By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Jun 28, 2019 at 12:41 PM

Summer has been slow to arrive, but we're seeing peeks of sunlight amid the clouds. And on those clement days, there's a new beer garden to check out in the Village of Wauwatosa.

The Lowlands Group today announced that the Tosa Village Beer Garden is now open for the season.

The beer garden, located on the Café Bavaria patio overlooking the Menomonee River, was designed to bring a "county park beer garden experience" to the urban environment of the Village.

 "We’re really excited to finally be open." says Dan Herwig, director of brand and marketing at Lowlands Group. "Over the past few weeks we’ve reconfigured our Café Hollander and Café Bavaria patios to take better advantage of views of the river and it really has become the perfect place to grab a bier and enjoy summer in the Village."


As for the beer garden's offerings, guests will find five brews on tap along with canned cider, wine, hard seltzer, radlers and two frozen cocktails (a passion fruit margarita and strawberry frosé) along with a variety of seltzers, sodas and non-alcoholic beer.

Edibles include easy to transport items like burgers, brats and hot dogs  along with items like a charcuterie board, fried cheese curds and giant Milwaukee Pretzel Company pretzels.

Brunch items, including breakfast sandwiches, a "Bloody Mary" burger and half-liter TVBG "Haus Bloody Maries (served with a soft pretzel and beef stick garnish)  will also be served in the beer garden on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m.

The beer garden will offer counter service, where guests will pay at the counter, receive their drinks and have any made-to-order food items delivered to their tables.

"With shared, communal tables and a more laid-back vibe we think the beer garden will make the area even more of a gathering place than it already is," added Herwig. "Imagine hitting the farmer’s market in the morning, having a quick snack and a drink, and then shopping at some of the local boutiques. That’s what we’re hoping to create in the Village."

 The Tosa Village Beer Garden is open daily, weather permitting. Full food and drink menus, hours of operation and more can be found at

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.