Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsHistoric Sites
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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GeorgSa
Detroit, MI806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This place is really nice alternative to classic brewery visit. You get a 30min introduction about rise and fall of the historic best / pabst location. Along with a beer included in tour price and very interesting and lively presentation time flies by in a second. Place is under renovation. Our friends were very happy also! Shop offer small utensils like coasters or beer glasses.
Written February 9, 2020
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Diane L
Chicago, IL173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
Great tour. The guide was spectacular and loads of history and a free beer sample included in price. Tour lasts an hour, $10-12 admission fee on the hour. Check times may vary each day. Fun gift shop to browse. Loads of history to learn!! Minimal walking, some stairs.
Written November 7, 2021
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA11,200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
For $14, visit and relive a piece of American beer history, which also includes a nice cool smooth pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon. The first 20 minutes of the 1 hour tour takes you inside the main beer hall, where you're treating to one of the more interesting Power point presentations ever, with a very enthusiastic tour guide, also drinking PBR with you, whom gives a fun and informative walk down memory lane about all history and details of Pabst. Pay attention, answer a quiz question correctly, and you can win an additional pint of PBR. You'll walk through some hallways, stairwells, see the main ballroom and the original office of the founder Jacob Best and ultimately Captain Pabst. It's a fun historical tour for beer lovers and history nerds like myself. Not so much fun if you're not a beer drinker.
Written November 21, 2023
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rkar323
Minneapolis, MN16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
If you’re looking for a tour of a brewery, this is not it. The Best Place is located at the former Pabst brewery and it is no longer in use. The tour was consisted of sitting in one room and listening to the guide. They do take you to another location, but it’s just an event space with more talking. 1 free drink but choices were limited. The gift shop was the best part.
Written June 24, 2022
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Betsy
Yellow Springs, OH4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This was a really nice day tour to experience if you are from out of town and enjoy a cold PBR on tap. The gift shop has everything you could possibly imagine for the PBR lover, the outside seating, the coffee shop, and the courtyard were lovely to enjoy a beverage before/after the tour. Beer is really reasonably priced. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour itself is mostly informational, you only see a few different spots in the building. Overall, highly recommend the tour and/or visiting for a beer or two!
Written July 6, 2021
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Pknski
Chicago, IL49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
One of the best brewery tours I've been on. It's not a traditional tour in which you get the "this is how barley and yeast and malt and water come together." This tells you about the history of beer in Milwaukee and how Pabst Brewery fits in. The tour encompasses several of the many buildings (as there are still renovations going on), and gives you a sense of what it was like back in the day. What I specifically appreciated was Scott's (longtime friend of the current owner) sharing of the more recent history of the place, especially how his friend bought and began renovations of the complex. I specifically appreciated his opinions of various events, a departure from the often sanitized versions so often given. I don't have to agree, but I appreciate the point of view of a person who was there (nb: I did agree).

Pair this tour with the Pabst Mansion to get a solid understanding of the role and importance of this family and company to the city of Milwaukee and beyond.
Written July 17, 2022
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Roberta M
Waldwick, NJ101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I visited the Pabst place because PBR was my dad’s favorite beer. We really enjoyed walking around the old building and listening to the stories about Pabst history. This was not a tour about how beer is made, but rather the history of the company.
It was fine though, because we had a complimentary cold beer and listened to great stories!!
Written August 13, 2021
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Bruce Grazier
Scottsville, VA389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This was one of the best brewery tours we have visited. $24.00 for two tickets, that includes one complimentary beer per ticket. The tour lasts about an hour and it was presented in a very entertaining, but informative way. Won't be a spoiler here, but we learned a lot about PBR and we now have a new perspective of it. All the staff we encountered were very professional and friendly. There was also live music until 900PM. Loved the tour!
Written July 21, 2021
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Amanda D
St. Petersburg, FL106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
This place changed how I think about brew tours. The guide is blunt about explaining how beer is made. He says you can Google it if you want to know. Instead, the tour focuses on the history of PBR and the people employed there.

The location is beautiful and the stories are engaging.
Written August 4, 2021
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Debbie A
103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Pabst hasn’t brewed beer in it’s original buildings in Milwaukee since December 1996. So, this tour isn’t the usual “here is how beer is made” tour. It is a history lesson on the brewery, it’s founders and beer making in Milwaukee. You get a friendly greeting and a beer when you arrive and it’s pretty fun to drink your beer as you are taking the tour.

You only tour a few rooms of the old brewery. It’s the 30 minute introductory film and tour guide stories that make this tour so interesting. Our tour guide, Scott, knew some of the prior owners and his story telling will have you paying rapt attention. He has the perfect personality to engage you in what he is saying. There are a lot of stories and a lot of history. Time will fly by. An you will have enjoyed every minute of it.

We loved this tour. And we bought a few souvenirs in the well stocked gift shop to remind us of our visit.
Written October 25, 2020
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