Lakefront Brewery

Lakefront Brewery

Brewery, Beer Garden, and Bar · Brewer's Hill
1872 N Commerce St (at N Holton St), Milwaukee, WI 53212, United States
Hours:
Closed until 9:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • Noon–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.6/10

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    Sean C.
    "Lauren was the best tour guide we have ever had!"(24 Tips)
    Jeremy C.
    "Excellent stop for a Brewery Tour and to enjoy some great beer."(35 Tips)
    Michael D.
    "Friday Night Fish Fry is the place to be."(6 Tips)
    Matina A.
    "Try the french fries, the cheese curds and the bratwurst sausage!"(11 Tips)
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  • Men's Health Mag

    At "the most fun brewery in America," guides tell dirty jokes & visitors swig full beers at tent bars. If you’re lucky enough to be there on a Friday night, stick around for the polka-fueled fish fry. Read more

    Men's Health Mag · October 2, 2014
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  • Zach S.

    Friday night fish fry, $10 tour is among the best best brewery tours I've been to and your 10 spot gets you 4 sample beers and a pint glass. I recommend reserving a tour spot online beforehand.

    Zach Smith · March 9
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  • John G.

    Can be a long wait for fun and amusing brewery tours. Big beer hall -- huge room with big long tables. As far as I know, the only place like this in Milwaukee. Food is OK. Beer is more the focus here.

    John Gibbons · January 14, 2013
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  • Jeremy C.

    Excellent stop for a Brewery Tour and to enjoy some great beer. $8 beer flights are a must if you want to explore a little. Lots of history here!

    Jeremy Cooper · December 29, 2015
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  • Jelena

    Brewery tour was great!! Our tour guide Dylan made it awesome with his jokes & encouragement of our participation. Good beer & good times - definitely recommend it!

    Jelena · August 9, 2013
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  • Benjamin R.

    Do the tour! $7 and you get 4 beers, the tour and a free glass in the gift shop or $2 credit in the shop. Fun time, cool place and good beer! Tours last 45min-1 hour.

    Benjamin Rowan · October 20, 2014
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  • Scott S.

    Take the tour. It's more like "happy hour with a guide." The tour experience varies quite a bit. My favorite guide is Nitro who once gave the tour drinking out of a huge glass boot.

    Scott Straub · January 20, 2010
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  • Brian E.

    Best cheese curds and perch (during fish fry) in town. Also best beer. Can't go wrong here at all. Tours for $7?!? You have to be crazy not to come here; local or not

    Brian E · May 3, 2014
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  • Tracy D.

    Your is always fun! Fish fry is worth the wait-get the fishermans platter and potato pancake! Cheese curds are best around! Oh...and don't forget to drink BEER!

    Tracy Dinan · 6 days ago
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  • Lexi W.

    AWESOME TIME! buy your tickets ahead of time. Full tours are 10x better than the mini tours. Great beer and cheese curds!

    Lexi W · September 22, 2015
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  • Jessica S.

    Lakefront was my most favorite stop for beer. Some of the best beers I tried in WI and the tour was Hilarious!!! Good food can be ordered to soak up the beer.

    Jessica Sturgeon · September 14, 2014
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  • VISITMilwaukee

    Lakefront Brewery tour guides believe that people want to go on a brewery tour for 3 main reasons: to drink beer, be entertained and see the place - so you get a beer right when you walk in the door!

    VISITMilwaukee · October 30, 2012
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  • Rich C.

    The technical tour was definitely worth the money. Josh, our guide, was hilarious and really enjoyed talking about the brewery. I highly recommend it.

    Rich Chapman · February 6
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  • Rick J.

    Take the brewery tour and learn what the bunghole is. Arrive early and get started on their fine lineup of beers. Don't forget your free pint glass!

    Rick Jessup · June 13, 2012
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  • Peter Z.

    If you're looking for an appetizer for your Friday night fish fry, definitely get the Polish Pops. They're phenomenal.

    Peter Zanghi · February 1, 2014
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  • Michael D.

    Friday Night Fish Fry is the place to be. Cheap beer and delicious food, make sure to sit out back if it's nice out and enjoy the riverfront.

    Michael DiGilio · October 5, 2015
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  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Come early on a Friday, take the tour first, and then chow down at the raucous Friday fish fry polka party in the beer garden. Read more

    Esquire · February 3, 2011
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  • Laura M.

    We just waited from 545 pm-900pm for a table and never got one! Worst service ever!!!! Told we were next on the list with no line and still never got seated. Will never come back!

    Laura Maier · March 24, 2012
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  • Magda B.

    Great Beer, great environment! The guided tour by Josh guy is the best! Sense of humour needed! Enjoy it!

    Magda Borges · June 10, 2015
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  • VegNews Magazine

    Lakefront Brewery hosts a bevy of vegan friendly ales, stouts, lagers, and more. Our favorite? Wheat Monkey—a light bubbly and crisp pale wheat ale.

