Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc.Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
BEER AVG
3.71/5
Based on:
50 Beers
3,736 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 69
Visits: 207
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1872 N Commerce St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53212
United States
phone: (414) 372-8800

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lakefront

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Reviews: 69 | Visits: 207
Reviews by 1Nrwyscotch:
Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

My wife and I went to the Black Friday Sale of their Imperial India Style Black Ale and stayed for a tour after getting our six bottles.

This is the second time we went on a tour of the brewery which was pretty lively. We got in line to buy our beer at about 8:15 A.M. and got the beer at around 9:00 A.M. The bar area was filled with people either going on tours or enjoying a beer before they went back out into the cold. A DJ was playing as well during this time. A worker was also handing out sweet and spicy peacan samples as we waited in line for our beer.

The tour gives you tokens(4) in which you trade for 6oz samples of beer. I sampled the Fixed Gear Red Ale, the organic ESB Bitter, and the Snakew Chaser Stout. The tour was funny as well as educational with a beer stop in the middle for a refill.

I highly recomment a stop at the Brewery and the tour. (870 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of mwaltz99
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Photo of LXIXME
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Jaszucs
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Taproom is decent. A very large open room with quite a few tables, almost like a gymnasium. Very small gift shop. The brewery tour was not bad, although we took the shorter version. A long, more in-depth, version is available.

The food was probably the best part of the visit for me. I was tasting the polish pops for 2 days though, not necessarily a bad thing! (362 characters)

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of smw0854
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of bshemansky
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of bolognasuave
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

beautiful building all around from inside and out. knowledgeable and friendly staff, and food is awesome. selection of beers is obviously limited cause its a brewery and they only have their things. however thats not a killer cause its some really good beer. (261 characters)

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.98/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Do the technical tour it's worth the $30.

90 minute tour geared toward beer geeks and brewers.

Unlimited samples

Food pairing, free pint glass, and ticket for a free beer at local bar/pubs. (194 characters)

Photo of milwaukee512
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Fun tour; guides are knowledgeable, interesting and funny. Cool old building. Ability to take a beer on the tour is a plus. I'm not sure why every tour isn't that way; I mean, it is a brewery, right? Tour is about 45 minutes, with the ability to taste several beers before and/or after. My only knock is that the selection of taps at the brewery seems weirdly limited. Lakefront is known for having one of the best fish fries in Milwaukee, which is no small feat. (469 characters)

Photo of speedvagen
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of kontaktkernes
5/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of andywelp
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of DbbC
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of boothbeer
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is by far the BEST brewery tour I have been on. I like it so much that almost every time I go to Milwaukee, I make a point to reserve a spot at the Lakefront tour. Price is perfect. You get 4 beers and a Pint glass for less than $10. Tour guides are great and will make you laugh! Beer is good, not great. Experience is top notch, and the food is really good too! (369 characters)

Photo of imdabuzzard
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 1.25

Best brewery tour we've ever done (33 characters)

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Rusty_Shackleford
4.15/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of RJB66
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kansascobleigh
3.3/5  rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is a Milwaukee staple, and I particularly enjoy chilling here in the summer by the river and it is located in a beautiful building but this place is far from perfect.

The Good:
-Fun, Inexpensive Tour with knowledgeable guides. Spend the $7 to do this, but save your tokens (4) for the tour beers.
-The Friday Fish Fry is awesome, I especially love the smelt when it is in season! Also this is one of the few good places to get "Lake Fish."
-They do an AHA discount and give you a coupon for a free pint (from select bar) for doing the tour.

The Bad:
-While I am sure they cannot control the crowd that comes into their establishment really the crowds do get excessive, and the "white-girl wasted" factor raises exponentially.
-The beer is hit or miss, while they do stay true to there core beers those core beers are just okay. Seek out the Grand Cru, or something that is only at the brewery.
-For just "Okay" beer the staff is quite rude, and doesn't seem to care about the customer. It seems they have the mentality of "you can be replaced," This may be true for a time but what happens when brewery tours that hipsters do to impress their friends?

If you have a week to spend in Milwaukee and end up with a couple hours with nothing to do, go do this brewery, but don't out of your way or plan this into your schedule with limited time. (1,355 characters)

Photo of Bossman20
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of amcguinness
4.93/5  rDev +20%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Sweffin
4.48/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI
92 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.