Spring has (sort of) sprung, so you know what that means, Milwaukee: BEER GARDENS.

Yes, it’s time to drink beer in public parks, AS GOD INTENDED. Once again, you’ll have many beer garden options this season, but, once again, we’re partial to the Milwaukee County Parks beer gardens. Why? Because money made at these beer gardens helps fund the parks system! And in case you haven’t heard, the parks system needs plenty of help.

Here’s a handy guide to these Milwaukee County Parks beer gardens, including the traveling one!

Whitnall Beer Garden

8831 N. Root River Pkwy., Franklin
Opens for season Friday April 22. Keg tapping at 4 p.m.
Hours: 4-9 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekends and holidays. Last call at 8 p.m.
Live music lineup HERE.

“Enjoy a craft beer from over a dozen of Wisconsin’s top breweries at this scenic beer garden nestled among the trees near the Root River in the Greendale/Franklin area.”

“A total of 24 beers will be available this season, from breweries including Fox River Brewing, War Pigs, Explorium, Eagle Park Brewing, MobCraft Brewing, MillerCoors and Sprecher Brewing Company.”

Estabrook Beer Garden

4600 Estabrook Pkwy., Milwaukee
Opens for season Friday, April 22.
Hours: Noon – 9 p.m. daily
Reserve a table HERE.

“Estabrook Beer Garden brought back the tradition of public beer gardens to Milwaukee. Today the beer garden offers beers imported from the Munich Hofbräuhaus. All beer is served in the appropriate 1/2-liter or full-liter heavy glass mug.”

“Opening for the season on April 22. Estabrook Beer Garden is now cashless and provides online food and drink ordering.”

South Shore Terrace

2900 S. Shore Dr., Milwaukee
Opens for summer season Wednesday, April 27. Keg tapping at 4 p.m.
Hours: 4-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekends and holidays. Last call at 8 p.m.
Food menu HERE.

“Lake Michigan views, farm-to-table food and local brews from Miller are offered at this unique beer garden, housed in a 1930’s bathhouse in the Bay View neighborhood.”

“New beverages this season include Leinenkugels Juicy Peach—a mild sour-style beer brewed with the sweet flavor of natural peaches, Blue Moon-Moon Haze and Topo Chico Hard Seltzer.”

The Landing at Hoyt Park

1800 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa
Opens for season Friday, May 13.
Hours: 3-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; noon – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Live music lineup HERE.

“Located in Wauwatosa, next to the TOSA Pool, The Landing serves a changing selection of craft and import beer and features regular live music and entertainment nights. The Landing is operated by Friends of Hoyt Park.”

The Vine Humboldt

3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee
Opens for season Thursday, May 26.
Hours: 4-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Drink menu HERE.

“The Vine Humboldt is a wine and beer garden, with four wines and four craft beers on tap, at the historic Humboldt Park Pavilion.”

Traveling Beer Gardens

Various Milwaukee County parks
Opens for season Wednesday, May 11.
Hours: 5-9 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekends. Last call at 8 p.m.
Live music every Saturday from 5-8 p.m.

“Follow the iconic Sprecher fire trucks and experience a new twist on beer gardens. Featuring two, simultaneously running, tours traveling throughout the Milwaukee County Parks.”

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