Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company

Brewery, Pub, and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Madison, Madison
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  • Maura R.
    "Get the Scotch Ale- it's great!"(7 Tips)
    Jumaria P.
    "And the beer battered cheese curds are an absolute MUST!"(10 Tips)
    Cooper S.
    "Goes great with a Crop Circle Wheat in the summer."(3 Tips)
    Daniel S.
    "The poutine appetizer is worth the trip alone."(4 Tips)
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  • Kat C.
    Kat CorlissOctober 12, 2013
    Oh my god! Whomever dreamed up the chocolate and beer flight is a genius! Gorgeous flavors and unbeatable beers! My favorite was the Crop Circle Wheat with the lemony, spicy milk chocolate!
  • Fallon S.
    Fallon SmithMarch 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here at lunch, dinner, late night, or for brunch on the weekend. It's always good and they have something for everyone. Fish tacos are to die for, watch out for the habanero sauce!
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    Happy Valentine's Day! We know today is the day of romance and love and we know you love beer so we are giving a way a free Great Dane beer mug from 5pm to 10pm today FRIDAY the 14th. Beer = Love Read more
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin ReppenOctober 22, 2011
    The something planked salmon is amazing, so is the calamari. Didn't try the sandwhich salmon thing but what I had listed above was damn good. The photo is the left overs of my food.. Notice no salmon
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DahlAugust 10, 2014
    My boyfriend and I are patio enthusiasts and this may be one of our favorite patios ever! Definitely recommend checking it out!
  • Lindsey H.
    Lindsey HodsonJanuary 15, 2016
    I always order falafel when I'm here and it's great! If you find yourself here in the summer, the sunken outdoor patio is amazing. Oh and the beer is good too!
  • Joanna M.
    Joanna MerrillMarch 1, 2015
    Good beer, and very extensive menu. I've never really been wowed by the food or the service, but no complaints. Check out the downstairs bar if you are looking for an intimate atmosphere.
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithJuly 9, 2012
    Start with the Cheese & Artichoke Dip (if you're craving more, order the Dane Burger, which comes topped in the dip). Goes great with a Crop Circle Wheat in the summer.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RathboneOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The cheese curds are alright, but the beer is great and they have pool. Plus the more you drink the better their cheese-curds taste.
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    Bockfest! 14 different Bock Beers, Free pretzels, commemorative mug, live music, The Bockfest girls and more! Tomorrow March 8 @ our Hilldale location from12-5pm. All for only $30
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    Today all of the Madison locations will be closed by 5pm with the exception of the Downtown location closing at 4pm. We are having our employee holiday party. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience
  • Rc M.
    Rc MartinezApril 21, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I love this place. Great tuna tataki, wings, amazing beer and everything else. Awesome staff, I can't say anything bad about this place.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 17, 2011
    Fresh brewed beer. Billiards without daiquiri stains. Food served on platters. No wonder the states mandate closing hours, or you’d never leave this place. Start with Peck’s Pilsner, go from there.
  • Parintachin
    ParintachinJune 5, 2011
    This is an excellent place to compare factory meat vs. grass-fed. If you go with someone else, order the same burger, one regular, one grass-fed and sample both.
  • Jumaria P.
    All the beers are brewed right there, freshest draft you'll ever have! And the beer battered cheese curds are an absolute MUST!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BorchersJuly 7, 2014
    The cuban is the meatiest cuban I've ever had and I've had a lot of cubans. It's doesn't come with mustard so you'll have to add it yourself.
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    Bockfest @ The Great Dane Hilldale March 8 Get your TICKETS NOW! 14 Bock beers on tap, Bockfest girls, Bavarian Pretzels and a lot of fun with live music for Mamas Dig Down! Read more
  • Mitsuko M.
    Mitsuko MaiJune 7, 2012
    Everything that I sampled was fantastic, but surprisingly my favorite thing was the pretzel bread that came as a side to the mac 'n cheese.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammMay 30, 2012
    For a local, sustainable, grass-fed dinner, get the Sustain-a-burger, or substitute the same patty on to any of their other burger creations.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackinJune 20, 2013
    Love the outdoor atmosphere, food is amazing, great vegan options! Always go at least once every time we are in Madison!!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SylvesterOctober 30, 2013
    Great food but I wouldn't get the cheese curds...at Great Dane they're basically mini mozzarella sticks. Save the calories for the old fashioned cheese curds
  • Gerrit M.
    Gerrit MarshallAugust 10, 2014
    Try all GDane locations. Great beer and wings. Main menu is wonderful too. A must stop while in Madison.
  • Virginia L.
    Virginia LJuly 15, 2013
    The blackened Mahi Mahi is delicious and the outdoor courtyard is lovely at night. Great service & great beer too!
