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

No Events Available

Holiday Hours

Though hours vary by location, the Great Dane Brewing Co. is bringing joy to the world (thanks to volunteering team members and staff)!!  Our doors are open for part of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Doty Street- Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
123 E Doty St | Madison| WI 53703

Christmas Eve | 11 am – 4 pm
Christmas Day | 5pm - 2am

Limited Menu served until 11 pm

Happy Holidays from all of us at the  Great Dane! May your holiday season be filled with friends, family, love, and joy, and best wishes for the new year!




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