Skyline Council Downtown Joliet Pub Crawl & Neighborhood Tour
Date: October 1, 2022
Time: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Meet-Up Location: MyGrain Brewing Company
Tour will leave MyGrain at 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: 35 per person (Ticket price does not include cost of drinks and food) SOLD OUT!
Join Skyline Council members for a pub crawl and suburban neighborhood tour of Downtown Joliet. Skyline Council member Erica Ruggiero of McGuire Igleski & Associates, Inc. and Jayne Bernhard of the City of Joliet will lead guests on a fun walking tour of Downtown Joliet exploring history and architecture while stopping at taverns and local eateries.
Sites along the walking tour include (but not exclusive of) Will County Courthouse, Des Plaines River, Joliet Public Library, Rialto Square Theatre, former St. Mary Carmelite Catholic Church, first Dairy Queen and I & M Canal. Pub and eatery stops include MyGrain Brewing Company, Chicago Street Pub, and Juliet’s Tavern.
Optional Tour Add-Ons
Tour of Old Joliet Prison
Join Quinn Adamowski, Landmarks Illinois’s Regional Advocacy Manager, for a private behind the scenes tour of the Old Joliet Prison. Opened in 1858 and abandoned in 2002, the internationally iconic Prison has defined Joliet for decades and is now operated as a historic site by the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
Bishops Hill Winery
Extend your time in Joliet to venture to Bishops Hill Winery. The winery is housed inside the former residence of German immigrant and Joliet brewmaster, Frederick Sehring, and later headquarters for the Joliet Catholic Diocese.
Getting to Joliet from Chicago
Via Metra Train – Rock Island (RI)
Train leaves LaSalle Street Station at 10:40 a.m. and arrives in Joliet at 11:50 a.m.
If attending Old Joliet Prison tour, train leaves LaSalle Street Station at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Joliet at 10:00 a.m. Quinn will meet attendees at train station and drive guests to the prison. If driving, meet at prison at 10:15 a.m.