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

Thu Nov 28th
5:00pm to 10:00pm

It's time for U-RAH-RAH!

The Great Dane Downtown is your destination for game time gatherings and convenient shuttles to Camp Randall during Home Games - Go Bucky!

Badger Bus offers Gameday services with a convenient shuttle stop just outside our door. 
Buses run approximately every 20 minutes for two hours before the game and one hour after the game. $6 round-trip. 
The Poolhall bar opens early for 11:00am games! 

Badger Shuttle Bus Schedule and pick-up information.



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