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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
736 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 158
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
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 @greatdanepub

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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 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.

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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) in Madison, WI
94 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.