Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
BEER AVG
3.65/5
Based on:
56 Beers
739 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 159
Reviews: 107
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 @greatdanepub

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Reviews by MDekker:
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I had a quick dinner here while at a conference. The place had a thorough beer selection, with a decent number of lagers, all well described on the newspaper-like menu I was given. I had a pint of Peck's Pilsner, which I enjoyed, although it wasn't spectacular. The burger I had was great. I might stop there once more before I go. The service was good, and although I didn't see the whole place, it was interesting, with mentions of the history of the building on the menu. Being in downtown Madison is a plus, too, and it's given me a great one-day impression.

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

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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
93 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.