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123 E. Doty Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 284-0000
Fax: (608) 284-0990

Hours of Operation

Sun - Thu: 11:00 am-2:00 am
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am-2:30 am


Great Dane Downtown

The original Great Dane Pub is located in the 140 year-old “Fess Hotel” building listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Opened in 1994, the unique space  features a 10 barrel brew house, a stone-walled Rathskellar, semi-private dining area and billiards lounge, along with  a quaint and relaxing courtyard beer garden that receives accolades again and again for Best Outdoor Dining awards in Madison. 

The combination of historic ambiance, award winning beer, crowd-pleasing food and caring, attentive service, has made the downtown Great Dane Pub Madison’s most award-winning restaurant and brewery. We hope you'll visit us often to see and taste what's new.


Upcoming Events

Sat Sep 2nd
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Sun Sep 3rd
3:45pm to 9:00pm
Fri Sep 29th
4:00pm to 10:00pm

Pardon Our Dust

This month, we’ll begin major renovations to our Downtown Pool Hall in order to better serve our guests. From approx. May 15th – June 15th (dates may vary), the Pool Hall will be inaccessible as we work on installing new energy-efficient lighting, renovating bathrooms, upgrading our countertops, and exposing brick walls, improving the television layout and more. We are thankful for your patience while we improve the space and look forward to unveiling the upgraded Pool Hall in June.


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