biergartens Lake Country Beer Gardens

Lake Country Beer Gardens

The Lake Country Beer Gardens Guide is sponsored by Raised Grain Brewery Co.

Beer Gardens are a huge summer hit for Lake Country families. The kids can play and the parents can hang out in a local park/outdoor venue. Not only do they bring great beer to beer lovers of drinking age, but they bring it to outdoor settings great for kids and adults of all ages.  Most beer gardens boast great food, lawn games, and other drink options like wine or soda, and of course, water. The phenomena of beer gardens, or as the German would say, biergartens, is here.

A few years ago, Lake Country didn’t boast many, if any, beer gardens. Flash forward to 2021, and we have tons listed!! Read on to find where you can experience a local beer garden. Prost!

LCFF promotes responsible drinking. Please drink responsibly and call a driver if you need one. Beer Gardens are intended to be family friendly and fun – let’s keep them that way. Soda and water are available at these events as well. 


THANK YOU TO OUR LAKE COUNTRY BEER GARDEN GUIDE SPONSOR:

RAISED GRAIN BREWERY CO.

THURSDAYS 4-9
FRIDAYS 4-9
SATURDAYS 3-9

PARK LOCATIONS & DATES
May 21-22 Muskego
May 28-30 Minooka
June 3-5 Fox River
June 10-12 Menomonee
June 17-19 Fox Brook
June 24-26 Mukwonago
July 1-3 Minooka
July 8-10 Fox Brook
July 15-17 Fox River
July 22-24 Menomonee
July 29-31 Mukwonago
Aug. 5-7 Muskego
Aug. 12-14 Minooka
Aug. 19-21 Fox River
Aug. 26-28 Fox Brook
Sept. 3-4 Mukwonago
Sept. 10-11 Fox Brook
Sept. 17-18 Menomonee

Find County Park Information including how to get your sticker here.

2021 Lake Country Waukesha County Beer Garden Options

DETAILS

The Raised Grain Brewing Company & Waukesha County Parks planned to host a fifth year of pop-up beer gardens in 2021. This season includes 6 Waukesha County Park locations.

All Pop-Up Beer Garden locations will be open Friday from 4-9 pm and Saturday from 3-9 pm starting June 11 throughout the summer. 

What’s On Tap:
In addition to seven Raised Grain beers being on tap, their Diamond Hard Seltzer will also be available for purchase. Diamond Hard Seltzer is brewed with Wisconsin ingredients, is 5% alcohol, 100 calories, and gluten removed. A rotating lineup of Waukesha County based food trucks, including Matty’s Food Truck, Just Smokin’ BBQ, Benet’s BBQ and Tramper’s Oak Fired Pizza will also be in the parks.

Safety Measures : 
The beer gardens will take advantage of the wide-open parks space, and staff will be taking every measure possible to allow for social distancing, including spreading out picnic tables and creating areas that allow customers to take advantage of the large spaces. Beer garden visitors are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs and to wear masks in accordance with current state or local guidelines.

What  To Expect:
Guests can expect to find yard games, other events, music and fun family attractions. Some parks have swimming access and playgrounds. In addition to Raised Grain’s award-winning beer, Pop-Up Beer Gardens may feature a rotating lineup of Waukesha County based food trucks, including Matty’s Food Truck, Tramper’s Oak Fired Pizza, Just Smokin’ BBQ, and Benet’s BBQ.

Please note: during the pop-up beer garden times of operation, a special daily car entrance fee will be $6, which includes one beer token. Annual sticker holders will have regular access to the park. Their schedule available ONLINE.

SCHEDULE:

May 21-22 Muskego
May 28-30 Minooka
June 3-5 Fox River
June 10-12 Menomonee
June 17-19 Fox Brook
June 24-26 Mukwonago
July 1-3 Minooka
July 8-10 Fox Brook
July 15-17 Fox River
July 22-24 Menomonee
July 29-31 Mukwonago
Aug. 5-7 Muskego
Aug. 12-14 Minooka
Aug. 19-21 Fox River
Aug. 26-28 Fox Brook
Sept. 3-4 Mukwonago
Sept. 10-11 Fox Brook
Sept. 17-18 Menomonee

MY REVIEW

What I loved about the Waukesha County Park Pop-Up Beer Garden was that my favorite beers were brought close to me and I could enjoy them in a family friendly, outdoor and local setting. My kids and I attended a few and the kids had fun running around with their friends, while I enjoyed my beer and tasty food while enjoying the summer day.  I like that the sign was up near the park each time it was “popping-up” by me, so I remembered to visit. It was also a great way to enjoy and support our county parks.  I loved that even though there was an entry fee, it came with a token for one beer.

