Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour

Chicago, IL , United States
2h 30m

About Your Host

Chicago Detours brings curious people to explore, learn and interact on live, virtual tours and events about Chicago. Our remote team building events uplift meetings and inspire connections for conferences, corporate groups, and universities. Our virtual tours and events explore the 1893 World’s Fair, the history of Chicago food and drink, and Chicago architecture. As a virtual event producer, our expertise lies in storytelling, experience design, and corporate team building.

What we'll do

Join us for a historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist! You’ll explore Chicago’s entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, theater, vices, and social clubs, all while staying mostly indoors. On this tour, guests 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. Also as a great Chicago date idea, it can be a fun thing to do in Chicago with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Groups of friends make the tour into a cool weekend event as it’s more than a historic Chicago pub crawl – you’ll eat, drink, and learn about architecture, Prohibition-era history, and culture. We’d like to say 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! Walking Tour Includes: * Engaging tour guide commentary * Shared use of iPads with historic photos and video clips * Gift packets * Appetizers Walking Tour Does Not Include * Drinks and server gratuities. All guests must choose a beverage for the walking tour and bring cash to cover 2.5 servings of beer ($23), wine ($29), soda ($8) or water ($3). **NOTE** Maximum allowed number of tickets per customer is 8. For parties larger than 8, please contact us to request a private tour. Thank you. PARKING - If you are driving, Chicago Detours offers our guests a special discounted rate for parking at the Grant Park North Garage, accessible from Michigan Avenue at Madison Street. Rate is $15 ($38 value), valid up to 12 hours. Upon check-in for the tour, ask the tour guide for a voucher for the discounted rate. Please understand that if you do not ask for the voucher at the beginning of the tour, we can no longer be responsible for giving it to you.



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