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Lakefront Brewery

Open Now: 11:00 - 20:00
Open today: 11:00 - 20:00
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beer”(157 reviews)
“fish fry”(129 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
+1 414-372-8800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 December 2003

Ask any local what Brewery to tour and two names pop up, Sprecher Brewery in Glendale and the Lakefront Brewery. Back in the day, Lakerfront was an "all-you-can-drink" affair. Even though those days are long-gone, you still get a satisfying 3 pints of beer, and...More

15  Thank jtfortin
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 November 2012

This is a tour for people who would like to get drunk on their tour and have always wondered how beer making is like sex. Yes, for the $9, you get 24 ounces of beer and a souvenir glass. We also received an abundance of...More

6  Thank Judy M
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Reviewed yesterday 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!

Thank pamandal
Reviewed 2 days 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

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Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank MaRR1900
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank NicGee73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the brewery tour, and the tastes along the way. The Friday night fish fry was awesome, and the oompah band was great fun. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for wedding and wanted to do something fun Friday evening in Milwaukee. This was recommended on trip advisor and did not disappoint. We got there about 415 and signed up for the 5pm tour. They gave us 4 tokens to try...More

Thank Gbeaird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concept was good, large tables so you sit with strangers (that can quickly become friends) but it was very noisy in there, they need something to absorb the noise as it was hard to hear conversations at our table. We got an appetizer that...More

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a Milwaukee-style Friday Fish Fry while in town for a wedding. Having conferred with other travelers in the group, we were pretty happy overall that we picked this place. They had a live band playing lively music. Lots of people were singing...More

Thank JerseyBred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Milwaukee for the night with another couple and decided to visit this brewery on a whim. It was such a fun tour. Justin was our tour guide and he was so energetic and hilarious. They are very generous with giving each person...More

1  Thank SASChicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Josh was awesome. The tour flew by because of his energetic, humorous presentation of the brewing process. Plenty of samples were provided - even a beer stop along the way on the tour. Usually I find a beer or two that I...More

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Response from Latoundji | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free,plentiful, and right next to the property.
Chrissy F
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
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9 March 2018|
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Response from TLM1998 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing close. Probably have to Uber to your hotel