The Dane is one of my favorite restaurants in Madison. Every time we come back into town we inevitably stop here for a beer and then end up staying for food. My favorite is the cheesy artichoke dip (sometimes I get it for my meal!). They have a nice selection of beers. It gets a bit crowded on the weekend nights because they've got a huge pool table room where people come to play. It's a really fun bar that's just a little nicer and more mature than some of the other bars down state street.