Ben was already itching to go to the Estabrook Park Beer Garden back in January, so we've already been there several times this year, but on Wednesday we made a date of it and brought dinner.
You can carry in food- or even have pizza delivered- at the beer garden, and several times last year we made dinner quick and packed it up to bring it over
We cut through the woods between sections of the Oak Leaf trail to get there, and the walk is so picturesque. Add in the Beer Garden's excellent location on the Milwaukee River, and it honestly doesn't even feel like we're in the city.
I hope you make it over there sometime! They are usually open into October :)