Surdyk's Café at Northrop

Since our grand re-opening, Northrop has partnered with Surdyk's, Northeast's premiere, family-owned liquor store since 1934. Surdyk’s not only offers 10 different bars throughout the building for performances, but also brings their seasonal, globally inspired food to both the Surdyk’s Northrop Café and, thanks to Surdyk’s Catering, all private events held at Northrop.  

Surdyk's Cafe on the first floor, west side of Northrop is now open 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Mon - Thu, 7:00 am-5:00pm on Fridays during the academic year, and before most Carlson Family Stage performances (see below for holiday hours). Serving quick breakfast paninis, wraps, pastries, bagels, sandwiches, lunch paninis, soup, salad, salumi, sweets, coffee, tea, cocoa, and more, the café provides a great option for a morning coffee break, hot or cold lunch, light pre-show dining, study or intermission snacks. Watch for special menus for Northrop patrons, or visit Surdyk’s Café Facebook page for more information.

Surdyk's Catering is taking much of the spotlight these days. After opening their cheese shop in 1979, Surdyk’s culinary experts have expanded their knowledge of foods and flavors through international travel, and in recent years they have focused many efforts on expanding their catering brand. Surdyk's is the exclusive caterer at Northrop, providing delicious platters, hot and cold buffets, passed hors d’oeuvres, and plated meals for events ranging from small meetings to three course dinners, and Surdyk’s specialty, cocktail parties. Foods are prepared using locally-sourced, organic products as often as possible, and packaged in sustainable, eco-friendly, biodegradable products. Visit Surdyk's Catering  and click on “Northrop” for more information or to contact a sales representative. You can also email northrop@surdyks.com to get the process started.

Surdyk's Concessions at Northrop are open during concerts, dance performances, and various other events on the Carlson Family Stage. Surdyk’s provides a wide range of new, local craft beers and expertly selected wine and spirits sure to please each unique audience. To ensure student safety, Surdyk's Northrop Concessions will ID every patron ordering alcohol. Please be prepared to show ID upon requesting an alcoholic beverage, no matter your age. Surdyk’s will not serve alcohol to anyone who cannot provide valid identification. There will be multiple bars open before the performance and throughout intermissions. Please drink responsibly and enjoy the performances!

Café Summer and Holiday Hours: Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm