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Comedy and Craft Beer Tour of Old Town

Product ID: 161316
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The Windy City has two unparalleled passions: beer and improv comedy. Learn the history of Chicago's comedy scene, while sampling a variety of local craft brews on this tour of Old Town's colorful bars.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste a variety of delicious Chicago craft beers
  • Learn the history of Chicago's legendary comedy scene
  • Discover the charm of Old Town and its colorful bars
  • Experience a "Chicago Handshake"
  • Sample a savory snack
Full description
Meet your guide at 2:30 just outside the famed Second City comedy club, where many of Saturday Night Live's greatest comedians got their start. Stroll to the Old Town Ale House and savor a local brew, while reveling in the bar's rich history and atmosphere. Previous patrons have included Anthony Bourdain and Roger Ebert, among others. Next, walk past Zanies comedy club, where your guide will explain more of Chicago's rich comedy tradition. Stop at the classic dive, Burton Place for a "Chicago Handshake," a shot of an infamous local liqueur followed by an Old Style.
 
Next, learn more about the colorful artists, who used to populate Old Town and walk to Old Town Pour House, which features one of Chicago's largest beer selections. Sample a couple of local brews with a savory snack and then walk further south past the charming boutiques and restaurants of Wells Street. Refresh yourself with another local pour at Declan's Irish Pub and then finish the tour at Glunz Tavern, one of Chicago's oldest and most storied establishments.
 
Includes
  • All beer samples
  • One snack
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity for guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of The Second City, 1616 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614. Your guide will be on the steps outside the entrance with a "Bobby's Bike Hike" paddle.

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Important information
Please bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Tour runs rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.
• All guests must be 21 years and over
• Please communicate any dietary restrictions in advance