About Der Rathskeller

Der Rathskeller – located in Memorial Union – is a favorite gathering place for students, staff and community members.  With a German beer hall feel and a variety of pub food classics, it’s an ideal spot to watch a band sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate or experience Badger Bash during football season. .

In addition to our standard menu, we offer a sandwich-of-the-day for weekdays as well as Wing Night on Monday.

Summer, Fall & Spring Semester Hours

Daily: 10:30am - 10pm
Open Memorial Day & July 4. 

About Der Stiftskeller 

Der Stiftskeller offers an assortment of beers, wines, sodas, and bar snacks. As part of the Memorial Union Reinvestment, Der Stiftskeller underwent a four month renovation to make it better than ever, but still maintains it's classic vibe. The service counter has been expanded and will offer service to The Terrace through the two windows in summer. Preserving the history and vibe of Der Stiftseller was always a guiding force in renovation. For example, artists from Conrad Schmidt Studios spent over four weeks carefully restoring and recreating the murals that couldn't be saved. The 'Battle of Beer and Wine" does remain in its original form, but has been relocated from the west wall to the south.

Der Stiftskeller's renovation is only one part of the Memorial Union Renovation project that includes more openings of the West Wing this year as well as future plans for the East Wing and Central Core. Learn more here.

Summer Hours

Monday - Wednesday: 3pm - 11:30pm
Thursday: 3pm - 12:30am
Friday - Saturday: Noon - 12:30am
Sunday: Noon - 11pm
Open Memorial Day and July 4.

Semester Hours

Monday - Wednesday: 3pm - 11pm
Thursday: 3pm - 11:30pm
Friday-Saturday: Noon -12:30am
Sunday: Noon - 11pm
Please check in-store signs or with the manager for hours during breaks and holidays. 

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Visa / MasterCard/Discover
  • Wiscard
  • Union Gift Card

Der Rathskeller

Contact Der Rathskeller

Memorial Union,
First Floor

Robert Gretzlock

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