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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

    600 N Clark St, 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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    Gangster Tour

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    Modern engineering meets 1920's history on this Gangster Tour. Experience the rich chronicles of Chicagoland's most infamous figures and meet some of the little-known, working-class innovators who made this city the center of the underground struggle against Prohibition. Your guide will take you to locations where mobsters practice their outlawed trades and educate you on the history of the Jazz Age that defined Chicago for generations. Step onto the unique barrel bus though the speakeasy-style vertical door and start your one-of-a-kind, Prohibition themed, Gangster Tour. As you're driven through the historic streets of Chicago, learn about the notorious members of the north, south, and west-side gangs that existed during the Prohibition-Era. Your guide provides entertaining insights into the struggles of mobsters and bank robbers during a time when alcohol was prohibited. You'll learn about all the iconic locations including: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre site, Union Station, Board of Trade, The Rookery and City Hall. Step outside at the Holy Name Cathedral and Biograph Theater to relive historic occurrences that have defined the locations for generations. Hear stories about Al Capone, John Dillinger, Bugs Moran, Johnny Torrio, George Remus, and more. You'll enjoy Prohibition-Era music and a couple of games, that will truly make you feel as though you've stepped back in time. Mobsters and a climate-controlled cruise -- sounds like a good time!
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    Gangster Tour

    600 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Learn about Chicagoland's most infamous figures of the 1920's on a 2 hour tour
    • Meet some of the working class innovators who were at the center of the Prohibition struggle
    • Visit all the places where the mobsters set up shop for their illegal work
    • Listen to the history of the Jazz Age and how it came to define Chicago
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    Distillery Tours

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    Indulge in Chicago's uniquely crafted spirits on this all-inclusive distillery tour. Sample the products of three different distilling production facilities as you are whisked around town in a one-of-a-kind barrel bus. Your Prohibition-Era expert will help you relive the trials and triumphs of the men and women who made, and continue to make, Chicago one of the country's best destinations for fine liquors! Want to learn about the effect Prohibition laws had on Chicago and how certain gangs developed to facilitate the transport of illegal hooch? Step on your barrel bus through the speakeasy-style, hidden vertical door and start your one-of-a-kind Chicago Distillery Tour. As you're taken from distillery to distillery in this jinty, your guide will provide entertaining and educational insights into the beginning of Chicago's liquor industry during the 1800's. What better way to visit local craft distilleries and sample their wares, than in a Prohibition-Era styled Bus. You'll sample craft spirits at each of the three distilleries. Enjoy whiskey, gin, apple-brandy, vodka, and more, as you try approximately 9-12, locally crafted spirits throughout the tour. On your production facility tour, you'll learn the step-by-step procedures of distilling and the science behind the art. Stop at large and small facilities so you can get a sense of what it was like to step into a distillery before the 18th Amendment made booze illegal. Upgrade your DeLorean to a barrel bus and travel back in time!
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    Distillery Tours

    600 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a tour aboard the Barrel Bus and tastings at three distilleries in Chicago
    • Taste the distinctive qualities of uniquely crafted spirits
    • Relive the trials and triumphs of Chicago's liquor history with a Prohibition-era expert
    • Drink 9-12 samples of craft spirits with your friends
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    34 positive reviews
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    Fireworks Sail

    Ahoy, matey! Climb aboard a tall ship for an an interactive sailing experience, in which you can go full out -- or lay out! Aboard on the tall ship, you can go 'all hands on deck' and help raise the sails and man the facilities, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the wind, sea and skyline from the spacious deck. Feel the sun on your skin and take in stunning views of the famous Chicago Skyline before stopping to watch a fireworks spectacular with the best seats in the house. Don't miss this opportunity to sail one of the few remaining classically-designed and constructed wooden schooners -- the performance and feel of which will be unforgettable!
    Fireworks Sail

    599 E Waldron, Chicago

    • Experience Chicago from a classic wooden schooner as you sail down Lake Michigan
    • Watch a thrilling fireworks spectacular from the vantage point of being out on the open water
    • Get an unparalleled photo opportunity of the famous Chicago Skyline
    • Enjoy the feeling of the sun and wind on your face with this nautical adventure
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    Classic Handmade Pasta