  • Christine T.
    Christine TurcotteJanuary 2, 2015
    Food was excellent. Great beer...get a flight so you can figure out what growler you want to take home!
  • Barton H.
    Barton HenbestJune 22, 2015
    Yummiest meatloaf, with garlic mashed, paired with the German Pilsner. Free pint for dad( me) on Fathers Day. Great (Dane) end to a short vacation.
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TaubMarch 10, 2016
    Decent beer and food but a great outdoor area. Also have a good number of pool tables and a locker to charge your phone!
  • Tim M.
    Tim McIlreeJanuary 29, 2012
    If your not hungry, but everyone else is ordering food and you want something light, order the kids fruit cup. Only 50¢ and consists of a substantial serving of kiwi and pearapple
  • Three Olives M.
    Three Olives MadisonFebruary 13, 2012
    They always have my favorite Three Olives in stock... Triple Shot Espresso! (Just don't tell the other 20-some flavors) Order it up with cola or in a cocktail with Three Olives Cake.
  • Rahul J.
    Rahul JairajJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    What they call the Indian Tandoori Chicken is nowhere close to the actual tandoori chicken of India, but it's still awesome!
  • Liz
    LizJune 4, 2013
    Their cheese curds are the best I have ever had. The west African chicken peanut stew is AMAZING!
  • Hannah I.
    Hannah InderiedenJune 12, 2016
    We did the 10 sampler and loved it! The scotch ale is amazing
  • Daniel S.
    The poutine appetizer is worth the trip alone. Burgers are good, but I'm not a huge fan of the in house beers.
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SetzerOctober 22, 2013
    The Low Country Shrimp & Grits is amazing! One of my top ten favorite dishes anywhere.
  • Yoli Z.
    Yoli ZMarch 4
    Best wings! And great value pints during "hoppy" hour from 4-6 pm. Only $4
  • The MAMAs
    The MAMAsJanuary 25, 2014
    NO COVER – DONATIONS WELCOME | 21 & UP EVENT | Lords of the Trident, 4 Aspirin Morning, and Anna Wang and the Oh Boys! play to support the Madison Area Music Association Read more
  • Scott S.
    Scott SpauldingAugust 22, 2011
    Outstanding Cuban sandwich, great selection of beer, sit outside, great venue to enjoy lunch and a drink or two!
  • Mike E.
    Mike EspositoAugust 21, 2015
    Loved the steak! Good prices. My waitress was amazing, totally on point and quick. 🍴😋
  • Derek G.
    Derek GeblerMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    In summer, be sure to visit the outdoor seating in the back.
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    FREE 12oz mug of DaneBeer with each order of Beer Steamed Muscles $10 Downtown location only. today (Wednesday) only.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MakinneyApril 15
    Poutine with their ham made in house with the cheese curds is delicious
  • Nehpetsmai K.
    Nehpetsmai KaedJune 28, 2012
    Fish tacos are Delicious and filling. And the hummus is perfect
  • Brad L.
    Brad LeegeAugust 22, 2014
    Outdoor Beer Garden easily makes this the best Great Dane location.
  • Ian P.
    Ian ParkOctober 25, 2011
    Ignore all else, don't even look at the menu (it's not on there). Simply request the "Hot Wing Chicken Pizza." You will win.
  • BJ L.
    BJ LykeNovember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always be sure to ask what they have for a selection of seasonal beers!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SteffesAugust 24, 2013
    Crop circle is a great refreshing summertime beer abc I recommend the pot pie or Mac and cheese.
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    Last concert on the square tonight at 7pm! Get some beer to go and enjoy the great music! @greatdanepub Read more
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonNovember 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The mac n cheese is a moderate portion size of cheese and carb
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    Closed all day Monday the 19th. Sorry for any inconvenience. we will open Tuesday as normal.
  • Craig R.
    Craig RoloffSeptember 18, 2012
    Wonderful location; tip: don't get stuck at the bar, explore the entire building, especially the outdoor courtyard.
  • G. Sax
    G. SaxNovember 30, 2014
    The mac n' cheese is as good as people say. Eat that!
  • Todd W.
    Todd WeisrockJune 19, 2015
    Great beer selection and hors d'oeuvres. Great service.
  • Cathie M.
    Cathie MartyMay 2, 2015
    Eat outside on their lower patio in the summer!
  • Nicholas T.
    Nicholas ThomasAugust 11, 2015
    Pot Pie and the Mac & Cheese are to die for.
  • Rc M.
    Rc MartinezJune 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Habanero hellfire will BURN your ass! Be careful... Its good. But potent.
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    19 year anniversary and we want to say thank you! Thursday November14th. Read more
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HerbrechtsmeyerAugust 8, 2014
    get a sampler so you can taste the wide variety of brews before you settle on a favorite
  • Adam A.
