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2.5 Hours

When to Go:
Thu. 5:30pm & Sat. 5pm and 8:30pm

Tour Highlights:
Entertainment history, striking architecture, appetizers

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Quick Facts

  • Appetizers are included in the Chicago Detours bar tour.
  • This top Chicago bar tour is led by an expert guide.
  • This Chicago Detours bar tour explores stories and places locals don't even know.
  • This tour stays mostly indoors, thus avoiding the cold weather that Chicago winters bring!

435 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Features: Brought to you by Chicago Detours, the Good Times Historic Bar Tour takes you on a guided tour to interesting, historical venues for nightlife and entertainment history of Chicago. Guests are even given iPads to share that have historic photos, maps and video clips.

Why We Go: We love history and on this tour you'll look at architecture from the angle of Chicago's entertainment history, including jazz music, social clubs, the roaring '20s, vices and theater.

  • Billy Goat Tavern: The Chicago Detours bar tour makes several stops including one at Billy Goat Tavern, a Chicago landmark!
  • Phil Stefani's: Another stop on this favorite bar tour in Chicago is at Phil Stefani's, which was once a jazz club and a speakeasy!
  • Lawry's Restaurant: While Lawry's has multiple locations in the United States, this particular Lawry's is in an amazing 19th-century mansion.

Inside Knowledge: Not only does this bar tour in Chicago make stops at architectural nightlife venues, but it also shares stories locals don't even know, uncovered through in-depth, archival research.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Bring an Appetite: This top Chicago bar tour includes ample light appetizers at the bars and restaurants you'll visit.
  • Do Bring Cash: Drinks and server gratuities for the tour are extra. Choices include beer, wine, soda or water.
  • Don't Check the Weather: The Chicago Detours bar tour will go during rain or shine, and the smart design of this tour brings groups indoors more during excessively hot or cold weather - the perfect winter tour
  • Don't Forget a Camera: Along the tour route, you'll pass by some famous landmarks in Chicago, so make sure you bring your camera along for great photo opportunities.
  • Don't Forget Comfortable  Shoes: This is a walking tour, so make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes so that you don't have trouble keeping up with the rest of the group.