Nestled against the historic Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse, the Beer Garden is the perfect place to relax and recharge with friends among art and nature. The Beer Garden offers tried and true favorites along with new menu items to sip and savor during its third season. Rotating taps feature seasonal beer and cider, including Among the Leaves, a custom brew from Sun King Brewing Co. There is also an eclectic bottle and can list that includes seasonal beer, cider and wine. Ask for the “Reserve List” that features rare, old, and barrel-aged beers. Last year’s crowd favorite—a giant grilled pretzel from Pat’s Philly Pretzels—is back on the menu, as well as shareable cheese, charcuterie and veggie boards. Every Sunday, weather permitting, Oca by Smoking Goose will run a pop-up featuring artisanal sausages, brats and hot dogs.
Support for the Beer Garden is provided by Milly Brehob in memory of Bud Brehob.
Please note, food and beverage purchases in the Beer Garden, including tasting events, can be made by credit card only.
Featured EventsBeer Garden
National Gardens and Museums Day
Enjoy free admission to Newfields and explore everything there is to do and see around our 152-acre campus.
Imagine an idyllic, vernal campus carpeted with over half a million blooms.
Take a 45-minute guided tram and walking tour of The Garden.
Trivia Night: Beer
Test your knowledge with beer trivia hosted by Lindsay Jo Whirley, Newfields’ Culinary Arts Operations Manager and certified Cicerone.
Trivia Night: Triwizard Trivia
Love trivia and beer? Then join us at the Beer Garden where you can test your knowledge about beer and pop culture.
Carnivorous Plants and a Beer
Discover the captivating world of carnivorous plants in this new informal discussion in the Beer Garden.
Pollinator Plants and a Beer
A new addition to our series of informal plant discussions in the Beer Garden.
Family Day: Explore Japan
Step into Japan with us as we explore the nation’s beauty, traditions, and technological advances.
Orchids and a Beer
Come out and enjoy a cold one as Newfields’ Ian Wilhite leads an informal discussion with you about orchids.
Trivia Night: 2000s Sitcoms
Then join us at the Beer Garden where you can test your knowledge about beer and pop culture.
Spring Refresh: Race Day
Kick things up a notch before the Indy 500 with our triathlon of ridiculous things.