biergartens Lake Country Beer Gardens

Find Waukesha County and 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 2024, and we have tons listed!! I’ve authored this guide for many years now and it’s always one of my favorite to update (and my husband is happy when it’s updated too).  

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. 



Find Raised Grain also at:

Raised Grain Beer Garden Pop Up


 Fox River Park
May 24-26 (Special Sunday 4–9)

Muskego Park
May 31-June 1

Mukwonago Park 
June 7-8

Naga-Waukee Park 
June 21-22

Nashotah Park
June 27-28

 Fox River Park 
July 5-6

Retzer Nature Center
August 23-24


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

2024 Lake Country Waukesha County Beer Garden Options


The Raised Grain Brewing Company & Waukesha County Parks planned to host a seventh year of pop-up beer gardens in 2024. 

All Pop-Up Beer Garden locations will be open Friday from 4-9 pm and Saturday from 3-9 pm. 

What’s On Tap:

Raised Grain will serve eight beers, including Naked Threesome IPA, Summer Vice Hefeweizen, Quick Release Amber Lager, and rotating favorites.

In addition to beer, Diamond Hard Seltzer will be available for purchase. Diamond Hard Seltzer—brewed by Raised Grain—is 100 calories per 12oz serving, 5% ABV, and Gluten Removed.

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. Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium in  Retzer’s Environmental Learning Center will have a variety of laser light music shows each night of the final weekend in 2023!

Please noteThe Park System’s Automatic License Plate Reader System is active and vehicle license plates are automatically recorded. A Daily Park Entrance Permit or Annual Park Entrance Sticker is required for all vehicles utilizing the fee-based parks. Purchase entry permits online now! Pay within 5 days of visit to avoid a violation ticket.


May 24-26      Fox River Park

May 31-June 1     Muskego Park

June 7-8         Mukwonago Park

June 21-22      Naga-Waukee Park

June 27-28          Nashotah Park

July 5-6          Fox River Park

August 23-24     Retzer Nature Center


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.  – Stephanie Cutler 


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.


Enjoy more of the great outdoors at The Terrace at Raised Grain featuring outdoor tables and seating all anchored by our open air container bar with full service and 8 beers on tap.

  • Open air bar featuring seating
  • Walk up order station
  • Outdoor tables and seating
  • Beer and food table service through RG Order
  • Dog friendly

1725 Dolphin Drive
Waukesha, WI 53186


Join in for the 6th season of the Village of Brookfield Village Beer Garden Series. Enjoy local food, beverage, and entertainment. Bring your own lawn chairs and prepare for a fun-filled evening.

2024 Details

  • June 20, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • August 22, 2024
  • September 12, 2024              


See their WEBSITE for more information.


The Tap Yard Beer Garden will be at Fox Brook Park in Brookfield is now open for their third year!  It features more than 28 taps of beer, as well as wine, hard seltzers and several food options. 


The beer garden will be open Wednesdays through Sundays weekly.  There are also different themes each night, including trivia nights, family game nights and a rotating food truck series.

Please see event details for each location by clicking on the page link and then events!

County Park fees apply.


You can learn more on their Facebook page


Join The Beergo this summer 2024 as they set up shop at various parks in Pewaukee as well as a special night in Wales! Loaded with plenty of Broken Bat Brewing Company Beer, the road show will also feature live music and food trucks each night. Join in for family friendly entertainment while also supporting local businesses and the Pewaukee Parks and Recreation Department!

“The World’s Greatest Bar-V! Join The Beergo mobile beer garden this summer as we travel throughout Lake Country! Visit our website or check us out on social media for updated information regarding dates, times, locations, as well as information on food trucks and live music!”

In addition to Thursdays on Pewaukee Lake, check the 2024 schedule to see where you can catch them! 



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! – Stephanie Cutler


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


The beer garden, run by Patrick Endter, owner of Endter’s Sports Grill, is open for 2024. The beer garden hours are 4 to 9 pm Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays and 2-7pm on Sundays.

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

Nixon Concert Series occur on Thursday nights 6-9pm.


