Events at Best Place

 

Sep. 13, 2017 - Sep. 13, 2018

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    Best Place "Name the Venue" Contest

    Aug 19 -

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    best place pabst milwaukee events shield logoIn 1943, Pabst Brewery held a contest open to all the employees to name the Pabst Guest Center. With his entry of "Blue Ribbon Hall", Joseph Heinzelmann won the First Prize of $50 and was honored at a ceremony which included Milwaukee Mayor Frank Zeidler and Fred Pabst, Chairman of the Board.

     

    Inspired by that history, we are holding a contest open to the public to name our new hall. Recently used as the Best Place gift shop, the hall originally served as the reception/waiting room for the Pabst Brewery. Built in 1934, this room was part of a group of buildings collectively known as the Sternewirt, a German term for a brewery's hospitality center.

     

    The winning entry will become the permanent name of the hall and part of an iconic landmark and receive $50, as Joseph Heinzelmann did in 1943. The winner will also receive a free rental of the newly-named hall (subject to availability).

     

    The winner will be determined by a panel of judges from Best Place and may include select guests. In the event of a tie, the winning entry will be randomly selected. Limit one entry per contestant. Winner does not have to be present to win. Employees of Best Place and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings, or children) and/or households are ineligible to participate or win.

     

    Please submit your entry via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include your suggested “venue name” in the Subject line and your name, address, & phone number in the e-mail Body. Entries can be submitted through September 25, 2017. The winner will be contacted on September 28, 2017.

     

    We look forward to your submissions! Prost!

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    Milwaukee Beer Society: Brewery Spotlight - O'so Brewing

    Sep 13 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    • Great Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events milwaukee beer society oso brewing companyOn September 13th we welcome back Sarah with O’so Brewing. O’so started in 2007 in Plover, WI as an addition to Point Brew Supply homebrew shop. O’so saw rapid growth and a few years later they moved to a much larger 12,000 sq ft space at Village Park in Plover, where they are now.

     

    In 2013, O’so was declared as the 2nd fastest growing brewery in the state. In 2015, O’so won its first Great American Beer Festival Award for The Big O, an American-Style Wheat Beer. O’so has continued to grow and is planning to move into an even larger 35,000 sq ft space in Stevens Point in the next couple years. Be sure to come out and taste some of the beers that have propelled O’so Brewing into one of the state’s favorite breweries.

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    Shakespeare Raw: Henry V

    Sep 13 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events shakespeare raw henry V“Men of few words are the best men." Yeesh, no one tell that to Hal in act 4.

    Yes folks, The Boozy Bard is at it again, this time taking on Shakespeare's tale of bravery and brotherhood, "Henry V"; and we're doing it in our own fashion that we call "Shakespeare Raw".

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    Fun Beer Tours Milwaukee: All Things Pabst Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt

    Sep 16 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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    • Great Hall
    • Blue Ribbon Hall
    • Guest Center
    • Captain's Courtyard
    • King's Courtyard

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    best place pabst milwaukee events fun beer toursSponsored by Fun Beer Tours Milwaukee, partake in a spirited team pub-crawl within the complex as you experience the great new places of the iconic & historical former Pabst Brewery. Learn about the fascinating history of Pabst and play trivia & fun games in the process.

     

    Explore the amazing transformation of these historic buildings with teams of 2-6 people, depart in timed increments. Each team gets a scorecard with a packet of clues to figure out where to go, what to do, where to stop. $15 per person participation fee, beverages/food available for purchase. Each participant gets a FBTM logo pint glass, prizes for winning teams & other door prizes. This is a rain or shine event, participants must be 21+ years old

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    Yoga for a Cause

    Sep 17 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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    • Great Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events fitness together yoga ms societyJoin instructor Tony Becker from Fitness Together (Wauwatosa) for "Yoga for a Cause" with donations benefiting the American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts in Texas & Florida on Sunday, September 17 at 10am in The Great Hall.

     

    The class is FREE but donations are accepted! Also, we will be allowing dogs again since the first puppy yoga was a HUGE success! Bring your pup if they are well behaved! Lastly, FREE mimosas will be served following the class for all participants! Come join us, practice some yoga, and enjoy a drink with some friends and family! To sign up call 414-763-6136 and ask for Tony.

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    Milwaukee Beer Society: Oktoberfest Beers

    Sep 20 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events milwaukee beer society oktoberfestOktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival. It begins on September 16 when the Mayor of Munich taps the first keg and lasts until October 3. For Milwaukee Beer Society, it will be celebrated on September 20 when we sample a large number of Oktoberfest-style beers from both Germany and the US.

