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COVID-19 Protocol Update

As recommended by UWaterloo and Ontario guidelines, masks are required for all who enter the Graduate House unless seated at a table.


The Graduate House occupies the original farmhouse (Schweitzer Farmhouse) on the south campus of the University of Waterloo. Affectionately known as the Grad House, the operations are owned by the Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo (GSA-UW). The Graduate House is a hub for graduate students and their guests in a relaxed social space. It is a popular destination for the entire University of Waterloo community, where patrons can enjoy a home-cooked meal, meet with their peers and colleagues or just spend some time away from the office or lab.

The Graduate House has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The upper lounge is a great spot for marking papers, celebrating a thesis defense, holding a small presentation or hosting a small social gathering. The fully licensed boardroom is perfect for meetings and small private gatherings.  The outdoor rooftop patio is a nice place to unwind and enjoy fresh air.  The large main floor features a multi-functional room where grad focused activities are held. The main bar area is an excellent place to drop in to connect with old and new friends.

And, of course, feel free to contact us.

The Graduate House offers a calm environment to relax, eat and drink after a long day of hard work!



University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W.
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1

On Tap

What makes our selection of craft beers unique?

Our rotating taps are lovingly selected from the local, micro Southwestern Ontario Beer/Cider scene—no faceless corporate breweries allowed!

We feature breweries as near as a 5 minute drive from campus, one of which is even owned by a former UWaterloo grad. How cool is that?!

We offer a wide variety of styles and flavour profiles from “hoptacular” to fruity sour, from German Style Wheat to English Style Stout.


Takeaway beer and food is now available!

With the purchase of any food item, add your choice of a tallboy beer from our rotating collection for $5.00 each (includes HST).

Or, enjoy a refreshing tallboy on our patio for $7.00 (includes HST)!

Grad Deals

Grad Student Pricing*

Confirm that you have paid your GSA/GH fees to get grad student pricing at the graduate house!

Introducing the new Tap & Go WATCard Reader.

How it works:

1. Bring your WATCard to the GH every time you order food.

2. Tap your WATCard at the GH Bar on the new Tap & Go reader before you order.

Free Coffee*

Free dine-in coffee for graduate students who have paid their Graduate House fees.

Free takeaway coffee for graduate students who bring their own mugs*.

(*There is a $1 fee for a takeaway cup).

*All graduate prices and discount offers are subject to change.

Members who opt out of the Graduate House fee are welcome to use the Graduate House space, but will be charged a rental fee for room booking and are ineligible for graduate student price discounts.

Reservations & Group Bookings

For group bookings, please contact Cam Bartel at (519) 888-4567 ext. 33803.

Thank you for considering the Graduate House for your group event. 

The Graduate House can host your group event for 10 – to – 50 people. Group bookings require one week notice

If you will be purchasing food for this event, please review the catering menu.

The Graduate House accepts cash, cheque, debit, visa and mastercard for payment. We are currently unable to accept payment via Unit 4.

Please note that events not solely for graduate students may incur a rental charge.

For booking inquiries, quotes or reservations, please contact Mike Dahlquist at (519) 888-4567 ext. 33803 or at ghsuperv@uwaterloo.ca. 

Join Our Team

We're hiring at the Graduate House!

We will be hiring all positions as we expand our hours of operation for Winter. This is ideal for students who are seeking flexible work hours and looking for a fun and creative environment to work in.

Experience in the restaurant industry is preferred, but not required. Bring in your resume and fill out an application at the bar.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Contact Us

Hours of Operation



Our Staff

Bar & Kitchen Support Staff: Our awesome Graduate Students! 

Mike Dahlquist

Contact for: Bookings

Cam Bartel
Hospitality Manager

Contact for: Events & General Inquiries

Libin Binoy Kunnath 
Graduate House Cook

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All of our prices include 13% HST.

Snacks & Apps

Add Chicken* to Nachos – $5

* Nachos are Gluten Free


Add Chicken Breast* to any salad – $5



*Gluten Free Burger Buns Available

Add on Brie & House Pickled Onion, Pesto & Mozzarella, or Mushroom & Goat Cheese – $3

Full pizzas

**All chicken is hand-cut Halal from Sargent Farms in Milton

Vegetarian Menu

All of our prices include 13% HST.




Add for $3

*Gluten Free Burger Buns Available

Full Pizzas


*Nachos are Gluten Free


For parties of 10 or more

All of our prices include HST; 15% gratuity will be added to large party orders.


Appetizer/Dessert Trays

Full Pizzas



Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic drink tickets can also be arranged for your party. Please feel free to request a quote.