By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Oct 03, 2023 at 2:31 PM

The Tap Yard at Schlitz Park in Milwaukee will move inside for Nov. 1-Dec. 31.

In addition to warmth and cover, the inside location at 1555 N. Rivercenter Dr. will have a service bar, game room, TVs and more.

It will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus for all Packers games, 3 until 8 p.m.

Igloo season is also on the way and The Tap Yard is bringing back domes to Fox Brook Park and adding a Menomonee Park location, too, as part of its annual Winter Wonderland embrace of frigid fun.

The six-person domes are available by reservation in 90-minute blocks Thursday-Saturday from 5 until 10 p.m., beginning Nov. 24. You can find all the details on reservations, menu, payment, etc. on the Brookfield location here and the Menomonee Falls location here.

Please note that a Daily Park Entrance Permit or Annual Park Entrance Sticker is required for all vehicles utilizing Fox Brook and Menomonee Parks. Pay within five days of visit to avoid a ticket. Park fee information and FAQs can be found here.

Except for Menomonee Park, which is now closed, the other Tap Yards have hours in October. Visit our Beer Garden Guide for details.

For more information on the Winter Wonderlands and the Milwaukee beer garden, visit

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.