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Memorial Union Terrace

800 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1419
+1 608-265-3000
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Lovely setting overlooking Lake Mendota. Great place to grab an ice cold beer (craft amongst many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tjuicetmom
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Madison, Wisconsin
The place to go in summertime!

The Union is a great place to go in the summer ! Right on the lakeshore! Good beer, Awesome view... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sjnelson125
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Madison, Wisconsin
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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800 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1419
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+1 608-265-3000

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely setting overlooking Lake Mendota. Great place to grab an ice cold beer (craft amongst many choices) and perfectly grilled brats. Sit in the sun or under shade trees in the orange/green/yellow sunburst chairs. Bring your family and friends- it is the place to be...More

Thank tjuicetmom
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Union is a great place to go in the summer ! Right on the lakeshore! Good beer, Awesome view, Music,beer, friends and more! Couldn't get any better!

Thank sjnelson125
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! You're right; it just doesn't get any better than the Memorial Union Terrace. Come by again soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're visiting Madison during it's variably "temperate" months, the Memorial Union Terrace is my top recommendation for a place to visit, have a brat, a beer, get the kids some ice cream, and relax and take in the lake views. It's basically a large,...More

Thank pshively
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us. You are correct; guest passes are available. Guests are provided three guest passes in one year. If you aren't already a member, please consider becoming part of the Union family. Membership dollars help us provide programming, student leadership opportunities and more....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've lived in Madison for nearly 20 years, and the Memorial Union Terrace is one of the true gems of the city. What's not to love about sitting in the warm sun watching sailboats, drinking craft beer, and eating Babcock Ice Cream! And, there's free...More

Thank Jean A
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Jean! We are so honored to be part of your memories and to be part of the Madison community. We hope you'll visit us again this Terrace season.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic lakeside spot for beer and the view on a nice afternoon. Usually packed with students, but great atmosphere and great beer on tap.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Casey. Is there anything we could do to improve your Terrace experience?

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike many others in Wisconsin, aesthetically, I don't feel the campus of UW-Madison is beautiful. It is gritty, certainly very urban, and one has to navigate busy roads chalked full of cars and buses. While it doesn't have the beauty of Duke, UNC, UCLA, Indiana,...More

Thank Lee C
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for making us part of your campus experience, Lee. And congratulations to your son on his recent graduation! We hope you'll continue to make memories with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bright colorful tables with beautiful views of Lake Mendota. Can buy pitchers of beer either in the Memorial Union or at the brat stand. Guests must get a day pass to buy beer there. Babcock Ice-cream is sold here as well. Brats, corn, soda, etc,...More

Thank nzbadger2
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and for visiting the Memorial Union Terrace!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great student vibe on a warm day. It has views over the lake and is well served by cafes and restaurants round about. A great way to relax and enjoy the day.

Thank Kathy F
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Hi, Kathy. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at the Memorial Union Terrace. And, as you know, Terrace season is just getting started. There's plenty more fun to come. Check out our website for more details.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a spectacular University run terrace with lots of seating and a wonderful view of the lake. Really, all ages, all types hang here. Grab an ice cream for the kids and a beer for the adults and sit a while. This place is...More

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Is there anything we could do to improve your Terrace experience?

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my all time favorite places to go in the summer. By land or by water, you just can't beat the scenery, food, sounds and great beer! Lake Mendota that the Union Terrace is on, is definitely one of the nicest in...More

Thank mwnate
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and for the review. We are so excited to be celebrating another Terrace season with you and the rest of our community. Stop by again soon!

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Sarah S
I'm seeing on the website that you have to have a Union membership to buy drinks. Is this true? I just haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else and it seems like that would be a pretty significant limiting factor.
7 July 2016|
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Response from Wisconsin_Union | Property representative |
Hi, Sarah, You are allowed three guest passes within a 12-month period, with the period beginning when you receive your first guest pass. After you receive three guest passes, a membership is required to purchase... More
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Frank O
Is there a place to watch the Italy v Germany match?
1 July 2016|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
Nope, It is normally a great place to watch sporting events BUT is now under a major remodeling project.
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Lbuoscio
Can you ride your bike here?
31 July 2015|
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Response from Wisconsin_Union | Property representative |
Bikes are not allowed on the Terrace, but there is plenty of bike parking nearby. Hope to see you soon at Memorial Union!
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