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Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour provided by Chicago Detours

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Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour

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Discover downtown Chicago’s legendary nightlife on this evening walking tour which mixes sightseeing and socialising. Explore historic sites and architectural landmarks along the Magnificent Mile, see sights including the Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building, and visit three popular bars, where you can tuck into tasty appetizers (included) and purchase drinks of your choice.
You'll start at
343 N Michigan Ave
343 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602, USAMake your way INSIDE Fannie May Candies at 343 N. Michigan Ave., and look for the guide with a name tag, clipboard, and iPads. Please arrive approximately 10 minutes early for check in.
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  • Pass by Tribune Tower
  • 1
    The Magnificent Mile
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Pass by Michigan Avenue Bridge
  • 2
    InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Billy Goat Tavern
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Lawry's The Prime Rib
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
505 Michigan Ave
505 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USATour ends inside the InterContinental Hotel, 505 N. Michigan Ave.
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  • Magnificent views of downtown Chicago by night
  • Visit three bars including the famous Billy Goat Tavern
  • Insider tips and recommendations from a local guide
  • Personalized small-group tour with a maximum of 8 people
Important Information
Departure Point
343 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
505 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
  • Local guide
  • Appetizers
  • Shared use of iPads with historic photos and videos
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Must bring additional cash to cover 2.5 servings of drinks and server gratuities: beer ($23), wine ($29), or water ($3).
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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TravelEnjoyment2 wrote a review May 2020
Chicago, Illinois101 contributions14 helpful votes
We are now experiencing the tours through zoom, what a delight! With the Covid sheltering, Amanda provides these tours and locations on the map which are 30 minutes or less. Great fun. She takes questions and is very inclusive. It's a fun experience to enjoy at the end of
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Date of experience: May 2020
Mary A wrote a review Mar 2020
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5 Stars for Alex, our guide! This tour brought us to spots we had never seen and spots we had, but for each, we learned a great deal about the history in Chicago! Alex was very knowledgeable about the history of each site we visited. A lot of information about the history of
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Response from AmandaDetoursOwner, Manager at Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Wow, thanks so much for this review! Saying you'd give it 10 stars means a lot. Glad you had fun and learned a lot about Chicago's historic places.
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Raymond T wrote a review Feb 2020
Chesterfield, Missouri6 contributions1 helpful vote
Learned a lot of interesting facts about Chicago history and architecture. Right size group so easy to hear and move through the tour. Really liked the use of iPads in group of three or four to provide more facts and pictures. Guide was professional, kept it interesting and did
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Date of experience: December 2019
ChicagoTourist wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was probably the weakest tour I've experienced in Chicago. Make sure you bring cash because the first thing they do is hit you up for add'l money ($23 per person) so you can have a cheeseburger split 4 ways at Billy Goat's and a 5 oz serving of light beer. Waste of time,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ryn24 wrote a review Dec 2019
New Bremen, Ohio22 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a fun time with Alex as our tour guide on this tour. The very interesting facts and places we saw and experienced were awesome. Alex also gave us some good advice on other places to visit or see on our trip to Chicago. He ran the tour very efficiently and made it fun.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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