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The Only REAL Dive Bar Walking Tour

Rated 4.63 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Chicago, United States

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Experience hosted by Vince

3 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Happens every Sunday at 3 PM and Thursday 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
Happens every Sunday at 3 PM and Thursday 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
• En…

Vince's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Thu, Sep 24
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$40 per person
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Sun, Sep 27
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$40 per person
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Thu, Oct 1
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person

Meet your host, Vince

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 8 Reviews
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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 4.63 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Bryan
December 2019
Would recommend this tour to friends... was a great way to see local dive bars in Chicago. Only improvement would be to include more history of the neighborhoods and or bars as we walk between bars, or at the bars themselves. Vince was very friendly and made us feel welcome.
Would recommend this tour to friends... was a great way to see local dive bars in Chicago. Only improvement would be to include more history of the neighborhoods and or bars as we…
Liz
December 2019
This tour is a pretty cool and unique idea. It’s a great way to see one of the neighborhoods of Chicago and to hang with locals. We loved the uniqueness and architecture of each bar.
Hannah
December 2019
These guys we’re wonderful! We had the best tour of Chicago’s dive bars and couldn’t done it without them! I highly recommend them!
Laura
December 2019
Great times were had. Don't let the term Dive Bar scare you from doing this if you have the impression Dive Bar means sketchy. This was definitely not that! You get to experience the local bars and history of Chicago.
Erin
December 2019
I've been to a lot of cities in the world and on quite a few pub crawls. This is by far the best one I've been on. Vince and Andy were fantastic tour guides and they really had a great variety of dive bars. Their passion into the old-fashioned no frills watering holes of Chicago really came across in the tour and I genuinely felt like a local. They were so nice, accommodating, and laid back, explaining Chicago's scene and answering any questions we had. They also made it fun, wanting to know about you and your likes to form the tour around you. It felt like I was on a great night out with my friends who I've known for years. I even got a guide they wrote about Dive Bars and they are publishing additional versions in the future! I would not know known to go to any of the Dive Bars we went to and it felt really special. If you're looking for a off-the-beaten-path tour with some genuinely lovely people, look no further. This by far was the best thing I did in Chicago. Cant thank Vince and Andy enough for an amazing night!
I've been to a lot of cities in the world and on quite a few pub crawls. This is by far the best one I've been on. Vince and Andy were fantastic tour guides and they really had a g…
Kateryn
December 2019
Muy buen tour, excelente experiencia si quieres conocer bares locales y convivir con Vince.

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  • Thu, Sep 24
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Sep 27
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Thu, Oct 1
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Oct 4
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Thu, Oct 8
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Oct 11
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Thu, Oct 15
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Oct 18
    3:00 PM - 6:00 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.

More tips

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.

What to bring

Cash

Fun attitude