Performances by the UW-Madison Marching Band and Spirit Squad mean that Union South's Badger Bash packs the excitement on game day. Post-party, catch the game on the big screen indoors at the Sett.
If the weather's nice, lounge lakeside at the Terrace. Football games are played outdoors on a big screen, and indoors at Der Rathskeller and Stiftskeller.
Choose your favorite of the four Madison-area Great Dane locations (all offer free shuttles to Camp Randall Stadium) and work your way through the pub menu. Try the new Home & Away Lager while you're there.
Grab brunch in the Statehouse, drinks in the Boathouse and a free shuttle for those staying at the hotel ($12 for others). Plus, there's tons of space to relax on the plaza along Lake Mendota.
For home games, HotelRED's indoor/outdoor pre-party is the place to be. Watch the game indoors at the Wise – you'll be able to hear cheering from the stadium across the street.
With 13 burgers on the menu, pub snacks and free drinks on your birthday, it's always a party at the Nitty Gritty. Head downtown to be closest to the game day action, or enjoy a more relaxing environment at the Middleton or Sun Prairie spots.