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 $5 to $7.50 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.

White Wines

Folonari Pinot Grigio, Italy

Fragrant and fresh, with a crisp and elegant background of green apples

$25
Copper Ridge Chardonnay, California

Appealing aromas of apple and peach

$24
Seven Falls Chardonnay, Washington

Aromas of tropical fruits and toasted marshmallow meld seamlessly with notes of butter, brown sugar ad toast

$30
Wollersheim Riesling, Wisconsin

A fragrant white with floral aromas of jasmine with a well-balanced palate of ripe peaches and apricots

 $30
Wollersheim Prairie Fumé, Wisconsin

Crisp and fresh semi-dry white bursting with citrus and tropical fruit flavors

$30
14 Hands Chardonnay, Washington

Bright apple and floral aromas are complemented by light notes of vanilla

$30
Copper Ridge White Zinfandel, California

Summer fruit, including strawberry and raspberry aromas

$24

Red Wines

Apothic Red, California

Red blend with layers of fruit complimented by hints and vanilla and mocha

$26
14 Hands Merlot, Washington

Aromas of blackberries, plums, and black cherries

$30
Copper Ridge Merlot, California

Flavor of cherries and blackberries followed by hints of vanilla and spice.

$24
Wollersheim Sangiovese, Wisconsin

Luscious black cherry flavors and white pepper nuances

$30
Copper Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Flavors of blackberry, plum, and cherry fruit with a hint of spice

$24
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Subtle flavors of boysenberry and all spice

$30 
Seven Falls Cabernet, Washington

Powerful and bold with flavors of cherry and plum, hints on mint, herb and spice

$30

Sparkling

Kenwood Yulupa Sparkling Brut, California

Well-balanced sparkling wine with fruit flavors and citrus aromas

$26
Ballatore Asti

Sweet with robust flavors of ripe apricots and melons

$28
Korbel Brut
$32
Wollersheim Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Grape Juice
$20

Beer-Barrel Choices

Half barrels yield approximately 120 12-ounce servings. Quarter barrels yield approximately 60 12-ounce servings.

Local Microbrew Half/Quarter Barrels
  • New Glarus
  • Ale Asylum
  • Capital Brewery
  • Wisconsin Brewing
$450/$275
Domestic Half/Quarter Barrels
  • Miller Lite

*Only available by the half barrel.

$350/$200

Bottled Beer

Domestics
  • Miller Lite
  • 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

Choice of lemon, lime, or cucumber. Serves 20

$25
Canned Soda
Minimum of 10
$1.75
Water Dispenser
Serves 20
$10