December 6, 2022

Pabst the Place

Stuff We Love
By Craig Manning | Aug. 20, 2022

Fans of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, the 1980s, or novelty hotel experiences—tune in for this one. Grand Traverse Motel recently announced its “Pabst the Place” partnership with the Pabst Brewing Company, wherein the brewers (and marketers) behind PBR have transformed three of the motel’s rooms into quirky, vintage PBR-themed destinations. There’s The Arcade Room (pictured), a king-bed room “inspired by the classic arcades of your youth,” complete with working games and a bed that doubles as a Pop-A-Shot basketball machine. There’s The Dive Bar Room, a king room with a jukebox, kitschy décor, and other trappings of your favorite watering-hole-in-the-wall. And there’s The Rec Room, a queen room stocked with board games, a foosball table, and all the wood paneling and shag carpeting that you’d expect from an ’80s basement man cave. The rooms will keep their adventurous themes through Labor Day and can be booked online at But act fast! Reservations for The Dive Bar Room are already sold out.


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