CONTACT

Follow RAISED GRAIN’S FACEBOOK PAGE for up-to-date information on each pop-up beer garden, including any inclement weather updates, food trucks or other entertainment. More information on their WEBSITE.

DETAILS

Join Brewfinity Brewing for a beer garden tour at Waukesha County Parks this summer of 2021.. A changing selection of six Brewfinity craft beers will be on tap. Additional Brewfinity beers and hard seltzers will be available in cans. 

Fridays 4-9 and Saturdays 2-8pm
2021 Schedule:
  • May 21 – 22: Naga-Waukee Park
  • June 4-5: Mukwonago Park
  • June 11-12: Minooka Park
  • June 25 – 26: Menomonee Park
  • July 9-10: Muskego Park
  • July 23-24: Fox Brook Park
  • July 30-31: Fox River Park
  • August 6-7: Menomonee Park
  • August 20 – 21: Muskego Park
  • August 27-28: Minooka Park
 
See their facebook page for event details. 

To access the parks, you will need an Annual Park Pass or a Day Pass. Beer tokens are not included with park entrance fees. Purchase your Annual Park Sticker in advance of this event, or you can purchase a Day Pass at the entrance hut.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: The beer gardens will be spreading out picnic tables and allowing for additional space for social distancing. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs and to wear masks in accordance with current state or local guidelines.

 

DETAILS

Festive Beer Garden featuring 36 craft taps, live music, rotating food trucks, and tap events!

Hours:
Wed & Thursday: 4-9
Friday: 4-10
Saturday: 11-10
Sunday: 11-7

Grand opening weekend is Wed May 5th.  

 

CONTACT

You can learn more on their Facebook page

DETAILS

Join Lake Country families in Pewaukee EVERY THURSDAY this summer starting June 3, 2021  through September 2, 2021 in conjunction with the water ski show! The event is a family friendly beer garden with the bonus of the Pewaukee Water Ski shows. Root beer on tap will assure a good time for the whole family.  

Additionally, find them at the following dates/times: 

  •  5/8 from 12-5 Mud Olympics in partnership with Pewaukee Park and Rec
  • 5/21 from 5-9 at the Delafield Art Walk
  • 5/28 – Opening weekend at Pewaukee Kiwani Village Park (Live Music and food Friday night)
  • 5/29 – Opening weekend at Pewaukee Kiwani Village Park
  • 6/4 – 6/5 Come out to Nettesheim Park for a pop up beer garden.
  • 6/11, 6/12, 6/18, 6/19, 6/25, 6/25, 7/23, 7/24, 7/30, 7/31, 8/6, 8/7 – South Park Pewaukee Beer Garden
  • 7/9, 7/10, 8/13, 8/14 – Wagner Park Beer Garden
  • 7/21 – Pewaukee Youth Baseball Fundraiser at Nettesheim Park
  • 8/20 – 10/21 We will be at Kiwanis Village Park every Friday and Saturday evening to finish off the season.
  • 12/4 – Pictures With Santa

MY REVIEW

The BEERGO is a classic motor home, professionally fitted with a custom 8-tap draft beer system and a custom built unattached bar area. The vibe is kitschy, yet classy and speaks to our Wisconsin outdoors. Patrons are saying that it is a great time and great way to enjoy outdoors and Pewaukee.

I finally had the opportunity to check Winnebeergo out in 2018.  I enjoyed that the ski show provided entertainment for myself and my kiddos while I enjoyed offerings. Plus, these guys are hilarious!

CONTACT

You can catch the BEERGO information on their FACEBOOK page or view their WEBSITE.

DETAILS

The beer garden, run by Patrick Endter, owner of Endter’s Sports Grill, will be open May 27, 2021. The beer garden hours are 4 to 9 pm Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays and 2-7pm on  Sundays.

