Due to the COVID-19 healthcare crisis all Pabst History Tours are cancelled until further notice. We are sincerely sorry for any inconveniences. We wish you all good health and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
While Pabst Beer History Tour tickets are available onsite in our Gift Shop, for your convience, if you would like you can purchase them online. Signing up is easy. Purchase Tour Tickets Online.
Every tour has a capacity of 50 with 30 advance tickets available online, and the remaining 20 sold as walk-ups on a first come, first served basis for the next available tour. Please call our Gift Shop at 414-223-4709 for availability.
Tour Days and Times:
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri: 12, 1:30, 3 & 4:30pm
Sat: 11, 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4:30pm
All tours include one pint of Pabst or a soda..
Adults $10.00, Seniors (60+), Military & Students (w/ID) $8.00. Kids 12 and under, free.
Tours are all ages. Must be 21 with valid id or under supervision of a legal parent or guardian to sample beer.
Enter through the metal gates and check into the Gift Shop upon arrival.
To really experience old world charm and Gemütlichkeit at its finest, join us for the only beer history tour in Milwaukee. The roots of the Pabst Brewing Co. run deep in Milwaukee's proud brewing history. Relive this colorful history as you learn how the Best and Pabst families grew the Pabst Brewery to become America's largest brewery by 1874. After battling for decades to keep this title, Pabst began a slide and loss of market share in the late 1970's that led to the brewery's closing in 1996.
Be transported back in time as our tour moves through historic Blue Ribbon Hall, the brewery offices, Visitors Center (Sternewirt) & infirmary. Our entertaining one hour tour includes a pint of Pabst, Andeker, 10 Wisconsin craft or a root beer. Best Place is open year-round for tours and they are kid-friendly.
Your tour would not be complete without a visit to our Gift Shop. Shop from our selection of new and vintage Pabst family brands including; Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz, Old Style, Stroh's, Lone Star, Olympia & more. We also carry a wide range of vintage lights, coasters, mirrors, neons and glassware.
Group Tours - Come See What's Brewing Again!
We also host group tours, 7 days a week, for any size. 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.
Group Tour Information Form
"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 $10 price. With that $10 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.