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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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1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
+1 414-372-8800
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Adam gave a hilarious and informative tour of the 30 year old facility. It’s clear the people behind Lakefront Brewery love what they do and have a sense of humor about life in brewing. Would highly recommend to anyone coming through town.

Thank ceathorne
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The location is nice, the beer is good, the food was ok but skip the tour if the guide is Josh. Sign up for the tour, they will give you 4 tokens worth 6 oz of beer each....good to taste the different beers and you...More

3  Thank SpencerandCharm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Location is great. Beer is fine. The tour was a waste of time. Bad stand up comic. I would sign up for tour and get the tokens for beer and avoid tour. Have a nice lunch in the beer hall and also go outside on...More

1  Thank jmbLosAngeles
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our visit, we wanted to tour a brewery but not a corporate brewery. I chose Lakefront and were glad we did. Our tour guide was Jake, who completely made the tour fantastic. He was knowledgeable and extremely funny. Had just enough beer in us...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Couldn't find any down falls to this waterfront brewery! The food was wonderful and with a wide variety you couldn't go wrong with any order. The beer was cold and also had lots of variety! You get the option of staying inside or going out...More

Thank julie_rode
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In what is becoming a lost art, Lakefront Brewery, not only makes some great local beer, but they offer one of the best, fun, supperclub experiences. If you've never been to one, go for a Friday fish fry. But be prepared, you generally won't be...More

Thank JT M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the best time! Right along the river in a nice neighborhood. Ample parking to the left of the entrance. We did book online and the weekends fill up fast but a few option of tours to take. We took the Sat tour and...More

Thank P O
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't have to be a beer lover. The beer is great, and so many selections, but the food is just as good. You can take a tour or just hang out in the large cafeteria style dining hall and eat the delicious cheese curds...More

Thank KatMoran14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part beer tour part stand up comedy. I cannot say enough about this tour. For $11 you get the tour, 4 6oz beers (you will want more) and a 40 minute tour that is entertaining from start to finish. They are very passionate about making...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a City Tour of Milwaukee where the last stop was Lakefront Brewery. We had a shortened brewery tour, because this was part of the City Tour, which was interesting and funny. The beer was excellent and we didn't go back to the City...More

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Barb K
9 March 2018|
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Response from TLM1998 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing close. Probably have to Uber to your hotel
10 August 2016|
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Response from paxvobiscum | Reviewed this property |
While this tour is a lot of fun, it would be very difficult for a person of limited mobility due to stairs, walking around large pieces of equipment and uneven surfaces.
30 June 2015|
Response from Mike W | Property representative |
Joann, We accept reservations for our fish fry in the first hour and a half, which mean from 4PM to 5:30PM (our fish fry runs from 4PM to 9PM). We can take them every 15 minutes for up to 25 people. Beyond that, it's first... More