Private Group Tours

We find that very few things bring people closer to beer. We’ve enjoyed hosting large groups for a variety of outings, including:

  • Corporate teams, including law firms, tech companies, and sales groups
  • Birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Book your private tour today!

Plan My Tour

Our beer tours make the perfect group outing! On our private tours, the groups are restricted to just the people who are in your group.

  • We offer private tours for groups of 6 or more any day of the week.
  • Walk and enjoy Chicago neighborhoods, easily accessible via public transportation.
  • Learn about Chicago history, especially as it relates to beer, all the way from 1673 to present day.
  • Explore the basics of different beer styles and how beer is made.
  • Taste several different beers, about 4 regular beers in total, many of which are local Chicago or Midwestern craft beers.

Be prepared for any predicted weather conditions

Approximately a one and a half mile walk through these neighborhoods

Restrooms available throughout tour

Must be 21+ to attend

What to Expect

You must have at least 6 people to book a private group tour. We typically can accommodate up to 18 people, although may be able to accommodate a few more upon request.

For larger groups, we can tour with groups of up 50 people on a case-by-case basis; just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Once you confirm your tour, a non-refundable deposit of two tickets $154 is required to reserve your tour. Once your tour is reserved, this deposit is nonrefundable for any reason.

Gratuity of 15% is automatically added for the tour guide in addition to the normal ticket price.

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Unfortunately, no.  We have to abide by bar policies and certain laws and regulations.  We still love them, though!

Yes.  IDs will be checked, even if you purchase the no-beer ticket.  The establishments that we visit will only allow those 21 and above because of the law.

We do! Our popular Bacon & Brewing Beer Tour in Lakeview & Lincoln Park tour has a really short walk of about a half mile, so it is no problem to keep warm by drinking beer and eating bacon. Our other tours will return in late winter/early spring.

No! This tour is about the unique story between Chicago and brewing and also goes into some broad detail about the particulars of the frothy brew.  There is beer offered on the tour but the hope is that you will take away so much more.

There are limited food tastings on the tours – bacon tastings on our Bacon & Brewing tour, a Chicago-style hot dog on our Pioneers & Pints tour, and a small pub snack on our Sin & Suds tour. However, it is recommended that you consume a snack or late lunch if you are hungry prior to your tour. There are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity to enjoy before or after you finish the tour.

More FAQs

Bruce, was very accommodating, we talked via email about 2 months before my party, he made detailed and clear accomodations and was in correspondence with me frequently. I also loved that Vince was attentive to my needs and made accommodations to substitute beer due to some lactose restrictions.

Clotilde A.