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Der Rathskeller

Closed Friday: 8am to 11pm

800 Langdon St. | (608) 265-3000

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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. 

Features include:

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

Spring 2017 Semester Hours

01/17/17 - 05/12/17

  • 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

Seating area is open when Memorial Union is open.

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Events at Der Rathskeller

February 24th | 9pm
You Blew It! w/ All Get Out & Free Throw

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller
February 26th | 8pm
LVL UP w/ Palm & Trophy Dad

WUD Music

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March 1st | 8pm to 11pm
Open Mic Night

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller
March 4th | 9pm
Kississippi w/ Fern Mayo

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller