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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 - 01:00
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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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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places in Madison HAD been this cozy, Irish pub downtown on the square...no longer. It guess it might still qualify as an Irish pub...if you're on Mars! The inside resembles a silver spaceship; empty, cold and industrial feeling. I'm very proud of my Irish heritage and always felt like it was a treat to go to... More 

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Thank Mandy3_gal
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 10, and the staff was most accommodating. We had a reservation, and were seated immediately on the 2nd floor, with a great view of the capitol. I ordered the fish fry special which had 4 kinds of fish, including walleye, as well as fries and a red cabbage slaw. I found the fish in general... More 

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Thank lynneypenney
Madison, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The brocach was one of my favorite downtown places. They renovated the soul out of it. They Decimated the menu. How do you have an Irish pub without Shepherd's Pie?! I won't be back. So sad.

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1 Thank Lizz0r
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for the Restaurant Week menu. This was my second time there and the first after the redo of the interior and the removal of the eye-catching and classy red facade. It's totally lost the Irish charm and character that it had formerly. Food was average. It's trying to be "cool" urban-warehouse minimalist now. They need to change the... More 

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1 Thank MadSnowQueen
Marinette, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My dining experience began with a warm greeting and immediate seating from the hostess. once seated i was able to take a moment to appreciate the decor and ambiance. NICELY DONE Wait staff was prompt, friendly and attentive. Food was EXCELLENT and plated beautifully. Extensive beverage selection offering specialty drafts, irish whiskeys and array of wines and cocktails. Thank you... More 

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Thank Barbara F
Cherry Valley, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I will start out by saying our waiter was great. My husband and I have gone to the Brocach many times through the years. What did they do to the welcoming facade, warm, dark and inviting interior? Before it was like you where in Ireland, eating and drinking in an Irish pub. We would come and sit at the bar... More 

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1 Thank Illinoistripster20
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This place has really gone downhill. This used to be one of my favorite places in grad school. Unfortunately, both the food and the service have dropped off significantly. First, our group of 8 people were seated at a table that did not seat more than 6 comfortably. We had to ask to move. I asked for a beer, and... More 

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Thank bertpbno1
Madison, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We have visited Brocach many times over the years, and were looking forward to our visit since recent renovations. We were warmly greeted by the staff and the service was excellent. The drinks were delicious, but pricey. The food was just average. The cool Irish atmosphere is gone, and the place now feels generic and sterile. All in all, it... More 

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Thank pburnsblum
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I had last been to this place a few years ago and absolutely loved it then! Went tonight for dinner with some friends and it's been redecorated with an urban industrial theme which doesn't at all fit an Irish pub. It's nice, but has definitely lost it's charm. It still has what you would expect for food; Shepard's pie, fish... More 

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Thank apo09
Appleton, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My bride and I stopped here for a Saturday lunch! We almost walked by because it did not look open! This Brocach had been completely remodeled and has a different menu from the previous version! It's touted as an Irish pub and whiskey den! To us it was more reminiscent of a gastropub with clean urban decor! The Brocach on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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?