Doors Open 2021 will take place September 25 and 26, offering in person tours. Virtual events and online tours will be available to view Sept 25-Oct 3.

Great Lakes Distillery

Founded in 2004, Great Lakes Distillery is the first distillery in Wisconsin since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933.

Great Lakes Distillery moved to its current location in 2008 after spending its first four years in the Riverwest neighborhood. Built in 1960, the building was originally home to Hypneumat, Inc., and became part of the buildings belonging to the Pfister & Vogel Tannery. On Saturday, there will be 30 minute guided tours at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 pm, and on Sunday, 30 minute guided tours are at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 pm. A guided tasting flight follows these tours for those who are interested, and costs $12 per person. Informal tours of the distillery’s production floor are available throughout both days from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

616 W Virginia St

Saturday Hours
1 pm - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
1 pm - 5 pm

Photography, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible
1st floor only

Passport Site


Photo Tour