With the mild temperatures we’ve had this summer, joining friends and family for a round of beers in the refreshing outdoor air is a great way to end any day.
According to Wikipedia, a beer garden (derived from German Biergarten) is an “outdoor area in which beer, other drinks, and local food are served.”
With that in mind, below are just a few Lake County hot spots for enjoying a delicious beer outdoors.
345 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Any beer aficionado will love the local brew of Mickey Finn’s, and anyone who enjoys being in the great outdoors will appreciate the outdoor seating section of the local brewery’s new location.
115 Park St
Wauconda, IL 60084
After three generations and more than 45 years, Lindy’s Landing is still going strong, offering beautiful views of Bangs Lake and great brews to match.
38905 Rt 41
Wadsworth, IL 60083
Take in the beauty of the Lake County Forest Preserves (or the night sky) when you visit the quaint Savanna House, which merges history, comfort and good old-fashioned cooking. The restaurant has a rich history, and now customers can enjoy a wide selection of wines, craft beers and cocktails while surrounded by beautiful views.
This unique venue is definitely known more for its live shows, but the outdoor beer garden is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon or a fall evening. Let their array of craft brews keep you toasty this autumn! Insider Tip: If you’re looking for some live music, their Fuel Room always packs a punch!
1270 S Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Enjoy good beer and good people at The Beer Market. The beer garden features comfortable seating and fireplaces to keep you warm on those chillier nights.
101 Center St
Grayslake, IL 60030
Great food and great beer are staples at Vine Martini and Wine Bar, and a perfect place to enjoy both of those is in their outdoor seating area.
763 S Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Indulge in a cut of locally raised beef along with your beer and enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio and garden area at Beelow’s Steakhouse.
219 W Greenwood Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
Catch a game and catch up with friends outside at TR’s Front Row on Greenwood in Waukegan. Enjoy outdoor drinking and dining on TR’s 900-square-foot beer garden. While outside, you can also play a game bags outside on the spot’s bags court.
18490 W Old Gages Lake Rd
Gages Lake, Illinois 60030
What happens when you combine live music, volleyball, karaoke a large beer garden and more? Jesse Oaks in Gages Lake, of course. This late night spot is surely to please everyone in your group.
Looking for some more ideas to enjoy craft brewed beer in Lake County? Check out our Lake County Train Crawl Blog
What are your favorite places to enjoy a cold one outdoors? Post yours in the comments section below!