800 Langdon St. | (608) 265-3000
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 vibe, 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. Der Subskeller will serve freshly prepared hot and cold deli sandwiches and soup. Stop by and place your order at Der Stiftskeller to enjoy lunch in this iconic space.
Der Rathskeller 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.
The Rathskeller seating area is open during building hours, but the restaurant is closed for Phase 2 of the Memorial Union Reinvestment project.