On this tour, guests explore the area’s history of industry and politics while enjoying beers, good company and local fare. The title for this tour in Bridgeport comes from a Carl Sandburg poem. His phrase “big shoulders” has come to be a common reference to the city’s labor roots. Bridgeport is Chicago’s oldest neighborhood and borders an industrial district.
In its earlier years, the Bridgeport neighborhood communities were Lithuanian, German, Polish, Czech and Irish. Chinese and Mexican immigrants have moved in recent decades. Most recently, hipsters have joined into the chronology.
For this pub crawl tour in Bridgeport, you will eat, drink and learn with a group of mostly fellow Chicagoans. A luxury coach whisks you from one experience to another on a luxury 37-passenger coach. We take a short walking tour for a more up-close look at the architecture of the neighborhood, including a look at homes and neighborhood corner buildings on the very old-timey Lituanica Street.
The driving portion of our tour includes the Chicago Stock Yards Gate, the former “Bucket of Blood,” the White Sox Stadium, historic factories, art centers, street art murals and a quarry-turned-park. We start and end the tour downtown for easy access.
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This neighborhood food tour is also available as a private group tour!