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Here's a breakdown of the seven MKE beer garden and patio spots that will be hosting Quizmaster Trivia this summer...
The Bavarian Bierhaus, Glendale – map
Thursdays at 7pm, starting July 14th
Serving up a fine selection of traditional German brews, the venue also has a great variety of European foods, including Bratwurst, giant pretzels, as well as a Wisconsin favorite, Friday fish fry.
The Bierhaus also boasts an impressive outdoor space, with a back deck that is attached to the main building. During the summer trivia takes place in the beer garden, located a stone's throw away from the main building, just to the west of the main parking lot. The space is equipped with it's own bar, so there's no need to walk up to the main building to order a brew or food.
Additionally, the venue is also known for hiring local music talent to play traditional German sounds, with more on their event schedule found at their website.
The Landing at Hoyt Park, Wauwatosa – map
Wednesdays at 7pm, starting June 1st
The Landing is the local beer garden for residents in Wauwatosa and surrounding areas.
The Landing is open May through October, and now has indoor seating when the weather does not cooperate. They’ve added flat screen TV’s and 10’ projector screen for sports and other special events beyond the beer garden season, and have a great selection of beers such as Karmeliten Festbier, Ale Asylum Hopalicious, New Glarus Totally Naked and MKE Brewing Company Outboard Cream Ale, as well as many other local, craft and import brews. They also serve a selection of wine, ciders and a menu that includes Milwaukee Pretzel Company giant pretzels, delightful bratwursts and Cranky’s pizza.
Besides hosting Quizmaster on Wednesdays, the Landing has live music in the beer garden every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer.
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Humboldt Park Beer Garden, Bay View – map
Wednesdays at 6pm, starting May 11th
Humboldt Park Beer Garden, operated by the St. Francis Brewery, opened in 2014 and serves up some of the brewery's most delicious beers, seven days-a-week. Such brews include Lust Weissbier, Envy I.P.A., and their Gluttony Seasonal, at $5 per half liter and $10 per liter. Wine is also offered on this simple but very tasteful menu, that also includes beer cheese soup, Giant Bavarian Pretzels and a selection of wholesome sausages and bratwurst. A $6 glassware deposit is required on all beer purchases.
The venue also features live music on weekends and a great friendly atmosphere every day of the week.
Red Lion Pub, downtown Milwaukee – map
Thursdays at 8pm
Red Lion Pub on Tannery Row, located on N. Water Street just a hair from downtown Milwaukee, opened in 2014 having been formerly known as Brocach Irish Pub. The pub's English owners, who once upon time bartended at the original Quizmaster venue, The Britinn in Shorewood, have really put a proper English twist on this pub. An amazing food menu includes a cracking fish n' chips, mouth-watering banger and mash, scotch eggs and more.
Quiz night serves up $5 giant pretzels as well as $4 select drafts which rotate from week to week. Plus if you like accents then this is the place to be. Their Welsh Quizmaster can be tough to comprehend at times (we joke, honestly), but is great with the punters. Plus, as far as views go, it's not too shabby quizzing while overlooking the Milwaukee River.
Panga Bar and Grill, Pewaukee – map
Wednesdays at 7pm
Panga Bar and Grill on Upper Nemahbin Lake in Pewaukee. The venue is celebrating it's one year anniversary this June, having been opened up by a Milwaukee nomad in 2015.
Midweek trivia goes down at 7pm on Wednesdays with specials on specialty beers and Three Olives cocktails. Their sound system is set-up externally, so whether your inside or outside quizzing is no problem at all. Plus if it's a really hot Wednesday night be sure to bring your swimsuit and take a quick dip in the lake between rounds!
McGillycuddy's, downtown Milwaukee – map
Tuesdays at 8pm
McGillycuddy's Bar, located in the heart of downtown on Milwaukee's bustling Water Street, has been serving up Quizmaster Trivia since 2011 and hasn't looked back since.
The bar is a staple of Milwaukee's drinking culture and boasts a phenomenal outdoor patio (located at the back of the venue) for a downtown spot that's not on the water. Trivia features great specials including $7 domestic pitchers, $4 Tall Three Olives Mixers and it wouldn't be an Irish pub without a whiskey deal: $3 shots of Jameson!
The venue is also a hotbed for MKE sports fans, particularly those wearing green and gold, but also has a loyal following for Chicago hockey fans too. It is, after all, Milwaukee's official Blackhawks bar. Plus the patio is frequently a spot for live music in the summer months.
O'Lydias, Walker's Point – map
Wednesdays at 8pm
O'Lydia's located on Water Street just on the southern periphery of Milwaukee's trendy Third Ward, is one of those awesome family-run spots that everything just loves to go to. Operated by a mother-son combo, "Lyds" has become renowned for it's delicious buffalo chicken wings, which are served up at just 50 cents-a-piece on Wednesday nights. And guess what? Wednesday is also trivia night!
The venue also has tap beer specials on quiz night and offers bar tabs, bottles of booze and beer swag for it's quiz winners too. Plus, in the summer time the venue's back patio is a breeding ground for thirsty Walker's Point patrons... just so long as you don't mind the odd freight train rolling by every once in a while. That may sound like a slight headache but anyone who's frequented O'Lydias just knows it's part of the scenery and adds to the bar's unprecedented MKE charm.