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Lakefront Brewery

Open Now: 09:00 - 21:00
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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 16 June 2011

We had a great time on our Sunday afternoon tour. Perfect weather allowed us to start and finish (both the tour and beer drinking) on the back patio by the river. As other reviews detail, getting a beer to start with and drinking throughout the...More

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank LoveTravelin
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Lakefront Brewery (restaurant and bar) has a locals' history and present. When we visited on Friday night in May 2011, we got a real Wisconsin treat- polka night and fish fryday! The brewery tour was well worth the $7; you get four brews of your...More

Date of experience: May 2011
2  Thank kasgarrison
Reviewed 14 June 2011

4 beers, a free pint glass and a ton of fun for $7.00!! Must go! Very different and unique. Tours last about an hour. The tour guides are great!! Get there early as the tours sell out quickly. Buy online if you can

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank ashleykay081
Reviewed 6 June 2011

This is by far the best brewery tour I've ever been on, and it only cost $7! Our guide Chuck kept the crowd going even before the tour started. At what other tour do they tell you to fill your cup before the tour even...More

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank KiraLech
Reviewed 18 May 2011

I have been on beer tours. They are all the same. Until now. Lakefront is a place where I would want to work! It seems everyone there is having fun, from the people in the souvenir area to the tour guides. This is a popular...More

Date of experience: June 2010
3  Thank RVIDI
Reviewed 15 May 2011

Our Tour guide was hilarious! The tour is definitely for adults only. They give you beer at the beginning, during, and after if you still have tokens. Great value on souvenir glass. It is more of a college or bar atmosphere. We went on a...More

3  Thank Voyager109884
Reviewed 16 April 2011

Lakefront brewery is a total must. The tour was fun and had great comedic value. Very glad I stopped by!!

2  Thank Coreen o
Reviewed 7 March 2011

Have lived in Milwaukee for 3 months now and this has been the best afternoon yet

2  Thank erikchristopher
Reviewed 17 February 2011

My husband and i went there. We had an awesome time. For $7 you get a fun tour and 4 beers.Our tour guide was super cool.

Date of experience: February 2011
1  Thank Divya_bhoj
Reviewed 19 December 2010

If you are in Milwaukee don't miss this tour. You will laugh your socks off. The tour starts with a few drinks of some incredable beer served by a hilarious tour guide, followed by the history of the brewery. The guide then explains the science...More

1  Thank andycrna
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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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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