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Welcome back! Choose from more than 50 reinstated walking tours, book a CAFC River Cruise and visit the Center Thursday through Monday.

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
$26 public (includes CAC admission)
Free for CAC 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.

  • Advance reservations are required for this tour.
  • Participants of this tour must be 21 years of age or older and will pay for their own drinks at each stop.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Pub Tour: Near North Tours