- $42 for a three-hour beer-tasting and bar tour for one ($60 value)
Customers have a choice of three tours, each of which includes information about Chicago history as it relates to beer. The Lakeview & Lincoln Park tour visits Paddy Long’s, Delilah’s, Atlas Brewing Company, and Bodega Ramos. The Bucktown & Wicker Park tour visits Lottie’s Pub, Lemming’s Tavern, Chop Shop, and Emporium. The Loop & South Loop tour visits Exchequer Pub, The Berghoff, Buddy Guy’s Legends, and Vice District Brewing.
Tour stops are subject to change.
Chicago Beer Experience
Ever wonder what it would've been like if history class included beer as a part of the curriculum? With Chicago Beer Experience, you don't have to wonder. The company seamlessly blends history lessons of storied Chicago with beer samples—often from local breweries—on neighborhood tours.
During the Lakeview & Lincoln Park Beer Tasting and Bar Tour, groups visit multiple hot spots, including an Irish pub, a specialty beer and wine store, and a pre-Prohibition punk-rock bar with an impressive beer list. During their bar-hopping, they'll learn about the city's first brewery and how brewing practices have evolved since then to turn Chicago into a sought-after beer city.
The Bucktown & Wicker Park Beer Tasting and Bar Tour follows a similar formula, this time with visits to a video-game bar, an established neighborhood watering hole, the mansions along Beer Baron Row, and a bar featured on NBC's Chicago Fire. The neighborhoods' blend of historic immigration and modern popularity share the spotlight with samples of ales, pilsners, and porters, enlightening patrons on brewing techniques passed down from the Old World.
The company's newest tour, the Loop & South Loop tour, takes tourists through some of the most iconic and historic locales in the loop and south loop. The tour combines beer with Chicago's rich vice history, including gambling, saloons, crime lords like Capone, and other nefarious activities. Stops include an old Capone-era haunt, one of the oldest bars in the city, a blues club run by a legend, and a new microbrewery.