Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour


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A historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist! You’ll explore Chicago’s entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, theater and social clubs, while staying mostly indoors.
Duration:  2hrs 30mins
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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Our evening walking tour stays mostly indoors, making it great for any kind of weather. We’ll enjoy our appetizers and choice of wine or beer at three drink stops and explore history and architecture in between. In addition to bar stops, our groups see magnificent lobbies, Gilded Age mansions, and Chicago’s multiple underground layers. And you get to hear about the Curse of the Billy Goat, which was broken when the Cubs won the World Series!

You will really engage with beautiful historic architecture. This is not a typical “pub crawl.” We discuss history as we go into a variety of bars from different eras. One is a historic bar, another is a newer bar on a historic site, and for the third we get drinks in the atmospheric lobby of a historic hotel.

Chicago Bar Tour Highlights
-Venture into Chicago’s underground layers
-See a former jazz club and speakeasy
-The famous Billy Goat Tavern
-Discover 19th-century mansions
-Step into opulent 1920s lobbies

What's Included

  • Appetizers included at three drink stops (drinks and gratuities extra)
  • Engaging commentary provided by a professional tour guide
  • Shared use of iPads with historic photos and video clips
  • Cool Chicago gifts

Additional Information

Tour runs rain or shine. Cost of beverages not included; guests pay cash at start of tour to cover all server gratuities and chosen beverage options (2.5 servings: $23 for beer, $29 for wine). Non-alcoholic beverages are available for non-drinkers and guests under age 21.

Cancellation policy

Tour cannot be cancelled but can be rescheduled with at least 48 hours notice.

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Meeting location:  343 N Michigan Ave


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