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Pabst Theater

144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 (Downtown)
414-286-3663
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Ranked #8 of 90 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I was actually at the Riverside Theater connected to the Pabst Theater. I have been to 4 - 3 day runs at the Riverside, with the 5th coming up this fall. The venue is awesome! The staff is great! Nothing to say except great things about this venue. I come all the way from Colorado because this venue is so... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

So beautiful you should walk in just to check out the place. Grand and worth a stop. Centrally located in Downtown Milwaukee. Great for architecture buffs.

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went to see a comedian at the Pabst. We were on the floor and pretty far back. I was very happy with the two gigantic screens which made you feel like you were in the 5th row, and after 15 minutes I did not even think of where our seats were! Really not a bad seat in the house!

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Tinley Park, IL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We're from Chicago and have decided that we will skip the Chicago theaters and just drive up to Milwaukee for concerts from now on. Both the Pabst and Riverside are some of the best venues I've ever been in for concerts. These make the Chicago theaters look (and sound) like dumps.

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Was here for the Sarah McLachlan concert. Beautiful place with friendly staff, not a bad seat in the house....I will return!

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Chicago
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1,037 reviews 1,037 reviews
210 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

From Wikipedia: The Pabst Theater is an indoor concert venue and landmark of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. Colloquially known as "the Pabst"; the theater hosts about 100 events per year. Built in 1895, it is the fourth-oldest continuously operating theater in the United States. The Pabst has undergone several renovations, the first of which was in 1928. In 1976, after a... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

One of those ancient restored theaters with great acoustics. I've seen concerts as well as plays, and everything was great. Beverages were available to take into the theater itself.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Checking out this venue was on my bucket list, so I was really happy to hear about a concert of interest scheduled at the Pabst the night I arrived in Milwaukee for the Beer Lover's Festival. Richard Thompson trio did NOT disappoint! And what a beautiful theater! Didn't realize when I booked my hotel but an added perk was the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Gorgeous, 4th oldest operating theater in the United States (most recently saw Jerry Seinfield performance) with superb acoustics, comfortable seating, and excellent views of the stage. Drinks are sold throughout performances, and sadly, you can bring your drink in with you in order to annoy others with your slurping and ice clinking. Parking available around the corner (see website).

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Rolling Meadows
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Theatre is small compared to Chicago concert halls. I am a Chicagoan but always go to this theatre for most concerts. Parking much easier and less expensive. $5.00 compared to outrageous Chicago prices. Plenty of restaurants nearby.

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