Available for purchase were draft and packaged beer, wine, pretzels, popcorn, brats and more. Beer garden visitors enjoyed live music throughout the summer.

Nixon Concert Series found HERE. These only occur on Thursday nights.

MY REVIEW

What I loved about the Lake Country Beer Garden at Nixon Park was the ambiance.  I absolutely loved the string lights at dusk, the fountain in the pond in the background, the games (mega jenga and bags), and the kids laughing in the background at the park or splash park.  It was a perfect venue for ultimate lake country family fun!

Erin’s family enjoying the Lake Country Beer Garden:

CONTACT

You can follow them at their FACEBOOK PAGE

For Details on the status of the Hartland Splash Pad click here

DETAILS

Saturday Beer Garden – OPENING May 22nd, 2021! The Depot Beer Garden, your Saturday night Menomonee Falls Beer Garden, will be open every Saturday from May 22 – October. 2, 2021, weather permitting. Hours are from 3 – 9 PM, with extended hours during special events

Meet your friends and bring the family for Saturday at the Beer Garden at Old Falls Village! Live music, an assortment of delicious sandwiches and snacks, kid’s games, beautiful picnic grounds and BEER! 

CONTACT

Find more information on their website or their Facebook Page.

DETAILS

Live Music Thursdays in the Square!

Enjoy a cold brew from Cafe Hollander + live, local music every Thursday at The Corners.

Food will be available for purchase day-of, or pre-order ahead of time! 

Times are 5:30 – 8pm.  View the schedule of live music here. 

CONTACT

Find the contact info here

DETAILS

  •  TWO Dates in 2021
  • SATURDAY, June 19, 2021 from 5-10pm
  • SATURDAY, September 18, 2021 from 5-10 pm 
  • At Cory Park in Dousman
  • Enjoy our beautiful community park with family and friends!
  • There’ll be Food – Beer – Music – Fun. 

CONTACT

This beer garden is run by the Dousman Area Chamber of Commerce.  Stay tuned to Facebook for more info.

DETAILS

The Village of Sussex will unveil its third annual travelling beer garden in the summer of 2021: Pints in the Park.

Join this summer for Pints in the Park Traveling Beer Garden at four Sussex parks. We’ll have craft beer by Brewfinity Brewing and rotating food trucks.

Join our “Mug Club” to reduce waste and receive discounted beer at all Pints in the Park events this summer. Purchase a “Pints in the Park” mug for $10 and your first fill is free. Then get $1 off refills at Pints in the Park events. All events are 5-8pm.

  • The June 24 Pints in the Park event will be held at Madeline Park.
  • The July 22 event will be at Ridgeview Park.
  • The August 26th event will be at the Sussex Civic Center.
  • The September 16th event will be at Sussex Village park. 

 

CONTACT

Stay up to date via their Facebook Page.

Stay up to date on the Sussex Splash Pad info here

Grab a beverage, root beer float, or treat and go explore amazing downtown.

VGBG will include a wide variety of beer. Stay tuned for the beer list and posts to come about volunteer sign ups!

2021 DETAILS

  • JUNE: Friday June 17- Sunday June 19th featuring Raised Grain
  • JULY: Friday July 15 – Sunday July 17th featuring Hubbleton
  • AUGUST: Friday August 20 – Sunday August 22nd featureing Indeed 
  • SEPTEMBER: Fall Fest is September 11, 2021

MY REVIEW

Erin and her family checked out the June 2018 Oconomowoc Beer Garden. They attended the Saturday evening garden, played checkers and bags with their kiddos and met up with some local friends. What Erin loved was that there were games set out to play with their kids, the Ale Asylum that was on tap, was delicious, and they were able to walk to a food truck and eat it at the garden. The Village Green did not become busy until closer to 8:00 pm, and up until about then, there were plenty of picnic tables and chairs set out to accommodate the crowd. There were many other families there, too.  All in all, it was a great summer night out in Lake Country!

CONTACT

Check the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association PAGE for more details.

2021 DETAILS

Component Brewing is teaming with the City of New Berlin for three  beer gardens to be held at Malone Park, July 23-25, Aug. 20-22 and Sept. 17-19. On Oct. 3, a 4th beer garden will be held at Historical Park in conjunction with the Applefest.

In addition to beer, there will be food, music and games. 

