While New York, London & Dublin are well-known literary towns, Chicago holds its own with these former haunts of Nelson Algren, Saul Bellow, Dylan Thomas & Mike Royko, as well as the best of today's authors and writers.
Note: This is a do-it-yourself crawl with ten pubs listed here for completeness, which is probably more than anyone but only the heartiest of pub crawlers can handle, so feel free to customize each pub crawl to your abilities and tastes. Also, pubs on this crawl are located beyond walking distance and, because driving and taking cabs are out of the question, the use of Chicago Trolley is highly recommended, especially because you can bring your own beer! If you buy a copy of our book Historic Bars of Chicago ($12), you can get a $45 coupon that is more than 10% off for most rentals.
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