By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Oct 14, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Lakefront Brewery has just seriously upped the ante on social distancing by date night offering reservations inside Bernie's Chalet, which once lorded over the outfield at County Stadium.

Lakefront Brewery bought the chalet years ago and installed it at its Commerce Street brewery, where it's been a beloved part of the tour.

Now, you can enjoy the view out over Lakefront's 200-gallon fermenters when you make a 90-minute reservation for two in the chalet. (Bernie not included.)

Reservations include a flight of beer (or other beverage of your choice), as well as a heart-shaped dessert pretzel (awwwww).

Additional beer and food can be ordered from a server. There is a $65 minimum food and beverage spend (including the reservation fee) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; and $50 Mondays through Thursdays.

Note that if you reserve during the week, the brewery will be operational and your experience won't likely be super quiet, but it'll still be fun.

The chalet has been dressed up with a chandelier, a white tablecloth and more.

To make a reservation, (414) 292-0803 or email

You can also make a reservation here.

More info 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.