February 23, 2024
Third Ward Beer Backyard to Open

Considered one of Milwaukee’s hottest neighborhoods for delicacies, tradition and procuring is including one other attraction with the Third Ward Beer Backyard, which opens Friday in Catalano Sq.. 

That includes a menu of native craft beer, imported beer and extra, the seasonal beer backyard will function June by September. The beer backyard will characteristic a customized two-level pop-up container bar with a rooftop stage. Extra seating can be out there at German-style picnic tables, whereas high-top tables crafted from beer barrels can even dot the panorama. 

The bar additionally contains a distinctive rooftop inexperienced house, the place musicians will give acoustic performances on Thursdays and Saturdays. A portion of the proceeds will profit the Historic Third Ward Affiliation and BID #2, with funds raised supporting enhancements to Catalano Sq.. 

Third Ward Beer Backyard to Open



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“This beer backyard is a spot for our neighborhood residents and guests to come back collectively, elevate a glass and rejoice summer time in considered one of our favourite Third Ward parks,” Historic Third Ward Affiliation Government Director Jim Plaisted stated. “With native brews and native musicians drawing beer lovers to Catalano Sq., we’re excited to indicate off all of the unbelievable companies that populate this space of the Third Ward.” 

Catalano Sq. is positioned on the southern finish of Broadway Avenue at Menomonee Avenue. It was created as a part of a neighborhood streetscape challenge in 1992. The park boasts many inventive and historic facilities, together with an city amphitheater surrounding the Dragotta Fountain, a refurbished classic bus shelter donated by the Associates of Hank Aaron State Path, the “New Pink Planet” sculpture by artist Richard Edelman and rotating works from SculpureMKE. 

The Third Ward Beer Backyard can be managed by longtime hospitality trade veterans Leanne and Dave Hock, who’re additionally Third Ward residents. Leanne Hock is proprietor and basic supervisor of The Hock Group, which incorporates the Bud Pavilion and the favored summertime reside music sequence, Wednesday Evening Stay, at Wisconsin State Honest Park. Dave Hock has 30-plus years of beverage and hospitality expertise with Beechwood Gross sales and Service in New Berlin and served as CEO of Milwaukee Brewing Co. and Future Libations. Dave is at the moment a beverage trade guide.   

“Like different neighborhood beer gardens across the metropolis, this beer backyard can be a social gathering spot,” Leanne Hock says. “We’re excited to welcome our Third Ward neighbors and guests to take pleasure in summer time days and evenings with family and friends, chilly drinks, nice music and many good cheer. It’s what Milwaukee summers are all about.”  

The beer backyard will characteristic a seasonal menu of beer, wine and ready-to-drink cocktails. Stay music performances can be held most Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m.  

After the opening on Friday, the Third Ward Beer Backyard will function Wednesdays by Sundays by September. Hours can be 3 p.m. to eight p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays; 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays; midday to 9 p.m. on Saturdays; and midday to five p.m. on Sundays. Go to Third Ward Beer Backyard’s web site for data on climate and particular occasion closures, as hours could range.