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Der Rathskeller

Open Now Thursday: 7am to Midnight

800 Langdon St. | (608) 265-3000

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Music, Game Watches, and Camaraderie

Der Rathskeller (or Der Rath as it is affectionately called) 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 meet and socialize.

While the food service in Der Rath is closed for renovation, the seating area will remain open through the academic year. It will undergo restoration, including the cork ceiling, murals, and tables and chairs. A more usable stage will be built with improved lighting and a hi-definition screen for more exciting game watches.

Features include:

  • A stage for concerts and open mic night
  • A 15' screen for game watches
  • Two fireplaces
  • Access to the Stiftskeller, which includes pool tables and light food and beverage service

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2015 Fall Semester Hours

09/02/15 - 12/15/15

  • Monday: 7am to Midnight
  • Tuesday: 7am to Midnight
  • Wednesday: 7am to Midnight
  • Thursday: 7am to Midnight
  • Friday: 7am to Midnight,12am to 1am
  • Saturday: 8am to Midnight,12am to 1am
  • Sunday: 8am to Midnight

The Rathskeller seating area is open during building hours, but the restaurant is closed for Phase 2 of the Memorial Union Reinvestment project.

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Events at Der Rathskeller

October 9th | 5pm to 7pm
Behind the Beat Jazz Series

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller
October 14th | 8pm to 11pm
Open Mic with Host Ben Cameron

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller