Food & Drink

A customer tells her order to a barista at the Surdyk's Café at Northrop.

Photo by Rebecca Wallinga.

Surdyk's Café

Surdyk's Cafe on the first floor, west side of Northrop. 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 on Facebook for more information.

Plates of charcuterie and baskets of bread set up in a buffet style.

Surdyk's Catering

Surdyk's Catering is the exclusive caterer at Northrop, providing delicious platters, hot and cold buffets, passed hors d'oeuvres, and plated meals for private events at Northrop 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 are packaged in sustainable, eco-friendly, biodegradable products. For more information email

Bartenders taking orders from a line of customers at a concessions bar in Northrop.

Photo by Tim Rummelhoff.

Surdyk's Concessions

Surdyk's Concessions are available during most concerts, dance performances, and various other events on the Carlson Family Stage at Northrop. With up to 10 bars throughout the building, Surdyk's provides a wide range of craft beers and expertly selected wine and spirits along with a variety of snacks and desserts.

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. Please drink responsibly and enjoy the performances! Food is not allowed in the Carlson Family Stage.