Lakefront Brewery | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Lakefront Brewery
Excellent based on 70 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

Hours: Saturday tours start at 1, 2 & 3 p.m.

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Lakefront Brewery

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Beer Available At Lakefront Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Lakefront Klisch Pilsner 38, Lakefront Beer Line Barley Wine 2014 65, Lakefront Wheat Monkey 18, Lakefront 25th Anniversary Series #03 - Imperial Pumpkin 97, Lakefront Riverwest Stein 84, Lakefront White Beer 57, Lakefront Eastside Dark 66, Lakefront Black Friday Imperial Black IPA 95, Lakefront Fuel Cafe 49, Lakefront Rendezvous Ale 61, Lakefront My Turn #002 - Brad - Scottish Ale 79, Lakefront 25th Anniversary Series #01 - Imperial Stout 98, Lakefront IBA (India-Style Black Ale) 89, Lakefront Bridge Burner Strong Ale 95, Lakefront Fixed Gear 88, Lakefront Local Acre Wisconsin Wet Hop 77, Lakefront My Turn #006 - Terrance - Kolsch 49, Lakefront Wisconsinite Summer Weiss 72, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager 55, Lakefront IPA 87
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70 reviews for Lakefront Brewery
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  69%
 Food  68%
 Value  86%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer  (4) Wisconsin | September 19, 2012
Fun tour. Been on it three times. The tour guides are always funny and the beer is always good. Starting to get a lot busier now.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
shadey  (70) Nashville, Tennessee | August 10, 2012
Visited during a stay in Milwaukee. For $7 each, we sampled 4 beers (of the 6 or so on tap) and received a great tour of the building and brewery operations. At the end of the tour, we turned in our corn-cellulose cups for Lakefront logo pint glasses. Well worth the $7. Big warehouse style sitting area with a stage and dance floor. Well ventilated and a cool (temperature) place to sit on a very hot summer day. The staff were all kind and courteous. The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. I can understand why the place is so popular.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee  (262) Oak Creek, Wisconsin | May 21, 2012
A really great beer tour, well worth money. You get four samples of beer plus a coupon for a full pour afterwards at several local establishments. If you go on Friday, you can take a tour and stay for a fish fry.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
biergeniesser  (6) Wisconsin | May 8, 2012
Great beer tour - probably the most fun in all of Milwaukee. Yes, you have to pay, but itís worth it!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
elkhunter36  (10) Wisconsin | April 25, 2012
Cannot reccomend this highly enough! Best beer tour in town. Fish Fry and a Polka Band on Friday night.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus  (10) Arizona | March 26, 2012
Highly recommended, even if youíve been on previous brewery tours. Tour guide Josh was extremely entertaining, informative, and interactive. The brewery itself has a lot of unused space as you first enter, I can only imagine that they use the large area for events. Price of the tour is reasonable and includes 4 6oz pours and a pint glass when itís all said and done. Several tap options for 1 token, or 12oz bottles for 2. The bombers from the 88 series are also available to purchase: $7 if you plan on drinking there, or $5 if you want to take it home. The entire staff is extremely laid back and friendly. I even managed to score some Dan thanks to a lovely employee (a small quantity had been squirreled away.) If you find yourself in the Milwaukee area, you should definitely pop on in.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
finderman222  (10) , | March 5, 2012
Great place! Loved the big open atmosphere
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
coharahawk  (73) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | January 27, 2012
The Lakefront Tour has become an Milwaukee institution and a "must-do" if youíre visiting or move to Milwaukee. The tour guides are generally knowledgeable and are trained to make the tour fun and slightly rowdy. The Friday night tour is especially rowdy (be prepared for a bunch of college kids that pre-gamed before hand). The beers are pretty good, nothing will blow you out of the water though. The Fish Fry and polka band on Fridayís is fun as well. Itís definitely a fun tourist attraction. Not that I promote Miller in any way, but itís sorta interesting to go on the free Miller tour and see the sheer magnitude vs the small scale craft brewery. I think the tour guides at Lakefront state that Miller pours out more beer in a day than Lakefront brews in a year.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
cblado  (4) Washington | January 24, 2012
Visited today with MeisterBrauMHB. Iíd wanted to do the tour for a long time. Itís a very simple tour, but the guide spiced it up quite a bit by 1) serving us beer before, during, and after the tour, and 2) being the co-founder and brother of the current owner. He was very personable, a real Milwaukee character. The facilities are simple, but the interior of the building has a really cool German beer hall feel to it. The beer itself was great too. Iíve been a fan of their products, particularly their Riverwest Stein Beer, for quite a while. Also, for the value, itís awesome. For $7 you get the tour, 4 six-ounce tasters of beer, a Lakefront Brewery pint glass, a discount on merchandise, and a coupon for a free Lakefront product at one of several bars in the area. That bears repeating but Iím running out of room. Basically, just go and do the tour.

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