CONTACT

Check the City of New Berlin FACEBOOK PAGE or newberlin.org for more information.

2021 Details

  • May 27 from 5-9 
    • Live music from Ryan McIntyre
  • June 24 from 5-9
    • Live music from Jay Matthes
  • July 22 from 5-9
    • Live music from the Stangs
  • August 26th from 5-9
    • Live Music from TBD
  • September 16th from 5-9
    • The Evan and Tom Leahy Band
  • October 14 from 5-9

Contact

See their WEBSITE for more information.

2021 DETAILS

Join us at “The Garden” in Village Park where Family, Friends, and the Village gather and grow together. Watch for other events the same night … Farmer’s Market, Optimist Popcorn Wagon, food and occasional entertainment!
#fallsbeergarden
#fallsvillagepark
 

Wednesdays June 2 – October 13, 2021 from 5-9pm

MY REVIEW

I went in 2019. I like a lot of the nearby vendors and businesses and it is neat that one of the goals of the beer garden is to increase foot traffic and help local businesses. Plus, who doesn’t love beautiful downtown Menomonee Falls, heck, my wedding photos were taken there 🙂

CONTACT

You can catch information on the Menomonee Falls Downtown webpage HERE, including the music lineup. 

MORE NEARBY BEER GARDENS TO ENJOY

  • View the BEST LOCAL PATIO DINING GUIDE for awesome Patios.  There are beer gardens at many including, but not limited to:
    • Beer Garden at the Delafield Brewhaus
    • Beer Garden at the Schwabenhof in Menomonee Falls
  • TYRANENA BREWERY BEER GARDEN in Lake Mills has a huge (I mean huge) outdoor patio surrounded by a grassy area. Bring your own food (not beverages) in and they even have a grill to grill your food on. On Friday and Saturday evenings they have live music and there is a schedule with food trucks as well!  You may bring your children and dogs (on a leash). Visit their website for more information!
  • Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon had a beer garden NEW last year in 2020! Stay tuned for 2021 dates in September/October!
  • Milwaukee Zoo Beer Garden is near the new entrance and Otter Exhibit! It’s also called the “Bear” Garden because of it’s location near the grizzly bear. 
  • VON ROTHENBURG BIER STUEBE in Germantown has an awesome outdoor dining area and beer garden in the warmer months. I’m partial to this one, being from Germantown, but this is a legit German restaurant and bar down to the food, decor, beer & attire. Show up in lederhosens for a discount!
  • The ESTABROOK BEER GARDEN in Milwaukee is the first public Beer Garden in the U.S.A. since Prohibition and features beer brewed in Germany by the Staatliches Hofbrauhaus. Note: We love the park here and the pretzel was delish! Opened on April 6, 2021 weather permitting
  • The TRAVELING BEER GARDENS are two, simultaneously running, tours traveling through Milwaukee County Parks and the money helps improve the parks. More info HERE. (Starting week of May 12, 2021!)
    • Pass Me a Pint Tour Schedule:
      • West Milwaukee Park, May 19 – June 6
      • Doctors Park, June 9 – June 27
      • Greenfield Park, June 30 – July 18
      • Froemming Park, July 21 – August 8
      • Juneau Park, August 11 – September 6
    • Roll Out the Barrel Tour Schedule:
      • Juneau Park, May 12 – May 31
      • Cooper Park, June 2 – June 20
      • Grant Park, June 23 – July 5
      • Lake Park, July 7 – July 25
      • McCarty Park, July 28 – August 22
  • Deer District Beer Garden
    • The Tap Room is now open on the weekends. Friday 3-8, Sat 11-8, Sun 11-6.  
  • Milwaukee County Permanent Beer Gardens In addition to the traveling beer garden, Milwaukee County hosts 5 permanent location gardens. More info HERE
      • South Shore Terrace (South Shore Park on Lake Michigan) – The 2021 Season has begun!
      • Whitnall Park  –The 2021 Season has begun!
      • Estabrook (listed above)
      • The Vine Humboldt Park Wine & Beer Garden – The 2021 Season is set to begin May 28!
      • The Landing at Hoyt Park – The 2021 Season is set to begin in May!

NEED SOME FURTHER SUMMER FUN INSPIRATION, START HERE! 

Erin and Girls on Okauchee Summer 2019 When the last baby starts school

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