Join our friends at Pocket Guide to Hell and the Forgotten Chicago crew at Avondale hotspot Late Bar as we gather for a round of brews and laid-back social merriment in this proletarian nook of Chicago. You’ll not only have the chance to socialize with fellow connoisseurs of overlooked Chicago, you will be able to imbibe on drinks and liqueurs in a bar described by Playboy Magazine last year as
“an eclectic mix of everything you love about bars, making it the perfect spot to end the night no matter what trouble you’ve gotten into. From the 1920s movies playing on projectors to the unusual blend of punk, New Wave and goth, Late is a fine place to meet the morning sun.”
About Pocket Guide to Hell:
Since 2008, Pocket Guide to Hell Tours, coined after a quip from a visiting British labor leader around 1900, was born of the belief that in telling the story of Chicago, one is also telling other larger stories—of life in a city, of the nineteenth century, of America. These are guerilla walking tours, open to everyone but geared especially towards those who live in the city and want to know more about it. All involve a strong narrative and primary research – from scrapbooks to interviews to newspapers – and all focus on some aspect of labor history, social justice, or true crime. All put accessibility first.
About Forgotten Chicago:
Forgotten Chicago’s tours began as an extension of the November 2007 launch of the FC web site, with our first walking tour conducted on July 27, 2008 in the little-explored West Town neighborhood. Since then, FC’s tours have grown into a far-ranging overview of the Chicago area’s astonishing array of historic and culturally significant, but largely overlooked, sites in our built environment.
Venturing far beyond the usual tour itineraries for tourists and locals (ghouls, gangsters, shopping and sports), FC’s mission since that first Sunday has been to discover, document and explore little known elements of Chicago’s infrastructure, architecture, neighborhoods and general cityscape, whether existing or historical.
When? Saturday December 8th, 8 PM-?
Where? Late Bar, 3534 W Belmont, Chicago.
Transportation? Late Bar is located 1 ½ blocks west of the 24 hour Belmont/Kimball CTA Blue Line Station, on the 24 hour Belmont (# 77) bus line, and 1 block west of the Kennedy Expressway.
How much? FREE admission — cash bar.
Parking? Street parking available.