By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Members of the Portage County Business Council gathered with city leaders at the new Stevens Point Brewery Point Patio on Sept. 4 for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening.
The new patio is slated to stay open as long as weather permits and is open Mondays through Sundays.
“We are going to try and stay open as long as possible, I would love to see it go all the way to Thanksgiving, but you never know in Wisconsin,” said Point Beer Social Media Manager Melissa Wysocki. “People grill out all winter, right?”
Brewery staff hope to see the patio expand in the coming years, noting there could be a stage built in the future for live performances and music. Wysocki also hopes to see food trucks and other food vendors come to serve guests at the patio during business hours.
“We are also planning to let people bring their own food in and relax while you have a drink,” Wysocki said. “We also have corn hole, giant Jenga, giant Connect Four. We want to give people a fun space to hang out.”
State Representative Katrina Shankland was in attendance at the opening. She feels the patio is another sign of Point Brewery showing its commitment to the city and its residents.
“It really opens up a lot more opportunities for people who want to enjoy a beer or cider outdoors safely,” Shankland said. “Point Brewery has grown so significantly over the years, and it is amazing to see it keep growing and expanding in the community. This is one more piece to add to your list of activities.”
The patio is located adjacent to the brewery and is open from Mondays-Saturdays, 12-8 p.m., and Sundays 12- 4 p.m.
Guests of all ages and dogs are welcomed. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
The Point Patio is located at 2617 Water Street, Stevens Point.