    VegNews Magazine · October 31, 2012
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  • Art of Adventuring

    My favorites were the Fixed Gear Amber/Red Ale, IPA, and definitely the Wisconsinite. The organic and gluten-free beers were also tasty. Read more

    Art of Adventuring · September 5, 2013
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  • Amanda C.

    Lakefront Brewery has the best brewery tour. They also have some the best beers. I've never had a disappointing beer from this brewery.

    Amanda Carlson · January 30, 2012
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  • Blake S.

    "Kurtsie", with the black handle bar mustasche, is the best tour guide I've ever had on this tour. Hilarious. He did the 7pm Friday tour.

    Blake Samic · October 17, 2009
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  • Matina A.

    Try the french fries, the cheese curds and the bratwurst sausage! The beer cheese soup is good but it was not the best I ever had.

    Matina Angelopoulou · October 12, 2014
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  • Jason S.

    If you're going to do one brewery tour in the Milwaukee area, this is definitely the one to do. Always informative and a good time.

    Jason Sigal · December 6, 2014
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  • Rob K.

    If you get Evan as your tour guide you're in for a great time. The question answer is 1. And you will learn what hops cousin is...apparently Evan is found of it.

    Rob K · October 24, 2013
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  • Home Sweet Beer

    Created by the Klisch brothers in 1987, Lakefront is one of the most creative breweries in Wisconsin and the brewery tour is a `must` when in Milwaukee. Long life to Lakefront!!!

    Home Sweet Beer · April 30, 2013
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  • Kari S.

    Josh is phenomenal! if you ever get the chance to take this tour, pray you get Josh!!! best brewery tour guide I have ever experienced.

    Kari Stuart · April 10, 2013
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  • VISITMilwaukee

    Dance the polka to the sounds of the Brew Haus Polka Kings amidst bubbles from Lawrence Welk's bubble machine before diving into your crispy, beer-battered fish fry!

    VISITMilwaukee · October 30, 2012
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  • Brian T.

    Great place to go! The tour is awesome! Make sure to go on a night when they have their fish fry! So good!

    Brian Thiel · October 10, 2010
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  • jenni k.

    best brewery tour ever. $6 gets you 4 glasses of beer, a free pint glass, and a coupon for a beer at a local bar.

    jenni konrad · March 1, 2010
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  • Marcia O.

    Best tour deal in town. Tour is perfect length and guide are funny. When in season try the pumpkin ale.

    Marcia Ouellette · October 1, 2011
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  • Alex M.

    Great tour, guide was hilarious and you get plenty of beer along the way. Stay for the fish fry on Friday!

    Alex Morask · September 29, 2012
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  • Caitlin C.

    Hilarious and informative brewery tour! Nick the Tour Guide was the man. Beer was delicious as well!

    Caitlin Clair · August 24, 2013
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  • Zach S.

    Do the tour!!! 7 dollars for four beers and a pint glass to take home not even including the awesome experience. Highly recommended!!! Loved it.

    Zach Steward · May 24, 2014
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  • Gino L.

    Great food and AMAZING beer! Get the cheese platter, the bacon cherry jam alone is worth it!

    Gino Lech · February 22, 2014
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  • Eddy C.

    Awesome tour, Rachel was great. The Wheat Monkey was my favorite beer. Great people, great times.

    Eddy Cosio · July 21, 2013
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  • Kayla T.

    So good! The tour, the beer and they now have great good.

    Kayla Tafoya · March 28
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  • Harrison N.

    Best brewery tour I've done. A must see for Milwaukee. The New Grist with ginger is delicious.

    Harrison Napper · January 31, 2015
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  • Elisha L.

    Sammy did a great job with our tour! Beer is decent. Cheese curds were fantastic!

    Elisha Lewis · April 17, 2014
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  • Tracy H.

    Best tour hand down. Go on Tuesday at 3pm if you want to have a more personal experience.

    Tracy Holmes · March 10, 2010
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  • Mike S.

    We did the fish fry and tour. Both highly recommended. Also, there was live polka music. That's winning!

    Mike Schmidt · July 23, 2011
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  • Katie F.

    Great place to hang out with friends. You will definitely get your money's worth here

    Katie F · June 7, 2015
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  • Elizabeth G.

    Great tour, order tickets online before to make sure there's availability.

    Elizabeth G · February 28, 2015
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  • Derrick D.

    The tours are fun and the guide made it really great. Lots of history!

    Derrick Deese · September 19, 2015
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  • Barry J.

    I've been to a lot of breweries/tap rooms around the country, bar none, best EVER!!

    Barry Jeide · March 17, 2012
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  • Alyssa M.

    Josh was such a great tour guide! Absolutely hilarious and informative. Plus you get beer at the beginning of the tour!!!

    Alyssa Miller · August 13, 2013
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  • Erik J.

    Once a week you'll see the founder/owner give the tour. It's awesome

    Erik J · August 17, 2012
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  • Jared P.

    Come here late in the afternoon if you want to walk away like an idiot with no tickets.

    Jared P · November 17, 2012
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  • Allison K.

    Cheese curds are awesome and the tour is great!! Hope you get to be bung queen!!

    Allison Kaminski · January 3, 2015
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