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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 2023, 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:

Lake Country Family Fun Beer Garden Guide to Waukesha County


May 26-28 Fox River Park
June 2-3  Mukwonago Park
June 9-10  Muskego Park
June 23-24  Naga-Waukee Park
July 7-8 Nashota Park
August 18-19 Retzer Nature Center

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

2023 Lake Country Waukesha County Beer Garden Options


The Raised Grain Brewing Company & Waukesha County Parks planned to host a sixth year of pop-up beer gardens in 2023. 

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 26-28      Fox River Park
June 2-3          Mukwonago Park
June 9-10        Muskego Park
June 23-24      Naga-Waukee Park
July 7-8            Nashotah Park
August 18-19 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



The Tap Yard Beer Garden will be at Fox Brook Park in Brookfield for their SECOND Year Opener on May 3rd, 2023! It will feature more than 28 taps of beer, as well as wine, hard seltzers and several food options. Our food truck for the opener will be Bocadillos Mexican!

Weekly summer event lineup:

Wednesday – Beer and craft events
Thursday – America’s Pub Quiz at 7pm
Fridays – Music Bingo 6pm
Saturday – Themed Trivia shows/Pub Feud – 6pm
Sunday – Jackpot Bingo 4pm (begins May 14th)

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 Lake Country families in Pewaukee EVERY THURSDAY this summer starting June 1, 2023  through September 1, 2023 in conjunction with the water ski show! 

“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 2023 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, will be open May 25, 2023. 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.


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.


Saturday Beer Garden – OPENING May 13th, 2023! The Depot Beer Garden, your Saturday night Menomonee Falls Beer Garden, will be open every Saturday from May 13th – October 14th 2023, weather permitting. Hours are from 3 – 9 PM, with extended hours during special events. The park is located at N96 W15791 County Line Road at Old Falls Village Park in Menomonee Falls. See their full schedule (it’s very full) HERE.

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! Pets on leash are welcome!


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 6th – Sept 7th 


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 2023 schedule of live music here. 


Find the contact info here


  •  THREE Dates in 2023
  • SATURDAY, June 17, 2023 from 5-10pm
  • THURSDAY, July 27, 2023, from 5-9pm 
  • SATURDAY September 23, 2023 from 4-9pm
  • At Cory Park in Dousman
  • Enjoy our 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 travelling beer garden in the summer of 2023: Pints in the Park.

Join 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.

The June 22nd beer garden at Spring Green Park will feature their Trivia Night, co-sponsored by the Pauline Haass Public Library. 

The July 20th garden at Armory Park will feature live music, sponsored by Chamber
On August 24th, come early to enjoy the beer garden before the Outdoor Family Movie Night event at the Civic Center, sponsored by Central Bark Doggy Day Care.
The final beer garden on September 14, 2023 at Village Park. Watch their website as we get closer, for more details!
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!”

June 15-17th, 2023
Featured Brewer: Raised Grain
Food Trucks:
  • Thursday: Bocadillo

  • Friday: Just Smokin‘ BBQ & Sandwich Sisters

  • Saturday: Chick Fil A & Dough Nation

July 13 – 15th, 2023
Featured Brewer: TBA
  • Thursday: America’s Pub Trivia
  • Friday: Liam Nugget
  • Saturday: TBA
Food Trucks:
  • Thursday: 18 Acres & Mr. P’s Grilled Cheese
  • Friday: Sandwich Sisters
  • Saturday: Just Smokin’ BBQ
August 17-19th, 2023
Featured Brewer: TBA
  • Thursday: America’s Pub Trivia
  • Friday: Alyssia Dominguez
  • Saturday: The Kingfish Band
Food Trucks:
  • Thursday: Tots on the Street & Mr. P’s Grilled Cheese
  • Friday: Sandwich Sisters
  • Saturday: Chick Fil A & Dough Nation


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!


Check the Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association PAGE for more details.




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


2023 Details





See their WEBSITE 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 7th-September 13th, 2023! FULL SCHEDULE and Details 


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 🙂 –  Stephanie Cutler


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


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 our Beer Garden by next week they should be able to release the schedule for June. Performances will be from 6-8:30pm. 
  • Local guitarist/singer/songwriter Joey Leal will perform this Saturday night, between 5:30 – 8pm. Waukesha South graduate, Joey is immensely talented and puts on a great show!
  • Performances will be held indoors in the case of inclement weather.
  • Relax, enjoy dinner & listen to live music!


NEW for 2023 “Join your friends and neighbors in neighborhood parks for a beer garden! Music, food, and beer are offered in some neighborhood parks”



Rivers Crossing Park
August 24-26
Thursday/Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Merrill Crest Park

September 7-9
Thursday/Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


No Dogs allowed No carry ins allowed




Find them on their WEBSITE


  • Check out this fun event on October 1, 2022: Steins for Scouts Airtoberfest.
    • Located at the Waukesha County Airport.
    • TBD on 2023
  • 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
  • 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 2023 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. (Starting week of May 17, 2023!)
  • 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


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

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