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The Glunz Tavern & The House of Glunz Wine & Spirits Shop


1202-1206 N. Wells St.


Near North Side


Sat, Oct 15: 12pm - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible



Opened in 1888, The House of Glunz has been family-operated for 131 years, making it the oldest business in Old Town. In 2012, the neighboring Glunz Tavern was reopened for the first time since Prohibition. Historic decor and artifacts, many of which are over 100 years old, were uncovered when the tavern was restored and reopened. The Old World Tasting Room is a treasure trove of hand-carved furniture and drinkware from the neighborhood's German past.

Visitor Experience

Both The Glunz Tavern and The House of Glunz will welcome visitors to their entire customer areas. In addition, family members will be on-hand to further annotate the 133-year history of the business.