1950s Nightlife in the Loop

1950s Nightlife in the Loop
  • Duration : 150 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Product code : PAB1W0
From USD $50.00

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.