Great Lakes Distillery Tours
Tour space is limited, buying your tour ticket online is strongly encouraged to guarantee a spot.
PUBLIC TOURS can be be booked HERE and are available as follows:
Mondays: No Tours
Fridays: 3:00pm & 5:00pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, & 5:00pm
Sundays: Public Tours at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, & 5:00pm
Located at 616 W. Virginia St in Milwaukee.
Watch the video below for a little virtual taste of what you can expect on our tour...
All tickets are non-refundable.
If you or a member of your group has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or shows symptoms of COVID-19, you may have all or some of your tickets converted into a tour gift certificate. The tour gift certificate allows you to reschedule your tour when the ill members of your group are healthy.
Distillery tours may be rescheduled if notice is given no later than 24 hours in advance via email at tastingroom@
We reserve the right to decline admittance to a tour or dismiss a guest during a tour if that individual appears over intoxicated. No refunds or transfers will be given under these circumstances.
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What does the tour include?
The tour includes an informative discussion on the distillation process and our distillery, as well as a full tasting of our award winning spirits.
How long is the tour?
The tour/tasting is approximately one hour long.
The tour I want to join is sold out online, are there walk-in tickets available?
Yes, we hold 10 tickets per tour that are only available for purchase that day and in-person at our tour desk or bar. Walk-in tickets may not be reserved or held prior to the day of the tour. You may come in and purchase the walk-in tickets for that day anytime after we open our doors at 11am daily.
Are children allowed on the tour?
Yes, anyone under the legal drinking age of 21 is allowed on our tour as long as they are accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Children under the age of 18 are free.
Is the facility handicap accessible?
Yes, however, to join the tour, the guest would have to exit our main entrance and follow the parking lot down to our production floor door. There are two small flights of stairs from our tasting room to our production area. We do not have elevators in our facility.
Can I drink on the tour?
Yes! You can grab a cocktail in our tasting room before, during, and after your tour.
Can I purchase your products when I visit for the tour?
Yes, we have a retail area in our tasting room that carries all of our spirits, as well as t shirts, glassware, etc.
Great Lakes Distillery is located on the edge of Milwaukee's Walkers Point neighborhood and the Menomonee Valley just south of Downtown Milwaukee.
Nearby attractions include...
Milwaukee's Latin Quarter- Centered around 5th and National Ave. and home to many excellent bars and restaurants.
The Harley Davidson Museum- "Exhibits and events that celebrate the people, products, culture, and history which made Harley-Davidson the icon it is today".
The Iron Horse Hotel- A modern luxury boutique hotel catering to business travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike.
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino- Gaming, dining and national acts performing regularly with an attached guest rooms & suites.
Miller Park- Home of the Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee's Third Ward- Entertainment, galleries, shopping and nightlife.
Summerfest- The world's largest music festival!
Brewhouse Inn & Suites- "What could be more Milwaukee than sleeping in a historic brewery where you’re welcomed by the by the stained glass visage of the patron saint of beer brewing?"
DoubleTree Milwaukee Downtown- "Our friendly team is known for exceptional service that you are sure to remember. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown offers a prime central location with proximity to shops, restaurants and attractions."
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown- Transform your visit into a brilliant travel experience when staying at Milwaukee Marriott Downtown. Living up to our name, you'll be right in the heart of East Town, downtown's thriving district brimming with shopping, dining and entertainment.
Great Lakes Cruises- Milwaukee is a port of call for many Lake Michigan cruises offered by Great Lakes Cruises.