Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Active Beers: 55
Beer Ratings: 615
Beer Avg: 3.66
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 106 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cwcolby74:
4.06/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Overall I liked this place. Cool atmosphere - it's big, and dark, there's a lot of seating, and it's usually full of customers, with a good mix of young and old, college kids and townies, etc.
The beer is just so-so for me. It's pretty good but there doesn't seem to be a lot of choices. On the other hand, they brew their own, so it's always fresh and presented well.
The bartender we had was really cool, very pretty and honestly pretty patient with us, as me and my buddy tend to engage in excessive beer snobbery and otherwise boorish behavior when we go out together.
This is a downtown bar with no parking to speak of nearby, so that's always a minus for me. Not the fault of the bar, of course. That's just part of it. But I dislike getting my drink on somewhere and then having to stumble 6 blocks to my car (no, I wasn't driving, my friend was).
Anyway, this place is sort of part of the legend and lore of Madison, so it's mandatory for anyone staying more than a night or two. I think you'll enjoy yourself.
03-26-2011 17:25:37 | More by cwcolby74
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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) in Madison, WI
94 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.