By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 27, 2024 at 4:12 PM

Whitnall Beer Garden, 8831 N. Root River Pkwy., in Greendale, will open for a two-day pop-up this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3 from noon until 6 p.m.

This is the County Parks' first pop-up beer garden since one was held at the same location in February 2017.

The beer garden will have 12 beers on tap, plus hard seltzers, non-alcoholic beverages and food from Gift of Wings.

You can either bring your own glass to get refill pricing, or buy pint glasses and liter steins on-ste

“Milwaukee County is getting an early taste of beer garden season! Our beer gardens at Milwaukee County Parks bring people together, generate revenue for County operations, and foster positive activity in our community,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley.

“I’m excited for people to visit our pop-up beer garden this weekend at Whitnall Park to enjoy a cold one with friends and neighbors.”

Of course, the County Parks' beer gardens won't officially open for a few months, but stay tuned for more information on that as it becomes available.

The County Parks beer gardens help raise funds for park projects and maintenance.

"I'm delighted to announce our pop up opening of Whitnall Park Beer Garden," said Milwaukee County Parks Director Guy Smith.

"Join us this weekend for a taste of spring with cold drinks, delicious food, and great company. By raising a glass at our pop-up, you're also raising funds for future park projects. See you there!"

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.