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 Oct 27th to Sun Oct 28th
9:00pm to 2:00am

The Garden is Open!

Have you experienced the outdoor garden at the downtown Great Dane? Madison’s most celebrated and award-winning outdoor seating is now open! Our ivy-enclosed courtyard provides a refreshing retreat from the urban core. Sip your favorite house brew—we’re into Old Glory American Pale Ale at the moment—and enjoy a meal while the city bustles around you.

In other sip-able news, our Summer Cocktail Menu is hot off the presses. We’re featuring eight signature drinks, including our new Mixed Berry Mojito, Peach Tea, and Jalapeno Pepper Margarita, to keep you sipping happy in the warmer weather. Have a summer fling with our summer slings!

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