate, the service is generally good, and one of my favorite drinks (Guinness draft) can be found here. If you think you know Irish food, or what an Irish pub actually is, but in truth know nothing about it then by all means head to Brocach. Unfortunately, Brocach is no more an Irish pub than I'm a... More 

Thank foodjava
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A small and intimate pub. Very good fish and chips and local brews. Overall very good experience and highly recommend.

Thank Larry G
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

At 11:30 on Sunday, there are two tables ahead of us, a 12 top and a three top. There are four tables occupied in the whole place and two servers. It was an entire hour from the time we sat down until we got our mediocre food. During this hour, we had to ask for: sugar in the coffee setup... More 

Thank Alesha M
Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I had high expectations since their sister location on the Capitol Square is good. I'll be truthful here with the hopes that this will possibly lead to them improving things, because I do want them to succeed at this second location. After two discussions about their salmon entree, we were informed (oops!) they were out of the salmon already (and... More 

Thank shawnschey
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We went here for late night drinks on a graduation weekend night....expecting a muted laid back atmosphere.......but we forgot we were in a college town on graduation weekend......so it was a bit of a challenge to hear each other in conversation.... Pleasant space, good beer, excellent service.

Thank broosontheloos
Madison, Wisconsin
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286 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Popped in unexpectedly Mother's Day weekend and didn't realize that brunch was served on Sunday until 2PM. This was 1PM and we weren't interested in breakfast foods at that point in time. I asked the server what time the menu changed over, and she said 2PM. I said we had hoped to have lunch, and she suggested that we order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1843 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2024
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-819-8653

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