March 31, 2022

Third Space Brewing Tunes Up Its Tap Room and Beer Garden

Third Space Brewing Tunes Up Its Tap Room and Beer Garden to Create an Even More Inviting “Third Space” For Guests and Private Parties

Third Space will unveil the first phase of improvements Friday April 1st with a Tap Room Tune Up Party featuring a Live DJ, Local Food Truck, & Beer Release

 MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – April 1, 2022 – Third Space Brewing is refreshing the look and feel of its tap room and beer garden at 1505 W. St. Paul Avenue in Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley. The brewery will celebrate completion of the first two phases of the project Friday April 1 with a Tap Room Tune Up Party. The party will feature a live DJ from 5-8p.m., local food truck, Twisted Plants, a double beer release, and for the first time, wine by the glass.

The first phase of the project officially kicked off in the fall of 2021 with the addition of a new expanded beer garden space on a former railroad loading dock to the south of the brewery’s already expansive beer garden. That space includes an outdoor bar, seating for 80 guests, and a green space for yard games and casual seating with fire pits. The expanded beer garden space will mostly be used for private outdoor events for groups up to 240 in size but will also be used as additional seating on busy summer days. 

The second phase of the refresh includes several changes inside the tap room and private event space. Those changes include a remodeled back bar and menu board with a mural that extends across the full north wall of the tap room to better showcase the Third Space brand. Third Space has brought in new custom-built tables and two new built-in banquettes to add unique comfortable seating areas for guests.

The brewery has repainted the walls with warmer tones and installed new lighting throughout the tap room. They have added two large TVs and will soon unveil a completely revamped sound system to enhance the regular customer experience but also to make Third Space a great additional destination for guests looking to watch big sporting events. Third Space is also installing air conditioning in the tap room to make it a more comfortable space in the hot summer months and a privacy curtain and A/V improvements in the private event space.

The third phase of the project moves back outside where Third Space is building a large, covered deck that will connect the private interior space with the already completed extended beer garden. Third Space will also improve the beer garden lighting and sound systems to better entertain beer lovers enjoying one of the largest outdoor beer gardens in the Milwaukee area. The new deck will primarily be used as additional private event space and shaded seating for day-to-day guests but will also be used for live music throughout the summer.

According to Third Space Co-Founder and President, Andy Gehl, “the goal of the tap room refresh is to make our brewery an even more inviting ‘third space’ for our guests and a go-to event space for private parties. Our company’s vision is to provide a welcoming third space for all. Brewing high-quality beer and employing friendly and welcoming staff are key components to achieving that vision but it starts with the space itself being warm and inviting.”

Once all phases are complete, Third Space will have three separate event spaces for private parties which can also be combined with one another for the perfect combination of indoor/outdoor space, sunshine, and shade. Third Space also recently obtained permits to make and sell wine, cider, & mead, which should help further enhance the private event and day-to-day experience. Groups interested in learning more about private bookings should contact the events team at events@thirdspacebrewing.com.

Beer, music, wine, and food lovers can check out the tap room improvements this Friday when Third Space releases two special beers and welcomes both a live DJ and local food truck, Twisted Plants, for a Tap Room Tune Up Party. The beer releases include the return of a fan favorite, Java Blanca Coffee Cream Ale, and a new collaboration beer brewed with Lion’s Tail Brewing Company.

Java Blanca is a collaboration with local coffee roaster, Stone Creek Coffee, and is a popular beer that has not been on the menu at Third Space for the last few years. The collaboration beer with Lion’s Tail is a West Coast Pilsner called Cool Kids. Both beers will be available on draft and in cans to go. The DJ and Food Truck are scheduled from 5-8p.m. but the brewery is open 2-10p.m.

Third Space Brewing expects the beer garden tune up to be ready no later than Memorial Day weekend when it also plans to reopen its Elm Grove Beer Garden in the Elm Grove Village Park, which will also see several enhancements this season.