When former Brass Tap owners Nick and April Marking passed their Greenfield business on to new owners, they promised a series of beer gardens this summer, and now two of them have been announced.
The Tap @ The Yard in Bayshore, opens at Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, on May 12, and the Waukesha location, at The Shoppes at Fox River, 1160 W. Sunset Dr., Waukesha, is due to open a week earlier.
The new beer gardens will each have 36 tap lines, as well as live music on Fridays and Saturdays, family fun Sundays and trivia on Thursdays. There will be food trucks on site, too, as well as the food options at the outdoor mall.
Up at Bayshore, The Tap will be open during all summer events, including the Sounds of Summer concert series, Family Flicks movie nights, Bayshore Game Days and more.
“The Tap will be the premier beverage spot for all the outdoor events happening in The Yard at Bayshore,” said Nick Marking. “We look forward to serving up craft brews to the entire North Shore community.”
Hours are Wednesday-Thursday, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, 4-10; Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11-7.
“Wisconsin knows a thing or two about a good brew, so we are thrilled to welcome The Tap to Bayshore,” added Mario Mireles, Sr. General Manager, Bayshore.
“We look forward to working with the team at The Tap as they serve up unique craft beer and beverages for guests enjoying all the fun, open-air experiences that Bayshore has to offer.”
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 OnMilwaukee.com 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.