Brown Line: Historic Pubs

Trains, Taverns and Tales

Brown Line: Historic Pubs

Eat, drink and discover Chicago’s River North and Old Town Triangle neighborhoods via the Brown Line!  Join us for a combination of great Chicago stories and adult beverages as we tour a number of historic sites and legendary pubs in the city’s Near North Side.

We’ll kick things off with an awesome burger at Small Cheval in the West Loop, then head to the Merchandise Mart where we’ll board the Brown Line to Old Town.

There, we’ll explore the neighborhood’s colorful history, beginning with a visit to legendary Twin Anchors, followed by a quick peek inside the world-renowned Second City comedy club. We’ll then hop aboard the train to our next destination. In River North, we’ll visit the Green Door Tavern, the oldest pub in Chicago, which sits above a well-hidden, authentic Prohibition-era speakeasy. Next, we stop by Brehon Pub with a fascinating story involving bribery and the Chicago media.

We’ll then board the train again make our way back to the Loop where we’ll catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring Art on the Mart and have “last call” at historic, antique-filled Monk’s Pub.

Adult with Alcohol Ticket includes food at two stops + 4 alcoholic beverages (with a choice of beer or cocktail) at each pub stop.

Adult Nonalcoholic Ticket includes food at two stops + a choice of water or soft drink at each pub stop.

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Tour Highlights

Explore Three Neighborhoods

  • West Loop
  • Old Town
  • River North

Small Bites

  • Full hamburger
  • Bar snack

Alcoholic Beverages

  • Four drinks are included with alcohol package purchase
  • Choice of beer or cocktail at each pub stop
  • Nonalcoholic option available

Book Brown Line: Historic Pubs

Duration: 4 hours

Extra time built in for train travel

Price: Adult $50 | Adult with Alcohol $95

  • Days of operation: Fri
  • Start time: 3:30pm
  • Meeting point: Small Cheval (on N Riverside Plaza)
  • Tour ends: Monk's Pub
  • Walking distance: 1.6 miles
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Additional Information

Ticket Purchase Requirements

  • Must be able to climb stairs
  • Tour minimum of 2 people
  • Must be 21 and older
  • Please bring valid form of ID

Tour Meeting Point and Stops