Centraal Grand Café
& Tappery


garden of eten in the courtyard

"Eten en Drinken” in the heated courtyard
featuring live music

Call 414-755-0378 to make a reservation!

Streetcar on lincoln

Meet me in the dining car


We have three Streetcar Compartments with family style bench seating, festive decor and a heater that takes the edge off of winter.


Each Streetcar Compartment seats up to six guests. Children are allowed (at least one guest must be 21+).

Ninety Minutes

You’ll have 90 min to enjoy your private outdoor winter experience. Please arrive no more than 5 minutes early to check-in, due to limited indoor capacity and waiting areas.


Cozy up with your favorite blanket and bring games from home. We’ll provide the rest.

Nosh On

Our food and beverage menus are designed for family-style service, with themed, or customizable options. All pre-booked reservations include a Snackuterie Box.

Order Ahead

When you book your Streetcar experience, you will select additional food and beverage options that can be waiting when you arrive, or served in courses during your experience. 


Each Streetcar compartment is scheduled with staggered reservation slots to ensure groups arrive and exit at different times. We have also built in 30 minutes of cleaning and sanitation between each reservation slot; in addition to our Moving Milwaukee Forward Enhanced Approval 72-point safety procedures, we will utilize atomizer fog bombs to target airborne pathogens and bacteria, and will thoroughly vent to allow for proper air flow. Each Streetcar has a door with a screen which opens for fresh air ventilation during, and between each reservation.

Guests are encouraged to BYOB (bring your own blanket), and will be asked to wear a mask whenever entering and leaving the Streetcar, as well as when your server is present.

$50 reservation fee secures your private Streetcar reservation. Every reservation includes a private dining area for up to 6 guests for 90 minutes, plus a select Snackuterie Box of your choice! See our Food & Beverage Packages for additional options.

Each rental lasts for 90 minutes. Due to limited capacity and waiting areas per the current times, we ask that your party arrives no more than 5 minutes early to check-in prior to your reserved time.

If your party shows up late for the reservation, we, unfortunately, cannot extend the length of your rental. The outdoor winter experiences are generally booked back-to-back to allow as many guests to enjoy them as possible. For example, if you show up 30 minutes late, your rental would be for 60 minutes rather than 90. Partial refunds will not be issued for parties arriving late.

Each Streetcar compartment seats up to 6 guests, with bench seating around a dining table. 

Sorry, every reservation is the same price regardless of the size of your party.

Guests of all ages are allowed in the Streetcar, but we do require that at least one guest is 21+. Our restaurant policy is that only guests of, or over, the age of 21 are able to consume alcoholic beverages.

Absolutely not. It is prohibited by Wisconsin law. Any guest found smoking will be asked to leave immediately along with their entire party, with no refund granted. Open flames of any kind are also not allowed on our patios.

They are “heated”, but you will be sitting semi-outside, in winter, in Wisconsin, separated from the cold winter by thin metal walls. Each Streetcar includes a heater that will take the edge off of the chill, but please come dressed for a winter activity! It may take a bit of time after the door is opened to reheat your streetcar. The streetcar also includes a small window for ventilation if desired. Please come dressed with a hat, gloves, and a few layers that you can adjust to your own individual comfort level. Heck, bring a snuggly blanket!

In the case of extreme cold, blizzard, or dangerous icy conditions, we may need to cancel reservations to ensure safety and your comfort level. In these cases, you will be notified via phone or email about an option to reschedule your booking or receive a complete refund. We will make every attempt to make the cancellations well in advance of your reserved time, but reserve the right to make fully-refunded cancellations in the case of emergent weather conditions at any time.

The Streetcar is a strong, engineered, structures that are designed to withstand 30+ mph winds and 90+ pounds of static snow load. That being said, they are constructed of lightweight materials that can be damaged by impact, heat or puncture. The Streetcar is inspected and cleaned after every party, and a damage fee of up to $200 may be added should any evidence of damage or theft be found after your visit.

For the enjoyment of the guests in neighboring compartments, we request that you do not add your own soundtrack to the experience. We will be playing our house tunes from our speakers.

All Streetcar guests are welcome to use the indoor, fully-heated restrooms inside at Centraal Grand Café. We’d recommend using the facilities before being seated to avoid unnecessary opening of your door.

Eat, drink and enjoy the company! Maybe bring a game? Think Cards Against Humanity, Head’s Up, etc.


No outside food or beverage is allowed in the Streetcar.

In addition to the packages that you select when you book your reservation, your server will stop by periodically to see if you would like to add any more food or beverages to your tab when you are onsite.

Yes. Items from the regular menu cannot be preordered, but can be ordered during the first 30 minutes of your reservation. Ask your server to see a menu or visit cafecentraal.com/menus to view online.

Each rental is for 90 minutes, giving you ample time to finish any food or drink you ordered in advance, which will be ready for you when arriving for your reservation. You may order more add-on food and beverages during your stay, but additional orders should be made in the first 30 minutes of your visit to give you ample time to finish your items. Due to current capacity restrictions, we may not be able to accommodate your party at an indoor table, in the unlikely case that you do not finish your packages in your 90-minute stay. We strongly recommend planning ahead and finishing your food and drink inside your Streetcar.  We can, however, package your food items to go. Please note that any alcoholic beverages not consumed on site cannot be taken off of restaurant premises.

Yes, you may add or delete any pre-ordered food or drink selections at any time before 24 hours of your reservation by emailing centraalstreetcar@lowlandsgroup.com. You are also able to add on additional food and beverages when you arrive, or during the first 30 minutes or so of your stay.


If you need to cancel or reschedule your reservation for any reason, guests will need to reach out to centraalstreetcar@lowlandsgroup.com. Cancellations, refunds and reschedules will not be accommodated within 24-hours of your booking date. If your cancellation is at least 24 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund.

The base package is $50 and includes a private Streetcar compartment for up to 6 people, for 90 minutes, plus a select Snackuterie Box of your choice. The payment for the base package is made online at the time of your booking. Additional food and beverage packages that you select when booking will be paid for during your visit at Centraal Grand Café. These additional packages will be added to a tab when you arrive. Any additional items you add during your visit will be added to your tab, which you will then settle before leaving the Streetcar.

Sort of. The online payment you make for your base package must be paid with a single credit card at the time of booking your Streetcar. Any additional food or beverage packages you select online while booking—or add-on during your stay—can be split when settling your final tab for those items before the end of your reservation.

Again, sort of. The online payment you make for your base package must be paid with a credit card. Any additional food or beverage packages you select online while booking—or add-on during your stay—can be paid for with a Lowlands Gift Card when settling your final tab for those items.

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