Lakefront Brewery

Lakefront Brewery

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Brewer's Hill, Milwaukee
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  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagOctober 2, 2014
    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
  • Zach S.
    Zach SmithMarch 9, 2016
    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.
  • VISITMilwaukee
    VISITMilwaukeeOctober 30, 2012
    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!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew Casper2 weeks ago
    Love to visit craft breweries... even if I've never drank or heard of them!!! The staff giving tour was hilarious and did great job ensuring everyone had fun!! $10 includes tour+4 beers+pint glass
  • Jelena
    JelenaAugust 9, 2013
    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!
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RowanOctober 20, 2014
    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 M.
    Benjamin MMay 10, 2016
    Take the tour- with four six ounce samples and a pint glass included, it's well worth it. Plus the insight into the brewing process. DO IT.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 16, 2016
    Get a beer flight! All of the beers are excellent, one of my favorite breweries in the United States. The fried cheese curds are a must.
  • Brian E.
    Brian EMay 3, 2014
    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
  • Lexi W.
    Lexi WSeptember 22, 2015
    AWESOME TIME! buy your tickets ahead of time. Full tours are 10x better than the mini tours. Great beer and cheese curds!
  • George M.
    Always a great tour it was my second time being here and it was just as good as I remember in the great beers you get to have well being there doesn't hurt either
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SturgeonSeptember 14, 2014
    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.
  • Tracy D.
    Tracy DinanApril 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Stephanie M.
    The tour is a must! $10 for 4 drinks and a nice glass at the end. It's a steal! Don't forget to try Fixed Gear, a pale red ale, you don't want to miss!!
  • John G.
    John GibbonsJanuary 14, 2013
    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.
  • Gino L.
    Gino LechFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food and AMAZING beer! Get the cheese platter, the bacon cherry jam alone is worth it!
  • Peter Z.
    Peter ZanghiFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're looking for an appetizer for your Friday night fish fry, definitely get the Polish Pops. They're phenomenal.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioOctober 5, 2015
    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.
  • Magda B.
    Magda BorgesJune 10, 2015
    Great Beer, great environment! The guided tour by Josh guy is the best! Sense of humour needed! Enjoy it!
  • Scott S.
    Scott StraubJanuary 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Rich C.
    Rich ChapmanFebruary 6, 2016
    The technical tour was definitely worth the money. Josh, our guide, was hilarious and really enjoyed talking about the brewery. I highly recommend it.
  • Art of Adventuring
    Art of AdventuringSeptember 5, 2013
    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
  • Andres M.
    This is a top 3 international brewery tour I've been on. Very fun, great details, love the media center. And the beer is amazing, too!
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonJune 13, 2012
    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!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SigalDecember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Zach S.
    Zach StewardMay 24, 2014
    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.
  • David C.
    David CunninghamJuly 8, 2016
    Beer tours can be kinda boring, but the staff here keeps you very entertained. Brats on pretzels were delish too.
  • Christian T.
    Christian TafoyaFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the brewery tour and visit one of the places on your voucher afterwards.
  • Home Sweet Beer
    Home Sweet BeerApril 30, 2013
    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!!!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CarlsonJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lakefront Brewery has the best brewery tour. They also have some the best beers. I've never had a disappointing beer from this brewery.
  • Elizabeth G.
    Elizabeth GFebruary 28, 2015
    Great tour, order tickets online before to make sure there's availability.
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 3, 2011
    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
  • Matina A.
    Matina AngelopoulouOctober 12, 2014
    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.
  • VISITMilwaukee
    VISITMilwaukeeOctober 30, 2012
    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!
  • Phil K.
    Phil KatzJanuary 2
    If you're a first time visitor, sit down with a flight of your choice, a plate of cheese curds, and enjoy life.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MoraskSeptember 29, 2012
    Great tour, guide was hilarious and you get plenty of beer along the way. Stay for the fish fry on Friday!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Cheese curds are awesome and the tour is great!! Hope you get to be bung queen!!
