Beer Garden at Great Lakes Aquarium

Four cans of Earth Rider beer in the foreground with the lift bridge and the Duluth harbor in the background

Weekly on Thursdays (July – August)
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy the summer at Great Lakes Aquarium! Join us every week for al fresco food and beverages on the Duluth Harbor featuring $5 Earth Rider Brewery beers, wine, and local non-alcoholic options, weekly performances by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and a rotating selection of food trucks and other local vendors.

Beer Garden Admission

Beer Gardens are free to attend!

Enjoy food, beverages, and live music in our outdoor beer garden space with spectacular views of the Duluth Harbor and Aerial Lift Bridge.

Cash or credit accepted at outdoor bar. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Aquarium Admission

Inside exploration of the Aquarium will remain open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Indoor restrooms will remain open until the beer garden closes at 8:00 p.m.

Daily Great Lakes Aquarium Rates


We are excited to welcome back a rotating ensemble from the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra! DSSO will play most weeks from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., weather permitting.

2022 Food Truck Schedule

July 7th – Log Home Wood Fired Pizza with special guest, Yes, Cheese

July 14th – The Grumpy Goose

July 21st – Mystery Mobile Catering & Concessions

July 28th – The Grumpy Goose

August 4th – Log Home Wood Fired Pizza

August 11th – The Grumpy Goose with special guest, Yes, Cheese

August 18th – Log Home Wood Fired Pizza

August 25th – Yes, Cheese

To find the most up-to-date info, visit our Facebook page!

Visiting the Aquarium

The Aquarium experience looks a little different as we work to support an enjoyable, enriching and safe experience for all guests, staff and animals.

Learn more about changes to the Aquarium experience.


What happens if it rains?

In the event of inclement weather, that week’s beer garden will be cancelled and remain closed until the following Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram for timely updates or call the front desk at (218) 740-3474.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are allowed in the outdoor beer garden space. We simply ask that you and your companion remain respectful of our live performances.

Are children allowed?

Children are allowed in the outdoor beer garden space. Guests must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase and/or consume alcohol on the premises.

How green is the beer garden?

All cups and cutlery provided by Great Lakes Aquarium are compostable. We ask that you please respect our three-compartment waste system by helping us to recycle and compost used items when appropriate.

Is smoking allowed?

As an extension of the Aquarium facility, smoking is not permitted in the beer garden.

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