Bacon & Brewing Beer Tour in Lakeview & Lincoln Park

Please note that our Bacon & Brewing Beer Tours are closed for the winter season until March 2019. In the meantime, you or tour on our Sin & Suds Beer Tour (year-round) or can purchase gift certificates (which can later be redeemed for tickets). Private tours for 6+ people can often still be accommodated with advanced notice; please contact us here if interested. Thank you!

Tour Location & In General

This beer tour straddles Chicago’s Lakeview & Lincoln Park neighborhoods and is located approximately 3.5 miles north of the Loop of Downtown Chicago, easily accessible via mass transportation. A trained guide will lead you on approximately one mile walk through these neighborhoods, where you’ll learn about Chicago and beer and taste great craft beer over a three hour period.

Where You’ll Visit

We take tremendous pride in visiting locally-owned establishments that are off-the-beaten-path. In addition to providing friendly service, these places also have character and uniquely add to the neighborhoods. Included are the following:

  • An Irish Pub that pours a perfect pint of Guinness owned by a friendly, ornery Irishman named Tony;
  • beer-and-bacon bar where you’ll taste different beers with different types of bacon!;
  • a NEW serve-yourself beer pub featuring many local craft beers; and
  • another beer-centric location.

What is Included

Not only will you be tasting delicious craft beer, but you’ll be doing so much more on our tours. Here are the basics:

  • Learn the basics of Chicago history as it relates to beer, all the way from the first brewery in the city 1833 to Prohibition and Capone to the rapidly expanding beer scene of present day.
  • Explore the basics of different beer styles and how beer is made, including a basic home brewing demo, where you’ll feel and smell hops and barley.
  • Taste several different beers, about 4 normal size beers in total, several of which are Midwestern craft beers. We try to provide a lot of variety – from lagers to porters – while being as local as possible.
  • Pair your beer with small tastings of bacon.

Why Should I Take the Lakeview & Lincoln Park Beer Tasting and Bar Tour?

Our oldest and most reviewed tour is a great way to learn about classic Chicago history and taste great beer while visiting some really unique spots in a classic walkable Chicago neighborhood. You’ll learn about Chicago history, primarily as it relates to beer – and you’ll be surprised by how many interesting stories and “fun facts” we share. You’ll taste delicious beer from visiting unique, local establishments, with great variety on both. You’ll also walk and get a feel for these wonderful neighborhoods – Lakeview and Lincoln Park are some of the nicest walkable neighborhoods in the city, and we have no doubt that you’ll want to explore the area even more after your tour.

Combining it all together with wonderful people and it makes for an unforgettable experience. In short, our tour is a really unique activity in Chicago that is fun and memorable. We’d love to discover Chicago through beer with you! For more details, check out our “Why Us” page.

We hope that you’ll join us! Purchase tickets today.