UW-Madison

Memorial Union Terrace

College Quad
800 Langdon St (at Wisconsin Union), Madison, WI 53706, United States
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  • Today
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM

Know for its great food, fun and entertainment. The Terrace is the place to be on beautiful summer days and hot summer nights.

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    Lisa Z.
    "Get a few pitchers and popcorn and watch the stars rise in the sky."(3 Tips)
    UW-Madison
    "canoe rentals and Babcock ice cream."(2 Tips)
    Lipton Iced Tea
    "outdoor music all summer long on the Union patio."(6 Tips)
    Blake Shouts Vacations
    "Catch some live tunes here most nights in the summer"(5 Tips)
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  • outdoor seating
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  • beer
  • ice cream
  • bratwurst
  • scenic views
  • music
  • popcorn
  • sunsets
  • comfortable
  • casual
  • lakes
  • duck
  • movies
  • fireworks
  • lunch
  • canoes
  • classes
  • dinner
  • Marty O.

    Don't be shy about sharing a table of its busy or crowded

    Marty O. · April 6
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  • Stephen K.

    You're wondering about all those pictures with the colorful chairs? This is where they are

    Stephen Koontz · November 9, 2014
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  • Men's Health Mag

    The true magic of this community space lies in its vibe—an excited hum created by students, professors, families, and hopelessly nostalgic alums.

    Men's Health Mag · September 16, 2014
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  • Brad L.

    Madison's signature location.

    Brad Leege · August 22, 2014
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  • John C.

    Great view across the lake. Fantastic place just to hang out or watch movies or concerts! Go inside and get Babcock Ice Cream from The Daily Scoop!

    John Cole · August 15, 2014
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  • Wesley V.

    Gorgeous, best views, most drunk bros

    Wesley V · August 8, 2014
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  • Men's Health Mag

    The true magic of this community space lies in its vibe—an excited hum created by students, professors, families, and hopelessly nostalgic alums. Read more

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
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  • Michelle S.

    1. I want to go sailing. 2. Being here makes me want to write again.

    Michelle Shuler · July 28, 2014
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  • Dani S.

    Great for a group of people to go and hangout. Watch out for underagers bc they do make checking rounds. And if you do drink might as well just get the pitcher.

    Dani Schmidt · July 12, 2014
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  • Lisa Z.

    I've only been here in the summer and in the evening, but this is a fine-ass magnificent giant patio space of epic proportions. Get a few pitchers and popcorn and watch the stars rise in the sky.

    Lisa Zimmer · August 12, 2013
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  • Alp K.

    One of the best places in University of Wisconsin. Everytime live.

    Alp K. · July 7, 2013
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  • Teresita C.

    Don't forget your stale bread...these ducks are hungry!

    Teresita Cochran · July 5, 2013
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  • Wesley W.

    Best get turnt cause they're few chairs.

    Wesley Webster · July 4, 2013
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  • Kelsi W.

    Great beer, good music and a fun crowd. Best summer spot Madtown.

    Kelsi Witz · May 1, 2013
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  • Tricia P.

    Fun to sit out in the summertime and watch the boats go by! Great live music.

    Tricia Pawelski · December 2, 2012
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  • Ryan C.

    Correction, Steve: The Blue Moon Pumpkin Spice Beer tastes like a Blumpkin on a Pumpkin.

    Ryan Campagna · September 1, 2012
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  • Steven

    Bluemoon pumpkin beer tastes like pumpkin dick.

    Steven · September 1, 2012
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  • Brian S.

    Popcorn should be free.

    Brian Schaeffer · September 1, 2012
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  • Tyler S.

    This terrace is world famous.

    Tyler Salway · July 19, 2012
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  • Matthew R.

    Go in summer, get a local beer and a brat while you watch some live music.

    Matthew Rathbone · June 17, 2012
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  • Eric S.

    People watch!

    Eric Servais · May 26, 2012
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  • Christopher T.

    You can tell it's the terrace because of the way it is!

    Christopher Taylor · May 20, 2012
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  • Joe

    Yellow chairs are the most comfortable!

    Joe · May 15, 2012
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  • Glenda J.

    Mmm ice cream

    Glenda Johnson · April 28, 2012
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  • Mirabel A.

    Get the ice cream - made right on campus!

    Mirabel Apartments · February 23, 2012
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  • Sarah B.

    Play euchre here!

    Sarah Broeren · October 15, 2011
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  • Aubre Andrus LLC

    If you're aching to work outside... Wi-fi is restricted to students and faculty, but if you're a Lifetime Wisconsin Union Member, ask the front desk for this week's free wi-fi password.

    Aubre Andrus LLC · September 14, 2011
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  • Tom E.

    Beer on the terrace at sundown. Doesn't get any better!

    Tom Eggert · September 4, 2011
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  • Joe

    Sit in the chairs without arms. Gives you more freedom!

    Joe · August 28, 2011
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  • Andrew D.

    Chiller place to get a pitcher of local brew and people watch--all while enjoying the cool breeze off the lake!

    Andrew Deci · August 25, 2011
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  • Blake Shouts Vacations

    Catch some live tunes here most nights in the summer

    Blake Shouts Vacations · August 16, 2011
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  • Maxwell L.

    Have to enjoy it at least once right? Read more

    Maxwell Love · August 15, 2011
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  • Richard S.

    Check out the reading room. Circa 1900.

    Richard Smith · August 14, 2011
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  • Paul B.

    Relaxing lakeside scenery. Stimulating conversations.

    Paul Baker · August 2, 2011
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  • Eric K.

    This place rules. I like the beer!!! SMASH!!!!!

    Eric K · July 31, 2011
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  • Jennifer N.

    Grab a brat and a beer. Perfection for this southern girl.

    Jennifer Norman · June 30, 2011
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  • Lipton Iced Tea

    Check out the live, outdoor music all summer long on the Union patio. It's perfection!

    Lipton Iced Tea · June 29, 2011
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  • Leah S.

    In the summer, they show movies on Monday nights outside. Have some nostalgia with your beer.

    Leah Sinsheimer · June 14, 2011
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  • Janet S.

    Wonderful time and easy jazz!

    Janet Staker Woerner · June 4, 2011
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  • Derek G.

    Grab some locally made ice cream from Babcock Hall.

    Derek Gebler · September 16, 2010
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  • UW-Madison

    9 out of 10 UW-Madison grads agree, the Terrace is the most iconic spot on campus. Enjoy brats, beverages, sailing, canoe rentals and Babcock ice cream. Read more

    UW-Madison · September 10, 2010
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  • ry m.

    Only hotties need apply

    ry mill · July 17, 2010
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  • Kurt S.

    Next time you go, look around you and pick up two pieces of trash (and throw it away). If we all did this, it would look so much better.

    Kurt Squire · June 29, 2010
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  • Kim G.

    Great place to relax, listen to live music overlooking the lake, with a beer and brat. It's beautiful and always hopping. Read more

    Kim G · June 28, 2010
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