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Sunset Lounge & Outdoor Restaurant

Pizza Tapas Beverages
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
Closed

First Seatings Begin on June 17, 2021!

The Shannon Sunset Lounge is one of the most beautiful spots on the Terrace, and for Summer 2021 we're proud to announce the addition of the Sunset Lounge & Outdoor Restaurant - the exclusive reservation-only outdoor restaurant on the Terrace!

Featuring shareable small-plates, 16" family-style pizzas, and delicious desserts alongside a full lineup of craft beers, wines, and cocktails, the Sunset Lounge Restaurant is truly a step above.

And just like summer itself, the Sunset Lounge & Restaurant is only with us for a limited time - with reservation-only, outdoor seatings taking place Thursdays to Saturdays, 4-10pm between June 17 and July 31.

Reservations begin on Monday, June 14, with ongoing reservations opening on rolling two-week intervals throughout the Summer.

We look forward to hosting you for some beautiful sunsets in the very near future!

Make a Reservation

Please Note: The Sunset Lounge & Outdoor Restaurant is an *outdoor* restaurant located on the Memorial Union Terrace. The entrance is located inside the NW corner of Memorial Union across from Shannon Hall.

Reservations are weather-dependent, and you'll be notified if your reservation is closed due to inclement weather conditions.

You must be a Wisconsin Union member or have a valid Wiscard to purchase alcohol. Non-members and those without Wiscards will be charged a $1 Day Pass charge on their final bill.

Interested in becoming a member? Please check out all the perks!

Still have questions? Please call: (608) 287-8487.

SSM DeanHealthPlan Vert WHT No R3

The Sunset Lounge and Restaurant is proudly sponsored by Dean Health Plan––a member of SSM Health.

Features
WiFi Study Space Sustainable Options

Menu

Sunset Lounge

  • Serves 2-4 people

    Evening Hummus

    House made hummus, grilled asparagus and squash, harissa carrots, cucumber, red pepper, zaatar pita

    • $12.00
    Twilight Charcuterie

    Pleasant Ridge, Hooks 5-year Cheddar, local fresh cheese curds, prosciutto, capicola, bresaola, dijon mustard, berry compote, roasted grapes, strawberries, roasted nuts, crackers

    • $24.00
    Sunset Smoked Salmon

    Smoked salmon dip, cucumber, red pepper, grilled baguette, lemon, rye

    • $16.00
    Nightfall Nachos

    House fried tortilla chips, fire-braised pork, cilantro, onion, house pickled jalapeño, queso, lime crema, tomato salsa zamilpa and salsa verde served on the side

    • $16.00
    • Vegetarian - $14.00
    Boneless Chicken Wings

    Hand-Breaded Boneless Wings tossed in house-made sauce
    Includes Ranch
    Choice of Sauces: Honey Mustard, Sesame Teriyaki, Spicy Maple, Tangy Memphis BBQ, Roasted Garlic Buffalo

    • 8 Piece - $7.50
    • 20 Piece - $15.00
  • 16" Family-Style

    Buffalo Chicken

    Roasted garlic buffalo sauce, bleu cheese, chicken, mozzarella, red onion and ranch drizzle

    • $16.00
    The Garden

    Olive oil, dried oregano, diced tomatoes, red pepper, Kalamata olives, fresh mozzarella and grated parmesan

    • $16.00
    Build your own 16"

    1-topping pizza with classic red sauce and mozzarella
    Topping options: pepperoni, sausage, chicken, bacon, mushrooms, red onion, red pepper, Kalamata olives, tomato, artichoke hearts

    • $13.00
    • Each additional topping - $1.50
    Personal 10" Gluten Free Pizza

    Choose up to 4 toppings
    Toppings: pepperoni, sausage, chicken, bacon, mushrooms, red onion, red pepper, Kalamata olives, tomato, artichoke hearts

    • $11.00
  • Individual

    Creme Brûlée

    Vanilla Bean, Seasonal Berries

    • $4.00
  • Refreshing

    Sunset Sipper

    Cuervo Silver, Cointreau, Blood Orange Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice, Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

    Moscow Mule

    Belvedere Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer

    Union Old Fashioned

    Korbel Brandy, Bitters, House-Made Cherry Orange Syrup, Sierra Mist or Club Soda

    Screwdriver

    Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Belvedere Vodka

    Paloma

    Cuervo Silver, Fresh Lime Juice, Freshly Squeezed Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Club Soda

    Irish Lemonade

    Lemonade, Jameson, Club Soda

    Mojito

    Bacardi, House-Made Mint Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, Club Soda, Mint

