Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

BEER AVG
3.64/5
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(414) 372-8800 | map
lakefrontbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
48
Reviews:
3,800
Ratings:
10,383
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
246
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 74 | Ratings: 246
Reviews by nsmartell:
Photo of nsmartell
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

As others have said this is definitely the brewery tour to take while in Milwaukee (with all due respect to Sprecher). I have gone on this tour several times over the past 8 years and enjoyed their fish fry a couple of times.

Atmosphere: The brewery tours are a blast, even though they no longer have the original Bernie the Brewer slide from old County Stadium. All of the tour guides are hilarious and educational. The Friday Fish Fry is also a great time and the polka band only adds to the fun.

Quality: I have to give their beers a slightly above average rating because some are lacking. I think they have definitely raised the bar with the new IPA.

Service: Good service considering the amount of obnoxious people are being served samples. Also, the fish fry can get quite hectic and I haven't had a bad server experience yet.

Selection: Oddly enough, the selection could be better. I have never been on a tour when all of their beers that are currently in the stores and bars are available at the restaurant. But their overall selection is good.

Food: The 2 times I have had the fish fry everybody goes home happy.

Value: $5 for at least 4 beers?! That is great value in my book. Plus you get a pint glass and if you save up your tokens from bringing out of town guests that don't drink a lot of beer, this can be a very cheap afternoon. Unfortunately, they pass out plastic cups for the brewery tour now so you can't bring your old pint glass and tokens and take the tour anymore.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
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 -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of rgoodson18
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KLReed
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome brewery tour.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of shortysnyds
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
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 +21.7%
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 +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Peepskp
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.78/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BeerMe8
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of KELDADDIO
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Zlatan
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of JJH1018
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

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Lakefront Brewery, Inc. in Milwaukee, WI
3.64 out of 5 based on 10,383 ratings.
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