Located inside a brick-hewn building reminiscent of a grand castle, the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery recounts the history of the company’s former brewery, which dates back to 1844. Visitors tour Pabst’s corporate offices, take photos with a statue of Captain Frederick Pabst, and drink tall pints of the brewery’s concoctions. The gift shop stocks vintage Pabst memorabilia, including steins, shirts, and artwork. Best Place’s halls and courtyards can also be rented for banquets, weddings, and other events.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, McBob's Pub and Grill is a top pick. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at McBob's Pub and Grill. McBob's Pub and Grill provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, McBob's Pub and Grill is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. Wireless internet access is available for no charge at McBob's Pub and Grill.
Patrons pack the bar on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. No need to dress up for a trip to McBob's Pub and Grill — the casual bar encourages laid-back attire. For the tastes of McBob's Pub and Grill from the comfort of your next party, the bar also offers catering services. Or, take your food to-go.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the bar's adjoining lot.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. The menu at McBob's Pub and Grill includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Housed in the former Brown Bottle Guest Hall and Hospitality Center in the old Schlitz Brewery, Libiamo basks in the same old-fashioned elegance that made the venue a Milwaukee landmark. A gorgeous ceiling, elaborate woodwork, and chandeliers constructed from massive antlers set the classy yet casual ambience. Paintings of rustic Italy adorn the walls and the beautiful, familiar old bar welcomes patrons like a massive, wooden old friend. As befits the historic setting, you can get original-recipe Schlitz on tap, while ghosts of departed Schlitz cans occasionally roam the bathroom area. Libiamo also lives up to the building’s illustrious precedent with a menu of some of the best authentic Italian food in Milwaukee. Appetizers benefit from Libiamo’s delicious house red sauce. Try the tender spedini—Italian steak rolled with breadcrumbs and cheeses—or fried ravioli (both $7). For lunch, order up one of the delicious and crispy panini sandwiches, like the classic Italian beef ($7.95). Equally crispy are the thin-crust pizzas, including the sophisticated pesto chicken ($9 for small, $17.50 for large) or family-recipe linguine with meatballs ($8.50).
First Stage recently celebrated its 26th anniversary as a children's theater, producing professional productions and developing new plays. It has hosted 40 world premieres and worked with renowned artists and authors including Stephen Schwartz and Cornelia Funke.
Through its theater academy and education program, First Stage aims to inspire a love of learning amongst young people with active teaching tools and a curriculum that emphasizes imagination. The theater-in-education programs reach roughly 20,000 students every year through theater residencies and in-classroom workshops such as the Bully Ban workshop, which teaches students how to respect one another and prevent harassment through improvisational exercises. Schools can also partner with First Stage to bring the arts into their facilities with field trips, workshops, and arts-integrated teaching.