Winter is coming, but let's keep the outdoor Milwaukee party rolling. Here's a list of tents, domes, yurts and greenhouses ready to help us embrace snow season.
Most places are currently taking reservations now, but starting for the last week of November. Sessions are usually between 75-minute and two-hour time slots, require a rental fee or deposit and have a minimum purchase policy. Follow the links for specific requirements at each location.
This list will be updated throughout the season, so check back frequently.
2501 S. Delaware Ave., (414) 481-8030
The “Magic Forest” in the At Random courtyard features heated “cocktail huts" and a festive cocktail menu. Make a reservation online.
606 Genesee St., Delafield (262) 303-5066
The Belfre Kitchen offers "winter domes" for parties of up to six people. Reservations and pre-orders are required. Click here to make it happen.
1101 S. 2nd St., (414) 212-8843
Braise offers limited seating on their rooftop deck dome and will soon have enclosed street-side seating. Go here for more.
Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club
7700 W Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 271-7700
Buckatabon features several cozy Frank & Larry’s Northwoods Shanties, “quintessentially Wisco” which aim to bring the best of the Northwoods ice fishing experience to you (no fishing license required). Book here.
Dine in a private heated dome or globe at one of the Hollander locations. Go here for more info about this year's "Winter Wonderland" experiences.
Centraal Grand Café and Tappery
2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 755-0378
"Winter at Centraal" invites guests to enjoy private street-side dining in the Streetcar on Lincoln or cozy up in the heated courtyard tent. Go here to get in on the toasty fun.
Hubbard Park Lodge & Beer Garden
3565 N. Morris Blvd., Shorewood, (414) 273-8300
Hubbard Park features four "Winter Camp" dining domes throughout the frosty season. More here.
5901 W. National Ave., (414) 257-9999
Kegel’s has introduced three “party yurts” in their winter-friendly Brrr Garden. Available by reservation only and for groups of six to 12 people. Go here to book.
The Tap Yard Beer Garden – Brookfield
2925 N. Barker Rd.
The Winter Wonderland Experience at Fox Brook Park on the lake is back again this year. Book 90-minute igloo/greenhouse rentals for up to parties of six. Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Jan. 28. Go here to reserve.
Lori Fredrich and Matt Mueller contributed to this report.
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