By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 30, 2021 at 3:03 PM

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If you’re looking for a great outdoor place to watch the Brewers home opener on Thursday against the Minnesota Twins, the Iron Horse Hotel has got you covered.

The Walker’s Point hotel’s great outdoor space, called The Yard, is reopening April 1 – no foolin’ – and it will be showing the Crew on its large screen televisions.

There will be beer, burgers and cheese curds, as The Yard opens for business earlier in the season than ever.

You can find menus here for The Yard and for Branded, the hotel’s restaurant.

If you want to keep up with the many events at The Yard, including the return of Bike Nights, watch the Facebook page.

The Yard will be open, weather permitting, Wednesday-Friday, 3 until 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11-10; and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


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.