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“Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pabst Theater

Pabst Theater
144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208 (Downtown)
414-286-3663
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Ranked #13 of 239 things to do in Milwaukee
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

What an amazing place to catch a show! The facility is breath taking! I look forward to the Christmas Carol there every year. I love this place!

Visited March 2012
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Whether you're there for a show whatever, the Pabst Theater is not one to be missed. Old school charm! Also, you can take a tour of the theater after hours and see back stage - check it out!

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Rockford, Illinois
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“Lots of character, not a lot of comfort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Pabst is a fun place to visit and a historic landmark in Milwaukee, which everyone should visit at least once. However, as a historic landmark, it shows its age. The seats and carpets are worn, the stairs and upper seating areas are steep and and almost inaccessible for anyone with any degree of disability or injury. If you are afraid of heights, do not get balcony tickets, since the view is almost straight down. I'm not sure how the servers manage to carry their drink trays up the stairs and back down to the seats in the dark! Last time we were there, there was one bartender at the upstairs bar and hundreds of people in line. I appreciate the beauty and history of the venue, but this is definitely not my first choice for where to see a show.

Visited December 2011
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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“Not a bad seat in the house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My son & I saw Dennis DeYoung at the Pabst. It is a small theater not a bad seat in the house & very historic. Ticket prices were very reasonable.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Great place to see concerts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We have always enjoyed concerts at this theater. It is beautiful and a more intimate Theater than some.

Visited February 2012
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