Lake Country Beer Gardens

Beer Gardens are popping up all over America. They are becoming a great social experience for all. 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. The phenomena of beer gardens, or as the German would say, biergartens, is here.  Read on to find where you can experience a local beer garden. Prost!

 

Beer Garden at Centennial Plaza in Menomonee Falls

DETAILS

Downtown Menomonee Falls at Centennial Plaza is turning into a Beer Garden on Fridays!  The Beer Garden at Centennial Plaza opens Friday, September 15 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. and will be open every Friday night through October 27. It will have live music and food for purchase from local businesses while patrons enjoy LIVE accordion or acoustic MUSIC weekly. At this point not sure of any other 2017 dates, but I read that the beer garden will be back for 26 weekends in 2018!!

 

MY REVIEW

It hasn’t started yet, but I can’t wait.  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 Facebook page, website or read about them in local press.

 

Winnebeergo Mobile Beer Garden Pewaukee

DETAILS

Join Lake Country families at Parktoberfest in Pewaukee on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from September 7th through October 28th! The event is a family friendly beer garden with food from area restaurants and food trucks, local Wisconsin craft beer, local musicians and more! Kids activities and root beer on tap will assure a good time for the whole family. This event will be held at Pewaukee Kiwanis Village Park on 325 Capitol. The hours are 4-9, except Saturdays the hours are 2-9pm. You can find the event flyer here.

MY REVIEW

From what I read, the Winnebeergo 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.

CONTACT

You can catch Winnebeergo information on their Facebook page or read about them in local press.

 

Waukesha County Parks Pop-Up Beer Garden

DETAILS

Raised Grain Brewing Company will host pop-up beer gardens on select dates in three Waukesha County parks: Fox Brook, Minooka and Naga-Waukee in summer of 2017. Beer Garden hours are 4 to 9 p.m. 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 was available online.

SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE: Raised Grain and has recently announced the addition of three more weekends of the Pop-Up Beer Garden in September. Join them at two new Waukesha County Parks — Muskego and Menomonee — and at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Muskego. The September Pop-Up Beer Garden will be open Friday and Saturday. See website for dates, times and location details.

 

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 at Naga-Waukee Park and the kids had fun running around with their friends and 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.

 

Beer Garden at Nixon Park Hartland

DETAILS

The Lake Country Beer Garden at Nixon Park was open June 8th through Aug. 20th 2017. The beer garden hours were 4 to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Available for purchase were draft and packaged beer, wine, pretzels, popcorn, brats and more. Beer garden visitors enjoyed live music throughout the summer.

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!

CONTACT

We were so glad to have this addition to Lake Country in 2017, we hope it continues in 2018! You can follow them at their facebook page. You can local press about them here.

 

Biergarten at the Schwabenhof Meno Falls

DETAILS

Each Thursday during the summer months, the Schwabenhof Pavilion will be open for guests to gather during happy hour for some food, drinks and laughs with friends and family. This year, the Biergarten will be open at 4:00 p.m. every Thursday from May through September.

MY REVIEW

I haven’t gone yet, but I plan to go yet on the 31st if I can.  I didn’t realize how close it was – it’s in Waukesha County.  From reading the reviews online, it seems like quite the hidden gem!

CONTACT

You can find more details on this local gem on their website.

 

More Nearby Beer Gardens to Enjoy

  • 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!
  • Milwaukee County Parks Beer Garden List includes details on the traveling beer garden and five permanent locations.