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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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pint glass” (139 reviews)
“great beer” (152 reviews)
“fish fry” (123 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in Milwaukee for a couple of Brewer games so we decided to tour Lakefront before the game. Being the day after Memorial Day weekend, the tour was a bit on the short side as the workers had to play catch-up for being off...More

Thank Ben L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must do tour with Jake...he was so entertaining!! Great job!! The tour was fun and informative. We had the fish and cheese curds afterwards and both were a must try... delicious!! With the tour you get four samples and a pint glass....More

Thank lorinjer
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth a stop. The atmosphere is nice and the beer is good. Very large spot and tours are available. Inside and outside seating available that is on the river.

Thank mocha2
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Love their beer, and the location along the river makes for some nice views as well. We order cheese curds at breweries; its our thing. And, after dozens of breweries we still feel Lakefront has the BEST cheese curds. So, if thats your thing, go...More

Thank crashomon
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This brewery is in it's 31st year and they are making beer to suit everyone's taste. Their IPA is very good and my wife had their Mexican which we thought was brewed for folks who like Corona style beer. The food is good: We had...More

Thank TomSchlagel
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fried cheese curds were amazing. With a nice ranch dip, best curds I have had. Went on the tour, had a beer or two, delicious, and the fish (cod) basket. It too was top notch. Worth the visit

Thank indianawantsyou
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the original breweries in Milwaukee, and has done an excellent job to stay relevant. Their store merchandise is quality and a nice selection. The tours of the brewery are one of the best in the city. The food is fresh and...More

Thank BnKSimmons
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by this brewery our first night in Milwaukee, it was truly a great first brewery experience! We went on the Saturday night tour during summer, it wasn't as packed as I thought it was going to be. For $11 you get 4 beer tastings,...More

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Josh was our tour guide and had us laughing and having fun right away.. this tour was included in out “untapped tours” as a stop and we had 2 beers of our choice and a souvineer glass to take home! It was great to see...More

Thank Lillian M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an excellent time here meeting and hanging out with old friends. The space is large and open, the aesthetics are pleasing, the outdoor area along the river is very nice, the tour was fun and led by a hilarious tour guide (last name...More

Thank Nick M
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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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