The Sett (Union South)

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(608) 890-4401 -- Sett Restaurant/Pub
(608) 263-2514 -- Sett Recreation
(608) 262-2511 -- Bowling Reservations (Campus Event Services Office)   

Please consult the website for hours of all Sett activities and features

Union South
1308 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53715

The scientific name for a badger burrow, The Sett is the center of recreation at Union South.  This three-level experience offers food, live music, dancing, bowling, billiards, rock climbing and a place to watch all of your favorite Badger sports.

The Sett offers UW students, faculty, staff and Wisconsin Union Members a place to experience entertainment at Union South.

For reservation information please see the: SettRecreationReservationsGuidelines.doc

Note: To rent a bowling lane, at least one member of the party must be a union member.  If no one has a union membership, they may apply for a temporary Guest Pass at the lower sett.  The guest pass is good for one day, and individuals may apply for three guest passes per year.

Features include:

  • Food counters on both the main and lower levels
  • Large stage built for live music provided by the Wisconsin Union Directorate and other RSO programming
  • Balcony overlooking the stage 
  • Large screen TVs
  • A TV lounge
  • Five Tournament-size pool tables
  • Table games
  • Two-story climbing wall
  • One-story bouldering wall
  • Eight-lane bowling alley
Climbing Wall
  • Must be 18 years or older to use the climbing wall
  • Students, Faculty, Staff & Union Members can use the wall
  • Prices
    • Daily Membership: $5.65
    • Month Membership: $19.50
    • Semester Membership: $39.00
    • Academic Year Membership: $68.25
    • Annual Membership: $102.50
      • Discounted climbing wall memberships are available for Wisconsin Hoofers club members
    • Climbing Shoes: $3.25

Billiards Prices

  • Monday-Friday before 5 p.m. and all day Tuesday: $4.10 per hour
  • All other times: $8.20 per table per hour


  • Rates (before student discount of 15%): 
    • Standard: $4.15 per person per game
    • Sunday: $16.75 per hour per lane. Max of 6 people, shoes included
    • Bowling Club Membership: $35.00 for one semester, $61.34 for two semesters
    • Discounts of up to 50% off on Monday-Friday before 5pm and Friday-Saturday 11pm - close
  • Shoes: $2.50 per person
  • Socks: $1.52 per pair
  • Reservations for large groups for bowling can be made by calling the Campus Event Services Office / CESO / Wisconsin Union  office
  • See board in Sett for more details
  • Locker Rentals:
    • For 1 day: $7.00
    • For 1 semester: $26.00
    • For 2 semesters: $39.00
    • For 3 semesters: $59.00
  • Stop at the Sett Rec counter to check out a game and controllers to play the Xbox in the TV Lounge, ALL FREE!
  • Air Hockey table: Coin-operated $1.00 per play

Gift cards for the Sett are sold in the Wiscard office and are good for food beverage terrace gift membership outdoor rental craft shop and theater

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Created:2011-04-27 19:00 CDTUpdated:2020-05-27 10:59 CDT
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