|Estabrook Beer Garden|
4600 N. Estabrook Dr.
|German beers from Hofbräu München in really big glass steins||Massive fresh-baked pretzels dipped in obatzter cheese spread||Uber gemuetlichkeit provided by dozens of communal picnic tables filled with hundreds of friendly revelers||Being the first to start the beer garden trend in 2012;|
playground within sight; proximity to Oak Leaf Trail for bike riders
|If you're looking for quiet conversation
700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale
|German, and not so German, beers brewed right there. Try Mike's RyePL Pale Lager if you don't feel like a dunkel.||Usinger's bratwurst with sauerkraut and German mustard on a pretzel bun||Support one of the many recent additions to the Milwaukee brewing scene.||Being a corner kick away from the main pitch used by the Bavarian Soccer Club; occasional pig roasts||Of the full-service dining patio if you want picnic table drinking. The beer garden is separate in Old Heidelberg Park.
|Humboldt Park Craft Beer Garden|
3000 S. Howell Ave.
|Craft beer choices from all sorts of Wisconsin brewers||Pork sandwiches from weekly Saturday pig roasts||A smattering of picnic tables affords more privacy for drinkers. And the Chill on the Hill stage is right next door.||Shiny,|
new upgraded restrooms; plenty of space for dogs
|If you're looking for myriad traditional German brews or the communal beer garden experience.
Or if you don't like dogs.
|The Landing at Hoyt Park|
1800 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa
|Hacker Pschorr Hefe Weiss,|
|Cranky Al's pizza||Because you need to kill time while the kids are at the pool||Fabric canopies, clean and shiny picnic tables and intelligent landscaping create an inviting aesthetic.||If you don't think beer and kids are a good combo.
There are plenty of non-adults around.
|Miller Park Parking Lot|
1 Brewers Way
|Cold beer out of a cooler,|
|Anything you can cook on a grill, salads that contain mayonnaise,|
|Eternal optimism regarding the Brew Crew's chances||Being the biggest "beer garden" in Milwaukee,|
and the only place with life-size racing sausages
|Of Cubs fans who will be even more insufferable after their 2016 World Series win.
|Traveling Beer Garden|
|Sprecher Amber or flights of five Sprecher brews||A picnic packed at home||It's a great chance to tour several Milwaukee County Parks.||Sprecher root beer floats not for the kids||If you don't like new places and new people.
|Miller 1855 Bar at South Shore Terrace|
2900 S. Shore Dr.
Blue Moon and preferably not Coors Light.
|Feeling adventurous? Try the carrot fries with blueberry ketchup.||Location,|
South Shore Park is a gem.
|Stumbling distance from the beach and Lake Michigan||If you're not a fan of anything having to do with MillerCoors.
|Hubbard Park Beer Garden|
3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood
|Whatever is on tap from New Glarus||Usinger's beer-soaked bratwurst||The woodsy setting feels far removed from urban hustle and bustle.||Ample bike racks for parking off of the Oak Leaf Trail; nature||If you're afraid of the forest.