2305 Sherman St
Wausau, WI 54401
Phone: (715) 845-3000
Banquet: (715) 845-8800

Hours of Operation

Sun - Thu: 11:00 am-12:00 am
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am-2:30 am


Great Dane Wausau

The Great Dane Pub brings Wisconsin’s number one brewery/restaurant concept to Wausau! Located just off Highway 39 at exit 191, The Wausau Great Dane, situated in the former Hereford & Hops building at 2035 Sherman Street, opened for business in May 2009. Extensive interior renovations have created the ultimate brewpub experience for the Wausau community, and the easy-on, easy-off highway location is perfect for travelers headed to summer lake destinations or to the Granite Peak ski area in winter.

The Great Dane in Wausau features all the amenities of the Madison pubs, plus a 75-seat private event space and 300-seat banquet hall for weddings, anniversaries and corporate functions. The main bar room’s raised circular booths are a great spot for dining and people watching. The stylish pool hall bar overlooks two intimate lounge areas, fireplace, six TVs, plus billiards, shuffleboard, darts, and other games. The main dining area includes comfortable “snug” booths and a private room with seating for up to twenty-four guests. If the weather is nice enjoy your meal in our 100 seat Beer Garden or sample some beers on the outdoor deck. If not, find your niche inside with “WAUSOME” views of the brewing tanks and enjoy the excellent products, service, and atmosphere that make The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company America’s quintessential brewpubs!


The Wausau 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.

Wausau- Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
2305 Sherman Street | Wausau| WI 54401
Christmas Eve | 11 am – 12 am
Normal Business Hours
Christmas Day | 5 pm - 2 am
Limited Menu


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!


Upcoming Events

Fri Dec 13th to Sat Dec 14th
8:30pm to 1:00am
Sat Dec 14th to Sun Dec 15th
8:30pm to 1:00am
Fri Dec 20th to Sat Dec 21st
8:30pm to 1:00am

American Pub Quiz

Join us every Thursday for FREE trivia! Hosted by American Pub Quiz.

1st places takes home a $30 gift certificate, $20 for second and $10 for Third. One lucky team will also win a pitcher of beer during the night. No need to sign up ahead of time. See you Thursday!

Every Thursday • 7-9pm
$10/$20/$30 gift certificate for 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place
Free pitcher of beer for a lucky team

Banquet Reservation

The Great Dane Pub offers a Large Banquet Room with capacity to seat 65 - 300 guests. This room features a beautiful built in dance floor and bar. Small groups feel right at home in the Small Banquet Room that accommodates 20 – 65 guests, featuring a private dining experience for social gatherings and dinner meetings. Guests will enjoy a built in bar and flat screen television in the Small Banquet Room.

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Wausau Weddings

The Great Dane has become Wausau’s premier wedding and banquet facility. Since our debut in May of 2009, we have been committed to the total satisfaction of our guests. Anticipating and exceeding your needs, creating a cherished and memorable occasion... whether it is an intimate rehearsal dinner or an extravagant wedding reception. Let us make your Wedding vision a reality.

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