Captain Pabst Pilot House

Built in 1872, The Captain Pabst Pilot House started off as Milwaukee’s First German Methodist Church. By the turn of the century, Pabst purchased the building from the congregation and converted it to the Forst Keller Hall & Restaurant and Pabst employee training center. The Pabst Brewery closed in 1996 and the Forst Keller space sat dormant for the next 19 years. In 2015, Pabst announced their return to Milwaukee, this time brewing beer in the historical church.

1037 W. Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI • 53233
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Hours of Operation

Thu.-Fri. 4–11 p.m.; Sat. Noon–11 p.m.; Sun. Noon–5 p.m.

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The former brewery laid dormant, hollow buildings, until now. With renovations that carefully weave modern creature comforts, state-of-the-art technology, sustainability into the historic towering late Victorian architecture of the compound’s old chapel is a proud homecoming. “There’s nostalgia and heritage you connect with a PABST that isn’t ever going to go away” Pabst MKE Brewery and Taproom has announced that a pop-up kitchen by Great Lakes Galley will be, well, popping up on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Pub food staples like brats, burgers, and cheese curds will be on the menu. There’ll also be a classic Wisconsin fish fry on Fridays (complete with a fish fry/brewery tour combo package), because Wisconsin.
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Things You'll Find:

  1. We brew beer in the basement and have a full food menu with live entertainment nightly

Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • Cable/Satellite
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Group Seating
  • Outdoor Patio or Rooftop
  • ADA Compliant
  • WiFi Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • WiFi Available (Complimentary)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Open For Business
  • Outdoor Dining


  • Miles to the Convention Center: 1.00
  • Price Range: $$
  • Facility Classification: Event Venue

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The bustling neighborhood of Westown is home to Historic Old World Third Street, the Milwaukee RiverWalk, Fiserv Forum, and the Wisconsin Center District.

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