1950s Nightlife in the Loop
- Duration : 150 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Chicago, IL
- Product code : PAB1W0
WendyCity tours are all about taking people back in time to experience the Chicago of an earlier era. And one of the most exciting eras to explore is the mid-twentieth century. My 1950s Nightlife tour is not so much a tour as it is an immersive experience. I share video, music, and evocative vintage images that bring the past to life.
We begin in Chicago’s Theater District, exploring what going out in Chicago meant in the mid-twentieth century. Then it’s on to the two venues my guests love so much: The Berghoff with its quirky history and excellent beer and, finally, the great Palmer House Hotel. There we luxuriate in the grand lobby while enjoying classic drinks, appetizers, and/or dessert, all the while feasting on the fascinating story of the hotel and its royal couple, Potter and Bertha Palmer. We focus on the world-famous Empire Room nightclub that hosted the biggest names in entertainment from the 1930s-1970s.