Kegel's Inn opening 1-of-a-kind beer garden experience at Milwaukee's War Memorial Center

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new beer garden is coming to Milwaukee's lakefront. The War Memorial Center and Kegel’s Inn announced they are partnering to bring an exciting experience to Milwaukee’s premiere lakefront called “The Beer Garden at The War Memorial Center.”

Beginning Friday, July 2, through early October, Kegel’s Inn will serve authentic German food and beer to Milwaukee’s Lake Michigan visitors from of a restored 1957 Grumman-Olson Step van and matching trailer.

According to a news release, the beer garden will be located in the War Memorial Center’s newly renovated north parking lot. Hours are Wednesday – Friday, 4- 8 p.m. followed by Saturday and Sunday, 12-8 p.m. The menu features Kegel’s Inn signature loaded brats and pretzels, plus imported German beers from Hofbrau and local beers from around Milwaukee.

"We are thrilled to be the official operator of ‘The Beer Garden at The War Memorial Center.’ With it being in the heart of Milwaukee and a phenomenal outdoor space, it’s the perfect location to bring this experience to life,” said Julian Kegel, owner of Kegel’s Inn. “This will be a great way to serve the downtown community as people return to work this summer, and we can’t wait to serve all the pedestrians and cyclists that use the Oak Leaf Trail along the lake. It’s truly one of the best places for a beer garden in Milwaukee.”

A portion of the proceeds from the one-of-a-kind experience will go towards benefitting the War Memorial Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to help with lost revenue due to the pandemic.

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