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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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Today
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 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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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Thank mpg0815
Little Rock, Arkansas
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145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Brocach brings a little bit of Ireland to the Midwest. This place has a great selection of Irish whiskeys along with the traditional bar libations. Not much was happening here the night we came in but the bartender was friendly and welcoming.

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Thank n2n8ture
Madison
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place is right out of Dublin. The beer list is very good. The food is way better than you would expect in an Irish pub. The banners and mash and the colcannon are especially good. The service had always been friendly and excellent. Live traditional music several nights a week makes the place near perfect.

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Thank jscopper
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Brocach (pronounced BROH-kah) has really good shepherd's pie. This location makes it slightly different than the location on Monroe ST so ask what kind of beef/how it's prepared before you order. It is heavily wooded and has a nice dark and peaceful atmosphere during the day.

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Thank pibmomma
Boston, MA
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378 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place for 8 people to eat in Madison on the Friday night before Ohio State Game. Everyplace had a three hour wait. Came here and we were able to sit upstairs and have a drink and were seated in a very cramped booth within. Half hour. Food came quickly but everything was just OK. Real problem wasn't... More 

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Thank Cindy K
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Before they closed for construction over the summer I noticed that some of my favorite dishes and salads had been removed from the menu. I hope that when they do open in October 2016 there will be more than a few great dishes to choose from. I do LOVE their ruebens and coffee liquer drinks!

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Thank Bridgette S
Oxford, Connecticut
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322 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We went here with friends and had such a blast! Great beer, whiskey and wine selections... great vibe.. great location... we didn't get a chance to eat here but will def go back next time to eat!

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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?