A Historic Evening in Chicago

Tour Number

Activity Level



After Dark, Food and Wine


Kid Friendly: No. Guests must be 21+

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Downtown Drinking & Dining Tour

This is a uniquely relaxing and enjoyable way to experience Chicago: drinking and dining while talking history.

Enjoy classic Chicago food and drink in two of the most historic spots in town: The Berghoff with its Old-World atmosphere, hearty fare, excellent beer, THEN the Palmer House Hotel with its grand lobby, beautifully crafted cocktails …and a world-famous dessert.

Kick back and discover the fascinating stories of these two extraordinary venues via vintage images, video, and music that bring the past to life.

This tour is ideal before a concert or show.

Tours on Sundays will be the Palmer House only due to The Berghoff being closed.


*The Berghoff Restaurant
*The Palmer House Hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The Berghoff
Just inside the revolving doors
17 W Adams St (near State St)
Chicago, IL 60603

End location: The Palmer House Hotel
17 E. Monroe Street (State & Monroe)
Chicago, IL 60606

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

We will spend 1 hour at The Berghoff and 1.5 hours at the Palmer House.


A couple of blocks of walking.

What’s Included

A private tour guide who will take care of all your needs and make sure you have a fantastic time in Chicago.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

75 USD - Food and drink are up to you - whatever you desire.

Price ranges for Berghoff and the Palmer House:
Drinks approximately $5-15 each.
Appetizers and desserts approximately $8-15 each.
Entrees approximately $12-25 each

Plan on a 15% tip for servers.
Credit cards accepted at both venues.

What’s Extra

Food, drink, and gratuities are not included in the price of the tour.

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