New wine and beer garden announced for Humboldt Park

Opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend

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When the beer garden at Humboldt Park in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood opens this season, its beverage offerings won’t be limited to just beer.

Milwaukee County announced today the beer garden, which was previously named the Humboldt Beer Garden and managed by St. Francis Brewery, has now been dubbed The Vine Humboldt, and true to its name, will also serve wine on-tap.

The Vine will have two red and three white wines on-tap, and will source craft beer from Lakefront Brewery, Sprecher Brewing Co., Athens, Ga.-based Terrapin Beer Co. and a rotating selection of other breweries.

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“The Vine Humboldt will offer expanded food and drink options at affordable prices for residents and visitors in Bay View this summer,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “Now more than ever, Milwaukee County is setting new standards for public land use, and providing our communities with high-quality experiences that other cities are looking to emulate.”

The county has contracted Triciclo Peru LLC, a Milwaukee-based catered and food trailer operator, to sell its fresh-baked empanadas, including flavors such as Aji de Gallina (Peruvian spicy creamed chicken), Lomo Saltado (Peruvian steak stir fry), soy chorizo, cheddar and sausage, sweet corn and mozzarella, and fried pork and sweet potato.

Earlier this month, Triciclo Peru won WiSys Technology Foundation Inc.’s Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, taking home a $2,500 cash price and a trip to compete for up to $40,000 at the upcoming International Business Model Competition in Provo, Utah.

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“We are very pleased to be the new food vendors at The Vine as it will be a great preview to our new restaurant opening in a couple of months,” said owners Mario Diaz Herrera and Amy Narr. “Sharing authentic Peruvian food and Peruvian culture with Milwaukee is our mission. We want our space at The Vine to be a little taste of Peru, right here in Bay View.”

A mural at the South Shore Terrace beer garden in Bay View.

In addition to The Vine Humboldt, Milwaukee County Parks operates Whitnall Park Beer Garden, South Shore Terrace and the traveling beer gardens. The Estabrook Beer Garden and The Landing at Hoyt Park are managed by parks partners.

“Wisconsin’s beer garden renaissance began with Estabrook Park in 2012, which inspired dozens of other beer gardens across the region, so it’s only natural that we are setting the pace again by adding outstanding wines to the experience,” said Guy Smith, executive director of Milwaukee County Parks. “And, of course, when you eat or drink here, you’re helping to support your parks too.”

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Starting Memorial Day weekend, The Vine Humboldt will operate Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on holidays.

The Vine allows patrons to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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