Jan 1, 2018 | 5:45 PM | Monday

Mon Jan 1, 5:45 PM - Mon Jan 1, 8:15 PM

Argo Tea

435 N. Michigan Ave, Tribune Tower, Chicago, IL 60603

Community: Downtown Chicago



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.

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Eat, drink and learn on this historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist. You’ll explore Chicago’s entertainment history by learning about prohibition, jazz, theater, vices, and social clubs. In addition to the tour guide’s stories, guests interact with historic photos and videos on shared iPads to connect with Chicago’s party past.
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, now broken since the Cubs won the World Series.
Tour groups see magnificent lobbies and really engage with some beautiful historic architecture. Many tour guests enjoy the social dynamic of this unique tour. The tour works great for solo travelers, couples, and groups of friends.
While people may look for prohibition tours or speakeasy tours, the truth is that very few bars in Chicago remaining today were ever speakeasies and the contemporary meaning of "speakeasy" is a cocktail bar, usually without a sign. On our tour though, you will visit a building that was authentically an early speakeasy and jazz club. The Historic Chicago Bar Walking Tour is like a mix of an architecture walking tour, a mobile documentary film, hanging out with new friends, and throw in some drinks and appetizers, too. Book your tour early as this historic Chicago pub crawl often sells out.

Chicago Bar Tour Highlights
Michigan Ave/Magnificent Mile
Tribune Tower
Intercontinental Hotel
Chicago Underground
Billy Goat Tavern
A Building that was an Early Jazz Club and Speakeasy
A 19th-Century Mansion
Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse

Stories and Ideas on the Historic Chicago Pub Crawl Tour
Architecture as a cultural artifact
The “Hex of the Billy Goat”
Chicago jazz era
History of Chicago breweries
Prohibition and gangsters
Historic restaurant trends
1960’s nightlife
Private clubs

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