Summer Date Guide – Lake Country

This is a sponsored post.

Now that the weather allows for some outdoor fun, couples are getting excited to enjoy it with the special someone.  Whether you are kid-free or have a babysitter for a night, we’ve got a great Summer Date list for you!  Or, bring the kids to some of these great ideas. We’ve put together a categorized, summer-specific, date list for you and your loved ones.  So book that babysitter, make those plans and enjoy this summer of love.  A big thank you to our Summer Date Guide – I.d. in Delafield.

Categories in this guide include:

  • On the Lake Dining
  • Outdoor Dining/Patio Spots (non-Lake spots)
  • Best Burger Spots
  • Best Hikes and Trails
  • Summer Staples
  • Outdoor Beer Gardens
  • Paddleboard/Kayak/Boat Rentals
  • Summer 2019 Events

Note: Reach out to individual businesses for hours, availability and pricing.  Lake Country Family Fun is not responsible for availability and pricing of these events. 

PLEASE THANK OUR SUMMER DATE GUIDE SPONSOR:


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ON THE LAKE DINING

  • Foolery’s on Okauchee Lake
  • Bayside on Okauchee on Okauchee Lake
  • Golden Mast on Okauchee Lake
  • Hollywood’s on Okauchee Lake (cannot get to via boat)
  • Splash Martini Bar on Lac La Belle
  • Lago Su Bella on Lac La Belle
  • Artisan 179 on Pewaukee Lake
  • Seesters on Pewaukee Lake
  • Ristorante Lago on Pewaukee Lake
  • Doc’s Dry Dock on Pewaukee Lake
  • 5 O-Clock Club on Pewaukee Lake
  • Curly’s on Pewaukee Lake
  • Michael’s House of Prime on Pewaukee Lake
  • Gina’s Sports Dock on Pewaukee Lake
  • Edgewater on Pewaukee Lake
  • Chocolate Factory on Pewaukee Lake
  • Kim’s Lakeside on Pewaukee Lake
  • Lucky Chucky’s Beach Bar and Grill on Silver Lake
  • Bass Bay Brewhouse on Bass Bay Lake
  • AJ’s Bar and Grill on Muskego Lake
  • Golden Lake Pub on Golden Lake
  • Panga Bar & Grill on Upper Nemahbin Lake
  • Seven Seas on Nagawicka Lake
  • Fishbones on Nagawicka Lake
  • Copper Dock on Friess Lake
  • Lakerz on Fowler Lake – rooftop seating

*FOR OUR GUIDE TO THE LAKES OF LAKE COUNTRY CLICK HERE.

WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE LAKESIDE RESTAURANTS SO LET’S HEAR THEM!  COMMENT BELOW OR EMAIL US!

OUTDOOR DINING/PATIO SPOTS (NON-LAKE SPOTS)

  • Revere’s in Delafield
  • Belfre in Delafield
  • I.d. in Delafield
  • Mazatlán in Delafield
  • Delafield Brewhaus
  • Zesti in Hartland
  • Joe Mamas in Colgate
  • Thunder Bay Grille in Pewaukee
  • Nettie’s Irish Pub in Pewaukee
  • People’s Park in Waukesha
  • Senior Tomas in Hartland
  • Beer Snobs in Hartland
  • Butler Inn in Pewaukee
  • Andreas Red Rooster in Waukesha
  • Spitfire in Okauchee
  • Kim’s in Stonebank
  • Bel Air Cantina at Corners of Brookfield
  • Café Hollander at Corners of Brookfield
  • Parkside 23 in Brookfield
  • Carlee’s Bar & Grill in Pewaukee
  • Vino Cappuccino in Brookfield

WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE GREAT RESTAURANTS WITH OUTDOOR DINING (NON-LAKE VIEWS) SO LET’S HERE THEM!  COMMENT BELOW OR EMAIL US

BEST BURGER SPOTS (AS RECOMMENDED BY OUR FACEBOOK GROUP)

  • Mainstream Bar & Grill in Waukesha
  • Crafty Cow in Oconomowoc
  • Joe Mamas in Colgate
  • Sweet Dreams in Hartland
  • Beer Snobs in Hartland
  • Sobelemans in Waukesha
  • Kick Switch in Okauchee
  • Gina’s in Pewaukee
  • David Alan Alan’s Smokehouse in Mukwonago
  • Bass Bay Brewhouse in Muskego
  • Sideliners in Genesee Depot
  • Pointe Burger in Pewaukee
  • Jake’s in Brookfield
  • Stolley’s Hogg Alley in Oconomowoc
  • Revere’s in Delafield
  • Grill Junkies in Delafield
  • AJ O’Brady’s in Menomonee Falls
  • Foolery’s in Okauchee
  • Most of THE ICE CREAM JOINTS make amazing burger spots too!

