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What Some Nice Media Folks Are Sayin’


Philadelphia Sunday Sun, October 2018

The Sunday Morning Journal, October 2018

Outside The Loop Radio Show/Podcast, August 2018

Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, August 2018

La Voix du Nord, May 2018

Old Liquors Magazine, May 2018

The Hop Review, March 2018

The Gentleman’s Journal (UK),  January 2018

Winnipeg Free Press, August 2017

WGN Radio, May 2017

Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, May 2017

WBEZ Curious City, Old Style signs story

Chicago Sun-Times, Beer Chicago review

Thrillist, Best Tours of Chicago

Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, March 2016



Chicago Tribune, Beer Chicago review

Strange Brews Podcast

WBEZ The Morning Shift

Time Out

Alan X El Mundo! Favorite Tour in the World of 2014

First We Feast

The Midwestern Diner

Complex Media


Alan X El Mundo!

WBEZ Curious City – The Chicago Speakeasy

The Scotsman

Built In Chicago

The Toronto Star

Travesias – Mexican travel magazine

The LA Times

Sirott & Murciano WGN Radio

Dave Plier Show WGN Radio

WCIU – You & Me This Morning

Chicago Tribune

The Huffington Post

Apartment Therapy

Hail 2 The Ale

The Chicago Journal

The Columbia Chronicle

Uptown Update

Voices of America, International Program (in Mandarin!)


Quotes From Gracious Fans

Liz, your blog, your tours, your app….amazing.  They really help me appreciate bars and history in a way I never knew I could.  Thanks! – Kate F.

This is a great site – thanks for sharing! – Anonymous

The taverns of Chicago are lucky to have such a dedicated patron and historian like you, Liz.  – Paul Tuzi, owner Twin Anchors

Incredible. Thanks for bringing this piece of Chicago history to light! – Complete Method

Thanks, Liz, for sharing so much fun history.  I’ve become a member of the Chicago History Museum because of you and the great stories you share! – Anonymous

I went on one of your tours because my friend wouldn’t stop talking about them.  I’ve tried and tried and tried to get a ticket and I finally was lucky.  All I can say is, awesome!  Now I’m the one that can’t stop talking about them.  Thanks for making history so fun. – Mark W.

I tend to visit another bar website for information about Chicago bars, but I gotta say, your site and information blows that other one out of the water!  Thanks – you are my go to for real information. – Allison T.

I recently attended one of your lectures, then one of you tours. I was happily overwhelmed by the information you provided and the way in which you were both a knowledgeable historian and a talented storyteller.  Great work – can’t wait to learn more from both the app and your tours! – Pam R.

2 Responses to Cheers!

  1. Eric G says:


    We had a large, unruly, and demanding group. Your understanding of Chicago history and your ability to tie it to the area and location…it made the night fun and interactive. Sitting around and drinking is always OK. Your tour was the straw that stirred the drink…overly obvious pun intended.

    • lizgaribay says:

      Thanks, Eric. You guys were my favorite type of group…drinkers with a history problem. Glad you enjoyed. Cheers!