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Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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3.69/5
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9,313 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 198
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.27
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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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Ratings: 198 | Reviews: 69
Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
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3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Visited for both a tour and some beer tasting.

The tour was terrible. The tour guide tried too hard to be funny and it seemed like the goal was to say as much sexual innuendo as possible rather than educating us on the brewery, the beer and the brewing process. We were taken down to the floor of the brewery and "greeted" by a couple of the brewers who were seemed pissed off to see the tour (yet they have them daily at this exact time) and they were rude.

The tasting room itself was huge with about 5 or 6 beers on tap and a number of other offerings in bottles. I tried the IPA and the coffee stout, both of which were very good.

I would drink Waterfront beer again but I am not sure that I would want to do so at the brewery.

Tour price was $7 and included 4 tastings and a pint glass, which was cool.

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Photo of speedvagen
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of kontaktkernes
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of andywelp
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of DbbC
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of boothbeer
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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!

Photo of imdabuzzard
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 1.25

Best brewery tour we've ever done

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Rusty_Shackleford
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of RJB66
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kansascobleigh
3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI
95 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.