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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 5 August 2018

Great polka band and fish fry on Fridays. The tour is just ok. The dining room is SUPER loud and the fish is meh. Ok. I love the outdoors area along the river. Make sure you go out there and look around, it's quite nice....More

1  Thank ksmikwaukee
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The tour was about 50 minutes, was led by an entertaining guide (Jake), and included several short activities to engage the crowd. (The tour did include 1 or 2 longer flights of stairs.) Each guest received 4 beer tokens, and as someone who usually sticks...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Tony was a awesome tour guide!! This was very cool and fun tour!!! This is a must do when you are in the Milwaukee area!!!

1  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is the first time visiting this brewery and the overall experience was poor! The tour guide was not your typical guide! He was colorful and interesting! The tour it self was lacking. The group was taken to another room and given the history and...More

1  Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Best brewery tour in Milwaukee, you'll get plenty of beer and have a great time. Great food to eat while you wait and buying a tshirt is a must

1  Thank Jenswiton
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The tour guide was highly amusing and very knowledgeable about the beers, brewing processes and histories behind brewing and this microbrewery. Tasting as we toured behind the scenes, upstairs and down, we worked up an appetite for lunch, which we satisfied in the pub after,...More

1  Thank ECP-Writes
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

The beer and cheese curds were fantastic. We sat outside and just loved the view. This is. Great place for bar type/appetizer food and nice selection of beers.

1  Thank Allison M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We really enjoyed this tour. Probably not the most educational but yeah..water, hops, barley, and yeast.. we already knew, so we enjoyed that it was more comedic. We thought it was really good value since you get a lot of beer with it, we didn't...More

1  Thank Atalanta8
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I should first say I don’t drink beer. Though I did not drink any beer here the women who I was with, did. They quite enjoyed their choices. We also sat out in the patio area by the river. This is accessed by going down...More

1  Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

If you are in Milwaukee and have about 2 hours of time; definitely make plans to tour the Lakefront Brewery. You'll need to make reservations, so do that plenty ahead of your intended time. With tours on the hour most days after noon; you're sure...More

1  Thank Joseph_Devereaux
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23 September 2018|
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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