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BEST HIKES AND TRAILS

*WATCH FOR TICKS! ALWAYS CHECK YOURSELF AND YOUR DATE OVER AFTER GOING ON A HIKE/BIKE RIDE.

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SUMMER STAPLES

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 OUTDOOR BEER GARDENS

  • Raised Grain Brewery and Waukesha County Parks Pop-Up Beer Gardens
  • City of Oconomowoc Beer Garden
  • City of New Berlin Beer Garden
  • The Beer Garden at Menomonee Falls
  • Winnebeergo Beer Garden Pewaukee locations
  • Beer Garden at Nixon Park Hartland
  • more…

*To find out more details about each of these beer garden, go to our BEER GARDEN GUIDE! Many of them include entertainment for your date!

PADDLEBOARD/KAYAK/BOAT RENTALS

  • Nomad Board Sports at Panga Bar & Grill
    • SUP
    • Canoe
    • Kayak
    • Pontoon
  • High Roller Fun Rentals – Frame Park Waukesha
    • Specialty Bikes
    • Paddle Boats
    • Character Floats
    • Canoes
    • Kayaks
  • Clearwater Outdoor Rentals in Delafield (St. John’s Park on Genesee St.)
    • Tandem Kayak
    • Single Kayak
    • SUP
  • City Beach Oconomowoc
    • Canoes
    • kayaks
    • Paddleboats
    • SUP 
  • Good Time Rentals on multiple lakes
    • Pontoon Boats
  • Koha Yoga in Pewaukee
    • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
  • Sherper’s in Oconomowoc
    • Canoe
    • Kayaks
    • Stand up Paddleboards

NOT SURE WHAT LAKE TO HIT UP? CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO THE LAKES OF LAKE COUNTRY!

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SUMMER 2019 EVENTS

  • All the Area “Fests” make great dates, here are the dates:
    • Chocolate Fest: Memorial Day weekend
    • Pride: June 6-9
    • Polish: June 14 -16
    • Greek: June 22-24
    • Lakefront Festival of Art: June 21-23
    • Cedarburg Strawberry Festival: June 22-23
    • Summerfest: June 26 – July 7
    • Bastille Days: July 11-14
    • Delafield Block Party: July 12- July 13
    • Lake Country Art Festival Nagawicka Park: July 13
    • Festa Italiana: July 19-21
    • Port Washington Fish Day: July 20
    • Taste of Lake Country in Pewaukee: July 26-27
    • Milwaukee Air and Water Show: July 27-28
    • German: July 26-July 28
    • Hartland Neighborhood Night out: August 8
    • Waukesha Blues Fest at Naga-Waukee Park: August 9-10
    • Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts: August 17-18
    • Irish Fest: August 15-18
    • Muskego Community Fest: August 23-25
    • Mexican Fiesta: August 24-25
  • Waukesha County Fair: July 17 – 21
  • Wisconsin State Fair: August 1-11
  • Jazz in the Park – Thursdays May 30 – Aug 29, 2019 
  • Summer Concerts to see with your date:
    • New Kids on the Block, Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande and Backstreet Boys at the Fiserv Forum this summer
    • Summerfest 2019 amphitheater shows are:
      • Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch and Russell Dickerson, June 26
      • The Outlaw Music Festival, led by Willie Nelson, June 27
      • Jason Aldean with Kane Brown and Carly Pearce, June 28 
      • Bon Iver with Lord Huron and Julien Baker, June 29
      • Zac Brown Band, June 30
      • Lionel Richie with Michael McDonald, July 2
      • Jennifer Lopez July 3
      • The Killers with Death Cab for Cutie, July 5
      • Billie Eilish with Finneas, July 6
      • Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Schoolboy Q, July 7
    • Brett Eldredge & REO Speedwagon & For King and Country at WI State Fair (to name a few)
    • Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and The WHO at Alpine
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77 Things to Do this SUmmer in Lake Country

It's our summer bucket list in conjunction with the Free Summer Fun guide. We have 77 things to do with your family this summer in the Lake Country area and beyond so you never hear the words "I'm bored!" 🤩 This guide is made possible through our partnership with Postively Pewaukee presenting Taste of Lake Country July 26 - 27 and Waterfront Wednesdays, which start on June 5 and run every Wednesday through August 28, 2019.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMER DATE! IF YOU NEED SOME FURTHER SUMMER FUN INSPIRATION, THEN START HERE!