Chicago Historic Pub Tour

Trains, Taverns and Tales

River North: Historic Pubs

Tour runs Thursday & Friday.  Book now! 

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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 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 more insight into the history of this district before taking our Chicago tour? Learn more about River North in our Chicago neighborhood guide.


Tour Highlights

Health & Safety

Small Bites

  • Food is available for purchase at Revival and Monk's

Alcoholic Beverages

  • Drinks are available for purchase at each pub stop

Book River North: Historic Pubs

Duration: 3 hours

Extra time built in for train travel

Price: Adult $50

  • Price includes transit fees – food/beverages purchased by guests
  • Days of operation: Thu, Fri
  • Start time: 4:00pm
  • 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 minimum of 2 guests to run - single bookings subject to cancellation if minimum is not met
  • Maximum tour size - 6 guests
  • Must be 21 and older (ID required)

Tour Meeting Point and Stops