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Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
+1 414-372-8800
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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 products to 35 states, Canada, Ukraine, Japan, Korea, Sweden and Australia. Lakefront Brewery was the first certified organic brewery in America, the first brewery to produce a government-approved, gluten-free beer and the first indigenous beer using all Wisconsin grown ingredients. We currently produce 20+ year-round and seasonal beers as well as our innovative one-off My Turn Series which gives each of our full time employees a chance to choose a style we've never brewed. Beer aside, Lakefront is also known around the country for their highly entertaining and sought-after brewery tours.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pint glass” (138 reviews)
“great beer” (145 reviews)
“fish fry” (121 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
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+1 414-372-8800
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"great beer"
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"fish fry"
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This was really fun. Tour guide was great. Delicious beer and large pours. You get your money's worth!

Thank Walkab0ut13
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

On the river. Really good Beer outside on a beautiful day. What could be better! Food looked good but we didn't eat. Large indoor area with a biergarten feel.

Thank LoriRNMichigan
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Local brewery in an old power plant building. Took the mini tour as the other tours were sold out. The guide was knowledgeable and funny. It was crowded, but they serve their beer and food. There is outdoor patio on the river where you can...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I am a brewer at New Corner Brewery in Indiana have done many brewery tours across America. Weston was our tour guide and I really enjoyed the way he approaches his presentation of a brewery. I have been to some of the largest micro brewers....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went as a bachelorette party last year around this time. To say the least, we had a BLAST! The tour guide was an absolute hoot! She was soo fun! Great food and great atmosphere.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect from the brewery tour but it exceeded our expectations. The tour was informative and the beer tasting was awesome. Great value for the admission and beer was included.

Thank LSUWebb274
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great tour guide, Mike. Was very entertaining and informative. He knew his beer!! Beer tasting is available. Souvenir beer glass was provided after the tour!

Thank Sweethooks
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

A very nice place to have a drink and sit on the outdoor patio near the river. It is a wonderful old building.

Thank carguy58
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

While the tour is a bit short, the staff and the quality of the beer make up for it. The tour is half priced on Mondays! A short Uber ride from downtown, you get 4 samples with the tour and then can eat and order...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Our visit to Milwaukee would not have been as memorable if we had not stopped in for a few beers! Large tap room with live music and the patio along the river was nice to relax and watch the boats pass.

Thank CharK1989
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Barb K
10 March 2018|
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Response from TLM1998 | Reviewed this property |
Nothing close. Probably have to Uber to your hotel
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ugle
10 August 2016|
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Response from paxvobiscum | Reviewed this property |
While this tour is a lot of fun, it would be very difficult for a person of limited mobility due to stairs, walking around large pieces of equipment and uneven surfaces.
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joannwilkie50
1 July 2015|
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Response from Mike W | Property representative |
Joann, We accept reservations for our fish fry in the first hour and a half, which mean from 4PM to 5:30PM (our fish fry runs from 4PM to 9PM). We can take them every 15 minutes for up to 25 people. Beyond that, it's first... More
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