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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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“great beer” (144 reviews)
“fish fry” (123 reviews)
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1872 N Commerce St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3701
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Reviewed yesterday

Almost every time we are in Milwaukee, we stop by for beer and food. It's a fun, loud atmosphere inside. In the summer you can sit out by the river and relax. They have a big variety of their own beers and all are good...More

Thank Todd C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We're relatively local, but hadn't been on this brewery tour yet. I can say as a veteran of many brewery tours, this one was the most fun I've ever been on! Maybe not as large as the "big boys", but we were lucky enough to...More

Thank Geoff G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled the river walk from the centre to Lakefront Brewery on a cold but sunny day. Luckily arrived about 20 minutes before the next tour. When you pay you are given 4 tokens that you can exchange at the bar for 4 beers. We...More

Thank Brenda_Trevor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is pretty cool. Large hall area which can get pretty loud when its crowded. We came just two of us together on a Saturday around noon. You have to order your beer separate from your food so if there are only two of...More

Thank goodienuff79
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is NOT a technically oriented tour. You'll laugh, you'll drink, you'll laugh and drink some more. Be advised that you my use tokens before the tour starts. Also be advised that there are lots of steps to the outdoor seats on the river. The...More

Thank oldlady2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday night and the place was packed. Skipped the tour and ordered drinks. Great location. Upbeat and friendly staff. Limited seating. Get there early. Excellent outdoor area on the river. Definatley will be back when it warms up.

Thank JenDanAsh16
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went during the middle of the week and the tour was great. Our tour guide was named Sam and he proved why Lake front is the best and most fun tour. He kept the whole tour group involved and laughing. at the end of the...More

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a hoot simple tour turns into a great time with a lot of interaction between our guide and the guest. We grabbed a few tid bits from the kitchen in the rear and had a nice Milwaukee afternoon. Can’t wait for a chance to...More

Thank D G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun little tour. Generous samples. I would recommend. Went with couples before going out for dinner.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon as walkups. On line they say tour tickets are sold online only on Saturdays. We got into a mini tour which took us above the brewery. 4 beers of our choice in a 6oz glass we traded in for...More

Thank CRMyers
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ugle
10 August 2016|
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Response from madisongirl | Reviewed this property |
You probably can find out online.
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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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joannwilkie50
9 June 2015|
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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
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