1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

Not Rated.
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
BEER AVG
3.65/5
Based on:
55 Beers
750 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 164
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

123 E. Doty St.
Madison, Wisconsin, 53703
United States
phone: (608) 284-0000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

No notes at this time.
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 164 | Reviews: 109 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

We showed up got a seat and a beer in like two seconds. It was great beer and great food and the service was outstanding. Looking around it was like a nice old pub, but mostly a restaurant that served some really nice food. Made with an old world style that was new, fresh and fantastic. It was a personal relaxing experience. The selection was good sized I could see just under a dozen beers there and some even on cask, hand pump, and nitrogen keg. Overall it was a great experience except for the Madison traffic is a killer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of elkinbrown
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.89/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Came here (not this one, but the Great Dane Hilldale) for Bockfest 2015. It was a blast 15 bocks and all you can eat pretzel bar. Wings were great.

Photo of redleg411
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of twb0392
3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Outdoor beer garden is really nice; beer is hit and miss.

Photo of italianstallion
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of TheBungyo
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Great food, decent service, atrocious beer! I absolutely adored the burger I had. It was perfectly cooked and certainly tasted as if it were cooked over an open flame. Just thinking about it makes me hungry!

But the beer, oh man, Freddy Kruger couldn't inspire worse nightmares. I ordered the bitter on cask and while it was served at the proper cask temp and all ... it was obviously infected. Next up was the mild ale and boom full of diacetyl. A little butter is OK in some English styles, but this was swimming in movie theater sludge. At that point, I decided to quit while I was only slightly behind.

I've been waiting about ten years to get back to Madison so I could try the offerings at The Great Dane and this was a massive let down.

Photo of Jason
2/5  rDev -52.4%

Photo of OBD
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of NJB145
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jsash10
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Fargrow
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Rilesmiles
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of stouts4me
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Knoxrb12
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jwenzel019
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Faunland
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Alpar
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of blairb366
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) in Madison, WI
93 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.