In accordance with University of Wisconsin-Madison policies and procedures, all alcohol service in Grainger Hall is provided by Wisconsin Union Catering. We offer a variety of hosted and cash-bar packages. Each package carries a minimum sales guarantee for each bartender, per hour. All sales generated during the event count toward the guarantee, and any shortage will be applied to the final invoice. Wisconsin Union Catering will determine the amount of bartenders required at each event and whether a beer garden or ID checkers are needed.

Special Dietary Needs

(pg) = prepared without gluten

Hosted Bar Packages

The host assumes all drink charges as listed below.

PLATINUM: This package includes top-shelf liquors for mixed drinks, a variety of bottled or keg beer, wine, and soda. $100 sales guarantee per bartender, per hour.

GOLD: This package includes a variety of bottled or keg beer, wine, and soda. $100 sales guarantee per bartender, per hour.

SILVER: This package includes soda and either beer or wine.  $50 sales guarantee per bartender, per hour.

Cash-Bar Packages

Cash prices for wine, beer and cocktails range from $5to $7 each.

RED: This package includes a top-shelf, cash-operated bar with complimentary bottled or keg beer; wine; and soda. Your guests will pay for their mixed drinks on an individual basis. $100 sales guarantee per bartender, per hour.

BLUE: This package is a cash-operated bar that includes top-shelf liquors for mixed drinks, bottled beer, wine, and soda. Your guests assume all charges for drinks on an individual basis. $100 sales guarantee per bartender, per hour.

GREEN: This package is a cash-operated bar that includes bottled beer, wine, and soda. Your guests assume all charges for drinks on an individual basis. $100 sales guarantee per bartender, per hour.

Wine List, Beer Selections, and Non-Alcohol Options

White Wines

Folonari Pinot Grigio, Italy
Fragrant and fresh, with a crisp and elegant background of green apples
$20
Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Crisp and inviting flavors of grapefruit and gooseberry
$25
Copper Ridge Chardonnay, California
Appealing aromas of apple and peach
$20
Heina Eifel Shine Riesling, Germany
Sweet peach and tropical fruit with a crisp, clean finish
$20
Francis Coppola Chardonnay, California
Elegant flavors of peach and apple with just a touch of velvety oak
$25
Wollersheim Prairie Fumé, Wisconsin
Crisp and fresh semi-dry white bursting with citrus and tropical fruit flavors
$25
14 Hands Chardonnay, Washington
Bright apple and floral aromas are complemented by light notes of vanilla
$20
Copper Ridge White Zinfandel, California
Summer fruit, including strawberry and raspberry aromas
$20

Red Wines

Bridlewood Pinot Noir, California
Fresh fruit flavors of raspberry and dark cherry with hints of caramel and toffee
$28
14 Hands Merlot, Washington
Aromas of blackberries, plums, and black cherries
$25
Copper Ridge Merlot, California
Flavor of cherries and blackberries followed by hints of vanilla and spice.
$20
Wollersheim Sangiovese, Wisconsin
Luscious black cherry flavors and white pepper nuances
$30
Copper Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Flavors of blackberry, plum, and cherry fruit with a hint of spice
$20
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington
Subtle flavors of boysenberry and allspice
$25
Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Big, bold, and brambly with multiple layers of spice and dark berry flavors
 $30

Sparkling

Kenwood Yulupa Sparkling Brut, California
Well-balanced sparkling wine with fruit flavors and citrus aromas
$25

Beer-Barrel Choices

Half barrels yield approximately 120 12-ounce servings. Quarter barrels yield approximately 60 12-ounce servings.
Domestic Half/Quarter Barrels
  • Miller Lite
  • Bud Lite
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon

*Only available by the half barrel.

$300/$175
Local Microbrew Half/Quarter Barrels
  • New Glarus Spotted Cow
  • Ale Asylum Hopalicious
  • Capital Amber
  • Wisconsin Brewing Inaugural Red
$400/$250

Bottled Beer

Domestics
  • Miller Lite
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Non-Alcoholic Clausthaler Premium Lager
$4

Microbrews/Import
Stella Artois Cidre (pg)
A selection of craft beers from local breweries including:

  • New Glarus Brewing
  • Ale Asylum 
  • Lake Louie Brewing
  • Capital Brewery
  • Wisconsin Brewing Company
$5

Non-Alcohol Selections

Hydration Station, serves 20
Choice of lemon, lime, or cucumber
$25
Two-Liters of Soda
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite
$6.75
Canned Soda, minimum of 10 $1.65
Water Cambro, serves 20 $10