MILWAUKEE – The Bartolotta Restaurants, the premier restaurant and catering group in the Greater Milwaukee region, will mark the season grand opening of Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina on Lake Michigan on Thursday, May 25. The celebration will include live entertainment, new menu items, and the first 100 beers on the house. The festivities will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. marking the beginning of the second summer for the waterfront beer garden, which opened in 2022 next door to the Milwaukee Yacht Club. 

“We are thrilled that Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina has quickly become a staple of summer days on Lake Michigan, a place where families can play outdoor games and friends can enjoy a cold drink near the water while taking in the incredible views of the lake and marina,” says The Bartolotta Restaurants Owner and Co-Founder, Chef Paul Bartolotta. “We are proud to be a partner of Milwaukee County Parks and provide this amenity to the community while supporting small, local businesses through our menu items.”

Guests who visit Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina for the summer season can expect to see live music on Sunday nights, new games for the outdoor yard, and a bring-your-own-pint beer discount that will help reduce plastic waste. Popular menu items including the Milwaukee Pretzel Company Bavarian Beast served with Roundhouse sauce, ice cold local beers and boozy slushies are returning, and new menu items include a Walking Lobster Roll, Boar’s Head hotdog, and Johnsonville Cheddarwurst and Bratwurst. As always, there is free public parking. 

Following the season opening event, Roundhouse Beer Garden at McKinley Marina will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will look to expand operations as the season progresses. 

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