Madison, WI 53703
Hours of Operation
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.
6th ANNUAL BOCKFEST AT HILLDALE!
The The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company‘s 6th Annual Bockfest is Saturday, February 2nd from noon-5pm, indoors at our Hilldale location.
30+ bock beers from 10 breweries.
- Lakefront Brewery
- Vintage Brewing Co. Madison
- Wisconsin Brewing Company
- Capital Brewery and Bier Garten
- Karben4 Brewing
- Rockhound Brewing Company
- The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company
- Working Draft Beer Company
- Giant Jones Brewing Company
- Lucky’s 1313 Brew Pub
Quaff to your heart’s content and enjoy unlimited samplings, a commemorative glass, Bavarian pretzel bar, Hammerschlagen, and raffles. 100% of raffle proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison. Since 1993, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison, Inc. (RMHC-Madison) has been working to improve the health and well-being of children – touching more than 3,000 families every year. See ya there!