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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Lakefront Brewery

Awesome place to visit. Tour of the brewery is definitely worth doing. Tour guides are a riot, hilarious and very knowledgeable about the facility. The food from their restaurant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Michael W
Sturtevant, Wisconsin, United States
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Sturtevant, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place to visit. Tour of the brewery is definitely worth doing. Tour guides are a riot, hilarious and very knowledgeable about the facility. The food from their restaurant is awesome as well.

1 Thank Michael W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Max is the best tour guide I've ever had on a tour. The whole staff was great and the beer is great too. Fried cheese curds are delicious.

Thank John M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I arrived just in time for the 2 o’clock short tour and we were not disappointed. For the low cost admission fee of $8 everyone received 4 beers at our choosing and a short comedic tour of the brewery. The tour however wasn’t so much of a tour as much as a lesson in how the brewery... More 

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Andover, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very solid selection of craft brews. Simple dining menu to compliment the character of this downtown establishment. I had people who were not particularly worldly beer drinkers eager to try the different flavors. They also have a very entertaining brewery tour!

Thank CPORT65
Loveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 18 family member for the day before Thanksgiving. We were so disappointed. We had a "tour guide" tell us about the brewery at the top of the stairs and then talk more at the bottom. We did not walk through the brewery. We will try other breweries before we come back here.

Thank SJN2014
Mike W, Manager at Lakefront Brewery, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear your group was so disappointed in our tour that day. We have weekday ticketing information on our website here (lakefrontbrewery.com/tour). Unfortunately, we cannot have tours go throughout our entire brewery during the work week due to production. It is solely for the safety of our customers. We do offer the full tour that you may be... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good Friday fish fry with the best cheese curds in Milwaukee. Excellent beer and setting for a casual night out. German beer hall feel.

Thank Steven H
Trevor, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my kids' third brewery tour and the first I was embarrassed to have them attend. They are 10 and 14 and the sexual jokes were very uncomfortable. Definitely not a G-rated tour!! For adults, it was fun and entertaining.

Thank DarlenemL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the tasting room because the tours were sold out. Every beer we tasted was delicious and the atmosphere is lively. Great place to spend a chilly afternoon! Bar tenders and gift shop staff were also very pleasant and obviously enjoyed their jobs. Definitely stop by Lakefront Brewery if you're in town!

Thank Donna G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went on this brewery tour, by and far this was our favorite tour. We have been on others and this was the first to have a food pairing with different types of food. Our tour guides Bobbie and Omega were fun, knowledgeable about the process, and the food pairing. They were funny and handled all the... More 

Thank Michael W
North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An informative and fun tour. Some business and some play made it fun and interesting. The large restaurant upstairs with communal table seating was a great finish.

Thank NVan4476

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