Lakefront Brewery | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Lakefront Brewery
Excellent based on 79 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1872 N. Commerce St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53212 [ print map ]
414 372 8800 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-5pm; Sat tours at 1, 2 & 3 p.m.

Mayor: FROTHINGSLOSH (2) | Taps: 12 |

Lakefront Brewery

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Beer Available At Lakefront Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Lakefront IBA (India-Style Black Ale) 85, Lakefront New Grist Pilsner , Lakefront My Turn #013: Matt (Oak Aged Farmhouse Red Ale) 68, Lakefront Wisconsinite Summer Weiss 62, Lakefront Fuel Cafe 46, Lakefront Riverwest Stein 77, Lakefront Hop Trial 17 , Lakefront Organic ESB 29
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79 reviews for Lakefront Brewery
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  69%
 Food  69%
 Value  84%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan  (328) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | November 12, 2013
Spacious, open warehouse concept bar. The brewery tour really is the star attraction here, funny, informative, interactive, and fun. 6-8 taps to choose from afterward, select bottles as well. I wasnít even aware they served food?
rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | October 1, 2013
Awesome place! Absolutely great service. The guy showed us the old brewery building and told us about the beers. It was too early for a real ($7) tour but we got what we wanted. Absolutely great place to visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier  (118) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | September 11, 2013
Beautiful warehouse location by the Milwaukee river. Joined a packed afternoon tour that turned out to be more of a walking standup comedy show (incl. variety singalong and raunchy gay vaudeville impersonation of how yeast reproduces) with matching house beers (decent to tasty), flowed into an pre-bar counter area with one-offs and stayed for FRI fish fry (a pedestrian fry-up with whitefish being the only real fish option) made surreal by a blaring two-man Polish polka band meant to sound German. Glad we had those 10+ pints first and were in excellent native American company to make that experience complete.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque  (49) Illinois | August 22, 2013
Went on a tour on a Saturday afternoon in February. Tour guide was fun - you can tell theyíve been doing tours a long time and they add in stuff to make it fun even for people who have been on a lot of brewery tours in the past. And if you go on the tour you can get a sample of a beer that isnít available in the tap room (usually something more limited release). However, none of the beers really impressed me and the selection in the taproom is pretty limited. Fair prices on their bottled limited releases in the gift shop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog  (793) Phoenix, Arizona | July 13, 2013
Visited on a Friday afternoon in July and there was a 2-hour wait until the next available tour, so we opted out. Thankfully, you can still enjoy a beer or 6, which we did. Interesting location in an old warehouse-like location on the river. Cavernous ball room for a tasting bar. Decent enough. Wish they had more than 5 of their beers on tap; a few others were available in their small gift shop. (Brewery #615)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
sefbeer  (2) Wisconsin | July 10, 2013
A great way to spend a couple of hours. The tour guides are fun and funny. More about drinking beer than making beer. $7.00 gets you 4 samples and a pint glass to take home. DONT use all of your tokens before the tour starts, they offer a wider variety of refills during the tour, on the brewery floor, than in the greeting area. A great way to spend a few hours.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
csaso  (167) Missouri | May 22, 2013
Just went on the tour and it was a rather good one compared to most other brewery tours I have been on. Nice big tasting room. 5 of their beers on tap plus a bunch more in bottles behind the bar. Gift shop has lots of options. Worth the $7 for the tour.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
luthertorrez  (12) Aurora, Colorado | January 19, 2013
Iíd probably give this place a better rating if I had done the tour. Everyone seems to rave about it, so Iíll have to carve out some time to do it one day. The staff is very friendly and extremely patient. I should probably check out some other breweries in Milwaukee, because I might have given this a higher rating if I had something to compare it to.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz  (65) Erin, Wisconsin | October 21, 2012
Fun tour. Good Friday Fish Fry. Good local beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rand_ale_Thor  (9) , | October 6, 2012
Not flashy at all, but the people that give the tour (we had a prior owner) are awesome. You get your beer basically immediately and you have a blast during the tour. Do it, you will enjoy.

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