The Only REAL Dive Bar Walking Tour

Chicago, United States

Experience hosted by Vince

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We are going to visit and have fun at local bars starting at 6 PM.

We’ll all meet at a local neighborhood tavern and walk to some of Chicago’s finest and historical bar establishments. This tour will be in the West Town neighborhood.

We’ll stay close to downtown loop so it’ll be easy for you to get there and get back.

You'll get a great experience with:
• A FREE “Dive Right In” guide book to having fun at dive bars
• Enough time to get a “feel” for each dive bar (we’ll spend about 30 minutes at each place)
• Cheap drinks and eats
• A great time meeting the locals
• A bit of history on each bar we go to visit
Other things to note
This is for adults only above the age of 21 years. We suggest you be in somewhat good health, due to the walk and consumption of alcohol.
We are going to visit and have fun at local bars starting at 6 PM.

We’ll all meet at a local neighborhood tavern and walk to some of Chicago’s finest and historical bar establishments. This tour will be in the West Town neighborhood.

We’ll stay close to downtown loop so it’ll be easy for you to get there and get back.

You'll get a great experience with:
• A FREE “Dive Right In” guide book to having fun at div…

Meet your host, Vince

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 25 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am co-founder of Tavern Rules, who have a great interest in preserving the dive bars and taverns in our neighborhoods. I have been to dive bars all over the country and have developed walking tours and publications to show everyone the neighborhood dive bars and taverns that are hidden gems in wonderful historic neighborhoods. If you're looking for a good old fashioned bar to hang out in, I'll show you the way. I am starting in Chicago. I've lived here over 20 years and have seen the lovely neighborhood taverns disappear one by one. There are still a number of them in town, and I will direct you to the best ones.
I am co-founder of Tavern Rules, who have a great interest in preserving the dive bars and taverns in our neighborhoods. I have been to dive bars all over the country and have developed walking tours and publications to show everyone the neighborhood dive bars and taverns that are hidden gems in wonderful historic neighborhoods. If you're looking for a good old fashioned bar to hang out in, I'll show you the way. I am starting in Chicago. I've lived here over 20 years and have seen the lovely ne…
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Where you'll be

We'll start at 832 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA and finish near the corners of Milwaukee, Halsted, and Grand.

The only walking tour that takes you to REAL neighborhood taverns, pubs, and dive bars in Chicago. The tour covers about a mile in the West Loop neighborhood.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Emily
August 2021
I bought this as a gift for my brother and some of his friends. He came back telling us about the history of the bars and the new people he met. He said Vince was a great host and he would recommend it. Definitely book this experience!
Nicole
August 2021
Very fun experience! If you enjoy local bars, this experience will absolutely make you feel at home. Whether you’re further along in life or a millennial, friends will be made!! Ladies-wear comfortable shoes!
Jennifer
August 2021
What a great tour to go on when you have done so many of the other real touristy things in Chicago! Vince was the best and we met some other great people and had such a good time…made lots of memories.
Faustino
August 2021
This tour was incredible ! Vince is a super host who takes care of all the guests. Each bar is very unique and very unlike other Chicago places
Mich
August 2021
Nice tour. Vince gave us some books explaining the tour, which made the most sense in the end. I love it. A little expensive for what it is
Sitafa
August 2021
This was an amazing tour of some cool dive bars in Chicago! We really felt like we got an authentic experience. Vince was an awesome host and very knowledgeable of the city. Don't pass up on this experience!

Choose from available dates

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  • Fri, Oct 15
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $40 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to bring

Cash

Fun attitude