Header Image
Home < Visit < Memorial Union < Der Rathskeller

Der Rathskeller

Open Now Friday: 7am to Midnight, 12am to 1am

800 Langdon St. | (608) 265-3000

  • Visit Rathskeller 1 Slider Image
  • Visit Rathskeller 2 Slider Image

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 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.

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


View Full Hours

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.

See All

Events at Der Rathskeller

November 27th | 5pm to 7pm
Behind the Beat Jazz Series

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller