The makers of one of the top-rated craft beers in America is also famous for offering lively, fun, bad-joke-filled guided brewery tours and tasting sessions. Despite its name, Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery sits along the Milwaukee River in the Brewer’s Hill neighborhood. On-site at the brewery is a tasting room, that is actually a massive German-style beer hall that serves a full menu of local and German dishes alongside frosty pints of Lakefront beers. Try a Beer Hall Wheat or Belgian-style White with a plate of sausages and soft pretzels. Or if you prefer more hops, try the IPA, which gets its citrusy flavor from Cascade and Chinook hops.
Brewery tours are offered daily, though on weekdays visitors can’t go through the entire brewery while it’s in production. Tours cost $10/person and include four beer samples, a souvenir pint glass and a coupon for a pint of Lakefront beer elsewhere.