    Margarita

    Cuervo Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Agave Nectar, Fresh Lime Juice

    Spicy Margarita

    Cuervo Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Agave Nectar, Fresh Lime Juice, Tajin, Fresh Jalapeño Slice

  • Cold

    Miller Lite
    • Pint - $5.00
    • Pitcher - $12.00
    New Glarus Spotted Cow
    • Pint - $6.75
    • Pitcher - $16.25
    Karben4 Fantasy Factory
    • Pint - $6.75
    • Pitcher - $16.25
    Bell's Oberon
    • Pint - $6.75
    • Pitcher - $16.25
  • Select

    Red
    • Glass - Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet - $8.00
    • Bottle - Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet - $35.00
    • Glass - Bridlewood Pinot Noir - $7.00
    • Bottle - Bridlewood Pinot Noir - $28.00
    White
    • Glass - Newton Chardonnay - $8.00
    • Bottle - Newton Chardonnay - $35.00
    • Glass - Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc - $8.00
    • Bottle - Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc - $35.00
    Rose
    • Glass - Mont Gravet Rose - $7.00
    • Bottle - Mont Gravet Rose - $28.00
    Champagne by the Bottle
    • Chandon Brut Champagne - $45.00
    • Chandon Splits Bucket of Bubbles (3) Rose, Brut, or Garden Spritz - $20.00
  • Cool

    Liquor

    Belvedere Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Korbel Brandy, Captain Morgan Rum, Seagram's 7 Whiskey, Jim Beam Bourbon, Cuervo Silver Tequila, Johnny Walker Red Scotch, Jameson Irish Whiskey

    • $7.00
    Mixers

    Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Iced Tea, Cranberry, Lemonade, Tonic, Club Soda, Water

    • $7.00
    • Freshly Squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Juice - $1.50
    Non-Alcoholic

    Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Blackberry Lemonade, Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice

    • $3.00

V = Vegetarian | GF = Gluten-Free | DF = Dairy-Free | NF = Nut-Free

Hours

Summer 2021

06/17/21 - 07/31/21

  • Saturday: 4pm - 11pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 4pm - 11pm
  • Friday: 4pm - 11pm

Payment Info

Visa | MasterCard | Discover | Wiscard | Union Gift Card | American Express

Pay with your student Wiscard and receive a 10% discount

Contact Us

Make A Reservation

Questions, please call: (608) 287-8487

Hours

Summer 2021

06/17/21 - 07/31/21

  • Saturday: 4pm - 11pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 4pm - 11pm
  • Friday: 4pm - 11pm

Payment Info

Visa | MasterCard | Discover | Wiscard | Union Gift Card | American Express

Pay with your student Wiscard and receive a 10% discount

Contact Us

Make A Reservation

Questions, please call: (608) 287-8487

About

First Seatings Begin on June 17, 2021!

The Shannon Sunset Lounge is one of the most beautiful spots on the Terrace, and for Summer 2021 we're proud to announce the addition of the Sunset Lounge & Outdoor Restaurant - the exclusive reservation-only outdoor restaurant on the Terrace!

Featuring shareable small-plates, 16" family-style pizzas, and delicious desserts alongside a full lineup of craft beers, wines, and cocktails, the Sunset Lounge Restaurant is truly a step above.

And just like summer itself, the Sunset Lounge & Restaurant is only with us for a limited time - with reservation-only, outdoor seatings taking place Thursdays to Saturdays, 4-10pm between June 17 and July 31.

Reservations begin on Monday, June 14, with ongoing reservations opening on rolling two-week intervals throughout the Summer.

We look forward to hosting you for some beautiful sunsets in the very near future!

Make a Reservation

Please Note: The Sunset Lounge & Outdoor Restaurant is an *outdoor* restaurant located on the Memorial Union Terrace. The entrance is located inside the NW corner of Memorial Union across from Shannon Hall.

Reservations are weather-dependent, and you'll be notified if your reservation is closed due to inclement weather conditions.

You must be a Wisconsin Union member or have a valid Wiscard to purchase alcohol. Non-members and those without Wiscards will be charged a $1 Day Pass charge on their final bill.

Interested in becoming a member? Please check out all the perks!

Still have questions? Please call: (608) 287-8487.

SSM DeanHealthPlan Vert WHT No R3

The Sunset Lounge and Restaurant is proudly sponsored by Dean Health Plan––a member of SSM Health.

Features
WiFi Study Space Sustainable Options

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