Lakeside favorite returns on Thursday, May 23 with grand opening keg-tapping, outdoor games, and live music all summer long

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Bartolotta Restaurants, the premier restaurant and catering organization in the Greater Milwaukee region, is celebrating the return of summer with the seasonal grand opening and keg-tapping of Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina on Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. The popular lakeside amenity to Milwaukee County Park’s only public lakefront marina welcomes its third season with an all-new lineup of local brews, games, snacks, and live music.

This season, The Bartolotta Restaurants has partnered with Central Waters Brewery alongside eight additional beers from local breweries. Additionally, The Bartolotta Restaurants will give away the first 100 beers of season to guests at the May 23 opening. Guests at the grand opening event can enjoy a cold beer accompanied by the music of The Deep Blue Crew, whose blend of blues, surf rock, and funk will keep the party going.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina as a lakeside gathering place for families and friends to soak in the stunning views of Lake Michigan,” says The Bartolotta Restaurants Owner and Co-Founder, Chef Paul Bartolotta. “We’re especially proud of our partnership with Milwaukee County Parks, as well as with local breweries and merchants, as they not only enhance our menu with diverse local flavors, but also reinforce our commitment to the businesses that define our community.”

Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina boasts a menu of delectable, shareable snacks and comfort items, including the ever-popular Milwaukee Pretzel Company Bavarian Beast pretzel, as well as a variety of boozy slushies, ice-cold beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests will also see the return of their favorite outdoor games, including giant-sized versions of Tic Tac Toe, Jenga, Yahtzee, and cornhole.

Beginning June 3, the venue will host live music on Mondays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This season also welcomes the reopening of McKinley Beach, easily accessible from Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina for beachgoers looking for a snack or a cold beverage. The venue is also excited to offer online ordering for boaters for the first time via their website

Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina is open seven days per week, including holidays, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about The Bartolotta Restaurants please visit

About The Bartolotta Restaurants
The Bartolotta Restaurants is a nationally recognized restaurant and catering organization co-founded by four-time nominated and two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Paul Bartolotta and his late brother, Joe Bartolotta. Since the opening of its flagship restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, The Bartolotta Restaurants group has grown to become the premier culinary brand in the Greater Milwaukee region, offering first class service and cuisine across a portfolio of 18 one-of-a-kind restaurants and catering facilities, including fine dining, upscale casual, upscale food hall, and quick-casual concepts. More information can be found at

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