By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jun 29, 2023 at 3:01 PM

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Several years ago, Summerfest unveiled the updated Miller Lite Oasis stage and, along with it, one of its niftiest features: the Brew House, a covered bar area serving refreshing beverages as well as seating and TVs for those who want to relax and watch the show away from the hubbub.

Along with its convienient, large and relaxing covered bar area, the Brew House – located on the north side of the Miller Lite Oasis Stage – also sports some unique ways to earn some great prizes.

Those 21 and older, for instance, can take a swing at the venue's most exhilarating feature: a daily hole-in-one contest brought to you by East Side mini-golf bar Nine Below. For the low, low price of nothing, concert-goers can take some shots at sinking a tricky mini-golf putt – all while Star Wars characters and Beyonce intimidate and judge you from the green. 

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Sure, there's the fun of testing your luck on a tricky putt, but here's the best part: If you manage to hit one of your putts, you not only win pride, you'll also score two front row tickets for the Miller Lite Oasis headliner that night (which this year includes acts like Vance Joy, Dylan Scott, The Pretty Reckless, Fleet Foxes and many more). And if that wasn't enough, those two front row tickets also come with three free drinks each. 

Mini-golf, however, is not the only skill that you can use in order to snag some of those front row tickets and free drinks. Shuffleboard also makes an appearance as an additional challenge at the Brew House courtesy of NorthSouth Club – or at least a variation of shuffleboard called "shufflepins." The hybrid combines shuffleboard with – because this is Wisconsin – bowling, using the biscuits and tang to knock down four strategically placed pins on a shuffleboard deck. Succeed and score some of the best seats in the house for the night's show. 

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So stop by, swing or slide away, and give the employee with the microphone a reason to excitedly announce you as the proud winner of front row tickets at the Miller Lite Oasis. 

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The Nine Below mini-golf game, NorthSouth shufflepins and the Miller Lite Brew House as a whole are open during Summerfest daily, with the Brew House beer stands serving throughout the night. Oh, and the Big Gig is currently running now through July 1 and July 6-8, so see you all down there!

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.