River North: Historic Pubs
Tour runs Tuesday and Thursday. Book now!
Eat, drink and discover Chicago’s Loop and River North neighborhoods on our Chicago historic pub tour via the Brown Line! Join us 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 walking tour at Revival Food Hall in the Loop for a bite to eat then stop for a drink at Adams Street Brewery, part of The Berghoff, Chicago’s oldest, continuously-operating restaurant. Next stop, we board the Brown Line 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.
Want to get to know the Loop neighborhood better and make a day of it? Check out our Modern Skyscraper morning tour!
- River North
- Masks optional
- Health & Safety Page
- Food is available for purchase at Revival and Monk's
- Drinks are available for purchase at each pub stop
Book River North: Historic Pubs
Duration: 3.5 hours
Price: Adult $60
- Price includes transit fees – food/beverages purchased by guests
- Days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday
- Start time: 4:00pm
- Tour begins and ends in the Loop
- Walking distance: 1.1 miles
- Tour operates rain or shine
- Tour itinerary may be subject to minor revisions as necessary
- Cancellation Policy
- In case of delays
- Visit FAQs
Ticket Purchase Requirements
- Must be able to climb stairs
- Tour requires a minimum of 2 guests to run
- Must be 21 and older (ID required)
Tour Meeting Point and Stops
Meeting Point: Marquette Building Lobby
(Meet inside the lobby)
140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603
Meet your guide inside.
Adams St Brewery at The Berghoff
17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
Enjoy a cocktail at Chicago's oldest, continuously-operating restaurant
731 N Wells St #1, Chicago, IL 60654
After a brief train ride, an adult beverage and a fascinating Chicago story await you
Green Door Tavern
678 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654
Enjoy a beverage and a peek into a hidden speakeasy at this historic Chicago pub
205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606
End the tour with a final drink in this long-standing bar filled with German and Old English antiques