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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
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Today
11:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
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
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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 produces a My Turn series in which, four times a year, a Lakefront employee gets to call a beer their own. More recently, Lakefront also started a Brandy Barrel-aged series of brews that release throughout the year. Beer aside, Lakefront is also known around the country for their highly entertaining and sought-after brewery tours. The tour price 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. If available, tickets can also be bought walking up for the next available tour.

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Amazing brewery off of the river walk

This brewery was amazing! They had a large list of beers and every single on we tried was delicious. A big bonus for all those gluten free people they have one and it to was... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2016
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Jenison, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This brewery was amazing! They had a large list of beers and every single on we tried was delicious. A big bonus for all those gluten free people they have one and it to was delicious!

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Milwaukee
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The tour was great. My favorite of beer tours around Milwaukee. You drink beer before during and after the tour while learning some fun facts about the beer. Our guide was really funny too. I'd recommend for friends or couples.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I am biased as I love the Riverwest Stein. Being able to go and drink a couple at their home is a bonus. This place is a huge. Lots of tables to sit and chat. Lots of beer to choose from. The bar staff and happy assist with advice and samples. The appetizers are great Wisconsin food - The cheese... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

This place loves to give tours and sell merch. They seem more interested in that than their beer. They are mostly a lager brewery and their beers lack character. I found them to be not to style, rather bland and without body. I sampled several, ordered two, and threw out half of one. Quite a disappointment.

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Milwaukee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy some great beer and a fish fry on Friday evening. . Fish fry is good ... very casual, and the old German band on Fridays is fun to listen too. Great beer... fun place to bring out of town guests to experience the old world charm and German tradition.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Went on a brewery tour for my brother's 30th. We all had a great time and learned a lot about the Lakefront Beers! I suggest buying tickets ahead of time, they tend to sell out fast. Our tour guide, JerBear was great. Very funny and informative. Made the tour fun for people of all ages including my 16 month son!... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

I have done this tour twice over the years. The last time in December 2015. They have really cheapened the tour by giving you plastic cups for their beer and smaller cups too. The actual tour still is great. The staff is funny that give you the tour. But beer is cheap and people are coming to drink. Why end... More 

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Naperville, IL
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We had a Groupon for our tour, but due to traffic problems we were going to be late. They were accommodating and put us into the next group. Our guide was upbeat & humorous, in addition to serving us beer during the tour. You are also given tokens to try different brews after the tour in the beautiful restored hall.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

By far the best brewery tour around. Funny, informative, and great Milwaukee your destination. Bring your out-of-towners and they will talk about it for ages!!!

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

We took the brewery tour at Lakefront Brewery with little expectations. However, it turned out to be quite entertaining, if not down right hilarious. We received several samplings along the way and after we sampled more beer and fine Milwaukee food pairings to include some outstanding cheese curds. I highly recommend stopping by Lakefront for the tour, beer and the... More 

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