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It is my great pleasure to present the inaugural Chicago Bar Project pub crawl!

Sean Parnell and other Chicago Bar Project contributors will be hosting our first pub crawl with transportation provided by Chicago Trolley (with complimentary beer on the trolley) and we will visit five of Chicagoland's best pubs from tiki to Teutonic. I hope that you can join us. Click here for tickets. They're going quickly and are only available on a limited basis.

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    • New Apartment Lounge – saxman legend Von Freeman plays free every Tues.
    • Blue Frog – boardgames, karaoke and cheap drinks underground
    • Streeter's Tavern – subterranean Santa pub crawls the "Pee & See"
    • Neo – classic nightclub with immensely popular 80s Thursdays

Hopleaf – Andersonville gem with 18 Belgian ales on tap and steamed mussels

Also: Chicago Bites review of Hopleaf Bar with Chicago Bar Project along for the ride...

Pub crawl on February 21

A little further out: my book, Historic Chicago Taverns, a guide to the city's top 100 best and most charismatic pubs...