Events at Best Place

 

Mar. 26, 2019 - Mar. 26, 2020

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    Milwaukee Beer Society: Bocks

    Mar 18 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events milwaukee beer society bocksBock beers are lagers. Their appearance is darker and they possess more robust malty flavor than traditional lagers. This beer is bottom fermented and requires extra time in cold storage to smooth out the intense flavors that result from this. Bock beers were traditionally brewed by German monks; they were often consumed during religious festivals and during times of fasting, particularly Lent. That extra cold starage time means that bocks are often started in the fall to be enjoyed in the spring.

     

    There are multiple styles of bock including:
    Traditional
    Maibock or Helles bock - which is a lager brewed to Bock strength
    Doppelbock - a stronger version of the traditional
    Eisbock - where a Doppelbock is partially frozen and ice is removed to concentrate the alcohol content and flavor
    Weizenbock - utilizing wheat instead of barely.

     

    So what’s with the goat? Turns out, Bock beers were first brewed in the Northern German town of Einbeck in the 14th century. As the beer traveled south to Munich around the 17th century, the Bavarians misunderstood their northern brethren and heard “ein bock” translating to billy goat in German. The name and the goat have been around since.

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    Canceled - Haunted State: Investigate Wisconsin Tour

    Mar 14 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location:
    • Great Hall
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events haunted state investigationOn March 13th & 14 plus May 8th & 9th, 2020 join the stars of the Amazon Prime Video Documentary Series Haunted State, starring showrunner & director Michael Brown, Angela Olson (producer) and investigators Anne Benson and Todd Dehring.

     

    Enjoy a paranormal investigation inside one of Milwaukee's most well known landmarks! We are filming a LIVE event. Each session is 90 minutes long and will be filmed as a part of the Investigate Wisconsin Tour and for a new paranormal investigative (currently unnamed) Haunted State franchise related show that features you, the public. The new crossover series, Haunted State: The Public Investigations, will stream on Amazon Prime Video (in a future date, TBD).

     

    – Paranormal investigation sessions start at 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
    – Each guest must be 18 or older at the time of the event.
    – Doors open 15 minutes prior to each session.
    – This exclusive event hosts only 48 participants per session.
    – Video cameras will be filming this for a new television series; filming waiver will be presented & required for each guest. If you don’t want to be included in the filming part, that is ok, but you’ll have to talk to the producers on site – though this filming waiver is still required.

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    Canceled - Haunted State: Investigate Wisconsin Tour

    Mar 13 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location:
    • Great Hall
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events haunted state investigationOn March 13th & 14 plus May 8th & 9th, 2020 join the stars of the Amazon Prime Video Documentary Series Haunted State, starring showrunner & director Michael Brown, Angela Olson (producer) and investigators Anne Benson and Todd Dehring.

     

    Enjoy a paranormal investigation inside one of Milwaukee's most well known landmarks! We are filming a LIVE event. Each session is 90 minutes long and will be filmed as a part of the Investigate Wisconsin Tour and for a new paranormal investigative (currently unnamed) Haunted State franchise related show that features you, the public. The new crossover series, Haunted State: The Public Investigations, will stream on Amazon Prime Video (in a future date, TBD).

     

    – Paranormal investigation sessions start at 7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
    – Each guest must be 18 or older at the time of the event.
    – Doors open 15 minutes prior to each session.
    – This exclusive event hosts only 48 participants per session.
    – Video cameras will be filming this for a new television series; filming waiver will be presented & required for each guest. If you don’t want to be included in the filming part, that is ok, but you’ll have to talk to the producers on site – though this filming waiver is still required.

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    Cream City Swing: MS Fundraiser Dance

    Mar 12 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events ccswing ms fundraiserIt's Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month! As some of you may know, our dear friend behind the bar every week, Scott, rides in the MS Snowmobile Tour to raise funds for the National MS Society, and we want to help reach his goal!. Portions of everyone's entry/lesson fee from tonight will be pooled and donated to his campaign (no special pricing for this event, our normal prices will apply).

