Posts tagged "Chicago Prohibition"

Happy Repeal Day! Celebrate the end of Prohibition at one of these famous ex-speakeasies.

Happy Repeal Day! Celebrate the end of Prohibition at one of these famous ex-speakeasies.
Happy Repeal Day! On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution was passed, ending the famous era known as Prohibition. Can you believe that for 13 years, alcohol was illegal in the United States? Prohibition was a wild time in Chicago, but fortunately you can now visit your favorite bar without worrying about... Read more »

Chicago wouldn't be Chicago without Prohibition

Chicago wouldn't be Chicago without Prohibition
What would Chicago be like without alcohol? Whole neighborhoods wouldn’t exist! Well, from January 17, 1920 to December 4, 1933, alcohol was illegal in the United States. This time period was called prohibition, and it did not go well. Famous gangsters like Al Capone and Bugs Moran wreaked havoc on the city, making Chicago the... Read more »

Have you been to Chicago's oldest bar?

Have you been to Chicago's oldest bar?
I always thought the The Burwood Tap was the oldest bar in Chicago, but I was corrected this weekend: The oldest bar in Chicago is actually Schaller’s Pump. Schaller’s Pump opened in the 1881 and has been a Bridgeport staple ever since. I did a little digging, and found some very interesting facts about this... Read more »
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Did You Know, Chicago? The Jewelers Building

Did You Know, Chicago? The Jewelers Building
No matter how many years I live in Chicago, I still love going on those architectural cruises. One of my favorite buildings to see on the tour is 35 E. Wacker, formerly known as the Jeweler’s Building, facing the Chicago River. Aside from the fact that it’s a beautiful building with a fancy dome on top of... Read more »