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    Sean Parnell runs the marketing consulting firm Innovaxis and is the creator of the Chicago Bar Project, which honors the city's great watering holes. He has written about Chicago's best taverns in Esquire Magazine and Time Out and on About.com, led historic pub crawls for the Chicago History Museum, and traveled the globe in search of the world's best pubs. He lives in Chicago.

    Sean Parnell is a drinker with a writing problem. He created chibarproject.com in 2000 and has written about Chicago's best taverns in Esquire Magazine, Time Out, and About.com. Please buy his book Historic Bars of Chicago so that he can get some help.

    When he's not writing about bars, Parnell runs a marketing consulting firm, Innovaxis, that provides marketing strategy and implementation services for companies looking to grow, take their website to the next level, and launch new products and marketing campaigns.

    They're famous and infamous, riddled with stories and scars, and thriving with contemporary personality alongside historic color. They're the essential bars for understanding what Chicago is all about. How about soaking up Chicago history and cultural knowledge one tavern at a time? In Historic Bars of Chicago author Sean Parnell delivers a compelling Chicago 101 and Masters program all in one. Simply visit the historic neighborhood pubs, dives, cocktail lounges, blues bars, jazz clubs, and bierstubes in his book; read a bit about them; mingle with the regulars; and join in their games, music, and banter. You will absorb the essence of the city and be thinking (and drinking) like a real Chicagoan in no time.

    Kind of Like Museums...But You Can Drink There!

    They're famous and infamous, riddled with stories and scars, and thriving with contemporary personality alongside historic color. They're the essential bars for understanding what Chicago is all about.

    Your Chicago Bar Project

    How about soaking up Chicago history and cultural knowledge one tavern at a time? In Historic Bars of Chicago, author Sean Parnell (chibarproject.com) delivers a compelling Chicago 101 and Masters program all in one. Simply visit the historic neighborhood pubs, dives, cocktail lounges, blues bars, jazz clubs, and bierstubes in his book; read a bit about them; mingle with the regulars; and join in their games, music, and banter. You will absorb the essence of the city and be thinking (and drinking) like a real Chicagoan in no time.

    Chicago Culture on Tap

    Pull up a barstool, order a cold one, and discover Chicago's past in its present.

    --What is the oldest drinking establishment in Chicago?
    --Which Chicago bar received the first liquor license following Prohibition?
    --What are Chicago's oldest nightclub, blues bar, jazz club, sports bar, wine bar, and beer garden?
    --What were Schlitz tied houses?
    --What were the favorite hangouts of Al Capone, John Dillinger, Frank Sinatra, and Nelson Algren?
    --What bars remain from the days of Polish Broadway?
    --Where did Japanese Americans congregate after World War II?

    Historic Bars of Chicago answers all these and more, plus includes profiles of Chicago's 100 most historic bars, entries devoted to suburban bars, tributes to bars we miss the most, indexes by age and bar type, 5 theme and 26 neighborhood historic pub crawls, and a coupon towards creating your own historic pub crawl by trolley.

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    ISBN 9781893121829
    Genre TRAVEL / United States / Midwest / East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 269
    Publisher Date 2010-04-29 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Everything Goes Media Llc
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 4.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Guide to the 100 Most Historic Neighborhood Taverns, Blues Bars, Jazz Clubs, Cocktail Lounges, Sports Bars, Nightclubs, Bierstubes, Rock & Punk Clubs, and Dives of Chicago
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Parnell, Sean
    Country of Origin United States

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