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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 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the 6 pm Saturday night tour with our kids ages 13 and 10. We had so much fun, the tour guide was an actor and his presentation was excellent. A lot of what he did was hysterical. The amount of beer they...More

Thank SaraRWD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 20+ was given a rousing, fun filled brewery tour that included tasting and singing. We then dined buffet style in a section of the beer hall. The food was excellent and our business guests were pleased. Everyone had a great time and...More

Thank Timothy53202
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great brewery tour. The tour is entertaining—lots of sexual innuendos and such, so if you're offended by that kind of humor, you might not enjoy the tour as much. It really is a great tour though—my boyfriend said it was the first time he...More

1  Thank Leah v
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area and decided to take a friend's advice and take the brewery tour. It did not disappoint! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, fun and energetic. The beers were also very good and we left with a few to take home. Definitely...More

1  Thank Sunshine7643
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was excellent! You start out in a beer hall with lots of tables. For $11 per person you get 4 tokens good for one 8oz beer a piece. You can choose any of about 20 beers on tap. The tour itself was informative...More

2  Thank spamjunk0679
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time at the brewery and we were amazed at the overall value of the tour. For $11 you’re given 4 tokens to sample 4 different beers and you leave with a beer glass. A great variety of craft beers too. Our...More

1  Thank Genni F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brewery tour was very fun. Lasted around 45 minutes. Tour guide was hilarious but very knowledgeable. Food was good. I would definitely do this again.

1  Thank merchantww
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a horrible tour guide. He encouraged audience participation. When we did, we were then told we needed to be quiet. Too long. Too boring. Average beer.

1  Thank cserafino23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard that this was the best fish fry in Milwaukee. We went here early about 4:45 because we were told it fills up quick and they don’t take reservations. When we got there we were sat right away. About half full. By the time...More

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Nothing close. Probably have to Uber to your hotel
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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.