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Determine for yourself why design matters as we view unexpected architecture in the Near North section of the River North neighborhood. We see the recently completed Poetry Foundation building, learn about universal design and visit a decades-old speakeasy. Near North's former Italian immigrants constructed their first Italian parish in Chicago here and thriving businesses throughout this commercial district continue to this day. Share a pint or two with us along the way.

2.5 Hours
$15 public
FREE for CAF members
Clark Street Ale House, 742 N Clark St.

Clark Street Ale House is just 2 blocks west of the Chicago & State Red Line "L" stop. The tour ends at Orleans and Huron, just 2 blocks south/1block west of the Chicago Brown Line stop.

  • Participants of this tour must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Participants will pay for their own drinks at each stop.
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.

Upcoming Pub Tour: Near North Tours