Catching Brewers fever? In honor of the Milwaukee Brewers playoff run, we’ve rounded up some things to know and where to go to cheer the Brew Crew on to victory. Check them out!
4 Things You May Not Know About the Brewers
1. Before the Brewers called Miller Park home, they played at Milwaukee County Stadium. The stadium witnessed its final season in 2000, but it still claims a special place in baseball history. Hank Aaron hit his final home run there in 1976. It was also a filming location for the TV series Coach and pop culture classic, Major League.
2. The Milwaukee Brewers have sported four different logo designs since 1970. The famous “MB” ball-in-glove design, used from 1978-1993, is still a fan favorite and has frequented numerous top 10 “best baseball logo” lists over the decades.
3. Miller Park may be one of the only ball parks with its own condiment. Origins of the Secret Stadium Sauce date back to the early 70’s, when Milwaukee County Stadium was running low on ketchup and mustard during a game. A vendor by the name of Rick Abramson concocted the condiment out of the last bit of ketchup and mustard, BBQ sauce, smoked syrup and other secret ingredients. The rest, as they say, is history.
4. When Miller Park opened in 2001, the retractable roof was the talk of the town. Only one of six retractable roofs in the major leagues, Miller Park’s remains an architecture feat. The roof covers over 10 acres and is made of 12,000 tons of steel, but it only takes about 10 minutes to open or close, perfect for those Opening Day snowstorms or chilly playoff game nights.
Heading to the Game?
Miller Park is home to plenty of fan favorites and hidden gems. From the perfect spot to snap a selfie to the best ballpark snacks, we've got you covered.
The Giant Glove
Located on the Field Level near the right-field corner, the Giant Glove is the perfect photo op for any baseball fan. True to its name, the oversized mitt is big enough for you and your crew.
Need more than a seventh-inning stretch? Stroll over to Autograph Alley. Located on the Field Level in the "Hot Corner," Autograph Alley features baseballs signed by both legends and fans.
Enjoy a taste of Milwaukee with stands throughout the park featuring local businesses including AJ Bombers (burgers), Smoke Shack (barbeque), Zaffiro's (pizza) and a new line of J. Agave's tacos.
Fans can also snack on three different kinds of macaroni and cheese, Sargento Wisconsin fried cheese curds, or sip on something cold from the Local Brews bar, a new craft beer location featuring beers from around Wisconsin.
Can't decide? Search all the food and beverage offerings at Miller Park using the MLB.com Ballpark app.
Milwaukee Sports Bars and Restaurants
Can't make it to Miller Park? No problem – catch the game with baseball fans around the city at one of Milwaukee’s sports bars and pubs.
Major Goolsby’s – Voted 4th Best Sports Bar in the Nation by Sports Illustrated, a Brew City institution for over 40 years.
4th Base – Gourmet food with a sports bar vibe, home to one of Milwaukee’s favorite Bloody Marys.
Who’s On Third – Offers free shuttles to and from Miller Park, great spot for a pre-or post-game meal (be sure to try the wings!)
Steny’s Tavern & Grill – Historic neighborhood bar known for their craft beer selection.
J&B’s Blue Ribbon – Brewers bar with a popular fish fry and plenty of seats, just down the road from the stadium.