History is Served at the Berghoff


Take a trip back in time through some of Chicago’s most historic moments with a tour of the Berghoff restaurant this Saturday. Part of the History is Served series, attendees will be taken on a behind the scenes tour of the Berghoff’s historic building, which dates back to the restaurant’s opening in 1898.

Founded by German immigrant German Berghoff as a place to showcase his signature beer, the tour details the bar’s roots at the 1893 World’s Fair, where Berghoff served his beer to a worldly clientele. Also showcased is the early days as a men’s only saloon, its survival during prohibition, and the bar receiving Chicago’s first liquor license after Prohibition.

One of the traits Chicago is known for is its world class architecture. With this tour, tourists and locals alike will be treated to a close up look at the historic building and beautiful artwork.

For those just looking to get an idea of what running a modern day restaurant entails, there will be plenty of that too as the daily operations and food preparation will also be showcased.

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Those who attend will also get to enjoy three classic Berghoff food items: mini bratwurst, Reuben, and apple strudel. They can enjoy it with a stein of seasonal Berghoff draft beer and famous Berghoff root beer.

The tour takes place Saturday, Aug. 1. Tickets are $35. The tours will last about an hour with starting times at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Berghoff is located at 17 W. State St. in the Loop. Discounted parking is offered at InterPark (17 E. Adams St.) and it is easily accessible via the Monroe Red and Blue line stops and the Adams/Wabash station. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/berghoff-history-is-served-tasting-tour-saturday-august-1st-tickets-16861846236?aff=erelexporg.

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