Walking Tour of Chicago’s Historical Bars

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41 USD

Join us for a historical Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist! You’ll explore the city’s entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, theatre, vices and social clubs, all while staying mostly indoors.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
I had one evening in Chicago following a business meeting. Traveling alone, I wanted a quick way to see the city in the evening. The historic bar tour was AWESOME!! Our tour guide Elizabeth was phenomenal. I even ended up grabbing a drink with some Canadians in my group after. Totally made my trip!

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Highlights

  • Wander along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile
  • Check out the Tribune Tower and the Intercontinental Hotel
  • Drop by the Billy Goat Tavern and Michael Jordan’s Steak House

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Description

On this tour you’ll be shown historical photos and videos of Chicago on shared iPads, and visit 3 historical buildings for drinks.

We don’t walk far on this tour, giving us more time to engage with the city’s history. The short walking distance also gives us more time to enjoy our appetisers and drinks.

Many of our guests enjoy the social dynamic of this tour. It’s more than just a pub crawl – you’ll eat, drink, admire beautiful architecture and learn about Prohibition-era history and culture. Whether you’re a solo traveller, a couple or a group of friends, we’ll keep you entertained!

Please note that each participant must choose a beverage for the tour and bring cash to cover 2.5 servings: beer: $23 / wine: $29 / soda: $8 / water: $3.

The meeting point is inside Fannie May Candies, 343 N. Michigan Ave. Your guide will have a name tag and clipboard. The tour runs in a circle and ends one block north of the starting point. The total walking distance is 1.2 miles.

Link to a map of the meeting point:
https://www.google.com.my/maps/place/Fannie+May/@41.8880344,-87.626475,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x880e2caedb378317:0x27ecb374ec7d52e8!8m2!3d41.8880344!4d-87.6242863?hl=en

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What’s included & not included

  • Professional tour guide
  • Shared iPads with historical photos and video clips
  • Appetizers
  • Gift packets
  • Drinks and server gratuities

Meeting point

Meet inside Fannie May Candies (Fannie May Candies, 343 N. Michigan Ave.)

Reviews from travellers (2)

5.0/5

K
Don't miss this one!
I had one evening in Chicago following a business meeting. Traveling alone, I wanted a quick way to see the city in the evening. The historic bar tour was AWESOME!! Our tour guide Elizabeth was phenomenal. I even ended up grabbing a drink with some Canadians in my group after. Totally made my trip!

M
Historic Bar Walking Tour
The tour was a lot of fun but the details are what made it for me. From the very beginning of the tour we were encouraged to really look at buildings to find details that told their stories. From all of the amazing info to the spot on coordination of food and drink I had a blast. Definitely check it out!

This operator has 8 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

S
Wonderful tour!
We had a wonderful time on our walking tour. It was enlightening and entertaining and we would gladly do it again. Thanks!
L
Loop Interior Tour...FANTASTIC!
Having never been on any type of tour in Chicago before, we weren't sure what to expect. Wow! We were we blown away by all of the fascinating things we discovered while on our Interior Loop tour yesterday. Elizabeth was a FANTASTIC guide! Chicago architecture and history rolled up into a fun/informative walk. Loved it! Can't wait to try some of the other tours that they offer!

B
Best Architecure Tour, absolutely the best
I went on a architecture tour with this group I consider myself an architecture enthusiast and I still learned so much. The tour was very professional and had aspects to suit anyone. The company had spent years going through archives and books to find information that even google cannot find for you. Plus we got to go into a church inside a 22 story skyscraper, the Chase bank headquarters, and even the Chicago pedway. The pedway is pretty much a series of tunnels under the city that goes for over 5 miles, plus the tunnel goes under buildings and is one of the coolest parts of the tour. The tour guide who's name is Alex Bean was funny and enthusiastic. I will never forget the eternal flame that was surrounded by pigeons who where using it to warm up. Mr Bean also told us that once a pigeon on fire flew over him when he was teaching a tour. All in all I highly reccomend this tour that helps you appreciate Chicago more than the average tourist.

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41 USD
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
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Tour operated by: Chicago Detours