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Lakefront Brewery

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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 today via mobile

This was the best brewery tour I’ve ever been on. Great beer and lots of laughs. This was more stand up comedy than brewery tour. It was great!!! It was a real bargain for the price too...(4) 6 oz beers, 45 minutes of entertainment, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can one say about this east side gem? Many beers on tap and more in the cooler. This innovative brew pub comes up with any number of new styles each year. The focus is on the beer and the comradrie that is sure to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scb63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drink samples as you tour. It’s pretty small place but a fun event. Can walk to/from the brewery along the river walk from downtown and Water Street area

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Britinus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Dec 2918. It was a fairly low enterence cost that included three beers. The guided tour was great fun since the guy was so funny. Also I found it interesting to hear ablout the history and the progress of the brewery.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TommyP532
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lakefront is a fun place to come for food, a tour of the brewery or a combo. The tour is always fun, not your normal tour. Every guide we have had offers a tour done with facts and humor. The Friday fishfry is good accompanied...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved everything about our visit. Greeted at the entrance with a quick rundown of where everything is. We ate 1st. Ordering was simple. Then went to order a few beers. Long line, but it went FAST! Found a seat, and food was brought to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a beer tour @lakefrontbrewery. We arrived early and were greeted by Ben, who was very friendly and funny. We grab a beer and checked out the tap room. When it was time for our tour Ben, our tour guide used...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Annapasta19
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Good beer decent German inspired food. Heard about this place from hotel staff. Went and did a brewery tour and tried a few of the different beers. Staff was good and very helpful. The space is huge and there is a gift shop. There are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I have been to Lakefront many times. I am very into craft beer and although I wouldn't say their beer is the best, the space and tour are unique and different. It's definitely my go-to brewery when I have friends or family visit from out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

I have enjoyed Lakefront Brewery beer for some time. They have been around 20+ years and, dare I say, a pioneer in the craft brewery niche in Milwaukee. We finally got the opportunity to visit. We did not do the tour. The beer was, as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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26 December 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.
25 November 2018|
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Response from Mike W | Property representative |
Our Keg Stand Up comedy showcase is a ticketed event with reserved seating and table service. If sold out, we do offer standing room tickets at a cheaper price. Those tickets utilize the bar for drink service and food... More
23 September 2018|
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Response from Latoundji | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free,plentiful, and right next to the property.