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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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Live Concert in Style

Anyone attending an event at the Pabst Theater is aware that the theater building itself is part of the experience. It's a great example of art deco richness and simplicity. Of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone attending an event at the Pabst Theater is aware that the theater building itself is part of the experience. It's a great example of art deco richness and simplicity. Of course, the concert was also good.

Thank EarthRider
Cudahy, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Classicly beautiful theater that is well maintained. Prices for beverages and coat check are reasonable.

Thank klp31573
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Pabst Theater is a Milwaukee gem. The space is gorgeous, with original features like the giant sparkling chandelier. They book a great range of performers. This week I saw Josh Ritter, and you could hear every word whether it was a rocking song with the band, or the song he played and sang completely unplugged and without a microphone.

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Lot of history in this place. I was shocked at the size of it. It is enormous. The seats were very comfortable too. Drinks were moderately priced. The will call ticket window is in the back inside the Milwaukee Center building. We stayed at the Intercontinental so it was super convenient to not even have to go outside to enter... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This building is really nice and historical. We saw dave Chappelle show and the seating was comfortable. the higher you go, the steeper the seats are and feel. No pictures allowed.

Thank Lovetoexplore08
Winfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This was our FIRST concert at Pabst Theater but I guarantee it was NOT the last. We loved this venue. It is just the right size. We had general admission tickets. The main floor seats fill up but if you are there early, you get a wristband that guarantees you a spot on the main floor. We were able to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I've been volunteering here for a few months, and each time I do I am reminded of how beautiful the place is. A variety of performers come through (I've mainly volunteered for the comedians), so there's always something for someone. It's amazing. So much history too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic place! We sat on the floor level but I don't think it would matter. I heard other people in the crowd say they had great seats and they were sitting in the balcony. It's a beautiful theatre and an experience I'm glad we had!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I've been here for many shows, most recently the a week ago for the Milwaukee Ballet's production of Dorian Gray. It was a terrifically intimate place for the Ballet, and I never mind giving up my regular seats at the Marcus for the 1 or 2 performances they do at the Pabst now. But this isn't why I love the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

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 

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