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClairAugust 24, 2013
    Hilarious and informative brewery tour! Nick the Tour Guide was the man. Beer was delicious as well!
  • Kari S.
    Kari StuartApril 10, 2013
    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.
  • Kayla T.
    Kayla TafoyaMarch 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    So good! The tour, the beer and they now have great good.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PlierApril 17, 2015
    Great tour. Get Josh as your tour guide if you can.
  • VegNews Magazine
    VegNews MagazineOctober 31, 2012
    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.
  • Greg
    GregSeptember 1, 2016
    Take the tour! And save your plastic glass to trade in for real glass at end of tour
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MillerAugust 13, 2013
    Josh was such a great tour guide! Absolutely hilarious and informative. Plus you get beer at the beginning of the tour!!!
  • Marcia O.
    Marcia OuelletteOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best tour deal in town. Tour is perfect length and guide are funny. When in season try the pumpkin ale.
  • Marlon A.
    Marlon AlaanSeptember 9, 2016
    Cool tour with free beer and glass. 👍🏼
  • Eddy C.
    Eddy CosioJuly 21, 2013
    Awesome tour, Rachel was great. The Wheat Monkey was my favorite beer. Great people, great times.
  • Jill M.
    Jill MacKenzieJuly 22, 2016
    Lots of great beer! Try Hop Jockey or Fuel Café depending on the style of beer you like.
  • Sean C.
    Sean CraigMarch 2, 2013
    Get a beer before the tour, and there will be a chance to get more half way thru the tour
  • Elisha L.
    Elisha LewisApril 17, 2014
    Sammy did a great job with our tour! Beer is decent. Cheese curds were fantastic!
  • Katie
    KatieJune 7, 2015
    Great place to hang out with friends. You will definitely get your money's worth here
  • Will H.
    Will HarvieAugust 19, 2016
    Good beer, good food. The brewery tour is a must. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KOctober 24, 2013
    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.
  • Derrick D.
    Derrick DeeseSeptember 19, 2015
    The tours are fun and the guide made it really great. Lots of history!
  • Evan K.
    Evan KnappSeptember 18, 2014
    Beer! Enough said. Great craft beer. Go for the Friday night fish fry also.
  • Brian T.
    Brian ThielOctober 10, 2010
    Great place to go! The tour is awesome! Make sure to go on a night when they have their fish fry! So good!
  • Ben T.
    Ben TorreyDecember 3, 2013
    My first brewery tour was at the old Chambers Street location. By far, my favorite brewery in the US.
  • Elizabeth G.
    Elizabeth GFebruary 28, 2015
    Katies an amazing tour guide, very enthusiastic. Lots of good information and free beer!!!🍺🍻
  • Erik J.
    Erik JAugust 17, 2012
    Once a week you'll see the founder/owner give the tour. It's awesome
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LauxJanuary 17, 2015
    The tours are excellent. Drink while learning about the Brew process.
  • Barry J.
    Barry JeideMarch 17, 2012
    I've been to a lot of breweries/tap rooms around the country, bar none, best EVER!!
  • Cheri B.
    Cheri BruchFebruary 23, 2014
    Awesome fun touring a home town brewery. Tour guide justin was hilarious and I even learned a bit of something
  • Mike S.
    Mike SchmidtJuly 23, 2011
    We did the fish fry and tour. Both highly recommended. Also, there was live polka music. That's winning!
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HansenJanuary 11, 2015
    One of the best brewery tours I've been on. The guides are entertaining!
  • Tim K.
    Tim KattApril 9, 2012
    Make sure to check out the front of the keg from Bernie Brewer's original chalet at Milwaukee County Stadium.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KrenApril 28, 2012
    Hands down the best brewery tour in Milwaukee! You must go.
  • Jodie H.
    Jodie HJune 3, 2012
    Absolutely love this tour! It trumps the rest in Milwaukee. Faves are Wheat Monkey and Fixed Gear
  • Christine T.
    Christine TurcotteJanuary 2, 2015
    Beer, cheese and polish pops. Can't go wrong!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 16, 2013
    After the tour, refill your beer and head to Bernie Brewer's Chalet. It's like a porch off a house, except more German.
