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    Essential Mixology

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    Knowledge is power and this class spreads the secret knowledge of some of the city's best bartenders. Whether you're looking to host a swanky cocktail party or trying to expand your drink repertoire beyond rum 'n coke, this interactive bartending course will teach you what you need to know. With A-List Startenders, you'll learn the basics of mixology, from essential cocktail recipes to the nuances of pairing fruit and herbs with unique spirits. Entertain your guests with a decadent Old Fashioned or a Mint Julep. Don't settle for a two liter and a half-gallon.
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    Essential Mixology

    4401 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the essentials of cocktail creations
    • Expand your knowledge of liquors and discover the perfect pairings and proportions for each kind
    • Gain hands-on experience in concocting favorite drinks
    • Enjoy tasting all of your delicious creations
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    15 positive reviews
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    3-Hour Morning Sailing

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    You haven't tasted luxury until you've experienced a summer sail on a private charter. Picture this, you've got your sunglasses on, an ice cold beer in your hand, and NOTHING on your mind! During this Getaway Sail, you'll have three glorious hours to put your worries behind you and embrace the Lake Michigan breeze. You'll experience Chicago from a totally new perspective as you witness the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and the Museum Campus, all from the comfort of your own boat. And for your safety, all Phenix charters include the services of a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Adding to the fun, you can bring up to 5 of your friends or family members to share this experience of a lifetime with you! Relax on the front nets, lounge in the bean bags, tan on the deck, learn a few things about sailing, or straight up destress -- the choice is yours! After all, this is YOUR boat...
    3-Hour Morning Sailing

    111 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

    • Come aboard a private charter for the best day of your summer
    • See the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and more from the waters of Lake Michigan
    • Bring a bottle of wine or a couple of beers to relax in luxury
    • Make memories of a lifetime with friends, family, or your special someone
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    7 positive reviews
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    Wine Tasting: Become a Connoisseur

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    Impress everyone at your next dinner party with your knowledge of fine wines and rich mahogany cupboards... well, maybe not so much the latter. Join Discovery Center for an exciting evening of wine and good times as you learn the delicate art of wine tasting. There's more than red vs. white or box vs. bottle. For budding wine enthusiasts, you'll cultivate your palate and expand your wine vocabulary, becoming the vino expert among your friends. Taste your way through exquisite wines and develop a taste of your own. You will also learn the nuances of terroir and the many viniculture techniques used to impact the aroma and taste of wine. No wine list shall intimidate you ever again!
    Wine Tasting: Become a Connoisseur

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the delicate art of wine tasting by cultivating your palate and expanding your wine vocabulary
    • Taste several classical grape varietals of the world and discover their aromas and flavor profiles
    • Gain command of wine and food pairings, storage, and how to select wine at a restaurant or shop
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    4 positive reviews
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    Brewery Tours

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    The resurgence of craft beer is now! Your Prohibition-Era expert will guide you on an all-inclusive adventure to taste samples at three breweries and tour one brewing production facility. Enjoy the distinctive qualities of Chicago craft brewing, while reveling in the artistic triumphs of this charming and historic city. This full-bodied voyage will indeed leave your palette pleased! Did you know Chicago's first mayor owned a Brewery? -- As you are driven from brewery to brewery, learn the history of Chicago's beer industry and how it traces its origins back to the 1800's. Your guide will provide educational and entertaining insights about Chicago politics in connection with breweries and the effect that Prohibition had on the city. There's no better way to travel from brewery to brewery than in a Prohibition-Era styled barrel bus! Step on the bus through the speakeasy-style vertical door and start your one-of-a-kind Chicago Brewery Tour. Each brewery has its own unique qualities. Stop by large and small facilities so you can get a sense of what it was like to walk into a brewery before Prohibition. You'll receive samples of craft beer at each of the three breweries and tour one of the production facilities. At the production facility, you'll learn the step-by-step procedures of brewing and the science behind the process. Enjoy approximately 45-55 ounces of different flavors of craft beer throughout the tour. So, Carpe Diem -- loosely translated, it means 'grab a beer' in Latin!
    Brewery Tours

    River North, Chicago

    • Enjoy a tour and tastings at three craft breweries in Chicago
    • Taste the distinctive qualities of the city's craft brews
    • Learn about history and the brewing process from a Prohibition-era expert
    • Drink 45-55 ounces of delicious craft beer with your friends
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    34 positive reviews
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    Afternoon Sailing

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    You haven't tasted luxury until you've experienced a summer sail on a private charter. Picture this, you've got your sunglasses on, an ice cold beer in your hand, and NOTHING on your mind! During this Getaway Sail, you'll have two and a half hours to put your worries behind you and embrace the Lake Michigan breeze. Experience Chicago from a totally new perspective as you witness the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and the Museum Campus, all from the comfort of your own boat. And for your safety, all Phenix charters include the services of a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Adding to the fun, you can bring up to 5 of your friends or family members to share this experience of a lifetime with you! Relax on the front nets, lounge in the bean bags, tan on the deck, learn a few things about sailing, or straight up destress -- the choice is yours! After all, this is YOUR boat...
    Afternoon Sailing

