Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Active Beers: 58
Beer Ratings: 695
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 106 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by granger10:
4.18/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I arrived at this place last Sunday while in Madison visiting the law school there. Definitely has more of a restaurant feel when I walk in but there's much more to it than meets the eye. In a whole other section there's a bar/billiards area. And in the back there's a beer garden but it was closed because of the weather.
I sat down consumed a solid Burger while my dad got the Pot Pie. The Burger and Pot Pie were both solid but not exceptional. The menu, however, was very eclectic, I really want to try that Peanut Stew next time I come.
Good selection of beers with about 15 available and 2 gravity casks. Styles weren't really out of control but varied nicely.
Service was good and attentive but I don't think the waitress knew a whole lot about the beers.
After dinner we went to the bar and played some pool while watching the Pats pull out a close one against the Steelers. It would have been great if the bar had a big screen tv though.
4 pints consumed in all and all ranged from good to excellent with the Porter being my favorite. Crowd was varied with some bikers and college people and mid-30 year olds. This might change on weekdays though. Anyways, a really nice place, one to get some good food, drink good beers, and enjoy.
09-28-2005 12:57:58 | More by granger10
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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) in Madison, WI
94 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.