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Lakefront Brewery

1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
+1 414-372-8800
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Lakefront Brewery is a leader in brewing the best beers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Specializing in lagers in their formative years, Lakefront has since released the first certified organic beer, gluten-free beer, as well as the first fruit beer since prohibition. A leader in innovation, Lakefront produces a My Turn series in which, four times a year, a Lakefront employee gets to call a beer their own. More recently, Lakefront also started a Brandy Barrel-aged series of brews that release throughout the year. Beer aside, Lakefront is also known around the country for their highly entertaining and sought-after brewery tours. The tour price gets you 4, 6 oz. samples, a souvenir pint glass, and a coupon for Lakefront beer at one of many locations. It's recommended to buy your tickets online ahead of time. If available, tickets can also be bought walking up for the next available tour.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“great beer” (133 reviews)
“fish fry” (109 reviews)
“polka band” (62 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
+1 414-372-8800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent tour, especially for the value. $10 for the tour, 4 six ounce beers, and a souvenir glass. Weston, the guide, was hilarious and super hot. Highly recommend!

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed yesterday

Our son and his family come back to Milwaukee for a visit and on Fridays we always go to Lakefront for fish fry and polka dancing. It like Polish weddings used to be back in the day. Good food, always excellent servers and terrific music...More

Thank Ciganka43
Reviewed yesterday

We had a group dinner at Lakefront after a long day of training for work. The few beers I had hit the spot and were all very good. The food menu is pretty limited, but what I ordered and sampled from others was good, not...More

Thank GBCamp
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice small brewery with a big beer/food hall. The tour is on the small size as its not that big of a brewery. We didn't get to see the bottling line. Maybe next time? The smelt fry was a good dish. Worth going to to...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 4 days ago

"Battle" was our tour guide and he was very funny and entertaining. It was only $10/person. You get 4 tokes for beer samples. (These samples are a little over 6 oz!) Or you could spend 2 tokens on a bottle of Root Beer that they...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Short and to the point...do this tour!!! Great setting, good beer and funny tour guides. Inside is a wonderful beer hall and outside is a great place to relax and socialize. The tour itself gets you up close and personal with the equipment so you...More

Thank tasbm1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun and informative tour. Includes tasting. They also have a beer hall with bar and dining that reminds me of those found in Germany. Open Mon -Thur 11:00AM–8:00PM and Fri 11:00AM–3:00PM. Sat. 11:00AM–9:00PM and Sun. 11:00AM–5:00P For a true sense of Milwaukee you should absolutely...More

Thank ProudDad9
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Lakefront tour is the best, I take all of my visitors here. As with anything, it's lost some of its charm over the years as the brewery has grown, but it's still a great time. The tour is cheap, the tour guides are wonderful...More

Thank slthomp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entertaining, energetic tour. Funny stories and the beer is flowing! Save room for the cheese curds and time to hang out after the tour.

1  Thank BKinMN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found a couple different beers I enjoyed, even though I am not a big beer drinker. The tour was extremely entertaining, even while it imparts some education about the beer brewing process. Sitting on the deck by the river while sipping a brew with my...More

Thank Richard S
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Planning on visiting mid sept...my husband has limited mobility..approximately how long is the tour....
10 August 2016|
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Response from madisongirl | Reviewed this property |
You probably can find out online.
Hello, me again... Was wondering if we take the tour at 2:00, do we have to make reservations for the Fish Fry? It sounds great and we'd like to try it. Thanks
1 July 2015|
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
Do we need reservations for a tour? Visiting over the 4th of next month. Thanks, Jo Ann
9 June 2015|
Response from Mike W | Property representative |
Jo Ann, We sell a portion of our tour tickets through our website in advance, the rest are sold as walk-up tickets on a first come, first served basis for the next available tour. On Saturday's, we sell all 60 tour tickets... More