Join us for a historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist! Youâ€™ll explore Chicagoâ€™s entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, theater, vices, and social clubs, all while enjoying drinks and appetizers. Guests interact with historic photos and videos on shared iPads and visit historic buildings for three drink stops. We donâ€™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 itâ€™s more than a Chicago pub crawl â€“ youâ€™ll eat, drink, and learn about architecture, Prohibition-era history, and culture.Stories and Ideas on the Historic Chicago Pub Crawl Tour:Architecture as a cultural artifactThe â€œHex of the Billy Goatâ€Chicago jazz eraHistory of Chicago breweriesProhibition and gangstersHistoric restaurant trends1960â€™s nightlifePrivate clubs
Each guest must choose a beverage option and bring cash ($23 for beer, $29 for wine, $8 for soda, $3 for water). Covers 2 regular size drinks, 1 sample-size drink, and server gratuities on the drinks and the appetizers (apps are included in the tour).
IMPORTANT: After registration, please send a message to us (using the link on the event page below) with your email address so we can send along a map and other event details.
This course was amazing. I learned so much and had a wonderful time. The instructor took the time to make sure everyone in the course understood what was going on and was always avilable for questions. I will definitely be taking this course again.
I had a blast and the instructor was great. Can't wait to do another course soon. Great job everyone.
Would definitely do this again. Such an amazing experience. Great people in class and I learned so much. Thanks.