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Pabst Theater

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Address: 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone Number: 414-286-3663
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Beautiful theater and great performances

I have seen three concerts at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee; I come in from Minneapolis, that's how much I love this theater. Almost all the seats provide a good vantage points... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have seen three concerts at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee; I come in from Minneapolis, that's how much I love this theater. Almost all the seats provide a good vantage points, there are some seats on the sides that are not ideal. The seats are snug, no question, but that's not a deal breaker for me. I have had... More 

Thank travelingfool2006
Muskego, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to experience a show except for one thing. The seats are definitely not built for 2016 sized Americans. Calling then snug would be charitable and I am 5'11" 210 lbs, not a large man.

Thank Ken M
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Pabst for two Jim Gaffigan shows. We sat in the first balcony and then in the 3rd balcony. Both were good seats. Not to much to see, but you could hear everything and the seat backs are cool on the 3rd level. The bathrooms were ok and had a long line. Don't expect new, expect... More 

Thank Becky A
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pabst Theater is nice and cozy, the seats and aisles are small and not accommodating for bigger/larger people. We saw Jim Gaffigan, he was hilarious, without having to use vulgarity..very refreshing.

Thank David A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We always enjoy catching major comedians and musical acts here. Our latest visit was for Guster --- great show --- they pulled all the seats over the orchestra pit so that people could dance to the show. Actually - for Guster shows, no one uses their seats much. Fun!

Thank rollngstone
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went to see Gordon Lightfoot on Wed., 11/4. The acoustics of this theater are amazing!!! At almost 77, Gordon Lightfoot still puts on a GREAT show!!! We really enjoyed it a lot!! This was my first time to the Pabst theater and I was in awe!! It is so beautiful!!! I will have to see more concerts here!! What a... More 

Thank Karen H
Fontana, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Awesome. Every word, every note, every expression....just like the lads from Liverpool. A totally enjoyable concert. These guys rock. We loved it.

Thank berford1
Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Saw Melissa Etheridge at the Pabst Theatre. Was my first visit and I would love to go back for another play/concert. On the lines of downtown Chicago theatres but smaller and way less hassle to park. Beautiful inside, old world class.

Thank 12christine21
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were there for the Arlo Guthrie concert. We were treated to a set from his daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie as well. The acoustics in this building are awesome! You could see and hear from any seat in the house. The in,y downside was it was not well lit as we went to our seats, and without a railing to... More 

Thank Patti501
Estero, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very nice, almost intimate venue. However, with three tiers of seating, and opening the doors just a half hour before performance made getting up the stairs and past volunteers who were directing people to the right entrance ,...well,...a challenge. Once in the acoustics were superb

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