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Speakeasy Murder Mystery Cocktail Party

Chicago, United States

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Experience hosted by Allie

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Chicago is world famous for its history of the prohibition era and its speakeasy bars and clubs, full of gangsters, bootleggers, and many historical characters of the 1920's - 1930's times. Dill Pickle Club was once a popular Bohemian club in Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, between 1917 and 1935 and this murder mystery is written based on the true historical fact and figures.

John Jones, the spirited founder of the Chicago Dil Pickle speakeasy has been murdered and you are invited to join his closest friends and family to put on “heirs” over cocktails, where the executor of his will shall review who inherits his millions.

You will receive character descriptions and rules prior to the event, and are encouraged to dress and act your part for 3 hours. Each ticket includes 3 craft cocktails. What will you do with your welcome gift of $1000? Standard tickets include 2 cocktails, and food will be available for purchase. You may walk away with prizes, a large inheritance, or not at all!

EACH TICKET INCLUDES
Personalized character assignment prior to the experience
2 Cocktails of Choice
Participation in a 3 Hours Interactive Cocktail Party Experience
Access to our props & costumes bar
Party game materials and investigation essentials
Mug shots (for suspects)
Awards In the end of the party (for winners)
Pictures to capture memories of the evening
Other things to note
This is a great experience to book alone or with a group of friends/family. Tons of fun & best memories guaranteed. Some accessories and outfits will be provided. Food will be available for purchase.
Chicago is world famous for its history of the prohibition era and its speakeasy bars and clubs, full of gangsters, bootleggers, and many historical characters of the 1920's - 1930's times. Dill Pickle Club was once a popular Bohemian club in Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, between 1917 and 1935 and this murder mystery is written based on the true historical fact and figures.

John Jones, the spirited founder of the Chicago Dil Pic…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    2 Drinks Of Choice
  • Equipment
    Some Costume Accessoires
From $45
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Allie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hospitality is certainly my passion and now a profession. I have started Art Room Events, back in 2015, an event production of unique social opportunities in the Chicagoland area for corporate and team building activities, residential & hotel entertainment, and private celebrations. Our experiences are best described as interactive, creative, social, and fun! They are great to work as a team, improve communication, unplug creativity, connect, and laugh.
One of the first experiences we have introduced was an interactive, 1920’s styled Speakeasy Murder Mystery Improve Cocktail party that was inspired by the historical figures residing in Chicago during the prohibition era. The Dil Pickle Club was a site of cultural interchange in 1920's, full of socialites, brothel owners, bootleggers, radicals, mobsters, activists, artists, and even hobos.
Hospitality is certainly my passion and now a profession. I have started Art Room Events, back in 2015, an event production of unique social opportunities in the Chicagoland area for corporate and team building activities, residential & hotel entertainment, and private celebrations. Our experiences are best described as interactive, creative, social, and fun! They are great to work as a team, improve communication, unplug creativity, connect, and laugh.
One of the first experiences we have…
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Where you'll be

Located in the historical mansion, designed in 1883, originally constructed as a boarding house, this piece of property has seen an array of businesses come and go. In 2002, an Irish lawyer from Ireland purchased the buildings to open The Galway Arms. The historical design of each of its rooms still resembles old 19th century look and creates a perfect atmosphere for our Dil Pickle Club Speakeasy Murder Mystery cocktail events.

Rated 4.79 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Faith
March 2020
We decided to include this as part of our girls weekend and we're all so glad we did! It was very organized, great group of people, and an awesome way to bond with friends outside of the typical activities. Thanks for a great time!
Amber
February 2020
Let me start off by saying my super shy Fiancé is the one who set this up, so I wasn't sure how everything was going to go at first. Not only did they match our characters to our personalities EXACTLY, they made it so easy to really get immersed. The location is beautiful, the drinks were cheap and tasty, and the costumes added the perfect flare! We will definitely be trying to find one of these back home to do more often!
Let me start off by saying my super shy Fiancé is the one who set this up, so I wasn't sure how everything was going to go at first. Not only did they match our characters to our p…
Cassie
December 2019
Super fun experience! It may not be unique to Chicago, but I highly recommend you do this while visiting. I was nervous before hand but it ended up being laid back and enjoyable. There were a lot of people participating, although a big group of them were late (not Aly’s fault). Everyone got into it which made it even more fun. She gave in depth character descriptions and really set the scene well. Definitely check it out!
Super fun experience! It may not be unique to Chicago, but I highly recommend you do this while visiting. I was nervous before hand but it ended up being laid back and enjoyable. T…
Jarell
October 2019
This was really fun! The way it was organized made it much more simple than I expected. I’ve always wanted to do this sort of thing and it was a really FUN experience!! Would highly recommend. Hell, I’d do it again. The fish and chips were good. So was the steak salad!
This was really fun! The way it was organized made it much more simple than I expected. I’ve always wanted to do this sort of thing and it was a really FUN experience!! Would highl…
Rachael
August 2019
We had so much fun tonight!! I’ve always wanted to do a murder mystery party and this was the perfect experience! Aly was so helpful in making the experience all it could be even though we had a smaller group! She even made sure the date was while we were in town. So thankful we got to do this!
We had so much fun tonight!! I’ve always wanted to do a murder mystery party and this was the perfect experience! Aly was so helpful in making the experience all it could be even t…
Yash
July 2019
Aly is very charming and intelligent host for this murder mystery. She brought props and many accessories for the guests, and was very clear in telling the rules. I totally recommend this marvelous, very interesting and so much fun experience
Aly is very charming and intelligent host for this murder mystery. She brought props and many accessories for the guests, and was very clear in telling the rules. I totally recomme…

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Character Outfits/Accessories (Optional)