The Viking Room (affectionately known by students as “The VR”) is Lawrence University’s on-campus bar and hangout spot.

Located in the lower level of Memorial Hall, this piece of Lawrence history is run by student managers and bartenders with the assistance of their supervisor, Hannah Osborne. Come enjoy the daily happy hour deals, live music acts, pool tournaments, karaoke nights, and fellowship at The VR!

Viking Room Hours

  • Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. – Close
  • Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – Close
  • Friday: 4:30 p.m. – Close
  • Saturday: 4:30 p.m. – Close

Closed Sunday thru Tuesday and Breaks

Happy Hour

4:30 – 7:30 p.m. – BOGO craft tap pints and rail mixers

The VR's History

This campus watering hole was established with the purpose of fostering a deeper sense of community by providing a safe space where Lawrentians can meet, relax, and socialize. Founded in 1969, The VR is ripe with history-- evident in the hundreds of names of students past and present affectionately carved in the bar’s tables and booths. Fun fact: Founded in a time of social change, The VR was home to the first licensed female bartender in Appleton, Susan Jasin ‘69.

Upcoming Events

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    What's On Tap?

    Whole Hog Beer—JP Casper White Stout (Nitro) Gold in color, Casper melds the creamy mouthfeel and coffee hints of a stout with the unexpected flavors of Pilsner malt, white chocolate, and vanilla (6.1%)

    McFleshman’s Brewing Co.—Something Amber smooth, easily drinkable handcrafted Vienna lager with rich caramel malts (5.4%)

    Grupo Modelo—Modelo Especial full-flavored pilsner beer with a crisp taste. An orange blossom honey aroma and light hop character make this imported beer perfect for tailgating. (4.4%)

    Stone Arch Brewpub—Scottish Ale A medium-bodied amber, earthy beer with a low bitterness and a touch of caramel sweetness (4.9%)

    Stillmank Brewing Co.—Little Blue Pils Crisp lager with a stiff boost of antioxidants from concentrated blueberries (4.5%)

    New Glarus Brewing Co.—Spotted Cow a Wisconsin farmhouse ale (5.1%)

    Anheuser-Busch—Bud Light superior drinkability and refreshing flavor makes it the world’s favorite light beer (4.2%)

    Angry Orchard—Crisp Apple a crisp, refreshing cider (5.0%)

    Lakefront Brewery—IPA a cascade, Chinook, and Citra hops IPA (6.9%)

    3 Sheeps Brewing Company —Fresh Coast  Juicy Pale Ale brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops. (4.8%)