     

    Every paid entry (does not include punch cards) will get a door prize ticket, if you make an additional donation in any amount, you'll get a second ticket. We'll have a few drawings throughout the evening -- must be present to win! Hope to see everyone out to help support this cause -- Scott takes such good care of us every week, let's show him a little love.

     

    8:00 - Basic 6-count swing lesson $5/$3 with student or military ID (includes social dancing)

     

    8:45-11:45 - Open social dance with DJ Andrea - $5/$3 with student or military ID

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    Shakespeare Raw: Julius Caesar

    Mar 11 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events shakespeare raw julius caesar“Friends, Romans, Countrymen; Lend me your ears!” Yes folks, The Boozy Bard is at it again, this time taking on Shakespeare's classic tale of honor, jealousy, and thirst for power "Julius Caesar"; and we're doing it in our own fashion that we call "Shakespeare Raw".

     

    "But I'm not familiar with the play" you say, well, here's the gist. Brutus, Cassius, and other high-ranking Romans murder Caesar, because they believe his ambition will lead to tyranny. The people of Rome are on their side until Antony, Caesar's right-hand man, makes a moving speech. The conspirators are driven from Rome, and two armies are formed: one side following the conspirators; the other, Antony. Antony has the superior force, and surrounds Brutus and Cassius, but they kill themselves to avoid capture.

     

    Cost is $10 at the door or $5 if you're in a toga. SHAKESPEAREAN TOGA PARTY!!! Yes, it's Wisconsin so it may be a little cold, but this is $5 we're talking about here! That's another $5 you can spend at the bar.

     

    So be sure to stop on by and "Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war!"

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    Shakespeare Raw: Julius Caesar

    Mar 10 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events shakespeare raw julius caesar“Friends, Romans, Countrymen; Lend me your ears!” Yes folks, The Boozy Bard is at it again, this time taking on Shakespeare's classic tale of honor, jealousy, and thirst for power "Julius Caesar"; and we're doing it in our own fashion that we call "Shakespeare Raw".

     

    "But I'm not familiar with the play" you say, well, here's the gist. Brutus, Cassius, and other high-ranking Romans murder Caesar, because they believe his ambition will lead to tyranny. The people of Rome are on their side until Antony, Caesar's right-hand man, makes a moving speech. The conspirators are driven from Rome, and two armies are formed: one side following the conspirators; the other, Antony. Antony has the superior force, and surrounds Brutus and Cassius, but they kill themselves to avoid capture.

     

    Cost is $10 at the door or $5 if you're in a toga. SHAKESPEAREAN TOGA PARTY!!! Yes, it's Wisconsin so it may be a little cold, but this is $5 we're talking about here! That's another $5 you can spend at the bar.

     

    So be sure to stop on by and "Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war!"

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    Shakespeare Raw: Julius Caesar

    Mar 9 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events shakespeare raw julius caesar“Friends, Romans, Countrymen; Lend me your ears!” Yes folks, The Boozy Bard is at it again, this time taking on Shakespeare's classic tale of honor, jealousy, and thirst for power "Julius Caesar"; and we're doing it in our own fashion that we call "Shakespeare Raw".

     

    "But I'm not familiar with the play" you say, well, here's the gist. Brutus, Cassius, and other high-ranking Romans murder Caesar, because they believe his ambition will lead to tyranny. The people of Rome are on their side until Antony, Caesar's right-hand man, makes a moving speech. The conspirators are driven from Rome, and two armies are formed: one side following the conspirators; the other, Antony. Antony has the superior force, and surrounds Brutus and Cassius, but they kill themselves to avoid capture.

     

    Cost is $10 at the door or $5 if you're in a toga. SHAKESPEAREAN TOGA PARTY!!! Yes, it's Wisconsin so it may be a little cold, but this is $5 we're talking about here! That's another $5 you can spend at the bar.

     

    So be sure to stop on by and "Cry Havoc and let slip the dogs of war!"

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    B93.3 Hoppy Trails Brewery Tour

    Feb 29 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events b93 hoppy trailsJoin us on Saturday, February 29 at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery for our Hoppy Trails Beer Tour. Tour four local breweries, taste the beers and enjoy round trip bus travel. Tickets for the tour can be purchased here for just $15!