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    The Great Apple Urban Barn Dance

    Sep 21 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    • Great Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events outpost natural urban barn danceHosted by Outpost Natural Foods Co-op help us bring a little bit of country to the big city! We’re gearing up for a night of great music, dancing, food, drink and all things APPLE! Join us at our Great Apple Urban Barn Dance!

     

    100% of all proceeds raised (after fees and taxes) will be donated to Outpost’s 2017 Community Partner Organizations. So have some vittles, kick up your boots, and sip some ciders knowing that you’re helping out the Milwaukee community. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-apple-urban-barn-dance-tickets-36664905720

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    Doors Open Milwaukee 2017

    Sep 23 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Location:
    • Great Hall
    • Blue Ribbon Hall
    • Guest Center
    • Captain's Courtyard
    • King's Courtyard

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    Doors Open Milwaukee Explore Milwaukee during the 7th annual Doors Open Milwaukee, set for September 23 & 24. This years Doors Open will feature: access to over 150 buildings, dozens of expert led tours, kids activity book/passport by Adam Carr, Author of Explore MKE, Water Passport sponsored by Fund for Lake Michigan, eatured buildings in Layton Boulevard West and Lindsay Heights...and more!


    At Best Place visitors will get to go behind the scenes and view the newly refurbished areas within the Pabst complex. Tours will view the new Gift Shop in what was historically the HR Department for Pabst, the Philip Best Board Room above Captain Pabst’s office & a grand sculpture of Frederick Pabst by famous Italian artist Gaetano Trentanove. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see a sneak peek of future renovation plans on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

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    Doors Open Milwaukee 2017

    Sep 24 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:
    • Great Hall
    • Blue Ribbon Hall
    • Guest Center
    • Captain's Courtyard
    • King's Courtyard

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    Doors Open Milwaukee Explore Milwaukee during the 7th annual Doors Open Milwaukee, set for September 23 & 24. This years Doors Open will feature: access to over 150 buildings, dozens of expert led tours, kids activity book/passport by Adam Carr, Author of Explore MKE, Water Passport sponsored by Fund for Lake Michigan, eatured buildings in Layton Boulevard West and Lindsay Heights...and more!


    At Best Place visitors will get to go behind the scenes and view the newly refurbished areas within the Pabst complex. Tours will view the new Gift Shop in what was historically the HR Department for Pabst, the Philip Best Board Room above Captain Pabst’s office & a grand sculpture of Frederick Pabst by famous Italian artist Gaetano Trentanove. Visitors will also have the opportunity to see a sneak peek of future renovation plans on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

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    Milwaukee Beer Society: Liz's Beer Society

    Sep 27 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events milwaukee beer society lizs nightOn Wednesday, September 27th, we’ll continue our series of tastings in which we honor some of Milwaukee Beer Society’s regular members by letting them host their own theme/meeting with beers of their choosing. Liz is in control of our second installment in this series and she has chosen to taste beers that give back to their community and/or donate profits to charity.

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    Cream City Swing: Joe Smith & the Spicy Pickles

    Sep 28 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events cream city swing joe smith spicy picklesCCSwing is excited to welcome Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles (all the way from Denver) back to Milwaukee!! You may remember them from our last night at the Down and Over Pub 3 years ago when they kept us dancing until way past all of our bedtimes.

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    Shakespeare Raw: Macbeth

    Oct 9 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events shakespeare raw macbeth“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece." Were these words ever truer than when we have our way? It's back folks, Boozy Bard's signature piece and our season finale "Macbeth". And of course we will do it the way we always do, "Shakespeare Raw".

     

    The location? Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. Yeah, the one that looks like a castle. We're doing a play about kings killing each other in an CASTLE!!! A castle with plenty of on-street parking. Cost is $10 at the door or $5 if you're in a Halloween costume. Hey! Another excuse to dress as a sexy nurse, or a sexy vampire, or sexy Friedrich Nietzsche, whatever your kick is; either way you'll have an extra 5 bucks to spend at the bar.

     

    And now that all the necessaries have been stated, "I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell."

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    Shakespeare Raw: Macbeth

    Oct 10 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events shakespeare raw macbeth“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece." Were these words ever truer than when we have our way? It's back folks, Boozy Bard's signature piece and our season finale "Macbeth". And of course we will do it the way we always do, "Shakespeare Raw".

