Unique Wisconsin Beer Garden Experience

Come celebrate with your friends, family, and neighbors at Croatian Park. Experience our own take to the Wisconsin beer garden tradition. The Franklin Beer Garden is open to the public and all are welcome. Open from 5:00PM – 10:00PM every Thursday from May 20th 2021 through September.

We feature our own craft beer called Croatian Park Ale, Karlovacko Pivo (and other imported Croatian Beers), a rotating selection of Wisconsin & Croatian Craft Beers, and of course MillerCoors products. Croatian Cordials (SHOTS) are available as well as a selection of mixed drinks, wine, soda, and water. Also make sure to come hungry as we have a nice selection of grilled items such as Croatian Ćevapčići, our very own Croatian Nachos, and other food items.

We offer an onsite ATM as a convenience for our guests as well as free WiFi internet access for those who want to work/play while enjoying a great beer. A game room is also offered with games such as ping pong, Foosball, etc for both kids and adults to enjoy. We also feature volleyball courts upon request and two full lighted Bocce ball courts which is always a popular nighttime game for our patrons. We are also a dog friendly beer garden, just make sure to clean up after your pooch when nature calls and we ask that they are leashed.

Wisconsin’s Best Local & Live Musicians

As you enjoy one of our great beverages sit back, relax, and listen to some of Milwaukee’s best live musicians. Each beer garden features live music from Milwaukee’s finest. We thank the many band that have entertained our guests and look forward to future shows!

ErocLeah JeeHeroSliphorn Jazz BandFront Porch RockersMemphis KnightsFull RotationEric DeanFailure to LaunchJeff WinardJoey Leal – Ivan Heller – Pivari (Croatian Tamburitzans) – Ali and Doug – Front Porch Rockers – Usual Suspects

Franklin Beer Garden Schedule

Join us at beautiful Croatian Park for our hospitable and unique beer garden experience from Memorial Day through Labor day. Hours of operation for all Thursday beer gardens are from 5:00PM until 10:00PM.

Thursday May 19th – Live music by Memphis Knights Food by AEF, Rose Mob, & Mr. Green’s
Thursday May 26th – Live music Tom & Evan Leahy Food by AEF & Café Corazon
Thursday June 2nd – Live music by Memphis Knights Food by AEF & Rose Mob
Thursday June 9th – Live music Broderick Lipusch Food by AEF & Rose Mob
Thursday June 16th – Live music by Ali and Doug Food by AEF & Rose Mob
Thursday June 23rd – Live music by Front Porch Rockers Food by AEF & Café Corazon
Thursday June 30th – Live music by Eroc Food by AEF & Rose Mob
Thursday July 7th – Live music Pivari – Croatian Tamburitzans Food by AEF & Mr. Green’s
Thursday July 14th – Live music by Memphis Knights Food by AEF & Rose Mob
Thursday July 21st – Live music by Ivan Heller Food by AEF & Café Corazon
Thursday July 28th – Live music by Usual Suspects Food by AEF & Mr. Green’s
Thursday August 4th – Live music by Leah Jee Food by AEF & Rose Mob
Thursday August 11th – Live music by Eroc Food by AEF, Café Corazon, & Mr. Green’s
Thursday August 18th – Live music by Memphis Knights Food by AEF & Rose Mob
Thursday August 25th – Live music by Eroc Food by AEF & Mr. Green’s
Thursday September 1st – Live music Listening Party Food by AEF & Café Corazon
Thursday September 8th – Live music TBD Food by AEF & Mr. Green’s
Thursday September 15th – Live music TBD Food by AEF & Rose Mob
Thursday September 22nd – Live music by Pivari – Croatian Tamburitzans Food by AEF

Thursday September 29th – Customer Appreciation Night – Drinks Specials all night! Live music Broderick Lipusch Food by AEF & Rose Mob

Thursday October 6th – CROtober Fest – Drink Specials and last beer garden of the season! Live music TBD Food by AEF

Beer ~ Pivo

Croatian Imports20/16 Ounce $8.00
Croatian Park Ale – Domestic House Ale – 16 Ounce $6.00
Lakefront Brewery – Local Rotating Craft Beers – 16 Ounce $6.00
Summer Shandy –  Leinenkugel Brewing Company – 16 Ounce $6.00
Coors Light – MillerCoors Brewing Company – 16 Ounce $5.00
River West Stein N/A – Lakefront Brewery – 12 Ounce $5.00

Wine ~ Vino | Mixed Drinks | Shots

Bourbon – Poured Neat/Rocks – 2 Ounce $8.00
Mixed Drinks – Brandy, Vodka, Whiskey, & Rum –12 Ounce $6.00
Gemišt – Croatian Mineral Water (Jamnica) + White Wine- 12 Ounce $6.00
Bambus – Coca Cola + Red Wine – 12 Ounce $6.00
Red Wine | Cerveno Vino – Zinfandel – 6 Ounce $6.00
White Wine | Bijelo Vino – Pinot Grigio – 6 Ounce $6.00
White Claw Seltzer – 12 Ounce $6.00
Croatian Cordials – Šljivovica, Kruškovac, Pelinkovac, Rakija – 1 Ounce $4.00

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Coca Cola. Diet Coca Cola, Sprite, Orange Soda, Bottled Spring Water, Mineral Water $1.00

Please note that the Croatian Park Beer Garden is CASH ONLY. We offer an ATM onsite as an amenity for our guests. Food or beverage carry-ins are not allowed

Food Menu

Come hungry as we have a selection of grilled items including our famous Croatian Ćevapčići and our own take on classic nachos! All food is prepared by our food vendor American European Foods. In addition each week we feature a rotating schedule of food trucks including Rose Mob Grill, Cafe Corazon, Mr Green’s BBQ, & More.

Ćevapčići w/Bread, Onions, & Ajvar $6.00
Handmade Croatian Pork/Beef Sausages
Croatian Park Burger w/Bun & Chips $5.00
Customize With Your Favorite Toppings
Croatian Nachos $5.00
Nacho Chips Topped w/Ćevapčići, Ajvar, Cheese, Onions
Croatian Sausage w/Bun & Chips $5.00
Handmade Seasoned Pork Sausage
Wiener w/Bun & Chips $3.00
Nachos w/Cheese $3.00
Chips & Pretzels $1.00


Have a beer with us at Croatian Park

We are conveniently located in Franklin, WI in beautiful Croatian Park. Our beautiful 30 acre park is located right off of the intersection of Ryan Road (HW100) & 76th Street. We proudly share our park with the Croatian Eagles Soccer Club which is the oldest continuously running soccer club not only in the United States but also the North American continent. Our street address is and to learn more about our park, the Croatian Federation, or the Croatian Eagles please visit our other websites below.


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Federation of Croatian Societies of Milwaukee Wisconsin
Hrvatska Središnjica Opčne Milwaukee Wisconsin