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Chicago Prohibition Tour

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Meet your guide at the Green Door Tavern to start the 3.5-hour journey to four historic Chicago speakeasies used during Prohibition that still operate today. Bring your government-issued ID, money to purchase drinks, and a camera for photo ops.

Travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach between stops, and learn about the 1920s cocktails typically found in each establishment. If you like what you see and hear, purchase signature drinks to taste for yourself. As you sip craft cocktails made by expert bartenders, your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide explains the key players of Prohibition. Hear stories about the lawmakers and the lawbreakers, including Al Capone and other famous Chicago gangsters who became powerful during the dry years of Prohibition.

Each former speakeasy that you visit has a different character. Stops include a downtown tavern built in 1872 that is decorated with antiques and Americana collectibles that give it an old-school Chicago vibe. Then pull up a stool at a cocktail lounge in Wicker Park where great blues music pumps from an old jukebox. You'll also enjoy a neighborhood bar that claims to be the oldest and longest-running tavern in the Old Town district. Wrap up at a downtown restaurant rumored to be a favorite hangout of Al Capone where historic newspapers, photographs, and posters line the walls of the bar.

Your tour ends downtown in the Chicago Loop.

Highlights
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
Customer Reviews
  • Kathy W
    April 2018

    We had an amazing tour with Sydney! Extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Learned many interesting tidbits about Prohibition and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Martinis at Club Lucky are the best! Thanks for a great afternoon, we highly recommend it.

  • Elizabeth B
    March 2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • dlyons10
    March 2018

    A great experience - took this tour in the middle of winter and it was a blast. The bus provided is a great asset and is pulled up to the door of each establishment. The cocktails were excellent and it's easy to make new friends and find a few gems to re-visit after the tour. Cheers!

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Printed guide to follow along with drink recommendations.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

The Green Door Tavern

Departure Time and Comments

4pm /

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Concludes at Exchequer Pub

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