The Bear's Den at Memorial Union

Meet me at the Bear’s Den Pub & Cafe!

The Bear’s Den Pub & Cafe is the meeting spot for UMaine students, faculty and staff. Relax, have a local craft beer, or an expertly created espresso drink, and enjoy entertainment with great company.

This comfortable room at the south end of the Memorial Union offers delectable desserts, and a bit of the unexpected. Large television screens allow you to follow your favorite sports teams. Join us today!


7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Breakfast & Lunch Items

  • Fresh baked pastries, cakes, muffins
  • Carrabassett Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate, Tea, and other beverages

The Grill

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.–10 a.m. 
Lunch: 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Breakfast items

  • Breakfast sandwich
  • French toast sticks
  • Bacon, sausage
  • Home fries

Lunch items

  • Smash Burger, Impossible Smash Burger
  • Hamburgers, Philly steak sandwiches, and more!
  • Chicken Tender Baskets: Chicken tenders served with French fries
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Garden Wok

11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Lunch Items

  • Stir-fry to order

Sushi with Gusto

Various freshly prepared sushi and sushi rolls made daily.

Closed for the summer


10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Lunch Items

  • Cheese breadsticks with marinara sauce
  • Pizzas, gluten-free pizza
  • Baked sub sandwiche
  • Buffalo Chicken wrap
  • Falafel Pita

The Club

10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Lunch Items

  • Custom deli sandwiches
  • Breads from Brick Oven Bakery in Bangor, Maine

Rice and Beans

10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Lunch Items

  • Burritos
  • Burrito bowls
  • Alternating tequila lime chicken, carne asada steak or tofu sofritas
  • Local salsas and guacamole


7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Breakfast Items

  • Yogurts, Fruits, and more fresh and delicious options to complete a great breakfast!

Breakfast Bar Items 7:45 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

  • A variety of rotating breakfast favorites such as Scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, breakfast potatoes, and more!

Lunch Items

  • All your favorite greens and toppings in freshly prepared mixed salads
  • Soups and assorted chili

Reopening in Fall 2022

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

See our hours page for additional summer hours.

Holiday and break hours

Union Central : Closed

Meet the Manager

Photo of John Cahill, manager of York Dining
John Cahill

Café and Pub