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Der Rathskeller

Open Now Thursday: 8am to 10pm

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.

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

Rath dining menu, food service hours & details

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

March 31st | 5pm to 7pm
Behind the Beat: Mal-O-Dua

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller
March 31st | 9pm
Nana Grizol w/ Toby Foster

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller
April 1st | 3pm to 8pm
March Madness at the Union

Wisconsin Union

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller
April 2nd | 8pm
gobbinjr w/ greenhaus & Emma Fish

WUD Music

Memorial Union - Der Rathskeller