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The Pfister

The Pfister

Afternoon Tea


Thursdays-Sundays | Seating times 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, and 2:00

Enjoy a respite from the bustle of daily chores and briefly return to a gentler era. We have created an experience that will surely become a treasured memory for you and yours. Guests enjoy a tableside tea blending, presented in all-silver service by a Pfister Tea Butler while learning about each variety of tea, the origins, unique flavors, effects on mood and health, blending options, and perfect pairings. The afternoon tea menu is complete with fresh scones, sandwiches, and pastries.

The Afternoon Tea experience at The Pfister Hotel is unlike that of any other hotel. Held in Blu, the cocktail lounge on the 23rd floor, you will be surrounded by panoramic views of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. Treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon of grand elegance in our Milwaukee tea room. We are proud to offer Rishi Tea, harvested in the world’s most renowned regions, and headquartered right here in Milwaukee. Enhance your experience with our selection of sparkling wines.

Reservations are required with full pre-payment via credit card. Tax and 20% gratuity will be added to all reservations. Reservations can be made online using the link below. If you need assistance, please call 414-935-5950 or email Reservations are refundable if canceled 72 hours prior to the event.

For reservations through June 30, BOOK HERE

For reservations after July 1, BOOK HERE

Private Tea

Pending availability, we can also accommodate groups of 20-40 people for a Private Tea experience, with a minimum spend of $2,700 on Friday-Sunday, and a minimum spend of $1,300 on Monday-Thursday. Private Tea parties run from 12:00-2:30.

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Afternoon Tea FAQ

Do you have gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan menus available? 
Yes! We offer gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan menus in addition to the standard menu. We can also accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice. 

Are children allowed? 
Yes! We offer a children's menu, and we can also provide a high chair for little ones who do not require a tea tray. 

Is there a maximum group size? 
For public Afternoon Tea, the maximum party size is 10 people. If you're interested in hosting a larger group, private tea reservations are available. Please contact to learn more about private reservations. 

How long does my tea reservation last? Is there a time limit? 
Guests are welcome to stay for up to 90 minutes after the end of their Afternoon Tea experience. 

Where is Afternoon Tea held? 
Afternoon Tea is held in Blu, the cocktail lounge located on the 23rd floor of the hotel. Blu is ADA accessible. 

Are reservations required for Afternoon Tea?
Yes, reservations with a credit card guarantee are required. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required or the full amount will be charged.

Do you validate parking for Afternoon Tea guests?
Yes, parking will be validated for guests attending Afternoon Tea. Additionally, Afternoon Tea guests may take advantage of valet parking for $10.

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