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Pabst Theater

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Address: 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone Number: +1 414-286-3663
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Great Venue!!

This is a great old historic theater with a lot of history! My only 2 complaints are the price of drinks and the seating is pretty steep to get to. It is very dark during the show... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Sherri M
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West Allis, Wisconsin
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West Allis, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great old historic theater with a lot of history! My only 2 complaints are the price of drinks and the seating is pretty steep to get to. It is very dark during the show with very minimal lighting on the steps. When you first come into the theater, if you've arrived after the show starts, they do... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great venue to see a music performance. it can be more intimate because of the atmosphere of the Pabst. Closer than the PAC. Herb and Lani and their band sounded great. Drinks before the show are reasonable and the place was clean. Parking is available nearby at a couple locations. If you have a music group that comes to the... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting tour and a true Milwaukee feel. I was impressed with the facts and ability to see so much of the mansion.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Tonight's comedic performance produced many laughs. The theater seats were comfortable. A little more legroom would be nice. Refreshments are sold. Parking is available nearby. Lots of restaurants are nearby. Hotels are nearby.

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Thank AmosRedux
Moline, Illinois
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good concert venue. Nice convention center. It needed accessible restrooms. Parking options not too bad.

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Sussex, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We've visiting the Pabst on a number of occasions and have sat in seats throughout the theater. Every single seat was great, even the seats on the upper level. Our favorite show was A Christmas Carol and have gone to see this play more than a few times over the years. We enjoyed ourselves on every visit.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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.

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

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

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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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