     

    Each ticket includes tours of 4 area breweries, round trip bus travel, 10 beer samples and promotional items. Beginning at 1PM, guests will meet at Best Place at The Pabst Brewery to check in and enjoy the historic setting. At approximately 2PM, the bus departs (and return at approximately 5PM). This is a 21 and older event. Space is limited.

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    Stickman Painting: Whimsical Winter

    Feb 20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location:
    • Captain's Corner

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events stickman painting whimsical winterWe're excited to be back at Best Place at The Pabst! We are back with this whimsical winter scene. This painting will be taught on a 12x24" canvas using acrylic paints. The class is 2 hours in length. Please note that you must rsvp on our website in order to reserve your spot.

     

    Taught by Stacey and assisted by Bri. Beverages are available for purchase from Best Place.

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    Milwaukee Beer Society: Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Paring

    Feb 19 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events milwaukee beer society girl scout cookie pairingWe have a special night lined up for February 19th. We will be revisiting our girl scout cookie and beer pairing night. We last did this in 2015 and it was a huge hit. Come by and try each of 8 different types of girl scout cookies paired with a beer meant to bring accentuate different flavors from each.

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    VinterSköl Musik Festival

    Feb 15 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Location:
    • Great Hall
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events vinterskol music festivalThe Brewery District will celebrate the nearing end of winter with a first edition VinterSköl Musik Fest on Saturday, Feb. 15. Held in the beautiful, historic Brewery District, the Nordic-inspired winter celebration will showcase an impressive lineup of music, vendors, beer specials, tours and a variety of food options at several locations.

     

    A ticket to the event will allow access to all of the District’s music venues for VinterSköl, including: Best Place at The Historic Pabst Brewery, Captain Pabst Pilot House (formerly Pabst Milwaukee Brewery & Taproom), Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, Milwaukee Brewing Company, and Nō Studios. The impressive Milwaukee music lineup is below. Pre-party at the Captain Pabst Pilot House and Best Place at The Historic Pabst Brewery with free brewery and beer history tours beginning at noon and included with the purchase of each ticket.

     

    Presale tickets on sale now for $15 and will be $20 day of and at door. Tickets are limited. Purchase tickets at: https://rebrand.ly/VinterSkol. VinterSköl Musik Festival’s star-studded lineup (by venue) is outlined below.

     

    Best Place at The Historic Pabst Brewery
    Doors Open at Noon for Free Beer History Tours, and 5 p.m. for music performances
    6:15 p.m. Amanda Huff
    7:20 p.m. Derek Pritzl & The Gamble
    8:20 p.m. Will Rose
    9:20 p.m. SistaStrings
    10:20 p.m. Klassik

     

    Captain Pabst Pilot House
    Doors Open at Noon for Free Brewery Tours, and 4 p.m. for music performances, full beer hall menu available until 9 p.m.
    4 p.m. Michael Sodnik
    5 p.m. The Hatchets (solo)
    6 p.m. Mark Waldoch & the hallelujah ward
    7 p.m. Orbital Mothers
    8 p.m. Tacoma Washington Weekday Club
    9 p.m. Cullah
    10:20 p.m. Headliner TBA

     

    Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub
    Full menu available and music performance
    7 p.m. – 10 p.m. TBA

     

    Milwaukee Brewing Company
    Glass + Griddle Beer Hall open and menu available from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Doors Open at 7 p.m. for performances.
    8 p.m. Phonostatic
    9 p.m. Nile
    10 p.m. Saebra & Carlyle
    11 p.m. Shle Berry

     

    Nō Studios
    Doors Open at 5 p.m. for performances5:30 p.m. Cherry Punch
    6:15 p.m. Brewtown Brewgrass
    7:00 p.m. Deep Junk
    7:40 p.m. Mario Lanza
    8:40 p.m. The Young Revelators
    9:40 p.m. Mic Kellogg
    10:40 p.m. Lex Allen

     

    VinterSköl Musik Festival is proud to be supported by the following community partners:

    Klement's Sausage, Vim + Vigor Apartments, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, UW-Milwaukee, The Brewhouse Inn & Suites, Hyatt Place Madison/Downtown, Zilber Property Group, Interstate Parking Milwaukee, Eleven25 At Pabst, Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub: Downtown, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, WMSE 91.7FM & Milwaukee Record.

