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RNC Operational Updates for Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain open during the Republican National Convention (RNC). All court operations (Civil and Family Filings, Restraining Orders, Probate, In Custody Intake Court, Preliminary Hearings) will be operating at Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI.) For more information about how other Milwaukee County services and operations will be impacted during the RNC, visit Milwaukee County's RNC updates webpage.  

South Shore Terrace ‘Winter Beer Garden’ to Open Today, Thursday, Dec. 17

One of Milwaukee's most popular summer beer gardens will reopen, with a twist, on Thursday, with the launch of ten heated chalets.

Starting today, beer gardeners will be able to visit South Shore Terrace, which overlooks Lake Michigan, by reserving one of the terrace chalets for a 90-minute timeslot. Each chalet can accommodate six people if they're from the same household, or two people if they're from different households.

Chalet reservations cost $75 for each timeslot. The fee includes a $50 credit for food & beverages, which will be provided by table service. Reservations will be available daily (except December 24 & 25) starting on Thursday, December 17.  

"We know that families want to get outside and enjoy the parks no matter the weather, and a winter beer garden has been a popular request for quite a while,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Milwaukee County, however, it was essential that we find a way to operate for our staff and guests, and these chalets provide a unique and safe way to enjoy Lake Michigan views, and a meal, in the winter."

The winter menu features a range of dishes to help keep you warm, including a Friday night slow-roasted prime rib dinner; Belgian waffles, truffle mac and cheese, and the vegetarian 'Ultimate burger' as well as snacks, soups, salads, fresh baked mini cookies and a Kids’ Menu. Plus, of course, many of the favorite South Shore Terrace beers and non-alcoholic beverages.
Proceeds from the beer garden help fund services provided by Milwaukee County Parks that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Reservations can be made at on a first come, first served basis. 


(414) 278-4211 | fax: (414) 223-1375
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Room 306
901 N. 9th Street | Milwaukee, WI 53233

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