Be prepared for any predicted weather conditions
Tour capacity is 18
Approximately a half mile walk through these neighborhoods
Saturdays; private tours can be scheduled for other days
Restrooms available throughout tour
Must be 21+ to attend
3:30-6:30 PM March-December
This beer tour straddles Chicago’s Lakeview & Lincoln Park neighborhoods and is located approximately 3.5 miles north of Downtown Chicago, easily accessible via public transportation. We will meet near Halsted & Diversey; exact location to be emailed upon ticket purchase. A trained guide will lead you on approximately a one-mile walk through these neighborhoods, where you’ll learn about Chicago and beer and taste great craft beer over a three hour period.
An Irish Pub that pours a perfect pint of Guinness owned by a friendly, ornery Irishman named Tony.
A beer-and-bacon bar where you’ll taste different beers with different types of bacon.
A new Pour-Your-Own Beer Bar with an amazing selection
A beautiful British Pub across the street from where Dillinger was shot
Public transportation is highly recommended. Our meeting point is within walking distance of the Red, Brown and Purple Line CTA L trains. Paid parking lots and limited metered street parking are nearby as well.Get Directions
Nope. We’re tough here in Chicago, and tours will be offered snow, rain, sleet or shine. However, it’s not a issue as long as you are prepared…and, remember, you get to put on your beer jacket, too! You can check Chicago’s ten day weather forecast by clicking here.
Yes! Tips are welcome. If you enjoy your tour, the suggested tip is approximately 15%.
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.
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.
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Jessica - Chicago, IL
I learned things about Chicago that I never knew--and I was born and raised in Chicago! The beers were fantastic, found some new haunts I'd like to go back to (Paddy Long's!) and Lee was a terrific host. Extremely funny, very engaging and knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour in a heartbeat...