The Rathskeller

Dining Space

On October 20, 1967, the Rathskeller opened in the basement of the Hickey in an area that was formerly part of the cafeteria. “The Home of Live Entertainment” was built in the style of a German beer hall. When the legal drinking age was changed from 18 to 21 in 1985, the “Skeller” closed for a short time for reorganization.

Today, the Rathskeller is still in the basement of Hickey, although it is no longer a part of the dining hall. It remains a popular place for students to socialize, relax, and have a good time.

Layout Capacity

Dining space available to accommodate up to 300 guests:

  • Cocktail reception


Venue Features:

    • Wireless Internet access
    • AV – Sound System
    • AV – Television – HD
    • Bar


Flexible menus & on-site catering available.


Magnano Center is located near Butler Hall and is a short distance from the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and Friedsam Memorial Library.

Additional Building Spaces

Café La Verna
Hickey Dining Hall
The Rathskeller
University Club