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Memorial Union Terrace, Madison

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  • Morning, afternoon or night – there is honestly always something fun to do at the Terrace. With the new renovations that have been done this past year, it's really worth visiting, especially if you ha...  more »
  • Missing the old, but the new is good. Great choices for dining. Happy to see the Rathskeller still there. Hope the essence will remain......glass and chrome sometimes clash with the old stone.  more »
  • Do not order a dish ! buy a cone and throw away part of it if you have to..... if you ask for a dish you get a squishy little thing and the ice cream melts over the side and down your arm ! This never...  more »
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  • This is what Madison does best. A lovely indoor and outdoor space to sit and enjoy a beer. And a brat of course. They don't have 46oz. cups like they used to, but of course you can always buy by the pitcher. Top notch people watching too, especially when the weather warms up.
  • The lakefront view of the Terrace in the summertime is beautiful. Weekly summertime events means there are plenty of reasons to go and grab a beer with a lively crowd. Speaking of beer, definitely consider the pitchers over the single pours.
  • The terrace is the place to be on a summer evening in Madison. Go here for a date with your sweetie, or hang out with your friends and drink some beers. There's something for everyone and the view can't be beat.
  • It's the Terrace. It's the best place to have a beer, on a nice day, in all of Madison. I partially blame it for statewide patio mania. And affordable! Sublime.
  • The pitchers of beer are a bit pricey (as you might expect), but there's usually some good selections on tap and the outdoor seating by the lake is perfect on a nice day.

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