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Lakefront Brewery

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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 19 August 2010

The Lakefront Brewery is a small brewery with wide distribution - you can find it nearly all over the country. Most popular are their pumpkin ale and their "New Grist" - a gluten free beer! The brewery is a hoppin' spot on Friday nights as...More

Thank EmmaJaneMichelle
Reviewed 16 August 2010

We heard from many people how great this tour was and so we did both Sprecher and Lakefront in the same day. I'm not sure that Sunday is the best day to go. There's no action in the brew house and we had a tour...More

Thank ShutterbugTraveler
Reviewed 6 August 2010

We have lived here all our lives and have never been on the lakefront brewery tour until family came to town and said this was the #1 activity to do in Milw. according to Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. For 7 dollars we got...More

Thank CMurk
Reviewed 10 July 2010

Even if you don't care about the tour, $7 for 24 oz of beer, a pint glass, and a coupon for a pint at a local bar is a great deal! the humorous tour is an added bonus.

Thank Robyn K
Reviewed 9 July 2010

The value for the price is unequaled. For the walking tour, $8 gets you four tokens for somewhat small cups of their brews before the tour begins. I spent all 4 of mine and was worried that I wouldn't get to taste any others while...More

Thank nickelmedia
Reviewed 2 July 2010

My husband and I toured the Lakefront brewery then hit the fish fry. If you go, try to go on a Friday so you can do the fish fry too. So the tour works like this. You get a wrist band after you prove you're...More

1  Thank Katimae
Reviewed 30 June 2010

I loved it... We actually showed up half an hour late for their last tour of the day and decided to go in anyway to see their gift shop...A guy came and asked us what we were upt o my dad said just wandering and...More

Thank TheRiddleBox
Reviewed 11 May 2010

Our tour guide who dubbed himself Nitro was hilarious. As a matter of fact they all were hilarious. You get 4 tokens for free beer and in the middle of tour you may or may not get another fill up (without spending tokens). Tours start...More

1  Thank bartenderess2004
Reviewed 5 April 2010

My wife and I decided to attend one of the tours and eat at the fish fry during our stay in Milwaukee after reading the reviews here. All I can say is to come early if you want to do the tour. We showed up...More

2  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 25 March 2010

First off, get there before 6:30 and you'll be in the 7:00 or maybe 7:30 tour on the weekends. EXPECT it to be packed (during Lent especially) on a Friday night. If you do not like crowds, try going in the summer! The tour is...More

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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
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Response from TLM1998 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing close. Probably have to Uber to your hotel