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Pabst Theater

144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 (Downtown)
414-286-3663
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Ranked #8 of 88 attractions in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Hartland, Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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1,000 reviews 1,000 reviews
182 attraction reviews
431 helpful votes 431 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great sound for a concert. Our seats were far in the back and we still had a good view. I would go again.

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chicago
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Saw Colin and Brad there last night. Quite the place. We were in the upper balcony and could see just fine, The sound could have been a little louder, but, not bad at all. Seats are a little snug and the floors lean (no I was not drunk). Very limited restrooms and exiting the show took a while. Beautiful place... More

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