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Der Rathskeller


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 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


2016 Fall Semester Hours

11/01/16 - 12/16/16

  • Tuesday: 8am to 10pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 10pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 10pm
  • Friday: 8am to 11pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 11pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 10pm
  • Monday: 8am to 10pm

Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, 11/23: 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday, 11/24 - Saturday, 11/26: Closed
Sunday, 11/27: 8am - 10pm