Burgers & Brews Tour: River Walk Plus Visit to Billy Goat TavernThe Chicago River Walk Public Walkway, Meet at the NE Corner of the Michigan Ave. Bridge (401 N. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611)
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The last date listed for Burgers & Brews Tour was Thursday September 20, 2012 / 4:00pm.
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One Night With Janis Joplin adds some actual Fourth of July fireworks to the musical ones produced on stage, with a post-show barbeque buffet on the Arena Stage terrace -- a prime viewing spot for the famed pyrotechnics launched on the National Mall. First up is the show, a part-concert, part-theatrical event that captures Janis Joplin's life and legacy in all its live intensity. Mary Bridget Davies stars as the rock legend in a performance that has audiences dancing in the aisles and critics raving. Featuring powerful musical numbers including "Piece of My Heart, "Summertime" and "Mercedes Benz," as well as one song Joplin never formally recorded, One Night boasts a full band and a cast including Sabrina Elayne Carten, who plays Bessie Smith, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone. After the performance, you'll move outside the theater for food and drinks, along with the fireworks viewing. Please see the full event description for the buffet menu. Learn More
Goldstar Member Tips
Casual with comfortable walking shoes.
Make other plans for dinner
CTA !51 or 157 bus.
2 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Sep 23 2012
I had a fabulous time on the tour. The tour guide (Dan) was enthusiastic, energetic, and knowledgable. He shared great information about Chicago's founding, history, architecture, and of course the Chicago Fire. The downside was the Billy Goat Tavern. Okay, I knew up front that it was a dive and I appreciate it's place in Chicago's history. However, dive or not, my expectation is that the food be tasty and that the tavern be relatively clean.
Here's the deal the buns on the cheeseburger were stale. The edges were inedible, and they only use one piece of cheese for two hamburger patties. Instead of it being a double cheeseburger, it was a double burger with cheese. The place was just not clean and the floor where our group sat hadn't seen a mop in weeks because there were multiple visible dirt stains. The best thing about the Billy Goat Tavern in my opinion was the Billy Goat Lager.
I recommend the tour, but keep your expectations low with the tavern.
Written on Jul 20 2012
Entertaining and informative tour lead a high energy tour guide. The burgers at The Billy Goat were outstanding, beyond our expectations. We had a wonderful time: highly recommended!
More Information About Burgers & Brews Tour
"it's more than a history tour; it's entertainment!"
This tour combines the highly-acclaimed walking tour along with a stop at the legendary Billy Goat Tavern and features a discussion of the Great Chicago Fire and how it changed the city's destiny! Along the way, guests will hear intriguing stories about Chicago's legends and lore, trivia and captivating stories about our city’s past, present & future.
Your first double cheezburger and brew are included in the tour cost!
The Billy Goat Tavern is considered a Chicago Tourist Landmark and is visited by Chicagoans, world travelers, politicians, athletes and all sorts of celebrities. The Goat has been frequented by President George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Mayor Daley (past and present), and many more politicians. A wide range of celebrities have also visited: Jay Leno (at times when he visited Chicago, he did skits from the Billy Goat), Bill Murray, Don Novello, Loraine Newman, John Belushi, Billy Zane, Jack Black, John Stewart, Harrison Ford, Neve Campbell, John Cusak, Jewel, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kathy Bates, Charlton Heston, Frank Sinatra and many more.
Tours last 2.5-3 hours and end in front of the Wrigley Building on Michigan Avenue.
This is an outdoor walking tour. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
About the Ticket Supplier: Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour
Chicago's Finest offers entertaining and informative tours of Chicago. All tour guides are gifted storytellers, and they tell Chicago's history through the use of fun and engaging stories. Each guest shares a tour visual packet and is able to relive Chicago's past with dozens of carefully chosen photos that support the tour's interesting narrative.