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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 daledeee:
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Located downtown near the capital. We struggled finding this place due to all the one way streets and angled streets. A few trips around the block and Walah! we found the building which is a beautiful old-time building. The place was packed but we got seated right away. My wife and kids and I like German food so we ordered as such. The menu is authentic. The bratwurst and saurkraut was great. I tried a Dubbel which I thought was adequate.Some of the other beers sounded interesting but I stuck with my first choice. I liked the place but my wife didn't.

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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
94 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.