    Adam Almond-KraftMay 15, 2013
    It turns into kids playtime at 6pm. Although very well mannered. Those who don't should be beer boarded.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GraffSeptember 29, 2012
    You have no soul if you miss out on the poutine. That is all.
  • Craig T.
    Craig TreptowJune 12, 2012
    Get the wheat and sit in the patio in back, its fantastic!
  • TJ K.
    TJ KOctober 5, 2014
    Ended up here late at night. Great food and beers.
  • Mark Z.
    Mark ZornJune 17, 2012
    Srichacha mayo on the ahi tuna sandwich adds just the right amount of kick to the dish.
  • Meg 🍾 A.
    Meg 🍾 AnMarch 12, 2012
    My waiter was somewhat rude and my meal was kinda cold. My cocktails were pretty good though. Like the atmosphere. Only went there once and thought it was over priced considering the poor service.
  • Hayato T.
    Hayato TakahashiSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Habañero hellfire for all your dishes. A must have.
  • Robin C.
    Robin ChungNovember 14, 2013
    Nov 14, 2013 marks their 19th anniversary. ALL pints are $1.90 all day!
  • Bernie L.
    Bernie LaurJuly 20, 2013
    like apples? like rum? try the angry sailor!
  • Mark S.
    Mark Simpson-VosApril 1, 2012
    Pecks Pils is the best Czech style Pils in the US. Mark it down.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 29, 2014
    Specialize in dark beers and beautiful women.
  • Lerin H.
    Lerin HendricksonJune 24, 2013
    Best brewery in town and best location
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SchuermanOctober 7, 2012
    Great brews!! Oktoberfest brew is awesome!!
  • Julie P.
    Julie ParfreyOctober 16, 2016
    Hang out and play some pool in the back
  • Janet A.
    Janet AsplinAugust 11, 2012
    Be sure to sit outside in the garden patio.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HuberFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Dario. He makes the dirtiest drinks.
  • Kari S.
    Kari SchneiderJanuary 25, 2013
    Try the Scotch Ale!
  • Elaine H.
    Elaine HambrightJanuary 28, 2013
    Grat beer and cheese curds
  • Sebastien P.
    Sebastien PlourdeJune 16, 2012
    fish & chip is very good with a Peck's pils
  • Wil B.
    Wil B!February 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Always order from Kristen she's the best bartender :)
  • Luke L.
    Luke LaBonteMay 28, 2012
    Seems sexist, only women servers and all men are behind the bar or in the back; good food however.
  • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
    Try our Winter Warmer!
  • Blake S.
    Blake SamicAugust 12, 2012
    Go downstairs and check out the beer garden out back.
  • Maura R.
    Maura RossApril 6, 2013
    Get the Scotch Ale- it's great!
  • Debbie J.
    Debbie J.March 28, 2015
    Best cheese curds we've ever had!!!!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchwenknerAugust 8, 2014
    Fantastic food and even better beer.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GrimyserMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The Green Chili is awesome!
  • Peter M.
    Peter MFebruary 19, 2015
    Get a flight
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BrouilletteMay 18, 2013
    The nachos are really good!
  • Tanya S.
    Tanya SparksAugust 17, 2014
    Nice patio area
  • Adam H.
    Adam HickeyNovember 19, 2012
    Great cheese curds and local beers!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HowellJune 26, 2016
    The mac and cheese is killer
  • Dan
    DanOctober 29, 2012
    Scone Scotch Ale is muy bien!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HovlandJune 3, 2012
    Had a really crappy service and screwed up 3 of the 6 diner's food order...my suggestion is not to come on a Sunday!
  • Jared D.
    Jared DrenkowNovember 9, 2015
    All different kinds of beers
  • Susan K.
    Susan KennyFebruary 20, 2014
    Close to the capital building and a parking garage.
  • Guillermo G.
    Guillermo GongoraApril 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to the pool hall!
  • Nurse K.
    Nurse KateOctober 8, 2015
    Great post-work brewery!
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.March 1, 2015
    Order the poutin
  • Bob G.
    Bob GranerAugust 24, 2013
    Would have went here but IBEW says to boycott them because they don't use union labor. Next pub.
  • Christine T.
    Christine TurcotteJanuary 2, 2015
    Yum! Which one to try first?
  • Angel
    AngelMay 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their mac n cheese is amazing.
  • J Iain M.
    J Iain MorrisonOctober 21, 2011
    was there once, nice place, good beer
  • Brad T.
    Brad TarggartAugust 4, 2012
    Cool place to eat and drink!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KehoeJanuary 8, 2012
    Veruckte Stadt Deutsche Pils...ausgezeichnet!
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