On December 2nd, 1987, brothers Russ and Jim Klisch opened Lakefront Brewery and sold their first batch of Riverwest Stein amber lager to a neighborhood tavern in Milwaukee. We have grown to brew 46,848 barrels of beer in 2017 and have received awards in most every renowned beer competition. Our products are now distributed to 30+ states, Canada, Ukraine, South Korea, Lithuania and China. Lakefront Brewery was the first certified organic brewery in America, the first brewery to produce a government-approved, gluten-free beer and the first indigenous beer using all Wisconsin grown ingredients. We currently produce 30+ year-round and seasonal beers including our unique, one-off My Turn Series which gives each of our full time employees a chance to choose a style we've never brewed.
At Lakefront Brewery Beer Hall, we pride ourselves in homemade recipes that use the finest ingredients from local entrepreneurs to offer you a genuine taste and experience of Milwaukee. We took over ownership of the restaurant in the Winter of 2013. Our daily menu, featuring our award-winning cheese curds, is served every day through counter-service. No reservation needed, first come, first served seating. On Fridays the kitchen closes at 3 p.m. and opens back up at 4 p.m. for our famous Fish Fry that seats until 9 p.m. and is a full service restaurant. Limited reservations available on Fridays.