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Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

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Best Place, located at the heart of the former Pabst Brewery, celebrates the history of Pabst with historic Blue Ribbon Hall, The Great Hall, & the Captain's Corner, all which can be rented for events. Beer History Tours along with a Gift Shop...more
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901 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1428
+1 414-630-1609
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About a block away from the old Pabst Brewery complex is a curious castle-like series of buildings that was THE brewery in the 1840s. Now, it's a gift shop, tap room, meeting rooms and starting point for historic Past tours. We didn't have time for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank douglasl739
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in by chance on our way to the Bucks game. Wasn't sure what we were walking into but it was a pleasant surprise. Inside the renovated church, we found a old style tap room. Picnic style tables line the floor with a stage for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SpikeInGB
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

I was bored. Not going to lie. Wandered down to the best place and am so glad I did. Very chill, personalized tour. Small group on a Tuesday night! Our guide was so relatable and you can tell they really care about Pabst and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 843candicek
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Grab your thirst and love of PBR! This tour exceeded all my expectations and gave me all facts of the historic brewery I never knew. The gift shop is chock full of unique things and of course you get to drink. If you get Scott...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scnate87
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful afternoon treat! Our group relaxed with a beverage of choice while absorbing the intriguing history of Best/Pabst beer. Filled with facts and anecdotes, this tour is sure to please historians and beer drinkers alike.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 100YearPlan
Reviewed November 23, 2018

we visited there during Door Open event, you have to join the tour in order to visit the different room of the place, but actually not much to see or visit, but there is tiny museum/exhibit in the upper level, show all the old things...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ELKW
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

If you have any interest in the Milwaukee brewing story and legacy, I highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. A must stop in MKE.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SusanTN20
Reviewed November 9, 2018

As the website says, this is not a brewery tour; the brewery has not been operational for many years. The tour was about the history of the Pabst brewery. Our tour guide was full of information and very passionate about his job and sharing the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 580dianer
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Took the tour last weekend. It is more of a history lesson of beer in MKE...not a tour looking at tanks and piping.....which I thought was great. You walk through some of the old Pabst buildings while sipping PBR of course. You learn the history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kyrder
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Most breweries tell you how they make beer--that is simple enough. This tour gives you the history of beer in America, takes you through the old brewery and gives you free beer on the tour. Scot was a great tour guide. Try the Endiker (sp)...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 15, 2017|
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Response from Bob_Van_West | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer. They do not provide wheelchairs.
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Response from llwid | Reviewed this property |
$8 for $13 and up, $6 for kids. Check out their website for your times.