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History Pub Crawls

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Join tavern historian Liz Garibay for a thirst-free history adventure through some of Chicago’s unique watering holes. Tours make approximately four stops and explore the history of each establishment and its neighborhood.

Participants receive drink specials at each location when possible. Beverages and food are not included in the ticket price.

Purchasing Group Tickets: For groups larger than 8, we ask that you book a Private Group Tour.

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Meeting Location:
Unless otherwise noted, tours begin at the main entrance of the Museum.

Pub crawl sold out? Please call 312-642-4600 to request a place on our waiting list or inquire about our private pub crawls.

Deck the Pubs!

Wednesday, December 10, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Bury the bah-humbug and ring in the holidays with us! Visit drinking establishments full of over-the-top seasonal décor whilst learning how holiday traditions came to be. Stops include the Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza for a chance to warm up with its signature mulled wine. Meet at the Museum.

Cost: $40, $30 members

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sunday, February 8, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Get to know some of the city’s best Bloody Mary bars! Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, you’ll get a potpourri of history and insight into the storied past of each tavern we visit. Meet at the Museum.

Cost: $40, $30 members

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Refund Policy:

Refunds for a tour will be given in the form of tour credit which can be applied to another tour. Credit will be given with a minimum of two weeks notice prior to the day of the tour. No exceptions.

Weather Hotline:
The Museum maintains a Weather Hotline to provide updates about weather-related delays or cancellation. If you think your program or tour may be affected by inclement weather, please call 312-799-2002 for the most current information about your tour.

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