Lowlands Group: Launches 2021 patio season

Media Contact: Vicky Shokatz, [email protected], (414) 239-0407

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – May 4, 2021 – With spring temperatures slowly trending upwards, Lowlands Group today announced its patios will officially open for the season this Thursday, May 6. The restaurant group operates seven patios across Milwaukee and one in Madison. In conjunction with National Beverage Day, each patio guest 21 and older will receive one free High Speed Wit bier to celebrate on the 6th. Additional promotions and giveaways will continue throughout the weekend, including a social media contest for a $50 gift card for all #lowlandsoutdoor photos shared and free “Mom-osas” for all mothers on Mother’s Day. Lowlands Group is known for its unique neighborhood grand café and supper club patio offerings, including rooftop, parklet, terrace, and even bridge, patio seating.

“Europeans embrace outdoor cafe culture year-round, and we were grateful to be able to activate our outdoor spaces through fall and winter as a unique byproduct of the past year,” said Eric Wagner, Lowlands Group CEO. “That said, there’s a particular magic and energy that the warmer weather brings to Wisconsin, and we’re so excited to celebrate the onset of the season on our patios and rooftops this spring.”

Lowlands Group offers a variety of outdoor and unique open-air indoor/outdoor dining options with its large patios and convertible spaces using garage doors and large retractable windows. Many Lowlands patios will feature new furniture and added plant life, as well as live music, to create a welcoming and engaging environment for spring and summer dining.

To keep guests safe, Lowlands Group will continue utilizing enhanced sanitation, ventilation and social-distancing procedures at all locations.

The Lowlands Group 2021 patio and indoor/outdoor dining offerings include:

●    Café Benelux

  • Premiere Rooftop Patio – Expansive Downtown Views
  • Lux Porch on Broadway – Come Rain or Shine, Partially Enclosed Dining
  • St. Paul Street-Side Dining
  • Indoor Open-Air Garage Door Dining

●    Centraal Grand Café & Tappery

  • Garden of Eten In The Courtyard
  • Streetcar on Lincoln
  • Lincoln Street-Side Dining
  • Open-Air Galleria Room

●    Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club

  • Supper Club and Brunch Al Fresco
  • Innovative Lunch Program

●    Café Hollander Downer

  • Dining on the Parklet
  • East Side’s Largest Neighborhood Patio

●    Café Hollander Mequon

  • Two First Floor Terraces, Balcony, Covered Rooftop
    • Fountain/Firepit & Mequon Rd
  • Open-Air Atrium
  • Indoor Open-Air Garage Door Dining

●    Café Hollander Tosa

  • Riverview Dining on the Bridge in the Heart of the Tosa Village

●    Café Hollander Brookfield

  • Shoppers Respite First Floor Patios & Rooftop
  • Open-Air Four Seasons Private Dining Room
  • Indoor Open-Air Garage Door Dining

●    Café Hollander Hilldale

  • Shoppers Respite First Floor Patios
  • Rooftop
  • Indoor Open-Air Garage Door Dining
  • Open-Air Atrium

As the seasons change, Lowlands Group is also booking private event spaces for 2021-2022 weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, birthday parties and corporate groups. Off-site celebrations can be catered to with Lowlands On The Go packages, or customized options through Lowlands Grand Events.

“While 2020 forced many party hosts to cancel or reschedule their celebrations, there is hope and confidence that 2021 will bring back some of life’s memorable events,” added Wagner. “Our outdoor and open-air event spaces have been refreshed with an eye for hosting groups safely, without compromising on the experience.”

About the Lowlands Group

Lowlands Group owns and operates eight restaurants in Wisconsin including Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club, Café Benelux, Centraal Grand Café & Tappery, as well as Café Hollanders located on Downer Avenue, the Village in Wauwatosa, Hilldale in Madison, Mequon and Brookfield. Its European-inspired grand cafés feature from-scratch cooking and an impressive selection of Belgian beers. The company prides itself in its passion for cycling, bringing neighborhoods together and giving back to the community. More information can be found at lowlandsgroup.com.

The group also operates the Lowlands Brewing Collaborative; a celebration of beer culture that brings the world’s best brewers together to create unique beers available exclusively at the Lowlands Grand Cafés. Learn more at lowlandsbrewing.com.

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Lowlands Patio Trivia

  • Over 44,000 Bloodies were sold in the summer of 2019—they’re award-winning for a reason!
  • Enjoy a sunny day activity by grabbing your helmet and enjoying a 6-mile bike ride on the “Tour de Lowlands” from Café Hollander on Downer to Centraal Grand Café & Tappery in Bay View.
  • High Speed Wit, a popular and refreshing “patio pounder” was one of the Lowlands Group’s first LBC biers.
  • Almost 3,000 bricks surround Café Hollander on Downer’s patio fountain.
  • Long before Café Benelux was Milwaukee’s favorite rooftop patio, it was a plumbing shop-speakeasy.