The Downtowners Celebrate a Downtown Original, The Great Dane Brewing Company

Join the Downtowners group as we kick off the year with a celebration of a true Downtown Original – The Great Dane Brewing Company! For three decades, The Great Dane has been brewing exceptional beer and serving delicious food to our downtown community. They’ve been at the forefront of the craft beer movement, brewing beer before it was cool. Come and experience the legacy with us! The event will be held in The Dane’s Pool Hall, offering a vibrant atmosphere for socializing. Bring your A-game for pool and darts, and while you’re at it, indulge in the diverse and delectable menu that The Great Dane has to offer. As an extra treat, the Fenix Collective will be showcasing a talented artist, adding a touch of creativity to our celebration. It’s a fantastic opportunity to savor the flavors, camaraderie, and artistic flair that make our downtown community so special. Let’s raise a glass to The Great Dane and the Downtowners’ spirit!


While it’s common today to see a brew pub in cities across the country, that wasn’t the case in the mid-90s. But that’s when Eliot Butler and Rob LoBreglio, two college friends, set up shop on the corner of Doty Street in downtown Madison.

From there, they built the city’s first brew pub – one that we’re pretty proud to say has become a destination for our neighbors and visitors alike. With an obsession on service, hand-crafted food and brews, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, the Dane has continued to bring together friends and beers for more than 25 years.

The event is finished.


Jan 24 2024


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.


Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
123 E Doty St, Madison, WI 53703
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