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. Adults $8 (military $6), children 12 & under, free. Best Place is open year-round for tours.
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) which was 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.
Tour Days and Times:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday - 1 & 3pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 11am, 12 & 1pm
May 14, 2017 - On Mother's Day, beer history tours are free for all mom's if accompanied by their child. Tour times: 11am, 12 & 1pm.
June 18, 2017 - On Father's Day, beer history tours are free for all dad's if accompanied by their child. Tour times: 11am, 12 & 1pm.
Group Tours - Come See What's Brewing Again!
Join us for the only Beer History Tour in Milwaukee. We also host group tours, 7 days a week, any age or any size. Discover the stories behind the Pabst Brewery. Come experience historic architecture along with the rich history of the Best & Pabst families over a cold pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Learn about the past & growth of one of the largest breweries in the world. We look forward to creating a special tour experience for your group. For more information, please fill out the form below or call 414-779-1663 so we can best accommodate your needs.
All tours are handicap accessible, dining packages are also available. Don't forget to visit our Vintage Gift Shop. Best Place Lives Up to It's Name, One Pint at a Time. Cool Place .... Cold Beer.
Pabst & Pabst Tour
Make it a Pabst history day! Tour Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery and the Pabst Mansion for one low price. The Pabst Mansion, on the National Registry of Historic Homes, is 20,000 square feet of elaborately handcrafted woodwork, original wall coverings and furnishings, leaded glass, important 19th century art work and a great docent led story. The Pabst & Pabst Tour will be a lasting memory for your groups. The cost is $14.00 each for 15 or more persons.
"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.