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Brocach

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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7 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3305
+1 608-255-2015
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a real treat. The decor and the ambience are well done. I've been to Ireland twice. The food is excellent and the service is cordial.

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Thank Techdecisions
wisconsin
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not live in Madison. We arrrived at 4PM for our dinner reservation after UW Madison graduation on May 13. I was not impressed by the menu to begin with. but chose the fish and chips. Our table for 8 was upstairs along with about 12 other friends who also had a graduate. We ordered drinks which came promptly.... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been looking forward to stopping it to see the newly remodeled Brocach on the square for awhile now and finally was able to last weekend. The interior atmosphere is wonderful and looks really nice. Overall, my experience was great. The staff and new menu is perfect along with the knowledge on pairings and the food. It is authentic... More 

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Thank Collin S
Overland Park, Kansas
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688 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 4 and each really enjoyed our meals. Good food, good service, great variety. We will be back.

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Thank Bill F
Cottage Grove
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have been to Brocach several times over the years, usually for lunch. While I am not an expert on Irish food, I am pretty familiar with it and this place gets close authentic. The atmosphere is great, giving you the "I'm in Ireland" feeling, (Yes, I have been to Ireland)

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Thank I6937YDbillm
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Just happened to stumble across this place on St. Patty's Day, but still managed to find a place to sit. Ordered the fish fry and cold beers - no domestics on tap.

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Thank Tim D
Madison
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We hadn't been to the Brocach since the renovation.....very pleased with the renovation. A more hip Irish Pub...not dingy and dark, fresh, brighter, cleaner looking...big bar and comfortable seating area. We had one of the best waiters we have had in Madison...Sam. If you go...request you get him. He made our night enjoyable...attentive but not overbearing...engaging, but not annoying. Just... More 

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Thank jdbgolf
Greendale, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

It was a very warm mid-February night and everybody was out to eat in Madison. We were walking around Capitol Square and saw this nice looking Irish Pub and decided to give it a try. We were worried it would be a long wait but we were seated fairly quickly and enjoyed a view of the capitol from our small... More 

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Thank SteveT6029677454
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We were in Madison for the state wrestling tournament. A college student who lives in Madison recommended this restaurant. I had an old fasion that was amazing. For A Friday night the place seemed to be a ghost town. The food was good but I wouldn't say it was excellent. It is a nice cozy dimly light place. Overall our... More 

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Thank Dawn G
Murdo, South Dakota
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Being next to the capital this place is exactly what you would expect. Fancy place with fairly high cost menu. Don't get me wrong, this place does not disappoint! Food was great. Drinks are a little spendy, at least for a person that consumes as I do. Also used to the middle of So. Dak. where beers are $3 at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703-3305
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-2015

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