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    Milwaukee Beer Society: Barrel-Aged Beers

    Feb 12 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events milwaukee beer society barrel ages beersFebruary 12th marks the return of Milwaukee Beer Society’s highly anticipated barrel-aged beer night. This will be an amazing assortment of beers that have all spent time in some kind of barrel. No sour beers on this night (we have other nights for those), but you can be sure to find some barrel-aged stouts, barleywines, and other styles that have spent some time in wood.

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    MacMKE (Sold Out)

    Feb 9 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Location:
    • Great Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events macmkeThe cheesiest event Milwaukee has ever seen! Join iHeartRadio and Shepherd Express on Sunday, February 9, 2020 for Milwaukee's 1st Annual mac & cheese food sampling event.

     

    Sample delicious mac & cheese creations from Milwaukee area restaurants like Saz's, Grate Modern Mac & Cheese, and more!

     

    Tickets On Sale Friday, November 15.

    $25 Smirnoff VIP Ticket - ONLY 100 TICKETS AVAILABLE!
    -Early entry starting at 11:30 AM
    -Smirnoff drink
    -Milwaukee Admirals ticket
    -Mac & cheese sampling!

     

    $15 Advance Ticket
    -Entry starting at 1:00 PM
    -Mac & cheese sampling!

     

    $20 At Door (if available)

    *You must be 18 to attend and 21+ to enjoy the Smirnoff Cocktail. Everyone is required to show I.D. at the door.

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    National Marquette Day - This Is Our Day Party

    Feb 9 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall
    • Guest Center

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events national marquette day 2020For more than 20 years, this global celebration gathers the Marquette nation united together in pride, spirit and sport to honor the values that are cherished throughout the year.

     

    Put on your Blue and Gold and join us in celebrating National Marquette Day on Sun. Feb. 9. Gather with fellow alumni, students & friends before and after the game, we are located only 3 blocks from the @fiservforum. In recognition of this special event our Gift Shop will open at 9am for all of your Pabst gear needs.

     

    - 1/2 price Pabst History Tours for those wearing Marquette attire or presenting a virtual/paper ticket.
    - A special early morning wake-up tour from 9:30-10:30am in addition to our normal tour times.
    - $3 pints of Pabst, $5 cans of PBR Hard Coffee & Free Pretzels all day Sunday.

     

    Lets cheer together for a Golden Eagles victory against the Butler Bulldogs!!!
    Location: Blue Ribbon Hall & the Guest Center.
    #WeAreMarquette #GoMarquette #NationalMarquetteDay

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    Milwaukee Beer Society: Homebrew Night

    Feb 5 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events milwaukee beer society homebrews

    On Wednesday, February 5th, we’ll enjoy our 33rd homebrew night. Homebrew meetings consist of tasting beers, meads, and ciders brewed by Milwaukee Beer Society members. This always includes a wide variety of styles—sometimes traditional, sometimes a bit more on the experimental side.

     

    Homebrewers: We usually have 30+ people for these tastings, so please try to bring at minimum a 4-pk or the equivalent so everyone can get a taste.

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    Kiki's Gathering Of Those She Loved: Fundraiser

    Jan 25 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events kikis gathering fundraiserLadies and Gentlemen, it is extremely difficult to grasp the fact that our beloved Kiki Budzinski Dawson is no longer with us. To the point that the earth itself has been shaken to the core because Kiki loved a good gathering of friends, and family. She loved music, and those around her to have an awesome time.

     

    Beyond the party. There's a much bigger picture that needs to be seen, and that's is her children, Thurston, and Zizi. Thurston, her amazingly bright son has been excepted into the University of Milwaukee and he's gonna need some help going forward. As well as the beautifully intelligent little miss Zizi. She is going to need the right guidance, and a decent savings account to help her along.

