gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | August 4, 2006
Stopped by to see if a group of 10 could force our way into a tour at noon, which we couldnít. Bummer! But we did score ourselves some brewery-fresh samples and some Lakefront gear. Excellent selection, and incredible atmosphere. If I were getting married all over again, I would definately consider having the reception there!
Fun tour where you can sip the first of your four samples while touring. Pretty basic tour but it includes a midway stop at a second bar where you can refill and try another choice. Very relaxed atmosphere. Nice variety of samples. Tasting room is large open space with picnic tables that was noisy, crowded and fun. Good variety of bottled beer for purchase, otherwise gift shop is limited.
The tour is very funny, several jabs at Miller. Tour is $5 plus 4 tokens for drinks, usually 4-6 beers on tap. When I was there the tour receipt also had a free beer value at a local bar. Most of the Lakefront beers are very good, esp the Riverwest. A good time and a good value.
5 dollars, 4 pints and you get to keep the glass. The only problem with taking a tour there was the tour availability, but a trip Iíve taken more than a couple of times and will take again many times...
Iíve been to Lakefront a number of times (dating back to when they were actually on the Lake) as I went to Marquette and knew about this place early on.
Skip the big brewery tours and hit Lakefront. I even took a spin down the old slide from County Stadium (for charity). Wish they had a little food, but they stick to what they do best, BEER!
A trip to Milwaukee isnít complete without a visit to the brewery (or at list pick up a 6 at the Jewel Grocery store).
I wonít beat a dead horse here: everything good about Lakefront has already been mentioned... except that you can exchange TWO tokens for a bottled beer upstairs (I was able to get a Snakechaser and a White Beer this way). Tour is a great value, although other merchandise seemed pricey.
I went here today but have been there for the chili cookoff they have every year. I havenít had the food. The beer is good, the eye candy can be quite good. There was an entire bachelorette party in there today. The bride was smoking hot. Some of her friends had painted on pants. :) Anyway. We skipped the tour and sampled the beer.
Only "fish fry" (Friday nights, a Milwaukee institution) tours offer unlimited samples. They have become quite popular so get there early! Fish fry is slightly above average.
dm9831 (34) Monee, Illinois | July 4, 2005| Updated September 7, 2008
nothing i like better than sitting in a brewery, sampling some beer, and the brewery tour is fun. you also get tokens to sample whatever beers are currently available. the beer selection changes, so each experience is a new one.