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Lakefront Brewery

Closed Now: 11:00 - 20:00
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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 4 days ago 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
Thank joewZ3500PR
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank ExplorerRA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank Eisme77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the brewery weekend tour, full of comedy and walk through the brewery itself, few drinks! Love the food!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kamic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see the equipment from Laverne and Shirley’s opening then this is a don’t miss. The tour itself is rather short but the guide was a blast! I have to admit I’m not a fan of beer, but they had the best...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kholzinger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lakefront Brewery is a classic old milwaukee spot, good place to stop for beers inside or enjoy them on the river walk. Only caution is that Friday nights are packed for their Fish fry so don’t drop in for a beer then unless you want...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taken here by friends last Friday night, 11/16/18. Fun experience with the music. The place had a German beer garden feel. Fish was great. Very kid friendly. The band has a bubble machine that the kids love. Lots of patrons dancing. We would go again!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pamandal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was intimidating at first upon entry as it was packed and loud. But surprisingly we got seated within 10 minutes while enjoying an awesome beer. The 'best' rated fried cheese curds with garlic sauce were really good. But the 'best' rated fried fish was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheOriginalSuki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a fan of any brewery tour, decided to try the lakefront this time. I was intrigued by the outside decor and how much the guide knew and shared. I liked the beer we got at the end of the tour, all the beer regardless...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MaRR1900
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We took a tour of the brewery on a cold Saturday afternoon. We loved the beer samples and the tour. Our tour guide Brian was a lot of fun too. We even got to take home a beer glass. I would definitely go again.

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 November 2018|
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Response from Gbeaird | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We did brewery tour and fish fry Friday night. Bar was open all the time we were there
23 September 2018|
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Response from Latoundji | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free,plentiful, and right next to the property.
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Mike W | Property representative |
While we cannot make any promises, we do our best to be able to hold luggage in a safe manner for those in the middle of transportation. Like others have said, it'd be best to give us a call ahead of time. Thanks for the... More