  • jenni k.
    jenni konradMarch 1, 2010
    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.
  • Brian
    BrianOctober 30, 2013
    Great and entertaining tour! Josh is an awesome tour guide!
  • Mykl N.
    Mykl NovakAugust 3, 2011
    "Find your favorite Friday night fish fry - everyone in Milwaukee does." - from the top 100 things to do before graduating from Marquette University
  • David A.
    David AugustineOctober 19, 2013
    Top 3 Brewery tours in the country. Check cnbc. Always amazing
  • Jon T.
    Jon TetzlaffMay 23, 2015
    Tour is fun, food is great, and the beer is even better
  • Abby P.
    Abby PoplowskiNovember 2, 2013
    Amazing time. Tour was great! Great beer!
  • Dustin Z.
    Dustin ZickSeptember 1, 2013
    This is a truly magical place. Enjoy it! We're so lucky to have it.
  • D C.
    D CraftMarch 1, 2015
    Awesome tour and some really good beer. Treacy is amazing!
  • Kayla P.
    Kayla Powers 🌺March 16, 2013
    Kurtsie is the best tour guide EVER!! Get some brews and some learning!
  • Michele
    MicheleJune 7, 2012
    Josh is the best tour guide!!!!!!! You will laugh and learn and then laugh some more.
  • Clare
    ClareFebruary 16, 2016
    brewery tour was fun & informative. yummy beer selection!
  • Sir Charles I.
    Sir Charles IIAugust 21, 2014
    The best Micro Brew sampler ever!
  • Ra'Chell L.
    Ra'Chell LucasMarch 15, 2015
    Beer sampler, beer pretzels and cheese curds. Perfect combination.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TylerMay 10, 2014
    Make sure to get the free cup at the end ;)
  • Sajni G.
    Sajni GangerJune 14, 2015
    Their tours are awesome!! Love their "Holiday Spice" beer!
  • Alyson P.
    Alyson PMay 27, 2013
    The cafe beer is like drinking espresso beans. Yum!
  • Greg C.
    Greg CangialosiAugust 16, 2014
    Great good for a brewery! Fish Fry Fridays! #awesome
  • Rob S.
    Rob SantoroMay 9, 2011
    After you rent the beer samples, stop by the men's room and use the environmentally friendly Dyson Eco Blade hand dryer.
  • David B.
    David BermanMarch 21, 2015
    The tour and the food are excellent!
  • Brian K.
    Brian KingDecember 24, 2014
    Best Cheese Curds in the state.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RohdeMay 17, 2013
    Probably the best tour you've ever been on - awesome fun!
  • David B.
    David BattelMay 20, 2016
    Good beer, entertaining tour, great vibe
  • Blake S.
    Blake SamicOctober 17, 2009
    "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.
  • Kathryn A.
    Kathryn AndersonOctober 29, 2016
    Go for the fish fry on Friday night.
  • Melvin M.
    Melvin McenteeMay 13, 2016
    The tour was great, good beer and food.
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PolitoAugust 16, 2014
    Greatest Fish fry ive ever had but didn't like the coleslaw. That was a downer.
  • Discover Milwaukee
    Discover MilwaukeeSeptember 11, 2013
    Come on take a brewery tour. Beer and entertainment!!!
  • Drew R.
    Drew RosdahlAugust 12, 2013
    The guy with the beard and bald head will yell at you if you do no present tokens promptly
  • Jared P.
    Jared PNovember 17, 2012
    Come here late in the afternoon if you want to walk away like an idiot with no tickets.
  • Theresa Y.
    Theresa YoungsFebruary 4, 2012
    Great place to take the kids for a fish fry. Super loud.
  • Diana R.
    Diana RickApril 14, 2014
    Dylan is the greatest tour guide. Definitely worth the $7.
  • MB
    MBJuly 5, 2015
    Grandioso lugar en donde podrás probar una excelente variedad de muy buenas cervezas! El recorrido que dan es bueno, pero la cerveza es la estrella!
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