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The Old-Time Saloon Pre-Prohibition Drinking Culture in Chicago
The Old-Time Saloon Pre-Prohibition Drinking Culture in Chicago

Visit modern exemplars of old-time saloons with Northwestern professor and writer Bill Savage and discover how Chicagoans of allwalks of life partook in the city’s drinking culture.

  • Meets at Chicago History Museum
  • Approx 3 hours
  • Tickets are non refundable
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  • Based in part on George Ade’s 1931 book, this trolley tour explores the urban landscape of the saloon before the 18th Amendment and Volstead Act forced patrons into illegal speakeasies.

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