By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 03, 2021 at 1:04 PM

The Tap Yard has announced a new Winter Wonderland Experience at its Waukesha location, 1150 W. Sunset Dr.

“We will offer 90-minute igloo/greenhouse rentals for up to parties of six every Friday and Saturday from Black Friday, Nov. 26 through Jan. 2,” co-owner Nick Marking says.

Reservations from 5 to 10 p.m. can be made here and require a $50 nonrefundable deposit that will be applied to your bill during your experience.

After you make your reservation, an order form showing the a la carte menu items will be emailed.

You can see the list of options – which includes charcuteries boards, beer bucks, wine, cocktail and dessert options – here.

The assignment of the greenhouse or igloo will be on a first come first serve basis and The Tap Yard reserves the option to assign one or the other based on demand.

Each igloo and greenhouse can accommodate up to six guests. They include seating for six, a heater, service and a speaker to play your music.

Additional time slots will be available Friday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Dec. 12, which is the night of Santa’s Rockin’ Reindeer Bash. There will be slots from noon until 10 p.m.

According to Marking, the Bayshore Tap Yard will open for Badgers and Packers game plus some Bayshore special events.

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.