By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 29, 2021 at 8:05 AM

What could be a more appropriate site for a beer garden than the lovely home built by Capt. Frederick Pabst, especially considering the Pabst's family's penchant for hosting parties and entertaining?

Yes, The Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., is launching a beer garden on its grounds on July 1.

The beer garden will be open to the public, as well as to visitors to the mansion, which is open for tours.

Supported by, among others, the Pabst Brewing Company, the beer garden, will be open Thursdays-Mondays, noon-6 p.m.

It will serve landmark Milwaukee beers like Pabst, Blatz, Schlitz and Miller, alongside local craft beers and some locally made snacks.

All proceeds from the beer garden will help fund care and preservation of the mansion.

Hard as it may be to believe, the mansion almost didn't survive. Designed by Ferry & Clas, the house was built between 1890 and '92. It's been open to the public since 1978.

Since reopening to the public in April, the Pabst Mansion has begun offering new programs, along with its great tours and other events. One of them is this series of Pabst history bike rides in partnership with Milwaukee County Historical Society and Bublr Bikes.

Looking for a dose of Gemütlichkeit and a good beer in a historic atmosphere? The Pabst Mansion's got you covered! Prost!

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.