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Memorial Union Terrace

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  • UW-Madison
    "canoe rentals and Babcock ice cream."(2 Tips)
    Charles K.
    "Eat a brat, drink a pitcher or three, and enjoy."(6 Tips)
    Lisa Z.
    "Get a few pitchers and popcorn and watch the stars rise in the sky."(2 Tips)
    Blake Shouts Vacations
    "Catch some live tunes here most nights in the summer"(7 Tips)
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  • Ben K.
    One of the nicest student unions. When the weather's great, sit outside with a pitcher of Spotted Cow, a brat, and watch the sailboats go by.
  • Lisa Z.
    Lisa ZimmerAugust 12, 2013
    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.
  • Dani S.
    Dani SchmidtJuly 12, 2014
    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.
  • John C.
    John ColeAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Aubre Andrus LLC
    Aubre Andrus LLCSeptember 14, 2011
    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.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KochMay 31
    Been here 25+ times
    Renovations were surprisingly good. Sad to see some of the big trees go though. Eat a brat, drink a pitcher or three, and enjoy.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • UW-Madison
    UW-MadisonSeptember 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 16, 2014
    The true magic of this community space lies in its vibe—an excited hum created by students, professors, families, and hopelessly nostalgic alums.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DeciAugust 25, 2011
    Chiller place to get a pitcher of local brew and people watch--all while enjoying the cool breeze off the lake!
  • Leah S.
    Leah SinsheimerJune 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    In the summer, they show movies on Monday nights outside. Have some nostalgia with your beer.
  • Kim G.
    Kim GJune 28, 2010
    Great place to relax, listen to live music overlooking the lake, with a beer and brat. It's beautiful and always hopping. Read more
  • Lipton Iced Tea
    Lipton Iced TeaJune 29, 2011
    Check out the live, outdoor music all summer long on the Union patio. It's perfection!
  • Kelsi W.
    Kelsi WitzMay 1, 2013
    Great beer, good music and a fun crowd. Best summer spot Madtown.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RathboneJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go in summer, get a local beer and a brat while you watch some live music.
  • Tricia P.
    Tricia PawelskiDecember 2, 2012
    Fun to sit out in the summertime and watch the boats go by! Great live music.
  • Fabian R.
    Amazing place!! With live music, pretty people and a lot of beer!!!
  • Alp K.
    Alp K.July 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best places in University of Wisconsin. Everytime live.
  • Fabian R.
    This place is amazing! Live music, pretty people, beer...and more beer!!
  • Mirabel A.
    Mirabel ApartmentsFebruary 23, 2012
    Get the ice cream - made right on campus!
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.April 6, 2015
    Don't be shy about sharing a table of its busy or crowded
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzNovember 9, 2014
    You're wondering about all those pictures with the colorful chairs? This is where they are
  • Teresita C.
    Teresita CochranJuly 5, 2013
    Don't forget your stale bread...these ducks are hungry!
  • Amy R.
    A busy and fun place for a few pitchers with friends.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle ShulerJuly 28, 2014
    1. I want to go sailing. 2. Being here makes me want to write again.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CampagnaSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Correction, Steve: The Blue Moon Pumpkin Spice Beer tastes like a Blumpkin on a Pumpkin.
  • Tom E.
    Tom EggertSeptember 4, 2011
    Beer on the terrace at sundown. Doesn't get any better!
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gorgeous, best views, most drunk bros
  • Wesley W.
    Wesley WebsterJuly 4, 2013
    Best get turnt cause they're few chairs.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NormanJune 30, 2011
    Grab a brat and a beer. Perfection for this southern girl.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TaylorMay 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can tell it's the terrace because of the way it is!
  • Blake Shouts Vacations
    Blake Shouts VacationsAugust 16, 2011
    Catch some live tunes here most nights in the summer
  • Joe
    JoeMay 15, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Yellow chairs are the most comfortable!
  • Eric K.
    Eric KJuly 31, 2011
    This place rules. I like the beer!!! SMASH!!!!!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BakerAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Relaxing lakeside scenery. Stimulating conversations.
  • Joe
    JoeAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Sit in the chairs without arms. Gives you more freedom!
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler SalwayJuly 19, 2012
    This terrace is world famous.
  • Chauderz
    ChauderzSeptember 7, 2015
    Watch the sunset from the docks!
  • Brad L.
    Brad LeegeAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Madison's signature location.
  • Richard S.
    Richard SmithAugust 14, 2011
    Check out the reading room. Circa 1900.
  • Derek G.
    Derek GeblerSeptember 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab some locally made ice cream from Babcock Hall.
  • Janet S.
    Janet Staker WoernerJune 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful time and easy jazz!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SchaefferSeptember 1, 2012
    Popcorn should be free.
  • Kyle-Ryan T.
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  • Glenda J.
    Glenda JohnsonApril 28, 2012
    Mmm ice cream
  • Steven
    StevenSeptember 1, 2012
    Bluemoon pumpkin beer tastes like pumpkin dick.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BroerenOctober 15, 2011
    Play euchre here!
  • Eric S.
    Eric ServaisMay 26, 2012
    People watch!
  • Kurt S.
    Kurt SquireJune 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • ry m.
    ry millJuly 17, 2010
    Only hotties need apply
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