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Big Shoulders Historic Bar and Food Bus Tour
On Sunday, September 15, locals who love to explore Chicago neighborhoods get a one-time chance to join tour company Chicago Detours on a South Side adventure. The Big Shoulders Historic Bar and Food Bus Tour will bring guests to eat and drink their way through the history of Bridgeport, Chicagos oldest neighborhood.
Over the 2.5-hour-long bus tour, guests will stop at three neighborhood bars, including a secret bar, and enjoy a full meal of foods that tell the story of the people who have called the Bridgeport neighborhood home. The fun, expert tour guide will share the secret stories behind famous and lesser-known South Side sites like the Union Stock Yards Gate, the former Bucket of Blood, historic factories and a quarry-turned-park.
When: Sun. Sept 15, 12:30pm-3:00pm
Tour start/end location: Just inside the Palmer House Hotel, Wabash entrance – 124 S Wabash
Ticket Price: $58/person, plus optional drink package
Driving tour of Bridgeports historic sites, engaging tour guide commentary, homemade Chinese bao, choice of Chicago hot dog or mother-in-law sandwich, cheese kolaczki cookies, bus driver and server gratuities, special gifts. Guests who wish to drink must bring $18 cash, which covers 3 servings of beer, wine or well drink and server gratuities.
More info and tickets here
Advance reservations are required and can be made on Chicago Detours’ website. Tours have limited availability and often sell out.