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Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour

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On this historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist, explore Chicago's entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, theater, vices, and social clubs.

Highlights
  • Learn about the secrets of the Magnificent Mile, and the opulent 1920's lobbies
  • See Tribune Tower's Architectural Relic Collection, the 19th-century Gilded Age mansion and many more

Description

Join us for a historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist! Explore Chicago's entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, theater, vices, and social clubs, all while staying mostly indoors.

Interact with historic photos and videos on shared iPads and visit historic buildings for three drink stops. We don't walk far on our evening walking tour, giving us more time to engage with Chicago history and look at architecture. The limited walking distance on the tour gives us time to enjoy our appetizers and choice of wine or beer.

Tour groups see magnificent lobbies and really engage with some beautiful historic architecture. Many tour guests enjoy the social dynamic of this unique tour. Solo travelers often join the tour. Groups of friends make the tour into a cool weekend event as it’s more than a historic Chicago pub crawl - eat, drink, and learn about architecture, Prohibition-era history and culture.

It's a Speakeasy Tour or a Chicago Prohibition Tour, but truthfully very few bars in Chicago remaining today were ever speakeasies. We did find one stop on our tour that was a true speakeasy though! The Historic Chicago Bar Walking Tour is like a mix of a food tour, an architecture walking tour, and a mobile documentary film. Book your tour early as the historic Chicago pub crawl often sells out. It's a unique Chicago thing to do!

Includes

  • Guide

  • Shared use of iPads with historic photos and videos

  • Special Chicago gifts

  • Discounted flat-rate $15 parking

  • Appetizers
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Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour

Duration: 3 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Guide / Shared use of iPads with historic photos and videos / Special Chicago gifts / Discounted flat-rate $15 parking / Appetizers
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Schedule

Starting time: 14:00 - 17:45 (Show more)
  • 13:45

    Check-in at Argo Tea

  • 14:00

    Pub Crawl Walking Tour (2.5 hrs)

    Head out on a historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist and walk along Michigan Avenue (“Magnificent Mile”), Tribune Tower, Chicago’s underground walkways, the famous Billy Goat Tavern, a former historic jazz club and speakeasy and even a 19th-century mansion.

  • 16:30

    Check-out at the Intercontinental Hotel

  • 16:00

    Check-in at Argo Tea

  • 16:15

    Pub Crawl Walking Tour (2.5 hrs)

    Head out on a historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist and walk along Michigan Avenue (“Magnificent Mile”), Tribune Tower, Chicago’s underground walkways, the famous Billy Goat Tavern, a former historic jazz club and speakeasy and even a 19th-century mansion.

  • 18:45

    Check-out at the Intercontinental Hotel

  • 17:30

    Check-in at Argo Tea

  • 17:45

    Pub Crawl Walking Tour (2.5 hrs)

    Head out on a historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist and walk along Michigan Avenue (“Magnificent Mile”), Tribune Tower, Chicago’s underground walkways, the famous Billy Goat Tavern, a former historic jazz club and speakeasy and even a 19th-century mansion.

  • 20:15

    Check-out at the Intercontinental Hotel

  • (For Check-In) Argo Tea Cafe (Tribune Tower, 435 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Intercontinental Hotel (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 16:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Argo Tea Cafe (Tribune Tower, 435 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Intercontinental Hotel (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 16:30:00

  • (For Check-In) Argo Tea Cafe (Tribune Tower, 435 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 16:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Intercontinental Hotel (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 18:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Argo Tea Cafe (Tribune Tower, 435 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 16:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Intercontinental Hotel (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 18:45:00

  • (For Check-In) Argo Tea Cafe (Tribune Tower, 435 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 17:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Intercontinental Hotel (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 20:15:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Argo Tea Cafe (Tribune Tower, 435 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 17:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Intercontinental Hotel (InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States) Time: 20:15:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Please no video or audio recording devices. Minimal note-taking is permitted. Photography during tour is welcome.

  • People 16 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All guests must bring cash to cover their beer ($23), wine ($29), soda ($8) or water ($3) order.

  • Cash

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Camera

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • Please ask for the voucher at tour check-in for the Grant Park North Garage.

  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Drinks are available for purchase.

  • Parking validation available.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Tour reservations can be changed up to 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

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