Vintage Brewing Company

Vintage Brewing CompanyVintage Brewing Company
Vintage Brewing CompanyVintage Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

674 S Whitney Way
Madison, Wisconsin, 53575
United States

(608) 204-2739 | map
vintagebrewingco.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.82
Beers:
70
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
632
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.13
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
74
pDev:
8.96%
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Reviews by djhowell:
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djhowell from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

This is a very new establishment that happens to be very near my office. It's becoming a favorite happy hour destination for my co-workers and I. The first few weeks they had some growing pains but they seem to be settling into things now.

This was the former location of the JT Whitney's brewpub which I was never much of a fan of. The interior has, thankfully, been completely reworked and I like it a lot. It features a large rectangular bar, surrounded by booths in the front room and leather couches around a fireplace in the back. Everything is done in darker wood and is kept very clean. There are lots of flatscreen TVs everywhere, muted, but they aren't in your face and this is not a sports bar. The decor features lots of antique beer signs and memorabilia keeping with the name of the bar.

Now, on to the beer... They've been experimenting with lots of styles and it's been fun to come in to find something new to find every couple weeks. I read that they are "testing the waters" to see what's most popular before deciding on what their regular offerings will be. They run between $2.50 and $6 depending on happy hour pricing and which style you sample. The higher ABV Belgian-style beers were the only ones that have cost me more than $4 I think. The bar staff are very knowledgeable on average and are happy to answer questions or offer suggestions. In addition to the beers brewed on site they offer a half dozen guest beers and most if not all are from Wisconsin.

I've only had a few items from the food menu so far: a cod filet sandwich that was a little pricey but pretty good, chips & guacamole/salsa that was enough for 3 people to snack on, and an order of chicken and chorizo nachos that have been my favorite item on the menu so far. In general I feel like the food is good but maybe a little overpriced for what it is.

Generally, I like the place and I'm excited to see what they make of it.

May 15, 2010
More User Reviews:
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Hopping brewpub/ tavern in shopping center, with a lively after work crowd. Large U-shaped bar seats over 30, with booths and tables around the perimeter, a separate dining area, and small sidewalk patio. A dozen beers on tap, they also have a full bar serving cocktails. I had the Oktoberfest and Morsy, both pretty solid. Serves was a bit spotty, as they were slammed. I had the cheese curds, they were nothing special. Definitely a good place to grab a beer after work.

Sep 18, 2019
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Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Sep 14, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Apr 25, 2018
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sgttibbs from Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

May 15, 2017
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beerguy04 from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Good looking bar with a local college town vibe. Service is friendly and quick. The beer selection is amazing with different beer styles to choose from. And the swidewinder fries are awesome.

Jan 05, 2017
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SSGCujo from Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Sep 08, 2016
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BigRizz62 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 06, 2016
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nov 25, 2015
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Kurmaraja from California

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A rehabbed mall chain restaurant with a pretty diverse clientele because of locale. The quality of the beer is surprising as is the diversity of the selection - from cream ales to kolsch to DIPA to Port Barrel Aged Stouts. I sampled 5 or 6 beers and each was well above average for style; the brewer knows what s/he is doing. Service is a bit haphazard and they're spending as much time mixing rum and cokes as pouring beers. Food is solid, a notch above chain restaurant for sure.

Oct 11, 2015
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Hrodebert from Michigan

4.71/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Last stop of a week long trip throughout Wisconsin.
Arrived as the lunch crowd was winding down.
Really nice place, could be in a better location.
Service was awesome, appetizer and one of our entree's was awesome, the other entree was pretty good.
Beer was very good with some unique offerings.
Very nice stop for a great end to a very enjoyable trip.

Oct 05, 2015
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UWBadgerFan4Life from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Jul 08, 2015
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superfriend from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jul 01, 2015
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jonesjere from Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Jun 22, 2015
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aubzachsyd from Iowa

3.76/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jun 18, 2015
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Duff27 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 14, 2015
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Hoppity1 from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I went there for the beer but really enjoyed the food. Beer was great too.

May 09, 2015
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atone315 from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Mar 01, 2015
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hoosier222002 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Feb 21, 2015
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redleg411 from Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Feb 06, 2015
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 20, 2014
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twb0392 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Dec 14, 2014
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Soneast from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Dec 13, 2014
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Todd from California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Nov 20, 2014
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NJB145 from Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Nov 15, 2014
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