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Experience the vitality of Lakeview, originally a separate suburban settlement north of Chicago. Lake View Township, organized in 1857, was widely populated by German immigrants and we will see how the German influence is still felt in this community. We will observe other local influences in architecture, retail shops and businesses situated along Belmont Ave. and the surrounding residential neighborhood. Learn about Chicago's earlier "tied house" brewery-funded or brewery-owned bars and see their lasting effects. Come and enjoy Lakeview and raise a glass or two with us!

2.5 Hours
Belmont and Sheffield, entrance to the L station
  • Participants of this tour must be 21 years of age or older and will pay for their own drinks at each stop. Food will be available for purchase at our last pub.
  • Although it's not required, we recommend making reservations in advance for this tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact for more information.

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