Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc.Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
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3.72/5
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10,540 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:
68
Reviews:
3,824
Ratings:
10,540
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.25/5
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
268
pDev:
11.76%
 
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 81
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Took the tour on a Wednesday, with a crowd that was surprisingly large and douchey. My sincere sympathy extends to the entire city of Milwaukee whenever the Cubs come to town. I don't know why Cubs fans have gotten so much worse in the last few years. I've been to dozens of games and I *swear* they were never this bad before.

Anyhow, because of the crowd size we got treated to a tour led by the brewery's founder and president, and I guess that's a good thing because some locals said he was the best at doing tours. And he *was* good, actually. Much more rehearsed and theatrical than any other tour I've ever been on, yet still it didn't seem fake or forced. He actually cared about making every portion entertaining, and most of his jokes were received well (no embarrassing bits of dad humor found their way into his sets, and he knew well enough when not to go into excruciating detail re: the brewing process).

The facility is gorgeous. Right on the lake (duh), a big flat building that's like a cross between an artist's loft and a more traditional warehouse. Gift shop has to-go beer at reasonable prices, as is the norm in Wisconsin, and the tap room is comfy and expansive.

Really a nice joint. Nothing against Sprecher, but if you're gonna take just one tour in Milwaukee this should be it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pkeating59
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of cd34
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of GulDukat88
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

If you want to visit an authentic beer hall experience, you can’t beat Lakefront brewery, polka band, fish fry on Friday night, and the single hop IPA was damn good!!

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Photo of DotDrinks
3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Great tour

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kd0h
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of jwyrwa2421
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of krombopulos
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The perfect example of if you have seen one tour you have seen them all. Yea maybe the tour guides are more fun, articulate, and educated than your average tour but not my cup of tea. If you're bringing someone from out of town it's a must though.

The beer is amazing. You don't see many craft breweries being so lager oriented. To me if a brewery can make a pale lager well it's a sure sign they know what they are doing. All their beers are flawless. Maybe not the most exciting or desirable. But always completely flawless. No contamination, no off flavors, no oxidation issues. You can always expect a product that is actually worth the price tag here.

The food will make you visit the bathroom within an hour but its delicious and worth it. What else goes with beer other than grease. I'm sure they have a salad too.

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Photo of jjnelsen418
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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

Photo of SusanP
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jkaczinski
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

A very cool historic old building that is just a blast to visit. Best tour I've ever been on and our guide was absolutely hilarious. Food is good and comes very quickly. We had the award wining deep-fried cheese curds and the Rueben. Tried Eastside Dark and Snake Chaser, both are very good. We will make time to visit again on our next trip to Miwaukee.

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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

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 10,540 ratings