Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc.Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
BA SCORE
51.1%
Liked Their Beers
3.67 w/ 10,646 ratings
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1872 N Commerce St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53212
United States

(414) 372-8800 | map
lakefrontbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
55
Reviews:
3,864
Ratings:
10,646
Liked:
5,435
Average:
3.67/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
91.4%
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
256
Liked:
234
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
12%
 
 
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 78
Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

One of Milwaukee's best brewery tours, a group of friends had nothing to do on the weekend of St. Patrick's Day so we decided to do the Lakefront Tour again. We got walkup tickets pretty easily and only had to wait 30 mins before our time slot was ready to go.

In the interim, I tried a new beer they had on tap with one of the 4 tokens for the tour (8 oz pours) it was a very tasty hop forward (hop bursted) ipa called hop experiment #14 (or something like that). Glad to see they are doing some new stuff.

Lots of people in the main room, but It didn't take long to get a drink. After finishing of the first sample and grabbing a second (a Fixed Gear) the tour group was getting together to voyage into the brewery.

The guide was charismatic and incorporated humor with history and facts about the brewery and process. He answered a few questions about there process and cleared up one of my observations about their beers. Along the way we grabbed another fill, (this time an IPA) and made it through the crowning of the bung queen.

Finally we sang the classic Lavern and Sherly song and back into the main hall to finish off our tokens. Not bad for $7.

If you are from out of town its a great spot, if you are an MKE native and haven't been before.. what is wrong with you?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of scootercrabb
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of camiconnell
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
3.38/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of Luckydog91
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in on a Thursday for lunch and a tour while in town on business.

Lots of enticing options on the food menu and the wurst plate was delicious.

Tour is a good deal and includes 4 six ounce samples and a pint glass to take home. Our tour was a little brief but I heard on the weekend they offer more in depth tours when they're not brewing.

Beers I tried ranged from a little below average to good. Was most impressed by their hoppier offerings.

By far the best thing about this place is the location though. Giant inviting beer hall and nice riverside patio.

Well worth the stop.

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Photo of zaraspook
3/5  rDev -29.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Krusader
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Ty1776Ler
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Bright golden beer with a light ale taste and a dark Mike's hard lemonade aftertaste. Citrus/orange scent, tastes like a soda with a kick. Refreshing summer beer. Definitely worth a try!

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Photo of hawkssb04
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This place was phenomenal. The tour guide is totally worth the price of admission, the beer was solid, and the food was to die for. Easily the best pretzel and cheese I've ever had. The location itself is also one-of-a-kind, with an awesome riverfront patio.

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Photo of allrghtallrdy1
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great tour....... great food

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Stopped in at Lakefront late afternoon on 1/20/17 for the tour and a couple beers. For $10 the tour is a steal as you get (4) 5 oz. beers, a pint glass and the tour.
Omega gave us the tour, she did a great job and was quite funny. Tour takes you all through the production and packaging areas and includes a fill-up at the midway point. Took almost an hour.
Once the tour was done we were happily surprised to learn they were having a Friday night fish fry. So we gotted seated for dinner at 5:00, assuming a basic fish fry. Nope, full menu with lots of non-fish items. Ordered pretzels and beer soup to star, then deep fried cod for dinner. Food and service were excellent. Midway thru dinner a 2 man polka band took the stage. By the time we finished, the large room was packed with many more people waiting in line.
As for beers, I had the Pumpkin Lager, Fuel Cafe, MIKE & Hop Jockey. All above average and tasty.
If you find yourself heading to Milwaukee, I strongly suggest you stop in at Lakefront for a fun time.

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Photo of Zuidman
3.74/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of rgoodson18
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

This is a great bang for your buck. For $8 you get 4 10oz beers a 25 minute mini tour, and a pint glass. Me and my boyfriend went during labor day and had a blast. The beers were great and the tour was very informational.

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of KLReed
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Large area for family style seating. Lots of people and activity as tours run every half hour on Saturday. Entertaining tour guide; the mini tour comes with four samples of your choosing and a pint shaker to take home, all for $8! Full brewery tour costs $10. Above average beers. Did not eat, but lots of people were having lunch. Fun brewery with pub grub available. Small parking lot, but off street available within a short walk.

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Photo of Bscholz
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome brewery tour.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of shortysnyds
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

a really good place to have great beer and good fun!!

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Photo of mpgrif2
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

First went summer of 2015 and have been back at least 5 times since. The beer is amazing without a question. However what really makes brewery is the staff/tour guides and the over all setting/atmosphere. Without a question my favorite Milwaukee brewery.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Peepskp
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I enjoyed two tours of the facility while living in Milwaukee. The tours are top notch if you want to learn some basic information about brewing beer but more importantly drink some beer! Excellent staff.

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI
Brewery rating: 51.1% out of 100 with 10,646 ratings
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