Michael Horne
Bar Exam

The Most Beautiful Bar In Town?

Best Place at the Pabst is one of the most enchanting saloons in the nation.

By - Mar 13th, 2017 01:25 pm

Best Place at the Pabst is one of the most enchanting saloons in the nation. Back to the full article.

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6 thoughts on “Bar Exam: The Most Beautiful Bar In Town?”

  1. Matt says:

    How did you miss the small statue of St.Nicholas of Myra, the Patron Saint of Stolen Pensions?

  2. Jerry says:

    Agreed! Hands down, this is the most beautiful bar in Milwaukee. The detail of the interior, objects of interest in the courtyard and the architecture is a slice right out of Germany! I always take my international guests here and they are always impressed. The whole Pabst complex has blossomed. Hopefully the Christmas market will expand into the central gravel lot outdoors and take place for more than just one weekend.

  3. Bungalow Bill says:

    Great story on a great place, but please double check some facts. Otto Strack did not design “thee” Pabst mansion, assuming you meant the Capt’s house. That was designed by Ferry & Clas. Mr. Strack did the Capt’s daughter’s house on Terrace Ave, known as the “Goodrich Mansion” & he did the Kalvelage Schloss over on W. Kilbourn. It is commonly believed that those are the only 2 residential commissions he did. I think the Capt brought him over from the fatherland & he ended up designing a lot of the turn of the century Pabst Brewery bldgs.

  4. Dave Reid says:

    @Bungalow Bill Thanks we’ve corrected it (removed the Pabst Mansion mention).

  5. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    Now I absolutely MUST visit this beautiful Milwaukee bar! Thanks, Michael Horne!

  6. stephen thiel says:

    I am sure that had George Gershwin been living in Milwaukee in 1924, he would have titled his composition as “Pabst City in Blue”. I loved the original name (Pabst City) that WICOR and Ferchill Group had given it. While their plan would have obliterated much of the complex and the remaining space would have been leased to the likes of the House of Blues, the “Pabst City” moniker was a stroke of genius.

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