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Lakefront Brewery: Tours & Tickets

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Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the funniest brewery tours we've ever been on. Singing the opening song of the Laverne and Shirley show at the end of the tour will be something I'll never forget, as a big fan of the show. We decided to stay for the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kiliki6
Reviewed yesterday

This was the third and final brewery tour we did on a recent, short (36 hours) trip to Milwaukee. Lakefront gives you little tokens to redeem for your samples, which is definitely plenty to try their assorted brews, especially along the tour! Our guide was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank libmelanie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun tour but do not expect anything technical. It is mostly an entertaining tour with nice beer to be tasted. We went on a Saturday and there was way too much people in our group. The tour guide was really fun and seem to know...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MiltonLisboaPortugal
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a very fun tour guide. The history of the brewery is interesting and they are quite generous with samples. As well as the brewery, there is a beer hall where you can get food and additional beverages. It also has a small gift...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MeowDr
Reviewed 5 days ago

The brewery was smaller than we expected, but then again, it is a craft brewery. We did the technical tour, only offered on Sunday and would only recommend this tour because they limit the number of people and you get to see more. The tour...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank wslin86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd been to Lakefront once before but couldn't go on the tour, so when we had an opening this trip we decided to go back. The tour was more entertaining and had better beer than Miller... plus they gave us pint glasses to take home....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I were visiting Milwaukee and allot of locals recommended this spot on Friday during happy hour. They have a fishfry with allot of local foods. The wait is pretty long, but worth it. The seating is cafeteria style.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Eddie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The craft beer was reasonable and they had a good choice of IPA's but being our first visit here, we stood in line at the counter and had to choose a beer quickly since others behind us were waiting to order. No beer service at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 42kRun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day to sit out next to the river. Had several beers that were ok not great not bad. The place just kind of made me think it was more of a tourist spot than a brewery. We visited several other local...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank qch3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place. Awesome beer selection and friendly staff. We got the bonus of the tour, learning the history of beer making.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Swirlgirlchris
July 3, 2019|
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Response from Figueroa C | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the street and just took a short walk to get there. The lot was small and it was a weekend.
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Aquatic P
March 19, 2019|
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Response from iltrekguy | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember an elevator as it is an older building and narrow. I would call ahead to check. There is a ramp into the restaurant / dining hall area, but am not positive for the tour as there are stairs like in most... More
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mellonelisa
December 25, 2018|
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Response from KatMoran14 | Reviewed this property |
He can take the tour but they will check his ID - underage people cannot drink alcohol on the tour even when accompanied by parents.
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