By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 15, 2022 at 4:31 PM Photography: South Shore Terrace Facebook

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Be gone, winter blues. Spring is upon us, which can only mean one thing: Beer garden season is back, starting as soon as this week with the opening of South South Terrace. 

The gorgeous lakeside Bay View beer garden, found at 2900 South Shore Dr., will open for the 2022 season beginning Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m. Because what better day for a beer garden to open up than St. Patrick's Day.

Befitting the festive day, South Shore Terrace will also offer some St. Patty's specials beyond its usual food menu, including Irish-themed favorites like a Reuben sandwich, Irish stout stew and a shamrock pretzel. The beer garden will also serve up some St. Patty's drink specials, such as Killian's Irish Red beer, along with its typical list of brews and wines. And in case the weather isn't feeling as festive, the pavilion will also have $2 hot chocolate and apple cider – plus an extra-warming shot of brandy, horchata cream, vodka or coffee liquor for a bonus $4. 

As for the rest of the season, South Shore Terrace will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 7 p.m.

For more information on South Shore Terrace's food and drink offerings, visit the beer garden's website.

As for other beer garden news, the Estabrook and Whitnall beer gardens are tentatively expected to open Friday, April 22, while The Vine Humboldt location tentatively opens on Thursday, May 26. The schedule for the popular traveling beer gardens will be announed on Friday as well.

For more updates on another glorious summer of Brew City beer gardens, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee. And cheers!

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.