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2020 Milwaukee beer garden guide

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As area cities plot to make streetside dining more available as a means for reopening struggling restaurants and bars, Milwaukee-area beer gardens have come back online. Here's the latest news:

The dog- and family-friendly Baaree beer garden in Thiensville is open, serving food and froth, as well as live music and trivia nights. Opens at 2 p.m. daily, except Mondays.

The beer offerings change often, but a recent menu listed New Glarus' Spotted Cow, 3 Sheeps' Cashmere Hammer nitro stout, Central Waters' HHG APA American pale ale and Good City's pils alongside a number of national craft brews from Surly, Alaskan Brewing, WarPigs, Bell's, Rogue and Big Sky, with a couple imports, too.

The Deer District beer garden at the Fiserv Forum is open and there is a new food truck on-site. Details here.

Estabrook Park Beer Garden has reopened with its regular hours, noon to 10 p.m., much to the relief of its many fans.

The Franklin Beer Garden at Croatian Park, 9100 S. 76th St., is now open. The beer garden, which sits on 30 acres, has live music, food, mixers and wine, as well as import and domestic beers. Happy hour, from 5 until 6 p.m., offers $2. It's open every Thursday, 5-10 p.m., through Sept. 17.

The Landing at Hoyt Park in Wauwatosa is open for on-site quaffing.

Shorewood's Hubbard Park Beer Garden is offering what it calls "full service beer and food." It will also has table limits, timed cleaning and sanitation schedules and employees serving as "dedicated safety officers" to enforce social distancing.

The Vine at Humboldt Park and South Shore Terrace have now reopened, too.

Kegel's Inn in West Allis is open Wednesdays through Saturdays. Details here:

84South's owners and the nearby Brass Tap are collaborating on the new Lokal Beer Garden, at 84th and Layton in Greenfield, opened on July 9. Full details here.

The Public Table side of the West Allis Beer Garden is also open and hosting live music on the weekends. There's also craft beer and an upscale bar menu. More here.

Sprecher opened its Glendale Outdoor Oasis and more details on that can be found here.

The Tosa Village Beer Garden outside Buckatabon on State and Harwood has reopened and is operating weekdays from 2 until 10 p.m. and weekends, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. More info here.

Milwaukee County's two Traveling Beer Gardens, operated in partnership with Sprecher Brewery, started their delayed seasons, having canceled only the initial stops on each of the tours.

The Traveling Beer Gardens are open 5-10 p.m on weekdays and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekends, with last call at 9 p.m.

"Sprecher is once again excited to be part of the Traveling Beer Gardens with the Milwaukee County Parks," said Sprecher Chief Commercial Officer Jim Kanter.

"It is a great, longstanding tradition in the Milwaukee area which brings people together in our great parks system during the summer. We look forward to people getting out and enjoying the delayed start to the summer season in Milwaukee."

The complete Traveling Beer Gardens schedules can be found here.

Sprecher is launching a new limited release brew, too, as the first in a new Inspired by Parks series, available in cans at local retailers. The Grant Park honey lager was inspired by the 1892 South Milwaukee farmhouse that is now home to the Grant Park Golf Clubhouse. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Milwaukee County Parks.

Whitnall Park Beer Garden in Greendale is open 4-10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekends, with last call at 9 p.m. Two more beer trailers have been brought in to help ease lines of patrons waiting for beer. There are 24 beer lines, with beers from local brewers including MKE Brewing Company, the nearby Explorium Brewpub, Eagle Park Brewing, Good City Brewing, Sprecher Brewing Company and MillerCoors.

Please be safe so that we help keep each other healthy and so that we don't have to shut it all down again.


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