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 Oct 24th to Fri Oct 25th
11:00am to 1:30am

Your Table is Waiting...

You’ve probably read the Secret Garden … but have you ever visited a secret beer garden? Find it at the downtown Dane, where the 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. 


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