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Lakefront Brewery

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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 were In Milwaukee for two weeks on business and we wanted to do a brewery tour. There is so much choice but I don’t believe we could have picked better. 7 of us went Saturday lunchtime and Katie was our tour guide. She was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 825alexandrac
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was such a fun part of our weekend trip to MKE. The tour was fantastic - we got the school teacher/comedian - he was hilarious. Lots to drink on the tour if that is your goal. Nice variety of beers available. Many people were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rachelo597
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My son and his girlfriend took my husband and I here. Had some good beer and a great tour! Our tour guide was very upbeat and knew his stuff. Got a lot of crowd interaction! We didn’t eat anything, so can’t comment on that. Would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank likes-to-plan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice relaxing environment to meet new people before heading to the Marquette basketball game. Good basic food. I had the fish fry lunch, which they are known for, and it was good. The beer (that is why you are there) was fun. I normally head...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Woodcrest55129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a chance, take the tour on a Friday evening and enjoy the fish fry as well. Beer samples during the tour at two stops and then have token to pick from selected beers in the tap room. They also give you a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iltrekguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t beat the price for a couple hours of good entertainment and great beer. Scheduled the 2pm tour group online (best option to get the time you want). Group of twelve in my group. Our guide started us off right, along with every member of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KandB2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a rare afternoon off and wanted to do something out of the ordinary. We headed downtown for the Friday 12pm brewery tour. We parked on the street with ease, during summer or nicer weather you might want to allow yourself...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the tour, drink the beer, just enjoy! Return worthy? Bet on it.. recommend it! Seriously, the cheese curds are fantastic the beer selection is excellent, and the 45 minute tour.. well, it's an experience!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frederick S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t do the tour but did participate in their “fish fry”. Food was really good, service was good...no issues. Great scene, area for stage performers at night, tons of beer to choose from, definitely a fun place to be, especially in the evening.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jisgett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to relax, have a beer, cheese curds and food within a huge hall, along with taking a 'comically' interesting tour of the process of beer production. Prices are very reasonable, highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Aquatic P
20 March 2019|
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Response from KandB2009 | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of steps/stairs on the tour, but I would call ahead and see if they have an alternate route available.
26 December 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.
26 November 2018|
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Response from Mike W | Property representative |
Our Keg Stand Up comedy showcase is a ticketed event with reserved seating and table service. If sold out, we do offer standing room tickets at a cheaper price. Those tickets utilize the bar for drink service and food... More