Chicago Historic Pubs Tour

Trains, Taverns and Tales

River North: Historic Pubs

Tour runs Thursday.

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 on 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 that 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? Check out our  Modern Skyscraper morning tour!


Tour Highlights

Small Bites

  • Food is available for purchase at any of the four pubs

Alcoholic Beverages

  • 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: Thursday
  • Start time: 4 p.m.
  • Tour begins and ends in the Loop.
  • Walking distance: 1.1 miles
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Additional Information

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