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

Hours of Operation

Sun - Sat: 11:00 am-8:00 pm


Great Dane Wausau

Currently, all Great Dane locations remain open for takeout and delivery only, delivery through EatStreet. Carryout is also available

All events, including Trivia, entertainment, and music venues, have been postponed.

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 2305 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 to 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!



Upcoming Events

Wed Apr 15th
9:00pm to 10:00pm


Subj: A note from our president about COVID-19
Dear Valued Great Dane Guests,
As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, I want to personally communicate that The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company pledges to be a conscious community member and put the health of our staff and guests above any financial considerations.
The effort to slow the spread of the virus will call for sacrifices from everyone. At this time, the Great Dane is adopting best practices to keep our Pubs as safe and as enjoyable as possible.

What we’re doing
While our hygiene standards have and always will remain high, we’re emphasizing and retraining employees in several areas that include:
Discarding paper menus after one use
Seating customers farther apart, leaving tables vacant between guests
Use of single-serve condiments/single-use condiments upon request
All cardboard drink coasters removed from pubs
Proper handwashing and increased frequency
Regular/frequent cleaning of common areas and surfaces
Increased testing of sanitation and dishwashing equipment
Increase in available hand sanitizer and wipes
What you can do

I certainly understand some of our customers may prefer to avoid social contact at this time. For that reason:
We offer delivery from Eatstreet if you prefer to have your food delivered. 
Carryout remains available. 

In the coming days and weeks, we may have to halt in-store dining and pivot to take-out and delivery modes of business only, or even temporarily shut down one or more of our Pubs. The best way to keep track of what is happening at your favorite Great Dane is to check our website or a particular Pub’s Facebook page.

I thank you for your patronage of the Great Dane and for your understanding of the CRITICAL need to slow the spread of the virus so that we do not overwhelm our local health care system. I look forward to celebrating our communal revival when we are on the other end of this unprecedented challenge.

Cheers and Prayers,
Eliot Butler
President, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company

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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