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Today's side deal may fit in the margin, but it has room for 20 of your friends (and a short history lesson): $99 gets you a three-hour party with unlimited draft beer in the historic speakeasy room of the Green Door Tavern, one of the only remaining balloon-frame wood structures built between the Great Chicago Fire and the fire ordinance banning wood construction the following year.
Green Door's building served as a speakeasy during Prohibition—the gin-joint antiques that adorn the walls preserve that ambience to this day. You and 19 of your friends can reserve the historic room for three hours of fun: watch the Bears or Cubs, or just dance the Charleston until the wheels come off. Now you're on the trolley!
Note: Call ahead to reserve. Subject to availability and blackout dates.
Centerstage Chicago describes the old Chicago charm of the Green Door Tavern:
- Its history is blazoned across the walls, ceiling, and every crack and splinter that a hundred plus years afford a place... The Green Door remains marvelously unbothered after its opening in 1921. It is a reminder of "The Sting" era Chicago, and maybe visiting the Tavern should be mandatory for all Chicago residents. We'd all be a little drunker, at least, and well fed. – Centerstage Chicago
- The burgers in this old Chicago nook are terrific and I've never run in to bad service. – eewalker, Citysearch
- The Green Door boasts an outstanding beer lineup--12 on draft and another 36 bottles... As others before me mention, this bar has such much character. – Jelena Z., Yelp
- I go for the jukebox and the non-judgemental [sic] attitude of the staff who have happily let me get as intoxicated as I need to be to forget the horrors of my work day. Cheers! – Angela B., Yelp