Lakefront Brewery | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Lakefront Brewery
Excellent based on 74 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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


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Beer Available At Lakefront Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Lakefront Rendezvous Ale 61, Lakefront Extended Play India Session Ale 84, Lakefront Hop Trial 17 , Lakefront Fixed Gear 88, Lakefront Riverwest Stein 83, Lakefront White Beer 56, Lakefront Wisconsinite Summer Weiss 70, Lakefront Beerhall Wheat , Lakefront Hop Trial 16 , Nick and Andi , Lakefront My Turn #007 - John - Dark Lager with Cherries 75, Lakefront Klisch Pilsner 38, Lakefront Eastside Dark 65, Lakefront Cream City Pale Ale 65, Lakefront Beer Line Barley Wine 2014 79, Lakefront Wheat Monkey 17, Lakefront 25th Anniversary Series #03 - Imperial Pumpkin 97, Lakefront Black Friday Imperial Black IPA 95, Lakefront Fuel Cafe 49, Lakefront My Turn #002 - Brad - Scottish Ale 79
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74 reviews for Lakefront Brewery
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  70%
 Food  69%
 Value  85%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian  (144) Plano, Texas | August 20, 2014
Very cool building with a huge beer hall. Lots of long tables. I highly recommend the tour - our guide, Ryan, was knowledgeable and entertaining. $7 tour includes 4 tasters, a pint glass to take home, and a voucher for one free beer at a large list of local bars.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster  (66) St.louis, Missouri | July 29, 2014
Lakefront sits on the Milwaukee river front just north of downtown. Large 2 story building with the brewing on the first floor and a large beer hall on the second floor. They do serve food in the beer hall but I did not have any as I was just visiting to take the tour. For $7 you get a pint glass and 4 6 ounce pours. The tour is fun with part beer education and the other part comedy show. Itís supposed to be one of the better tours in the country and itís one of the better ones Iíve been on. They keep it light with areas along the tour to get refills on your beer. Lakefront beers are all above par and a few that were on tap were seasonals or experimential beers not yet released. Well worth the hour and money. The employees all seem to really enjoy their jobs and it shows with the enthusiastic tour.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
ARH  (56) Chicago, Illinois | July 22, 2014
This place just feels like somewhere youíre not only supposed to drink beer, but a place you want to drink beer. Itís truly a beer hall in pretty much every sense of the word, it could easily be the setting of a medieval feast, or a farmerís "hoe down." The staff is great, very passionate about beer, very knowledgeable about beer, they just seem to fully enjoy their jobs. Excellent selection too, pretty much every Lakefront Beer you could want (within season) is available. The only downside is I wish they wouldíve had a better glassware selection - they do sell glass boots and oversized steins along with the standard shaker, but I wouldnít really foresee drinking out of said boot or stein; theyíre more novelty items. $5 pints, $8 for a flight of 5 samples ... pretty good by midwest urban standards. The tour is excellent, but I personally just like the taproom aspect. I noticed during my most recent visit they serve food too (when did that start?) but I have not sampled their fare yet.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
TXBadger  (51) Dallas, Texas | April 22, 2014
Easily, the Animal House of brewery tours in WI! Great people, great tour guides, and one of the best fish fry in the city. Great place to hangout, grab a bite, or just go on a tour.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron  (103) Arizona | February 4, 2014
Cool tour. Make a reservation for a tour time of youíre smart. Very large ballroom seating area loaded with tables. 2 very overwhelmed bartenders and tap stations. This place is pretty much always packed, but somehow thereís always room. Adequate selection. Good Milwaukee atmosphere.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan  (270) 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?
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
rosenbergh  (446) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier  (67) Belchum im Breisgau, 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.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
drdisque  (40) 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.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog  (701) Hampton, Virginia | 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)

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