Visit Milwaukee

Tailgating in Milwaukee

Baseball is the great American pastime. Home of the Brewers, Milwaukee has perfected the art of celebrating this quintessential experience with some good old-fashioned grilling and drinking. Follow this handy guide, and you’ll be ready to tailgate like a pro.

A Recipe for
Beer Brats
A Tailgating Tradition
  • 4-5 Medium White or Yellow Onions
  • 1/4 Cup of Salted Butter
  • 6 Pack of Beer
    (insider tip: the cheaper, the better)
  • Pack of Brats (12 Links)
  • Cut your onions into rings.
  • Combine butter, 5 of the beers & the onions in a large slow cooker or pot. Add the brats and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until brats are fully cooked.
  • Throw the brats on the grill to brown them. Up your game by putting a few chunks of apple/hickory wood on the coals.
  • Serve, or return the grilled brats to the pan to stay warm if necessary.
  • Crack open that extra beer and toast to a job well done. Cheers!

10 Tailgate Musts

  • 1. A Grill

    It wouldn’t be a true Wisconsin tailgate without beer brats. The only way to get this done is with your tailgate grill.

  • 2. A Beverage (or several)

    Whether it’s soda, water or some six packs of craft beer, don’t forget to pack that cooler. Tailgating is thirsty business!

  • 3. A Bottle Opener

    This is the number one thing that people forget. Just don’t do it.

  • 4. A Lighter/Charcoal

    Put this in the grill the night before to make sure it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

  • 5. Cornhole Board & Bags

    A good ol’ fashioned bean bag toss is the preferred activity of veteran tailgaters.

  • 6. Grilling Utensils

    Don’t get stuck turning your brats with your hands – burns are nobody’s friend!

  • 7. Napkins/Hand Sanitizer

    You will be touching raw meat and condiments and chips and cookies. Do yourself a favor and bring napkins and hand sanitizer to keep everyone safe and clean.

  • 8. A Jacket

    While Miller Park, home of the Brewers, has a retractable roof, it can get chilly tailgating.

  • 9. A Small Purse

    No one wants to wait in a line to get a purse checked. Bring a small purse or wristlet – this will save your entire crew some time.

  • 10. Your Game Face

    Possibly the most important thing. Get excited – you’re going to see the Brewers at Miller Park!

Plan Your Gameday »


Print Friendly and PDF