Historic Chicago Walking Bar Tour for UChicago Alumni

Eat, drink and learn about Chicago's entertainment history with appetizers, beer or wine, and beautiful historic architecture.

Join fellow UChicago Alumni for a historic Chicago pub crawl with an educational twist! You’ll explore Chicago’s entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, theater, vices and social clubs. We'll visit a variety of architecture, including an early speakeasy and jazz club and opulent 1920s lobbies. In addition to the tour guide’s stories, guests interact with historic photos and videos on shared iPads to connect with Chicago’s party past. The Historic Chicago Bar Walking Tour is like a mix of a food/drink tour, an architecture walking tour and a mobile documentary film.

We are offering two dates.

  • One is a Saturday afternoon for anyone on February 17.
  • The Wednesday, February 21 evening tour we specifically propose as networking for downtown professionals since the tour is very easy to access (right at the Tribune Tower).

This tour is led by Alex Bean, AM'10. The Chicago Detours tour company has been bringing people to explore stories and places locals don't even know since 2010. Amanda Scotese, AM'13, started the company to offer unique tour experiences that integrate architecture, history and culture.

If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact the Event Contact listed.




Event Information

Cost:$29.00 per person; 20% off regular ticket price. Guests bring cash for specific beverage packages.
Event limited to 16 spaces and tickets are non-refundable.
You must be 16 to join the tour and 21 to drink. 


Wednesday, 02/21/18 at 5:45pm - 8:15pm | iCal


Argo Tea at the Tribune Tower
435 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL USA

[ Get Directions ]

Event Contact
Amanda Scotese, AM'13