Hour of Operation

We are open…

Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Our kitchen closes at 9 p.m. each night, but may stay open

until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday depending on demand.

Sunday Brunch is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We are CLOSED on Mondays!!


About Our Chef

Marci Mays

Kitchen Manager / Chef

The kitchen has always felt like home to Chef Marci Mays. At an early age, she helped her family prepare tasty southern fare from scratch. Some years later, she landed her first restaurant job as a dishwasher at Shenanigans in Sewanee, Tennessee. After working up to manager in a few short months, she decided she was hungry for a new kind of challenge. Across the street, Julia’s Fine Foods gave her the creative freedom to create a farm to table brunch on weekends. Still, that was not enough.

Meanwhile, Marci attended nursing and art school before deciding it was time to go back to her original love of food. She then graduated from Drake State Technical and Community College where she won several competitions, and coordinated several parties; one of which included several members of the White House. Shortly after graduation, Marci stepped on board with Old Black Bear Brewing Company with best friend, Shawncey Smith. Here, both chefs create amazing food from scratch while serving it up with some southern hospitality.

Our Gallery

Alabama, meet downtown Madison.  We’re starting a culinary revival in a quiet neighborhood established before Andrew Jackson was president.  With Southern Staples such as Chicken & Waffles and Smokey Pimento Cheese, our Chef’s have really outdone themselves.  Come see what Old Black Bear has to offer outside of our fantastic beer selection

Our Services

Bringing culinary culture to Downtown Madison.  Visit us for our ever changing menu with fresh farm to table products

Taproom Kitchen

The first taproom in North Alabama to open a kitchen, and not just any kitchen, our focus is local!  Our beef comes from Deer Valley Farms in Fayetteville, TN.  The farmers market is our grocery.  We only serve alcohol that we make on site.  Our staff is trained with Hospitality as the utmost importance.  Come see what we have going on and see why we like to say Hard Work Has Its Reward


Based in Historic Downtown Madison, our brewery is looking to change the face of craft beer in the area.  There are 3 International Master Brewer’s in the South East and roughly 120 world wide and we went out and acquired two of them!  After all 2 is always better than 1.  Working alongside local companies such as Leavendary at Hudson Alpha we look to make innovative strides in how beer is processed.  Come put some South in your Mouth!  Cheers!!