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VIEW MKE Patio – “The Back Yard” – Set to Open Aug. 30

Historic Brewer’s Hill patio features panoramic views of Milwaukee skyline; eatery also enhances popular weekend brunch offerings with Bloody Mary cart and Veuve Clicquot rosé champagne by the glass

By - Aug 20th, 2018 12:26 pm
View MKE: The back Yard Rendering. Rendering by Dan Beyer Architects.

View MKE: The back Yard Rendering. Rendering by Dan Beyer Architects.

MILWAUKEE (August 20, 2018) – VIEW MKE, the new neighborhood restaurant perched at the top of Historic Brewer’s Hill, is set to open its newly constructed patio on Thursday, Aug. 30. The large patio – dubbed “The Back Yard” – will offer an unmatched Milwaukee outdoor dining experience, allowing guests to enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline while savoring the restaurant’s globally inspired shared plates.

Carl Tomich, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Kim, said the patio will open in time for the Harley-Davidson 115th anniversary celebration and the Labor Day weekend holiday. The space seats about 100 and includes an expansive outdoor bar area with table seating throughout, along with casual sofas and fire pits for socializing. The Back Yard will offer the restaurant’s regular dinner and brunch menus during those service hours, as well as light snacks and beverages from 2 to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

“We’re creating a truly special outdoor space that invites our guests to relax and enjoy all that Milwaukee has to offer, from exceptional cuisine, to laid-back time together, to breathtaking views of the city,” Tomich said. “We think residents and visitors alike will embrace the whole patio experience, making VIEW

MKE’s Back Yard the premier location in Milwaukee to take in the city while drinking a craft cocktail and savoring farm-fresh cuisine.”

Reservations are available by calling (414) 763-0003 or online at

Bloody Mary cart. Photo courtesy of View MKE.

Bloody Mary cart. Photo courtesy of View MKE.

Tomich also said that VIEW MKE has made some special enhancements to its weekend brunch offerings, which have been extremely popular since the restaurant opened its doors in June. A Bloody Mary cart, where guests can create their own concoctions from a variety of hot sauces, spices, vegetables and other garnishes, will be available during Saturday and Sunday brunch hours. Additionally, the restaurant will add glasses of Veuve Clicquot’s rosé champagne to the menu – in addition to Veuve’s yellow label champagne – in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the rosé. Restaurants typically sell the luxury champagne by the bottle only.

Open since June and inspired by its expansive view of the city, VIEW MKE, is a nod to the chef’s point of view in the creation of menu items inspired by flavors from local, regional and international cuisines, as well as the restaurant’s take on Milwaukee’s casual lifestyle and dining experience. Executive Chef Zach Panoske and General Manager Andrew Ruggeri bring together a broad range of culinary experience to VIEW MKE and a modern twist to techniques, flavors and spices from Italy, Spain, the Basque Region, the Philippines and other corners of the world.

The Milwaukee vibe is evident throughout the restaurant and includes iconic images of Milwaukee created by Wisconsin artists and large format images from local photographers. The upstairs dining area opens to the new patio with 18-foot folding glass doors providing an unobstructed view of the city’s skyline. Hundreds of Edison bulbs create a soft glow through the restaurant and the industrial feel extends to the lower level where the bar has been rebuilt and custom booths installed along with a cubist mural of the city by a local artist.


Hours for the restaurant are as follows:
Monday through Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 pm. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Patio hours from 2 p.m. to close Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to close Saturday and Sunday

For more information, visit VIEW MKE at, on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter.

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