Recently, South Shore Terrace – an outdoor drinking and snacking space attached to South Shore Park’s pavilion – joined the seemingly-and-hopefully-ever-growing collection of Milwaukee beer gardens.
The South Shore Terrace – called a "private-public project" – was largely funded by MillerCoors Brewing Company. Hence, all 12 of the taps are MillerCoors’ products – 10 beers and two ciders. Glasses of wine, soft drinks and water are also on the menu.
The cost of the drinks range between $3.50 and $10, depending on the type of beer, whether it’s a pint or a liter and if you bring your own stein. The beer garden is cash only, but there’s an ATM on site.
The snack offerings are limited, but feature the mandatory enormous pretzel with mustard and bags of snack items.
The space includes a few dozen picnic tables, two fire pits, a large bar and a massive mural on the western wall boasting the MillerCoors logo.
The best part of this new beer garden, however, is the visibility of and proximity to Lake Michigan. The view of the blue is stunning and there are very few public locations in Milwaukee where people can enjoy a libation and the lake simultaneously. For this reason alone, the South Shore Terrace might be the new fan favorite.
As long as you’re thirsty for a MillerCoors product, of course.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.