Shuttles to Summerfest Milwaukee in 2023

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Summerfest 2023 is once again going to be held just on weekends this year. What are the best ways to get to the Summerfest grounds without the worries of parking? Taking a Summerfest shuttle from one of the local bars or hotels is a great option. Our list may not include every shuttle, but we’ve picked some of the best-known from around the city.

Steny’s Summerfest Shuttle

Steny’s is located on the corner of 2nd and National. What’s the cost of their shuttle? Just buy a drink at the bar and you’re all set. Shuttles start at 1 pm and run every hour. After 5 pm, the shuttles will run every 30 minutes. Just be sure to catch that last shuttle that runs about an hour after the Summerfest grounds close. Call Steny’s at (414)672-7139 to confirm.

O’Lydia’s Shuttle from the Third Ward

O’Lydia’s is darn close to the Summerfest grounds but far enough away to allow you to find a parking spot without worry. The bar is located at 338 S. 1st Street. Get to O’Lydia’s for some brews and food before you jump on the shuttle. Their menu includes your standard pub food, but they do it up right.

Paulie’s Pub – Shuttle from West Allis

Paulie’s Pub is a great Summerfest shuttle option if you are coming from the West Allis area. In fact, Paulie’s runs shuttles to so many other events. Grab a shuttle to the Fiserv, to the Panther Arena, or the Brewers game. The bar is a great pre-Summerfest stop for a drink or food. They’re located at 8031 W. Greenfield Avenue, in West Allis.

Looking for a hotel shuttle to Summerfest? We recommend checking with the Iron Horse Hotel. The Iron Horse is on 5th & Florida, in the valley, just west of the Summerfest grounds. Rooms book early during Summerfest weekends, so it’s best to check months ahead.

Pfister Hotel Summerfest Shuttle

The Pfister is a historic luxury hotel in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. If you book a room for a Summerfest weekend, check with the Pfister to see if their Summerfest shuttle is running. It’s a 5-minute drive from the Pfister to the grounds, but why bother with that short trip, only to pay for parking just blocks from your hotel? Also, you never know if you’ll run into one of the bands headlining at Summerfest that same night!

Hilton City Center – Milwaukee

The Hilton Milwaukee City Center is a large hotel on 5th & Wisconsin, in downtown Milwaukee. The hotel is a hub of activity all year round, and during Summerfest, it’s generally booked up. Still, you can grab their shuttle without having to book a room. Call the hotel to confirm the dates and availability before you head on down to the Hilton.

BMO Harris Pavilion Seating Chart & Sections

 

BMO Harris Pavilion seating chart

The BMO Harris Pavilion seating chart above makes it easy for music fans to find their seats. The BMO Harris Pavilion has thirteen separate sections under the roof. The first five sections, also numbered one through five are directly in front of the stage. The remaining sections, numbered six through thirteen are separated by a walkway. Seat number one at BMO Harris Pavilion is always on the right side of each section. The seat numbers go up as you move to the left.

BMO Harris Pavilion History & Design

This award-winning, outdoor Milwaukee venue was completed in 2012. It’s one of the many stages on the Summerfest grounds, and it’s located just north of the American Family Insurance amphitheater. It’s one of only two venues that allow for reserved seating during Summerfest performances. The pavilion seats 5000 people, with room for much more if you add the standing room areas behind the assigned seats. Some shows have assigned seats throughout the venue, whereas other less popular events may list the center sections as reserved. ADA seating can be found in nine separate areas in the venue.

The BMO Harris Pavilion is nearly 50,000 square feet in area, with grand views of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee skyline for ticket holders that sit in sections to the right of the stage. The pavilion can be accessed from any festival entrance, but for shows that occur before or after Summerfest, try entering the south gates to make your journey to your seats as short as possible.