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
741 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 uwmgdman:
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Beer: Most brews are at least a little above average for their respective styles, can always find a few styles that are very good to really good. The beer selection is very good. About 8 or so staples, 3 or 4 brew picks, and usually a couple on cask! I really enjoy their beer. Take home growlers are nice too.

Food: A wide ranging menu, I would order everything I have ever had again. My favorites: brats and mashed, the jambalaya, southwest tortellini. If you're looking for something lighter definitely get the brewmaster's grilled cheese with bacon. (Yes that is lighter fare, this is Wisconsin after all.)

Service: I've always been pleased with the service, even when the bar is busy.

Atmosphere: A good mix of people, I don't find myself getting annoyed with people, which is a good thing.

If you're in Madison, be sure to check out one of their three locations, the downtown being the best. If you're eating and it's nice, ask to sit on the patio in the downtown location. If you're drinking go downstairs,

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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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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.