     

    With that being said, we're going to throw one hell of a benefit show for them. We've got some seriously awesome stuff to raffle off. Everything from bottles of booze, to t-shirts and knick knacks. We've also have 3 awesome bands for entertainment.

     

    Punk Guilt - An extremely talented band that you're gonna love.
    Primal Enemy - Thrash Metal Artist's, with catchy riffs and killer back stories.

     

    And, returning for one Night Only, our closer for the evening. A two hour performance from the one, and only, Midnight Liedtke, and The Tomb of the Unknown Junkie. Playing covers that'll be stuck in your brain for days.

     

    Kiki would be Proud. Now let's Honor her the best way that we can, by getting everyone that may have known her. Even if for a day, together to share some drinks, and some laughs, and make her family some money!!

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    Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers

    Jan 19 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    green bay packers go pack go

    Join us on Sunday, Jan. 19th for the Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Conference Championship football game on the big screen in Blue Ribbon Hall.
     
    In their last meeting the 49ers beat the Packers 37-8 with a near flawless performance by Jimmy Garoppolo and a dominant performance by their defense. The Packers will finally have a chance to exact revenge in this primetime matchup with the winner going to the Super Bowl.
     
    Location: Blue Ribbon Hall
    Time: 5:00 - 9:30pm

     

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    Winter Whales: A Brewfest Presented by Drink Brew City

    Jan 11 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Location:
    • Great Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events winter whales brewfest 0944Drink Brew City -- a collection of Milwaukee craft breweries, is excited to bring you their inaugural Winter Beer Festival -- Winter Whales. The whale, in craft beer parlance, is the "unattainable" rare beer. We're here to make the unattainable, attainable.

    Join 19 of Milwaukee's craft beer producing specialists as they offer up some of their best and most limited products for your tasting needs. Breweries will be strewn about the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery by way of cardinal direction. Whether you head North, South, East, or West, you'll find all the breweries you've grown to love or recently fell in love with. Heck, it might even be love at first taste at this thing. Mingle with brewery representatives throughout the fest and enjoy beers in a limited, fest-exclusive Winter Whales sample glass.

    Food will be available in each "neighborhood" from a different vendor that calls Milwaukee their home.

    EVENT TIMING:
    11:00AM | VIP Session (Limit 100)
    (meet the brewery owners and get first crack at the whales)
    12:00PM - 4:00PM | GA Session 1 (Limit 200)
    5:00PM - 9:00PM | GA Session 2 (Limit 300)

    PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:
    1840 Brewing Co., The Bavarian Bierhaus, Black Husky Brewing, Broken Bat Brewing Co., Company Brewing, Component Brewing Co., Eagle Park Brewing Co., The Explorium Brewpub, The Fermentorium, Gathering Place Brewing Co. Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Brewing Co. MobCraft Beer, New Barons Brewing Cooperative, Raised Grain Brewing Co., Sahale Ale Works, Sprecher Brewery, Stock House Brewing Co. & Third Space Brewing.

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    Milwaukee Beer Society: New Year, New Beer

    Jan 8 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events milwaukee beer society new year new beerJoin us as we taste new beers in the new year! We'll be sampling some of the newest and freshest beers in the market!

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    MS Fundraiser 2020

    Jan 4 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Location:
    • Blue Ribbon Hall

    Calendar: Events

    best place pabst milwaukee events ms fundraiserMS fundraiser to find a cure for the MonSter. $10 at the door. Raffles, silent auction, 50/50 raffle adult beverages. Bockenplautz and Phonostatic rattling the ear drums. Always a fantastic night

Recurring Events

Pabst Beer History Tours

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri: 12, 1:30, 3 & 4:30pm
Sat: 11, 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4:30pm

Check out our Tours page for a complete schedule.

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Milwaukee Beer Society (Weekly Gatherings)

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

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Cream City Swing
(Weekly Social Dancing)

Thursdays at 7:00 pm

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