River North: Historic Pubs
Tour runs Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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 the historic Marquette Building (140 S. Dearborn St.). You’ll meet your guide in the lobby. Then we head down the street 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 the Green Door Tavern, one of the oldest pubs in Chicago and sits above a well-hidden, authentic Prohibition-era speakeasy. Next on our list is Brehon Pub with a fascinating story involving bribery and the Chicago media.
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!
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
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
140 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603
Meet your guide in the lobby.
Adams St Brewery at The Berghoff
17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
Enjoy a cocktail at Chicago's oldest, continuously-operating restaurant
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
731 N Wells St #1, Chicago, IL 60654
After a brief train ride, an adult beverage and a fascinating Chicago story await you
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