Brasserie V

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Brasserie VBrasserie V

Type: Bar, Eatery

1923 Monroe St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53711-2026
United States

(608) 255-8500 | map

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 12-08-2007

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Photo of manabozo3
5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is amazing. We went for dinner after GTMW. The restaurant was crowded however we were able to find room at the bar after 10 min. Meanwhile in that 10 min, we got to the beer. This place had a Shelton Bros. special going that featured Nogone, Mikkeller, Aphrodyte and Peche, and various others. All served in its proper glassware. During dinner we were looking into the bottle menu and this place had 30+ belgian styled/influanced beers lined up. Also they have beers in cellar so if you don't see it ask, they might have it. All in all its a great place to eat. I'll be back for sure!

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Sconnie
4.95/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is my new favorite place to go in Madison. They have 15 taps, the majority being Belgian imports with the rest split between one or two German, English, or American micro-brews. Always a great selection, they know their beer. I've had everything from standards like St. Bernardas 12, Chimay white and Delerium Tremens to Val Dieu Gran Crew, La Trappe Quadrupel, and Lindeman's Framboise. And they have a ton of bottles available as well.
The food is really good, a little on the pricey side but a good value for the quality.
If you're in Madison and you like good beer (and if you're reading this I hope you do) this is a place you must check out.

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Photo of equinox1
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The most amazing selection of Belgians I have seen anywhere. Superb selection of bottles also. Since the addition was finished adding double the space for both bar and dining has made this both me and my wife's date night of choice. The frites and tomato basil soup are superb. My favorite time here is a Saturday for lunch and then walking 2 doors down to the wine and hop shop and getting all my ingredients for my next homebrew.

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Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

In my opinion: one of the best restaurant/bars in Madison. Everyone I've brought here has loved it and can't wait to return.

The restaurant specializes primarily in sandwiches and moules et frites; the sandwiches are delicious (try the V Burger or its big brother, the V Burger II) and the frites and pub chips are housemade and delicious (The mussels aren't bad either but the other stuff blows them away).

At the bar they have 14 taps dedicated to the rotating selection of beers they offer. They also have about 100 or so different types of bottled beer so you'll have plenty of choices. The free tap samples help and if you'd like to know more about a bottled beer the staff are more than knowledgeable enough to help you select one. Brasserie V also has a decent wine selection but, to be honest, I always drink beer there.

Try it for lunch and on Tuesday it's 2 bucks off bottles.

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Photo of slyke
4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Took a spring break trip to Madison, Wisconsin and went to Brasserie V on our last night. BA daisybleu and I arrived about 4:00pm expecting to have a beer or two, then move on, but as we sat at the bar we decided to stay long enough to have dinner.

Soft lighting and jazz set the mood for the place. The taps had a strong bias toward Belgium. The bartender was happy to offer samples of a beer if you weren't sure and also kept an eye on the street, which saved another patron from being towed. At 5:00pm, they brought out and opened a firkin of Thornbridge Kipling. I honestly hadn't heard of either the brewery, but I love real ale.

Each of the beers I had (St. Bernardus Prior 8, Maredsous 6 Blonde, and Thornbridge Kipling) were served in proper glassware and at proper temperature. The food was also very good offering a short, but varied menu with lots of things that looked good to this foodie from frites to steak - I had a corque monsieur that was terrific.

Brasserie V is not the place to watch a game and eat piles of generic pub food. It is a place to quaff a well-made and presented beer and perhaps enjoy Belgian-style pub food or fancy fare. If that appeals to you, as it does to me, go to this place!

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Photo of djhowell
4.81/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of adman08
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Brasserie V has maybe the best selection of beers in Madison. The taps change regularly and there is a huge selection of bottles. The last time I was there I had St.Bernardus 12 on tap, need I say more? Though I've never tried the food I've checked out the menu and it sounds excellent. It's more European/Belgian based, things like mussels and frites but they also have burgers. As you can imagine the beers they offer are very high end and therefore command a high price but well worth it. The staff is very friendly and they typically have tried most of the beers so they can help with recommendations.

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4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jenitivecase
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Stopped by at the end of a weekend in Madison.

13 taps. Superb beer list - the standard Belgians (Duchesse, St. Bernardus 12 & Tripel, Gulden Draak, etc.) plus some non-Belgians (Sierra Nevada Wet Hop, New Glarus Belgian Red, etc.). Also, a great bottle list with some hard-to-come-by beers (e.g. Fantome).

Service was knowledgeable and friendly, and the cheese plate we ordered was great in terms of cheeses and accoutrements. The beers we ordered were very reasonably priced, especially given their rarity and the serving sizes. Plus, the glassware was, for the most part, the breweries' custom glassware for the brews.

I wish I lived near this place so that I could give them a ludicrous amount of my money on a regular basis. Definitely a quality establishment and a beer destination.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visited Great Taste Eve 2015. Prennial tap takeover, but I was solo and able to find a seat at the bar. Besides the fantastic Perennial list the overall selection was incredible, as was the food. Service at the bar was spot on. I hope to be able to go back here everytime I visit Madison. I made it to a lot of places GT Eve and this place stood out as the best.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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