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! – Stephanie Cutler


You can follow them at their FACEBOOK PAGE

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


2024 Depot Beer Garden open 3pm to 9pm, Food by Depot Grill from 4pm to 8pm with special hours for special events, please consult the Depot Beer Garden Schedule.
Come support the Menomonee Falls Historical Society’s Depot Beer Garden at Old Falls Village Park, on the corner of Pilgrim & County Line Roads.
Depot Beer Garden is open most Saturdays, and a select Fridays and Sundays for special events, May 18th through September 28th.
Enjoy a rotation of 6 craft beers on tap, canned classic beers, ciders, and seltzers along with soda and water. Food including hot dogs, burgers, pizza, pretzels, nachos, and homemade meats from Wisconsin Meats, available through the Depot Grill, and Food Trucks on special events.
Live music with a large line up of bands, along with other special events such as The Historical Society’s Civil War Encampment, Classic Car show and trivia in the park. Enjoy our large selection of board games and always popular corn hole. Tours of the historic buildings will be offered at each beer garden when special events are not taking place. Be the last beer pour out of a keg and be awarded with one of the coveted Keg Killer T-Shirts! So come out, join your family, friends & neighbors at The Depot Beer Garden at Old Falls Village Park in Menomonee Falls.

No Cover charge
Free Parking
Cash and Credit
Dog Friendly
Please no carry-ins


Find more information on their website or their Facebook Page.


“Enjoy a cold beer from Café Hollander + live, local music every Thursday at The Corners, starting at 5:30p in Market Square.”

Dates are July 11- Sept 12


Food will be available for purchase day-of, or pre-order ahead of time using the QR Codes on the tables in Market Square!

View the 2024 schedule of live music here. 


Find the contact info here


  • The Dousman Area Chamber of Commerce is excited for the Spring Beer Garden! Join them for a wonderful night of cold beer, delicious food and great music!
    Beer by Brewfinity!
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 21, 2024 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • At Cory Park in Dousman
  • Enjoy the beautiful community park with family and friends!
  • There’ll be Food – Beer – Music – Fun. 


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


The Village of Sussex will unveil its fourth annual traveling beer garden in the summer of 2024: Pints in the Park.

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

June 20 at Pride’s Crossing Park
Sponsored by Exterior Pros
• Food Trucks: Just Smokin’ Barbecue, Hot Box Pizza, Jandy’s Base Camp Waffles, and Tundra Treats.
July 25 at Coldwater Creek Park
Sponsored by Honey Creek Heating & Cooling
• Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
• Food Trucks: Just Smokin’ Barbecue, Cabana Cortez, Mr. Ps Grilled Cheese, and Tundra Treats.
August 9 at the Civic Center
Sponsored by Central Bark
• Live music by Sparks Fly: A Taylor Swift Experience
• Trivia with Pauline Haass Public Library
September 19 at Grogan Park
• Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
• Food Trucks: Just Smokin’ Barbecue, Cabana Cortez, and Hot Box Pizza
See Schedule and More details HERE

All events are 5-8pm.


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!


“Enjoy an evening of crafty beer, trivia, games and music on the Village Green in Downtown Oconomowoc. Visit their app and website to see the featured breweries!”

All tips and a portion of sales support local charities, thank you for your contribution.

June 13-14, 2024

Featured Brewer: Gathering Place Brewing 5 – 9pm
Entertainment: 6 – 9pm
Thursday: America’s Pub Trivia
Friday: The Kingfish Band
Saturday: Barbara Ann Band 
Food Trucks: 5:30 until sold out
Thursday: Scrima Pizza & Scoops and Spokes 
Friday: Scrima Pizza & Boondocks BBQ 
Saturday: Chick Fil A & Boondocks BBQ

July 18-20, 2024

Featured Brewer: TBA 5-9pm
Entertainment: 6-9pm
Thursday: America’s Pub Trivia
Friday: The Stangs
Saturday: Barbara Ann Band
Food Trucks: 5:30 until sold out
Thursday: Mr. P’s Grilled Cheese & Jandy’s Base Camp
Friday: Sandwich Sisters & Dough Nation
Saturday: Chick Fil A & TBA

Aug 16-17, 2024  

Featured Brewer: TBA 5 – 9pm
(No Thursday Beer Garden – come out and enjoy Moonlit Movies and the celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz)
Entertainment: 6 – 9pm
Friday: Kingfish Band
Saturday: Eric Darnell
Food Trucks: 5:30 until sold out
Friday: Sandwich Sisters & Dough Nation
Saturday: Chick Fil A & Jandy’s Base Camp


Erin and her family checked out the June 2018 Oconomowoc Beer Garden. They’ve attended a few times since. 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!


Check the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association PAGE for more details.


The City of New Berlin is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between Component Brewing, New Berlin Recreation, and the New Berlin Historical Society, bringing a series of vibrant Beer Gardens to the community this summer and fall!

