By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 02, 2021 at 1:05 PM

After a successful first season during the pandemic last year, South Shore Terrace is bringing back its winter chalets.

The 10 chalets will return on Black Friday, Nov. 26.

Though the Bay View beer garden, which overlooks Lake Michigan, closed on Oct. 31, it will reopen for chalet season, which runs through Jan. 31.

The six-person chalets are warmed, but not heated, so a winter gear and a blanket are recommended.

Reservations for 90-minute timeslots are open now here.

The cost is $80 per 90-minute slot, which includes a $40 food and beverage credit.

In addition to beer and non-alcoholic beverages, the beer garden offers a menu of warming comfort food.

According to a Facebook post, "Currently putting the finishing touches on our winter beer garden menu. But do know we appreciated everyone's feedback and have made some big changes going into the second season Stay tuned for more info in the next few weeks."

Proceeds from beer gardens sales benefit the Milwaukee County Parks.

"We know that families want to get outside and enjoy the parks no matter the weather, and a winter beer garden has been a popular request for quite a while,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley when the chalets debuted in 2020.

“These chalets provide a unique and safe way to enjoy Lake Michigan views, and a meal, in the winter."

According to the Facebook post, South Shore Terrace is planning a promotion to win a free rental. Details are expected to be announced soon.

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 has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.