By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 27, 2022 at 10:01 AM

Third Space Brewing not only brings back its summer beer garden at Elm Grove Village Park, 13600 Juneau Blvd., this year but it will be expanded, too, with more days and extended hours on weekends.

The beer garden, which kicks off Friday, May 27, will be open Fridays, 4-9 p.m., Saturdays, noon-9 p.m., and Sundays, noon-6 p.m. It will also be up and running during the park’s Tunes on Tuesday concert series.


The beer garden will also operate during the popular Fourth of July Family Festival that precedes the annual fireworks show in the park.

In addition to the beer, there will be live music on many Friday and Saturday evenings, plus a range of food vendors. On days where there are no vendors, pre-packaged snack options will be on offer.

This year, Third Space is also adding lighting and tables, and there will be more events like beer dinners and more rotating beer options.


For the opener on May 27, Tom and Evan Leahy Band will perform and Riley’s Good Dogs will bring the food.

“Our goal this year is to make the Elm Grove Beer Garden the essential location to gather with friends and family this summer,” says Third Space Brewing’s Co-Founder and President, Andy Gehl.

“Everyone had a great time last year, but we received numerous requests to take the beer garden to the next level with food, music and a dedicated seating area, so we are working with the village to create the beer garden experience residents are seeking.”

Find music, food and other info at

The OnMilwaukee beer garden guide is here.

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.