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Lakefront Brewery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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On December 2nd, 1987, brothers Russ and Jim Klisch opened Lakefront Brewery and sold their first batch of Riverwest Stein Amber Lager to a neighborhood tavern in Milwaukee. We have grown to brew 46,848 barrels of beer in 2017 and distribute our...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
+1 414-372-8800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

3.5 stars is more like it. Went on a Friday for a 1pm tour. Place was packed. Tour was packed. They really jam in the tours. It makes it large, uncomfortable and harder for the guide to control and keep track of. Just too many...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This microbrewery is somewhat on steroids and trying to find its identity. Hardcore brewery, or hardcore eatery. The bulk of the visitor space is a large restaurant with a decent-sized menu. The vistor store is kind of an afterthought to buy tickets for a tour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great beer. Nice setting. Could use more interactive options. Beautiful river view and both in and outside seating.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank campymd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Living gluten-free with Celiac's Disease finding good beer can be a challenge. Lakefront Brewery makes the BEST GF beer so we had to take this tour when visiting Milwaukee. The tour guide was fun and informative. Tickets should be purchased in advance as they do...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eclecticmix
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a grand time with the tour hosted by Ben. He was informative and entertaining for the large crowd we were with covering all age groups. The taste testing was very generous as well. Strongly recommend tour to locals as well as out-of-towners.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been a few years since I was there. They have added a lot of new food (the cheese curds are still delicious) and some new beers. There’s a lot of outdoor sitting right by the river. The tour is still awesome!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 151emiliep
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from London and absolutely loved this place, the beer and the overall vibe. The Beer Hall has such a great feeling about it and the food was really good (must have the cheese curds). The beer selection is really broad and there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JNATravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a blast on the tour with “Tree Cee”. Most fun brewery tour ever! Their beer is great with many options for all different tastes, but if you want a good recommendation, don’t ask for “light or dark”, instead describe the flavors you like....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Theresa W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids said the chicken sandwich was awesome, and I enjoyed the vegan tomato soup and gluten-free pilsner. I would hang out here a lot if I lived nearby! Great atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MommaGottaChat
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I've seen one brewery, I've seen ten; however, it was on our tour of the area, so I went. I don't even drink beer but they had a fabulous light colored root beer. The reason I felt that this was worth my time was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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July 3, 2019|
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Response from Figueroa C | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the street and just took a short walk to get there. The lot was small and it was a weekend.
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March 19, 2019|
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Response from iltrekguy | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember an elevator as it is an older building and narrow. I would call ahead to check. There is a ramp into the restaurant / dining hall area, but am not positive for the tour as there are stairs like in most... More
December 25, 2018|
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Response from KatMoran14 | Reviewed this property |
He can take the tour but they will check his ID - underage people cannot drink alcohol on the tour even when accompanied by parents.