Waukesha Neighborhood Beer Gardens

Logo: neighborhood beer garden

We're getting ready for Oktoberfest and coming to your neighborhood Rivers Crossing and Merrill Crest Parks! Stop by the Neighborhood Beer Gardens and meet up with neighbors, make new friends, and enjoy some music.

August 26-28, 2021

Rivers Crossing Park
3703 Rivers Crossing Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53188

Thursday/Friday: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Live Music Provided By:

August 26: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Alpine Blast

August 27: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bruce Humphries and the Rockabilly Rebels

August 28: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ed Hause Band

August 28: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

September 9-11, 2021

Merrill Crest Park
616 S University Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53188

Thursday/Friday: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Live Music Provided By:

September 9: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Alpine Blast

September 10: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday June Band

September 11: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ed Hause Band

September 11: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Dirty Boogie

Please note:

  • City Ordinance 11.22 (1)(i) prohibits dogs in the park
  • Carry-ins of alcohol prohibited

We’re looking for smiling faces to work in the Neighborhood Beer Gardens!

Tap some beer, serve up pretzels and soda, and have some fun. Fill out an application and submit to jadamicki@waukesha-wi.gov or mail to WPRF, Attn: Joanna, 1900 Aviation Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188. 

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Food & Beer:

Sky Dine Catering

September 9:

Pulled Pork Sandwich with creamy cole slaw with side of chips$12.00
Pulled Chicken Sandwich with creamy cole slaw with side of chips$12.00
Loaded Mac & Cheese (with choice of meat)$6.00
Mac & Cheese$4.00

September 10:

Soft Shell Taco (Choice of Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken or Seasoned Ground Beef)$2.50
Rice Bowl (Rice with Choice of Meat)$8.00
Nachos Sumpreme (Lettuce, Shredded Cheese, Black Beans, Tomato, Onion, Jalapeños, Sour Cream, Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw)$12.00

September 11:

Hamburger Bar (Build Your Own)$8.00
Hot Dog$3.00
Brat with Sauerkraut$5.00
Baked Potato Bar$5.00


Pretzel with Cheese$4.00

Beer Menu:

Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest; Hacker Pschorr Heffe Weisse; Hofbrau Marzen; Raised Grain Oktoberfest; Miller Lite

1L Stein filled$20.00
1L Stein Refilled$10.00
Pint glass filled$10.00
Pint glass Refilled$6.00
16 oz plastic cup$6.00
White Claw$6.00

Summer 2021 Special Event COVID Safety Considerations

We will follow all orders issued by our Federal, State, and Local Government. The offerings, policy and programs are subject to change at any time pending Government orders.

  • Attendees are asked to spread out over the expansive grass area. Attendees are expected to socially distance.
  • Attendees will be asked to observe social distancing (signage on site and included in marketing materials).
  • Attendees are encouraged to check the information line at 262-522-9356 as schedules may be adjusted and public safety standards may change.
  • Civic Band/Jazz Express will continue to offer small group musical groups (ensembles, jazz express and German Band/Dixie Band) due to funding limitations
  • More than one beer vending location will be utilized (Tribute Tuesday, Beer Gardens and Grown up Movie)
  • The public and employees will not be required to wear a mask at this event (public space).