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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” (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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Reviewed today via mobile

We did the tour this weekend. The taproom was PACKED and our tour group was huge. 45 minute tour that gave an interesting background of the brewery. You get four tokens at the time you arrive, and can take a beer with you during the...More

Thank Jenn G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went as a simple, fun event to do before dinner one night with a couple from out of town. It was a great value as the Tour fee covered several beers and a souvenir glass at the end. The tour was informational but also...More

Thank Sahbumnim P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing! We want then and the places loud but you can actually talk to someone about you and a reasonable volume. Didn't have to yell at all. We went on the tour which was very reasonably priced and new good for tokens...More

Thank punmaster1965
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been meaning to take this tour and visit the brewery for a LONG time and just never got around to it, but when we finally did, it was worth it. Our tour guide was J.J. and he did a great job keeping us entertained...More

Thank cheeseheadfamilyof4
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to kill some time before the Brewers game. My only complaint was very little parking and being out of town was unsure if we could park along side of road. Large beer selection and great food. We got pretzels that had beer cheese...More

Thank Xraykittykat
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. I had a lot of people recommend this place and now I know why. It is impressive in a lot of ways. First, the ambiance. Despite being in an old warehouse, it was well lit and immaculately clean. Second, the staff were extremely knowledgeable,...More

Thank Putnik4life
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like beer and you're in town, you cannot cannot CANNOT pass this yup. Too many people recommended this place and I'm glad i did. Had several beers here and had a great time

Thank utuado1968
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In town for business and decided to do the tour...Bryan was our guide...he was lots of fun...great beer...whole lotta beer and tour for $10...food was good pub food

Thank Marci M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Raise your glass for Omega Sunshine! She was amazing!!! We didn't get the opportunity to eat here, just some drinks and then the tour and what a tour it was! Hands down best brewery tour! Super funny yet informative and great size samples with a...More

Thank htank923
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

place is packed and for good reason. Book your brewery tour and you are led by a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff person with plenty of humor and sarcasm. You get 4-5 complimentary beers with your tour and you exchange your plastic cup for a pint...More

Thank kennywah
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Barb K
9 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
30 June 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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