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With a focus on Chicago’s River North neighborhood, CAC docent Jeff Marcella—an expert in both buildings and beer—will lead this online version of one of the CAC’s popular Pub Tours on July 18 and August 26.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Approximately 3 hours before the start of the program, you will receive a link directly from Zoom with details about how to access and view it.

If you do not receive your link 2 hours prior to the start of the event, please contact Please note, if you do not contact us at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

A longtime hub for entertainment, Chicago’s River North neighborhood features some of the city’s greatest and oldest existing structures. Explore its architecture—from warehouses and pubs to Gilded Age mansions—paired with stories from the history of brewing in Chicago. Marcella will also offer advice and recommendations on sampling local brews.


Jeff Marcella

Jeff Marcella arrived in Chicago in 1994, fell in love with the city and became a CAC docent in 2001. Immediately impressed by how deeply architecture and design infuse the city’s culture, Marcella enjoys leading multiple downtown walking tours including Art Deco and helped craft the CAC’s Pub Tours. When not volunteering for the CAC, Marcella is a consultant to nonprofits and governments with a focus on job training and social service initiatives. He lives with his wife and son in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood.

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