800 Langdon St. | (608) 265-3000
Music, Game Watches, and Camaraderie
Welcome home to the living room of campus. 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. A hub for comfort food at its finest, studying and socializing of all kinds, all the best features of der Rathskeller have been preserved and restored.
While the food service in Der Rath is closed until January 2017, the seating area is now open and will remain open through the academic year. Limited food and beverages are available at Der Stiftskeller right next door for you to enjoy lunch in this iconic space.
Der Rathskeller’s murals and fireplaces have been refreshed and restored to their original lustre after years of use. With new cork ceilings, cleaned up steins, and an improved stage with a hi-definition screen to accommodate Badger game watches, we find ourselves asking how Der Rath could have gotten any more perfect, and now we know. Check out your improved living room.
Seating area is open when Memorial Union is open.