    111 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

    • Come aboard a private charter for the best day of your summer
    • See the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and more from the waters of Lake Michigan
    • Bring a bottle of wine or a couple of beers to relax in luxury
    • Make memories of a lifetime with friends, family, or your special someone
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    7 positive reviews
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    A Getaway Sail (Weekend)

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    You haven't tasted luxury until you've experienced a summer sail on a private charter. Picture this: you've got your sunglasses on, an ice cold beer in your hand, and NOTHING on your mind! During this Getaway Sail, you'll have two full hours to put your worries behind you and embrace the Lake Michigan breeze. Experience Chicago from a totally new perspective as you witness the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and the Museum Campus, all from the comfort of a boat! You can relax on the front nets, lounge in the bean bags, help sail and steer the boat, or straight up destress! All Phenix charters will include the services of a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain, and some trips also have an additional crew member. Bring up to 5 of your friends or family members to share this experience of a lifetime with you!
    A Getaway Sail (Weekend)

    111 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

    • Come aboard a private charter for the best day of your summer
    • See the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and more from the waters of Lake Michigan
    • Bring a bottle of wine or a couple of beers to relax in luxury
    • Make memories of a lifetime with friends, family, or your special someone
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    7 positive reviews
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    4-Hour Afternoon Sailing

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    You haven't tasted luxury until you've experienced a summer sail on a private charter. Picture this, you've got your sunglasses on, an ice cold beer in your hand, and NOTHING on your mind! During this Getaway Sail, you'll have a glorious four hours to put your worries behind you and embrace the Lake Michigan breeze. Experience Chicago from a totally new perspective as you witness the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and the Museum Campus, all from the comfort of your own boat. And for your safety, all Phenix charters include the services of a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Adding to the fun, you can bring up to 5 of your friends or family members to share this experience of a lifetime with you! Relax on the front nets, lounge in the bean bags, tan on the deck, learn a few things about sailing, or straight up destress -- the choice is yours! After all, this is YOUR boat...
    4-Hour Afternoon Sailing

    111 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

    • Come aboard a private charter for the best day of your summer
    • See the Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, and more from the waters of Lake Michigan
    • Bring a bottle of wine or a couple of beers to relax in luxury
    • Make memories of a lifetime with friends, family, or your special someone
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    7 positive reviews
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    Pedway Brunch Tour (Winter)

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    Bacon, breakfast, and beer. Sounds like the three B's to brunch. Let's be real, what's better than starting a Saturday in this fashion? On your way to brunch, you'll trek through Chicago's intricate Pedway system, listening to stories about the city's moments of jubilation and tragedy. From there, you will head to Houlihans for a scrumptious lunch buffet, featuring eggs, fruit, and bacon. After your meal, you'll continue your walk through the Pedways, fit with entertaining stories and some fast calorie-burning. Can you taste Chicago yet?
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    Pedway Brunch Tour (Winter)

    221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago

    • Listen to the entertaining stories behind Chicago's history and architecture as you travel through the Pedway
    • Indulge in a delicious brunch buffet at Houlihans
    • Relax and learn about Chicago's infamous characters, including the architects, millionaires, and politicians that built this city
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    4 positive reviews
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    Chef's Tasting Dinner

    Asian cuisine enthusiasts, you will be soy happy about this six-course tasting dinner. Koi Fine's "Flavors of Fall" tasting dinner introduces 6 mouth-watering courses of Asian delicacies such as sushi, salmon in black bean sauce, and koi maki. Each course is accompanied by a carefully chosen alcoholic beverage that perfectly complements the flavor of your delicious, beautifully presented dish. Warning: the sashimi is so delicious and fresh that you might get a case of post-deliciousness amnesia and believe you were transported to Japan!
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    Chef's Tasting Dinner

    624 Davis St, Evanston

    • Discover the delicious tastes of Asia through a tasting dinner
    • Savor six courses of delicious flavors, including fresh sushi and authentic Chinese cuisine
    • Accompany your satisfying courses with a complementing drink that enhances flavor
    • Nourish yourself with incredible food, boozy drinks, and artful presentation
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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    Navigating through the winding roads to find the best in Hong Kong, you stumble upon a dim sum restaurant. Wait, this isn't Hong Kong. This is just Chicago's Chinatown. On this food tour, you will be guided through one of the oldest Chinatown neighborhoods in America, and you'll treat your taste buds to delicious Hong Kong, Szechuan, and Mandarin style Chinese cuisines. Uncovering the best eats at five different local gourmet hot spots, taste the food, culture, and history of each locale. This might be the most delicious tour of your life so bring your appetite and come prepared to eat! On your walking tour, expect to visit the following locations:
    • Triple Crown: Canton cuisine and Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant
    • Lao Sze Chuan: Szechuan-style cuisine and family restaurant
    • Ten Ren Tea & Ginseng Co.: Loose-leaf tea and organic ginger house
    • Saint Anna Bakery: Chinese-style baked goods, desserts and pastries
    • Lao Beijing: Mandarin-style cuisine
    Note: Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking. In the "Special Requests" field upon placing the booking, please state if you are a vegetarian, have any food allergies, and are under 21.
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    Chinatown Food Tour

    2126 S Archer Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a food tour as you taste your way through five different gourmet restaurants in Chinatown
    • Learn about the food, culture, and history of each locale
    • Enjoy an intimate tour filled with delicious Chinese food and laughter
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    3 positive reviews

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