A beer marathon is a great excuse to take in city streets, visit new bars, and finally tell a few parking meters what you really think of them. Take it all in with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for one ticket to the Chicago Beerathon (up to a $69.57 value)
- $59 for two tickets to the Chicago Beerathon (up to a $139.14 value)
The Beerathon launches at Rockwood Place at 12 p.m., and lasts through 3 a.m. Entry includes a pass for entry to 26 venues, each serving a different featured beer. The 26 beers are included, all in 6 oz. pours. Click here to see the Beerathon course.
Typically, it takes months to prepare for a marathon. Without proper endurance training, most marathon runners falter miles before the finish line. Hapilly, the Chicago Beerathon pays nothing but lip service to its -athon suffix, and there are really only a few things a prospective contestant needs to know. First, get a good night's rest beforehand. Second, don't bother pre-gaming, there's enough buzz to go around. Third, don't bother stretching or practicing a victory face—it's not really a competition. And finally, keep some cab fare on hand for afterwards, because at the Chicago Beerathon, every participant is a designated drinker.
Starting at noon and ending at 3 a.m., the Chicago Beerathon is springtime in October for fans of hops, barley, malt, and hiccups. Spiraling out from Wrigleyville to 26 of the city's most joyous venues, beer fans savor 6 ounce pours of craft brew at every stop. With music from live bands and DJs soundtracking the slurry quest, revelers end up with 26 beers in their gullets, leaving only 73 verses of "99 Beers on the Wall" to go.