Milwaukee's Beer Garden Season Kicks Off; Locations and Hours Listed
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr opened the 2016 beer-garden season at South Shore Terrace with a ceremonial keg tapping on Wednesday. South Shore Park is located at 2900 S. Shore Drive.
In 2015, all the beer gardens in Milwaukee County made over $635,000 -- all of that going back into the parks. County Executive Chris Abele said much of the money went towards deferred repairs. The South Shore Terrace opened August 19, 2015. The terrace where the beer garden is was converted from a dressing room. The terrace opened after repairs were finished. The South Shore Terrace along made over $88,000. Milwaukee County representatives say they expect to top last year's totals at this year's beer gardens.
"It shouldn't be a shock... that in Milwaukee beer is good business, but honestly a few years ago when we started doing this, I had no idea just how successful it was going to be," said Abele.
According to a release the expanded beachside concessions area in the park features the Miller 1855 Bar. The new gathering space, open spring through fall, also includes a cedar pergola, two stamped-concrete stages, and gas fire pits for ambiance and warmth on cool evenings.
Concessions will include snacks, Pepsi products, and a variety of MillerCoors American lagers, craft beers, and ciders. Hours of concessions operations will be Wednesday–Friday from 4–10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.–10 p.m., with last call at 9 p.m.
Permanent Beer Garden Locations and Hours:
Estabrook Park and Beer Garden
SEASON OPENING: APRIL 23, 2016
500th German Beer Day – Keg Tapping at Noon!
MILWAUKEE MAIFEST 2016
Thurs., April 28 - Sun., May 1, 2016
Opening Ceremony April 28, 2016 at 5:30pm
The Landing at Hoyt Park
OPEN: MAY 18 - OCTOBER 30, 2016
HOURS: Wed.- Fri.: 3PM - 9PM
Sat. & Sun.: 12PM - 9PM
Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden in Humboldt Park
OPEN: MAY 5 - OCTOBER 2, 2016
Mon.- Sun.: Noon - 9PM
South Shore Terrace
OPEN APRIL 20, 2016
Opening Ceremony & Keg Tapping at 4PM
Wed.- Fri.: 4PM - 10PM
Sat. & Sun.: 11AM - 10PM
Last call at 9PM
Traveling beer garden information can be found here.