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Pabst Theater

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Address: 144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
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A nice old theater

Beautiful old school theater located in the Milwaukee Center in the heart of Milwaukee with plenty of parking below the building. You can access parking from either Kilbourn or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
StevefromDG
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old school theater located in the Milwaukee Center in the heart of Milwaukee with plenty of parking below the building. You can access parking from either Kilbourn or Water streets. You can buy tickets online for shows as well as for dinner or lunch. We saw an evening show but we were not able to make reservations for dinner... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible venue and comedian, best night ever! Opener was awesome too. Will get tickets every year he comes! Parking is only issue but the weather wasnt too bad and I needed the walk!

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Thank Elizabeth I
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure to experience the Pabst Theater this past NYE. Jim Gaffigan's New Years Eve show was excellent. But this is rally about he Pabst. Awesome theater! Small in size makes it intimate and personal. Not a bad seat in the house. For such an old theater it is in such great shape. We arrived early. Box office /... More 

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jim Gaffigan has been coming to the Pabst Theater for the past 10 years to perform over New Year's Eve weekend. His wife is from Milwaukee, and her brother manages the River West Food Bank in town, so part of his profits are designated for that organization. This year, he also brought his 5 children onto the stage to perform... More 

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Toluca, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't been to the Pabst since the 1980's, so we came to see the "Christmas Carol" production, which was first rate. The Pabst has been beautifully maintained with a large lobby, several restrooms, and a modern parking lot, although I parked on the street in front for free. The interior is splendid with numerous composers (Beethoven, Wagner) and writers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just visited to see A Christmas Carol on Saturday. What an amazing new double turntable set! Iv'e been here before years ago to see the same, however, the changes the director Mark Clements has made to encourage interaction yet invoke the Christmas spirit that comes with this story, is such a success! Enjoyed a "girls day out" with my step... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Have attended many shows here over the years including the Christmas Carol last weekend. Beautiful old building with so much character. Look for the upside down spindle in the big staircase. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. My favorite is the mezzanine but the balcony is good and often a bargain. Lots of good restaurants... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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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