Beer Gardens

In 2012, Milwaukee’s first beer garden since Prohibition – actually, the country’s first beer garden since those dark, dry days – opened to the public. The idea quickly took off, as evidenced by the lineup below, and summertime imbibing hasn’t been the same since.

Estabrook Beer Garden (2018) by Visit MilwaukeeVISIT Milwaukee

Estabrook Beer Garden

Estabrook is the first truly public beer garden in America in nearly 100 years. Inspired from Milwaukee's brewing legacy with their operation modeled after beer gardens in modern day Munich, Germany. Estabrook Beer Garden is a place for people to come together and enjoy nature, a great beer and new friends.

The Landing at Hoyt Park (2019) by Visit MilwaukeeVISIT Milwaukee

Bring your own Glass

Many beer gardens serve their brews in traditional liter and half-liter glass steins. You may need to put down a deposit on your glass - or bring your own along! Most beer gardens will fill your stein, and some even offer special "fill your own" discounts.

The Landing Beer Garden (2016) by Visit MilwaukeeVISIT Milwaukee

The Landing at Hoyt Park

With both indoor and outdoor seating, The Landing features a changing menu of local craft and imported beer, along with red, white and sparkling wines and a menu that includes local favorite Cranky Al’s pizza, giant pretzels, obatzda, beer brats, hot dogs, popcorn and fountain drinks, along with specials offered periodically by SA Braai. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9pm once open. Parking available.

Hubbard Beer Garden (2017) by Visit MilwaukeeVISIT Milwaukee

Hubbard Park Beer Garden

Tucked into an adorable Shorewood park, the Hubbard Park Beer garden sits adjacent to the Milwaukee River. It’s an ultra-scenic way to sip from your stein, which could be filled with Sprecher Black Bavarian, Spotted Cow or a rotating IPA. If beer gardens are a morning activity for you, Hubbard Park also offers a delectable Bloody Mary. And if you’re hungry, Hubbard’s got a nice mix of sausage, cheese and pretzel offerings. Open Monday to Friday, 3-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12-9 p.m. Parking is limited.

Bavarian Bierhaus (2018) by Visit MilwaukeeVISIT Milwaukee

The Bavarian Bierhaus

Milwaukee’s newest destination for a German good time is a brewery, beer hall, and two beer gardens, all in one! Choose a spot on the full-service Beer Garden patio attached to the Beer Hall to enjoy the complete menu of Bavarian favorites from jaegerschnitzel to bienenstich.

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