Get ready to savor the flavors of local craft brews in the inviting ambiance of New Berlin’s parks, as they gather to celebrate the spirit of community, recreation, and history. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply looking for a fun-filled outing with family and friends, the Beer Gardens promise an unforgettable experience.

Join in as they toast to warm summer days and crisp autumn evenings, enjoying a curated selection of refreshing beverages from Component Brewing, perfectly complemented by delicious food offerings and live entertainment. It’s an opportunity to unwind, connect with neighbors, and create lasting memories against the backdrop of New Berlin’s scenic landscapes.

Sunday, June 16th 1pm-4pm Historical Park Fathers Day Open House
Sunday, July 14th 1pm-4pm Historical Park Ice Cream Social Open House
Saturday, August 10th 12pm-6pm Malone Park Color Clash Bash
Saturday, September 7th 12pm-6pm Malone Park Component Beer Garden
Sunday, September 8th 1pm-4pm Historical Park Historic Day Open House
Saturday, October 12th 12pm-6pm Malone Park Component Beer Garden
Sunday, October 13th 1pm-4pm Historical Park Applefest Open House



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


Join in at “The Garden” in Village Park where Family, Friends, and the Village gather and grow together. Watch for other events the same night such as the Farmer’s Market, Optimist Popcorn Wagon, food and occasional entertainment!
Starting June 5th-August 28! FULL SCHEDULE and Details 


 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 🙂 –  Stephanie Cutler


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

2024 Concert Details

Beer Garden Concert Series – Expanding to Friday and Saturday Evenings in June
  • They are working to fill up every Friday and Saturday night this summer with local performers outside in their Beer Garden starting June 8.  Performances will be from 6-8:30pm. 
  • Performances will be held indoors in the case of inclement weather.
  • Relax, enjoy dinner & listen to live music!
  • Schedule can be viewed here. 


Come on out to meet neighbors and friends at the Neighborhood Beer Gardens! Enjoy live music, food from local food trucks, and, of course, the beers of Oktoberfest as we gear up for the Oktoberfest season!


3703 Rivers Crossing Drive, Waukesha, WI, 53188, August 22–24, 2024

Thursday, August 22, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Music by: The Biermen
  • Featured Food Truck: TBA

Friday, August 23, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Music by: Acoustix
  • Featured Food Truck: TBA

Saturday, August 24, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Music by: Ed Hause Band & Dirty Boogie
  • Featured Food Truck: TBA
  • Neighborhood Beer Garden 5K Run/Walk: Sign up for the Beer Garden 5K! Run/walk this timed event with Silver Circle Sports Events through beautiful Rivers Crossing Park and Fox River Park. Costumes encouraged! Stay to enjoy the cheers from the beer garden and accolades for a great race! Sign up at


3616 S. University Drive, Waukesha, WI, 53188, September 5-7, 2024

Thursday, September 5, 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

  • Music by: Bruce Humphries & the Rockabilly Rebels
  • Featured Food Truck: TBA

Friday, September 6, 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

  • Music by: The Tonight Only
  • Featured Food Truck: TBA

Saturday, September 7, 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

  • Music by: Ed Hause Band & Stray Voltage
  • Featured Food Truck: TBA


Find them on their WEBSITE


  • Check out this fun event for Fall 2024: Steins for Scouts Airtoberfest.
    • Located at the Waukesha County Airport.
    • Date for 2024 TBD
  • 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
    • Beer Garden at Hop Harvest & Vine Public House in Pewaukee
  • 18 ACRES FOOD TRUCK will be serving up food, fun, and beer this summer in Ixonia’s Fireman’s Park on the dates below. Check out their Facebook page (linked above) for details!
    • June 5 & 26
    • July 10 & 24
    • August 7 & 28
    • Sept 11 & 25
    • October 2 & 16
  • 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!
  • The Landing at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa.
  • 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! Open for the 2024 season!
  • The TRAVELING BEER GARDENS are two, simultaneously running, tours traveling through Milwaukee County Parks and the money helps improve the parks. More info HERE
  • Deer District Beer Garden
  • 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) – OPEN FOR SEASON
      • Whitnall Park  –OPEN FOR SEASON
      • Estabrook (listed above)
      • The Vine Humboldt Park Wine & Beer Garden
      • The Landing at Hoyt Park in Tosa
      • Juneau Beer Garden on Milwaukee’s Lower East side–new in 2024!


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

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