Our Guide to Brewers Opening Day 2017
New concessions at Miller Park for opening day - sausages

Our Guide to Brewers Opening Day 2017

Kick off the 2017 Brewers season right with the following festivities.

Opening Day for the Brewers’ 2017 season is this Monday, April 3, which, let’s face it, should at least be a city-wide holiday by now. For those of you taking the day off to enjoy the big game kicking off at 1:10 p.m., the following list of bar events and activities at the stadium are sure to make your Opening Day experience as boozy and fun-filled as possible.


Drink Wisconsinbly Pub Opening Day Block Party

(135 W. National Ave.)
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Drink Wisconsinbly Pub will be hosting a block party on Barclay Street, featuring a sausage race, live music from Vinyl Groove, a raffle and, of course, baseball-themed food and drink specials. Though they’ll be airing a live broadcast of the game, those with tickets can take full advantage of a shuttle traveling to and from Miller Park, starting at 10 a.m.

Opening Day Tailgate with Brat House and Jack’s

(1013 N. Old World 3rd St. – Milwaukee Brat House)
Begins at 7:00 a.m.
Milwaukee Brat House and Jack’s American Pub are joining forces to throw a raucous tailgating party at a lot outside the Brewers stadium. The event begins at Milwaukee Brat House at 7 a.m. until shuttles begin arriving at 9 a.m. Tickets to the event include all you can drink beer and liquor, all you can eat brats, burgers, and hot dogs, round trip shuttle transportation and live music.

Opening Day with ESPN Radio

(7208 W. State St, Wauwatosa – Leff’s Lucky Town)
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Your favorite ESPN Milwaukee radio hosts will hole up at Leff’s Lucky Town on the big day. Grab an Opening Day ticket package for a chance to meet the hosts and win game tickets, two draft beers from the bar, tailgate food and bus transportation to and from Miller Park. Buses leave promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Who’s On Third Opening Day Tailgating Extravaganza

(1007 Old World Third Street – Who’s On Third)
Begins at 8:00 a.m.
The party starts at the appropriately named Who’s on Third sports bar where you can enjoy Opening Day-only drink and food specials until buses arrive at 9:00 a.m. Tickets to the event include access to such drink specials, shuttles to and from the stadium, access to private keg and bar at the stadium, burgers and hot-dogs, live music and, for those missing college life, drinking games like beer pong and flip cup.

Opening Day with 4th Base

(5117 W. National Ave)
Begins at 7:00 a.m.
Stop by celebrated sports bar and grill 4th base for pre-game Bloody Marys, craft beer and game day food. Unfortunately 4th base does not provide shuttle services, but if you need it, Trinity Irish Pubs, Mo’s Irish Pub, Fat Daddy’s and many other bars do, for a fee.

Illustration by James Boyle

At the Stadium

Brand New Menu

Check out what the Brewers are calling “the most comprehensive renovation in the history of Miller Park”: the new additions to their concessions menus. Highlights include smoked bacon mac and cheese, broccoli and cheese baked potatoes and AJ Bomber’s tater tots.

An Extra Hour of Tailgating!

The parking lots open three hours prior to first pitch at 10:10 a.m., as opposed to two hours prior to pitch in previous years. Take advantage of the extra hour of beer and playing bags.

New Bar on Site

Debuting on opening day is the brand new parking lot Brew Crew Bar, located in the Yount Lot on the east side. The bar will have live music, outdoor heaters, tailgate games and, of course, lots of beer.

Opening Day Traditions

The Sausage Races that mark Opening Day are just as much a tradition as tailgating. Other important traditions are playing games of bags (aka bean bag toss) and an Attanasio singing the National Anthem. The Attanasios own the Brewers, and this year Mike Attanasio will take over for his grandfather Joe Attanasio, who passed away in 2015.

If you’re not ready to stop partying after the game’s over, Brewski’s Sports Club has you covered. Brewski’s is hosting an after party until 10 p.m., featuring two DJs and a huge dance floor.



Since interning for the magazine in spring of 2017, Anna has contributed to both the print publication and website. She has covered topics from women in the workplace to communal gardens and also writes guides to life in Milwaukee. Outside of writing for the magazine, Anna is going back to school at UW-Milwaukee to work towards a career in genetic counseling.