By definition, a biergarten is simply an open-air space where beer and food are served. But in reality, they are so much more than that.
Popular in Bavaria and Germany, beer gardens are a festive place for people to get together and delight in good food, beer, and the outdoors.
Many have popped up over the years around Milwaukee, and they are definitely family-friendly. Drink responsibly!
1. Top pick: Estabrook Beer Garden
Estabrook Park (4600 Estabrook Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53217)
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One of Milwaukee’s most well-know beer gardens is located in Estabrook Park in Milwaukee. It’s situated along the river and is close to a large playground and skate park. There are walking path along the river, as well.
2. Hubbard Park Beer Garden
3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood, WI 53211
Hubbard Park Beer Garden is nestled away from busy streets, and accessible by bike via the Oak Leaf Trail.
3. The Vine Humboldt
3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207
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The Vine Humboldt is a new wine and beer garden in Humboldt Park, in the heart of Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood. Enjoy wine, craft beer, and Peruvian empanadas inside the historic farmhouse location, or outside in our spacious open-air areas. It’s located steps away from the Humboldt Park playground and lagoon.
4. The Landing
Hoyt Park (1800 N. Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226)
You’ll find a beer garden with a full menu, food trucks, live music, a historic grand hall, and more.
5. Third Space Brewing Beer Garden
1505 W. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee WI 53233
Photo: Instagram, @thirdspacebrewing
This urban beer garden is owned by two men with young kids of their own, so you can bet that your children’s shenanigans won’t scare them. Award-winning beer!
6. Sprecher Brewing Outdoor Oasis
Richard E. Maslowski Community Park
2200 W. Bender Rd., Glendale, WI 53209
Sprecher Outdoor Oasis in Maslowski Park in Glendale, WI
One of the newest beer gardens in the Milwaukee area, the oasis is steps away from a brand new playground, amphitheater, and new air-conditioned restroom facilities.
7. Sprecher Traveling Beer Garden
This vintage truck travels from park to park throughout the city for 1-2 weeks at time. Check the schedule on the Milwaukee County Parks website!
Sprecher Traveling Beer Garden
8. South Shore Terrace
2900 S Shore Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207
Photo: Instagram, @milwaukee_pubs_n_grub
South Shore Terrace is an open-air gastropub located in the 1930’s bathhouse with lake view gardens, a family menu & live music nights (live music is not happening in 2021). It’s close to the playground in South Shore Park.