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.


Tour Reservations Do Not Include

Drinks and server gratuities. All guests must choose a beverage for the walking tour and bring cash to cover the gratuities and 2.5 servings of beer ($23), wine ($29), soda ($8) or water ($3).

Two Dates Available

  • Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 14th, an evening tour we specifically suggest as a date night event for downtown professionals.

  • Additional tour on the afternoon of Saturday, February 16th, and welcomes all UChicago alumni and their guests.

Each tour will be led by either Amanda Scotese, AM'13 or 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, started the company to offer unique tour experiences that integrate architecture, history and culture.

Registration and Event Questions
If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact Chicago Detours at info@chicagodetours.com or 312-350-1131.



If you want to register over the phone call Chicago Detours at 312.350.1131.

Event Information

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


Saturday, 02/16/19 at 2:30pm - 5:00pm | iCal


Fannie May Candies
343 N. Michigan Ave. Inside the store
Chicago, IL USA

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Registration Assistance
Chicago Detours
Event Contact
Amanda Scotese, AM'13