     

    The location? Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. Yeah, the one that looks like a castle. We're doing a play about kings killing each other in an CASTLE!!! A castle with plenty of on-street parking. Cost is $10 at the door or $5 if you're in a Halloween costume. Hey! Another excuse to dress as a sexy nurse, or a sexy vampire, or sexy Friedrich Nietzsche, whatever your kick is; either way you'll have an extra 5 bucks to spend at the bar.

     

    And now that all the necessaries have been stated, "I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell."

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    Citizen Action 9th Annual Brew Fest

    Oct 11 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events citizen action of wisconsin brew festPlease join us for a tasty evening of social camaraderie and a festive selection of union and local sourced beers. Any contribution of $50 or more gets you a Citizen Action of Wisconsin pint glass (or $25 or more if you're already a co-op member!)

     

    SILENT AUCTION
    --Brewery gifts
    --Specialty Items
    --Restaurant & bar gift cards

     

    Organizational sponsorships welcome! Organizational sponsors so far include: Brew City Brand, Great Lakes Distillery, Stone Creek Coffee, the Tonic Tavern, Coast In Bikes, Milwaukee Brewing Company

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    Shakespeare Raw: Macbeth

    Oct 11 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events shakespeare raw macbeth“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece." Were these words ever truer than when we have our way? It's back folks, Boozy Bard's signature piece and our season finale "Macbeth". And of course we will do it the way we always do, "Shakespeare Raw".

     

    The location? Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. Yeah, the one that looks like a castle. We're doing a play about kings killing each other in an CASTLE!!! A castle with plenty of on-street parking. Cost is $10 at the door or $5 if you're in a Halloween costume. Hey! Another excuse to dress as a sexy nurse, or a sexy vampire, or sexy Friedrich Nietzsche, whatever your kick is; either way you'll have an extra 5 bucks to spend at the bar.

     

    And now that all the necessaries have been stated, "I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven or to hell."

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    Yoga for a Cause

    Oct 29 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Location:
    • Great Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events fitness together yoga ms societyJoin instructor Tony Becker from Fitness Together (Wauwatosa) for "Yoga for a Cause" with donations benefiting ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis on Sunday, October 29 at 10am in The Great Hall. Come join us, practice some yoga, and enjoy a drink with some friends and family! To sign up call 414-763-6136 and ask for Tony.

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    Disrupt Milwaukee

    Nov 9 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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    • Great Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events distupt mkeJOIN the REBELLION. DISRUPT is a movement designed to ENERGIZE, INSPIRE and CHALLENGE executives, business leaders, community change agents and professionals in the field of Human Resources. Basically everyone and anyone who WORKS. Our mission is to move the dialog forward and empower you to take ACTION to CHANGE the world of work.

     

    DISRUPT is a night of thought-provoking talks from experts and professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward. Each speaker has 5 minutes, 20 slides rotating at 15 seconds each to blow your mind! Part entertainment, part education a movement that will really move you to action. Click here for tickets.

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    Yoga for a Cause

    Nov 19 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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    • Great Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events fitness together yoga ms societyJoin instructor Tony Becker from Fitness Together (Wauwatosa) for "Yoga for a Cause" with donations benefiting the MS Society on Sunday, November 19 at 10am in The Great Hall. Come join us, practice some yoga, and enjoy a drink with some friends and family! To sign up call 414-763-6136 and ask for Tony.

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    Yoga for a Cause

    Dec 17 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Location:
    • Great Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events fitness together yoga ms societyJoin instructor Tony Becker from Fitness Together (Wauwatosa) for "Yoga for a Cause" with donations benefiting the MS Society on Sunday, December 17 at 10am in The Great Hall. Come join us, practice some yoga, and enjoy a drink with some friends and family! To sign up call 414-763-6136 and ask for Tony.

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    Schmutziges Deutsche Kabarett

    Dec 30 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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    • Blue Ribbon Hall

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    best place pabst milwaukee events Schmutziges Deutsche Kabarett 1367A fast paced romp of a Weimar Cabaret! Get swepped away for a bit to late 1920's Germany! What would the experiece be if you stepped into the Kit Kat Klub from the musical Cabaret?! Nominated for multiple Los Angeles Weekly Awards! Singing! Dancing! Big, funny jokes! New cast! 6 singing and dancing girls!

     

    Details to follow, check out a review of their last performance.

    "Playfully Energetic Kabarett" - By: Russ Bickerstaff

    The Small Stage: August 22, 2017

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