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Lakefront Brewery

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Address: 1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
Phone Number: +1 414-372-8800
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lakefront Brewery is a leader in brewing the best beers in Milwaukee,...

Lakefront Brewery is a leader in brewing the best beers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Specializing in lagers in their formative years, Lakefront has since released the first certified organic beer, gluten-free beer, as well as the first fruit beer since prohibition. A leader in innovation, Lakefront more recently released a beer containing only ingredients found in Wisconsin, including an indigenous yeast strain cultivated right here in Milwaukee. Riverwest Stein Amber Lager is the must try as it's the most popular craft beer in Milwaukee and the flagship that built the place. Beer aside, Lakefront is also known around the country for their highly entertaining and sought-after brewery tours. $8.00 gets you 4 6 oz. samples, a souvenir pint glass, and a coupon for Lakefront beer at one of many locations. It's recommended to buy your tickets online ahead of time, but tickets can also be bought walk-up for the next available tour.

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Beer was the best part but tour was great too!

Pleasantly surprised with this brewery tour. Included local historical stories and one big surprising artifact! Must see!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

1. The tour is nothing great. Some witty toilet humor, but that's it. 2. The restaurant is totally avoidable - long wait to be seated (~40 mins); long wait to be serviced after seating (no food after 40 mins); uncaring, unsmiling, unattentive staff & management. We finally left after 40 minutes of waiting for our food after placing the order.... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with this brewery tour. Included local historical stories and one big surprising artifact! Must see!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lakefront Brewery puts on an entertaining tour and to top it off they make some really good beer too. We were a small group and everyone enjoyed the afternoon. I thought the tour itself was primarily geared toward college-age people (something I'm not) but informative and amusing for all. The beer hall is really loud though and can be very... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the brewery on a Sunday mid day. The have a special brunch type menu that day, but we had already eaten lunch so we didn't have the opportunity to try their food. The beer was great, but what made our day was the tour! Our guide was Adam and he was hilarious! FYI his tour is NSF or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to go to a Brewery tour with family in town from out of state. After doing the research on our options, she selected Lakefront since it was such a great value. Tickets are only $6/person and you get 4 free 5 oz beers on the tour. First of all, Clark, our tour guide was hillarious! Second of all,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by for our fourth tour at the brewery this past weekend....a 21st birthday celebration for our youngest son and a 24th for our oldest. 5:30 Friday tour with Brian. Great tourguide...a lot of fun. Brian even had some newer info that we hadn't heard on previous tours. I like the way the tour ended by taking the group out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the brewery recently to attend a tour. The tour was great and very entertaining. What I did not realize, there is a large hall for enjoying the beer and also food is served. In addition you can enjoy your beer and food on and outside patio on the river. It was an enjoyable time had by all.

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take the tour or just go to their tasting hall for lunch! The berr flights are a great way to sample several of their current draft options. I wish all their brews were available for flights, but you're limited to a select group of options. Of note is a dark beer with the flavor of dark toast coffee. The food... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Lakefront brewery tour is always a great way to spend a couple of hours sampling beer and an afternoon watching the river traffic. I have taken friends and family thru the brewery 3 times now and this last one was by far the most entertaining. Ben the tour guide was energetic, informative and hilarious. Made it the best tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were enjoying a short weekend trip to Milwaukee, and had only a few days to take in as many sites as possible. This restaurant was on out list of things to do. We went on a Sunday at 3:30. Sat outside on river patio and was enjoying the relaxed atmosphere, beer and food. However we were told by wait... More 

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