Walking Tour: Chicago's River North - Historic Pubs

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Chicago, Chicago

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Eat, drink and discover Chicago's Loop and River North neighborhoods on our Chicago historic pub tour via the Brown Line!  Join us on this "over age 21" adventure for a combination of great Chicago stories and adult beverages as we tour historic sites and legendary pubs in the city’s Near North Side.

We'll kick off our Chicago tour at the beautiful Marquette Building then head to the Adams Street Brewery, part of The Berghoff, Chicago's oldest, continuously-operating restaurant for a drink and a snack. Next stop, we board the Brown Line for a brief train ride to River North.

In River North, we'll visit Brehon Pub with a fascinating story involving bribery and the Chicago media. The Green Door Tavern is next on our list. It's the oldest pub in Chicago and sits above a well-hidden, authentic Prohibition-era speakeasy. 

We'll then board the train again and make our way back to the Loop where we'll have "last call" at historic, antique-filled Monk's Pub.

What's Included

Local expert guide

Transit tickets

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages



Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 21 - 100

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Masks are optional. Proof of vaccination not required.
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Should be able to climb stairs as not all train stations are equipped with elevators

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Marquette Building
Meet your guide at 140 S Dearborn in the lobby to begin our historic pub tour.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grab a drink at the Adams St Brewery (inside The Berghoff) and learn the story of the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the city.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Brehon Pub
Enjoy another drink and hear a fascinating story about bribery and the Chicago media.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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