    Learn how to make fresh egg noodle pasta from flour, egg and water/scented olive oil, and salt. Chef Maya will also demonstrate how to make two easy and delicious sauces: an Ugly Tomato Sauce using “ugly” tomatoes and a simple and creamy Alfredo Sauce. We source the best ingredients to make these simple yet impressive dishes. We will also share our favorite markets/shops to get these ingredients and equipment so you can recreate these dishes for friends and family.
    Classic Handmade Pasta

    4600 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to create handmade pasta dough during a social workshop
    • Get hands on experience making both pasta and sauces
    • Enhance the fun with adult beverages available for purchase
    • Develop your cooking repertoire and make some new friends
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    Make Your Own Sushi

    Don’t let the sushi chef have all the fun! Come and learn how to spread, layer, tuck and roll your way to sushi heaven. In this fun, hands-on social cooking class, you’ll learn all the skills needed to make sushi-rolls at home, including how to prepare sushi rice, select sushi-grade fish, and add additional tasty neta (ingredients) to enhance your dining experience. You’ll learn to make three types of sushi rolls. Salmon is used in this class along with carrot, avocado, cucumber and nori.
    Make Your Own Sushi

    4600 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Develop your culinary skills with a sushi-making class
    • Learn to prep ingredients and combine them into perfect rolls
    • Enhance the fun with food and drinks available for purchase
    • Treat yourself to a fun social cooking experience
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    Conquering the Restaurant Wine List

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    Do you pronounce Bordeaux as "bordoox" and Syrah as "Shee-ra?" Then you'll agree that staring at that restaurant wine list is a bit like reading Ancient Greek, particularly when you've got a table full of friends and a smug waiter expecting you to make a selection. Learn the lingo to help you navigate the wine world thanks to this workshop! You'll learn about popular pairing choices, etiquette, how to order, how to discern a label, and when and when not to bring your own bottle. Along the way you'll get to taste some of the most common wines, and finally figure out how to master those pesky pronunciations.
    Conquering the Restaurant Wine List

    702 Main St, Chicago

    • Learn to successfully navigate a restaurant wine list
    • Expand your wine knowledge while enjoying a variety of common styles
    • Find out about the ins-and-outs of wine pairing and ordering etiquette
    • Give your taste buds the thrill ride of their life
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    Little India Food Tour

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    Experience all the taste sensations of South Asia right in middle of the Windy City! Whether you are visiting Chicago for the first time or are just sick of deep dish pizza, this tour will have something for you. You'll sample a variety of cuisines from regions all over South Asia. Visit a temple and a variety of boutiques and specialty stores for spices and others. Additionally, indulge in a henna tattoo and more! Make sure to come hungry for food and for culture!
    Little India Food Tour

    2541 W Devon Ave, Chicago

    • Walk the vibrant streets of Chicago's Little India and sample the best foods it has to offer
    • In between food stops visit cultural and historical landmarks with your experienced guide
    • All foods and activities included in the ticket price
    • Learn about a neighborhood with a rich ethnic heritage while tasting some of the best food in Chicago
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    Blue Man Group

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    You've heard about them through friends and have seen them on TV, now see them live! Come watch the recently updated Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater. As one of the longest running shows in Chicago, the Blue Man Group is responding to the ever-changing world by integrating new-age technology into their performance. You will witness the newly added "GiPad," a giant tablet, for several aspects of the show, while the lights, colors, and spectacles fascinate even the biggest naysayer. Enjoy the humor and social commentary of this performance as it combines the traditional 'Blue Man' antics with 21st-century technology for an amazing visual experience. This is the Blue Man Group like you've never seen them before!
    Blue Man Group

    3133 N Halsted St, Chicago

    • Watch a live Blue Man Group performance with integrated new-age technology
    • Marvel at the group's "GiPad," lights, colors, humor and new original pieces
    • Enjoy this high-profile troupe's family-friendly show
    • Main floor seating
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    13 positive reviews
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