Der Rathskeller is a favorite gathering place for students, staff, and community members. With a German beer hall feel, this Wisconsin Union icon hosts music sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate's Music Committee, game watches for the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers, and provides a place to socialize.
What goes best with socializing and merriment? Food and beverages. You’ll find a bright new servery and a different layout at the counter, but the burger, fries and Rath sauce are the same. Sandwiches and wraps return, with a focus on shareable appetizers, like a giant Bavarian pretzel. The best part about dining in Der Rath? You don’t have to wait for lunch because breakfast has returned!
This ice cream shop serves a wide variety of the famous Babcock Dairy Ice Cream flavors by the cone or dish. Daily Scoop at Union South also offer fresh baked cookies, fruit smoothies, ice cream shakes and sundaes.
The Sett, the scientific name for a badger's den, is the center of recreation at Union South. This three-level experience offers live music, dancing, bowling, billiards, rock climbing and a place to watch all of your favorite sports. Tasty pub fare, a rare tap list and endless activities make this a dining destination you can't pass up.
Designed for convenience, the Badger Market is just inside the first floor entrance. If you’re in a hurry and need a quick bite or beverage, or if you’re looking for a way to keep a little piece of the Terrace with you, Badger Market has Steep & Brew coffee, grab-and-go lunches, snacks, some grocery items, school supplies and, of course, Terrace gear and Badger apparel.
When you need a break and a caffeine buzz, Peet’s provides an escape in the heart of campus with inviting seating and big windows. The location just inside the first floor doors makes it easy to grab a quick cold brew or linger over a latte.
Prairie Fire—located in Union South—is both a coffeehouse offering coffee, tea and espresso drinks from Peet’s Coffee & Mighty Leaf Tea and a wine bar featuring tapas and a variety of wine and local beer.
Prairie Fire offers a wide selection of fresh bakery and grab-n-go sandwiches, wraps and salads, as well as, a unique assortment of small plates to share. Stop by to enjoy a snack and a beverage in front of the fireplace or head outside to relax on the adjacent patio.
Der Stiftskeller, an annex of Der Rathksller, offers a variety of beer, wine, soda and salty snacks. As part of the Memorial Union Reinvestment, Der Stiftskeller underwent a four month renovation to make it better than ever, but it still maintains its classic vibe.
This Badger Market is located in the heart of UW-Madison – Union South. This large badger market offers a wide range of options, including clothes, snacks, coffee, and so much more. Badger Market in Union South serves students, faculty, and visitors alike.
Stop in for sandwiches, snacks, coffee, groceries, Babcock Ice Cream, Wisconsin Union and Badger apparel and souvenirs, school supplies, sundries and more.
Helen C. White Library is one of the most popular study spots for undergraduate students. This student-oriented cafeis located on the first floor of College Library and has an abundance of study spaces nearby. Open Book Cafe, is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or a caffeine-fueled beverage before an intense study session.
This market offers gourmet coffee and specialty espresso drinks, an assortment of appetizers, soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and a wide selection of cold of beverages.