Big Shoulders Historic Bar And Food Bus Tour
The title for this non-public tour comes from a Carl Sandburg poem. His phrase “big shoulders” has come to be a standard reference to the city’s labor roots. Bridgeport is Chicago’s oldest neighborhood and borders an industrial district.
In its earlier years, the Bridgeport neighborhood communities were Lithuanian, German, Polish, Czech and Irish. Chinese and Mexican immigrants have moved in current decades. Most not too long ago, hipsters have joined into the chronology.
We go to a few historic Chicago bars that are quintessential to Bridgeport history. One historic bar is actually a secret bar, and not open to the general public. You’ll hear fascinating tales culled from the family lore of barkeepers. The foods served are components in telling the story of the neighborhood. Foods we attempt embody an authentic Chinese bao, Lithuanian beer, a Polish cookie, and the “mother-in-law” sandwich-a South Side Chicago specialty. It’s a culturally vibrant food tour, which is our style on non-public Chicago tours!
To your personal group pub crawl tour, visitors eat, drink and learn in between being whisked from one expertise to another on a luxury 18-passenger or 37-passenger coach. We additionally take a brief walking tour for a more up-shut experience with the neighborhood, including a take a look at homes and neighborhood corner buildings. Our driving portion of our tour consists of the Chicago Stock Yards Gate, the former “Bucket of Blood,” the White Sox Stadium, historic factories, artwork centers, avenue art murals and a quarry-turned-park.
Upgrade your meal options by adding Korean-Polish meals and craft beer or cocktails at a cool, new-college Bridgeport spot.
Among us tour guides, that is one in all our favourite tours we provide for personal groups. It is a fun and memorable manner to actually connect with Chicago historical past, whether you are an area or visiting group. It’s an incredibly fascinating area of Chicago, making this personal group tour possibility ultimate for company workforce constructing, family reunions and birthday events.
WHY Book THIS BUS TOUR In your Private GROUP?
Who wants to hearken to a volunteer tour docent rambling a bunch of memorized names and dates? Not us! Our professional Chicago tour guides are extremely trained, fun, smart and enthusiastic about Chicago architecture and historical past.
In business since 2010, we are proud to be a 5-star-rated Chicago tour company on Yelp and TripAdvisor. A lot of our Chicago architecture and neighborhood tours integrate historic bars, meals and music history. We hope you’ll be a part of us to discover tales and locations locals don’t even know, each downtown and in Chicago neighborhoods!
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All-inclusive charges are $eighty per individual together with transportation, dinner, dessert, three drinks, gratuities, taxes, special gifts and more! This private food bus tour lasts three hours to a few-and-a-half hours relying on the size (and velocity) of your group. Minimum group size is 14.