To really experience Old World Charm and Hospitality at its finest, you need to take a beer history tour at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. No reservations are needed. Be transported back in time and then taken on a journey through the tale of Pabst brands and the City of Milwaukee with 60's retro beer commercials. Join us for the only Beer History Tour in Milwaukee for $8 (military $6).

Re-live the rich story of the Best & Pabst families over a cold pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz or a Sprecher root beer in ornate Blue Ribbon Hall. Then visit the office of Captain Pabst and the beautiful 1880 corporate headquarters. Walk through the old infirmary (small hospital) being transformed into a Prohibition Era "Speakeasy". Finish the tour in the original Guest Center (Sternewirt), where tours started and ended.

After the tour, visit our Vintage Gift Shop where t-shirts and articles recovered from the brewery closing are available for purchase along with various other Pabst and beer related memorabilia & souvenirs.

We can also host group tours that can include meals and/or entertainment. If you are planning on bringing in a group please, fill out this form or call 414-779-1663 so we can best accommodate your needs.

"In a city like Milwaukee where the history of brewing is evident on every street corner, you won't find a better place to celebrate that heritage than the Best Place. My wife arranged a tour for my 30th birthday and it did not disappoint. The tour provided information from the early days of the brewery to the story behind its present day ownership. The nooks and crannies of the building provide ample space to sit and chat with friends even at the bar's busiest."
...Jeremy L. - Milwaukee, WI.

"Best part of the Weekend! This place is truly a hidden treasure. The gift shop is overwhelming and the tour so worth the low $8 price. With that $8 you get a history lesson, a tour of part of the former offices and a free beer. The tour was run by the owner, who was so knowledgeable it blew my mind. We were so impressed by the place and the service we spent the day there talking to newcomers and the staff."
...Jenn - St. Charles, IL.

"If you ever had an interest in history, and want to hear a great story of preservation. Go to Best Place in Milwaukee. Not only can you have a few beers during the tour, you learn and get entertained.."
...Zach J. - Scandia, MN.

**All ages tour. Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian to sample beer.

Tour Days & Times

Mon., Wed. & Thurs. 1 & 3pm

Fri., Sat. & Sun. 11am, 12 & 1pm

Group Tours are available year round, 7 days a week.

Tours on Time, no matter the weather!

Tour Reviews

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  • Angie O.

    This is an amazing piece of Milwaukee history! I have been to a few events here, and the atmosphere is so cool - it's historic MKE but hip and fun all more


There is two-hour metered street parking in front of our buildings on Juneau Ave.. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $1 per hour. Street parking is free all day Sundays.

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