The First Public Beer Garden in the U.S.A.
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Estabrook Beer Garden represents a return to an era that disappeared from our landscape with the start of Prohibition. It is the first truly public beer garden in America in nearly 100 years. Inspirations came from Milwaukee’s brewing legacy and the operation is modeled after beer gardens found in modern day Munich, Germany. The Estabrook Beer Garden is a place for all people to come together enjoy nature, a great beer and make new friends.
Estabrook Park lies on the banks of the Milwaukee River, the beer garden is set on a bluff just above a waterfall. Visitors arrive by foot, bicycle, automobile, kayak and canoe.
Park Amenities include trails, playgrounds, disc golf course, dog park, soccer fields & riverwalk
Estabrook Beer Garden features beers imported from the Munich Hofbräuhaus. All beer is served in the appropriate 1/2 Liter or Full Liter heavy glass mug. A $5 refundable deposit is required for the use of a mug. Glassware is not for sale and remains property of the Beer Garden at all times. Visitors are always welcome to bring their own favorite beer stein. Food is limited to beer garden basics of Bratwurst, Hot Dogs and our Famous Giant Fresh Baked Pretzel. Because the beer garden is truly a public place, visitors are welcome to bring picnic baskets with their favorite fare and soft drinks.
There will be no additional warnings. Outside alcohol will be confiscated and not returned. Violators may be ejected and ticketed. Alcohol is prohibited in all Milwaukee County Parks except where sold at licensed service areas and in specifically permitted picnic areas.
The use of grills in Milwaukee County Parks is limited to designated picnic areas with hot coal disposal bins. Grilling is not allowed anywhere in or around the Beer Garden or the adjacent athletic fields.
You may bring food items and soft drinks of your choosing. We also allow deliveries of Pizzas and Sandwiches. Outside Event Catering Services are Strictly Prohibited. Catering Services within the beer garden are exclusively licensed to ABC Estabrook Inc. Please Contact the Beer Garden Office to discuss your needs.
All open seating at the Beer Garden is shared, Make new friends! Unoccupied tables may not be reserved with table clothes or other items. Tables are for people to sit at and may not be used for buffets. A limited number of reserved tables may be booked through the Beer Garden Office.
Only Official Parks & Beer Garden Vehicles may operate vehicles on service roads, pathways and lawns. All motor vehicles, motorcycles & motor scooters must remain in the paved parking lot area.
Smoking is prohibited within 100 Feet of the Beer Garden and all Park Buildings.
Plan accordingly. You must return all beer garden glassware and be out of the park by 10pm.
A table with a maximum seating of 8 guests can be reserved for up to 4 hours with $200.00 Credit Card Pre-Payment. The $200.00 is then loaded onto a gift card valid on the day of the reservation. The patron may use this card to purchase food and beverage from the concession. The Patron has the option of pre paying a greater amount. It is irrelevant if the patron has 2 people or 8 People, the minimum rate per table is set at $200.00 per 4 hour block.
Table Reservations e-mail or call 414-231-9404
A larger group (24 or more Guests) may make advance reservations inclusive of prearranged food and beverage options. This allows us to properly order and staff for a concentrated influx of patrons. Food and Beverage can be reflective of the standard beer garden offerings or we can customize a menu for your event. We have established strict terms and conditions for group patronage in order to protect the public nature of the beer garden. If you are looking for a “private venue” the beer garden is not it.
Group Catering e-mail or Call 414-231-9404
Estabrook Beer Garden is part of the Milwaukee County Park System, developed and operated under contract by ABC Estabrook INC d/b/a Estabrook Beer Garden.
Please Contact our Beer Garden Manager with additional Questions Send E-mail