Pioneers and Pints Beer Tour in Bucktown and Wicker Park

Chicago Beer Experience, Inc.

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Customer Reviews

3 Ratings


John M ·
· Redeemed August 11, 2017
Good beer! This is the one you want to book if you are a fan of Chicago Fire as it starts at Molly's. Only downside to this tour is it is a little distance from the city of Chicago so you need transportation to get there. You do get a lot of beer on this tour, and a Chicago style dog to help wash it down. You are not rushed. Everyone was having a good time so this tour actually went over the 3 hours. Can't remember the tour guide's name but he was fantastic telling stories about each location, conversing with the guests on a personal level, and allowing everyone to have fun.


Brynna S ·
· Redeemed March 30, 2016
I loved that our tour guide not only talked to us about the beers history but also the history of the area that we did our tour in. Glen knew a lot about the different kinds of beer we tasted and also how each brewery got started. We had a small group so we got to ask lots of questions and go at our own pace. When we were done Glen helped us figure out where to go next to continue having a great evening. Our group got along so well that we all decided to go out together for dinner. Best tour I have taken by far and would definitely do it again when I come back to Chicago.


Brynna S ·
· Redeemed March 30, 2016
Are tour guide Glenn knew a lot about the different kinds of beer we tasted, how each brewery got started, and history of the area we toured. Our group was small so we got to go to our own pace. Glenn was very helpful at the end and help us all find places to go for dinner. Best tour I and #39;ve taken!

What You'll Get

Meet your guide in the heart of the adjacent Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods, and set off on your walking tour of the area's beer establishments.
During your 1-mile (1.6-km) walk, visit venues like a bar that dates back to the 1800s and features an impressive beer list and relaxed vibe where you can pair your beer tasting with a Chicago-style hotdog by a 60-year-old family-owned restaurant. Then, pop into an innovative space that combines a butcher shop, restaurant and bar, and a bar that combines craft beer with old school video games.

Visit a bar that doubled as 'Molly's' on the TV show Chicago Fire, and explore 'Beer Baron Row,' where a majority of the old German beer barons used to live in the late 1800s. While you walk, you'll also admire Chicago's famed architecture and hear stories from your guide about the area's immigration and brewery history, as well as the history of beer in general, which dates back some 10,000 years.

In total, your beer tastings add up to the approximate equivalent of four beers, from lagers to porters, many of which are Midwestern craft brews. The tour ends in the heart of Wicker Park, where you can continue to explore these neighborhoods on your own.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • In the special requirements field at check out, please note if you have any food allergies
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Professional guide
  • Beer tastings (if option selected)
  • Hotdog pairing at one location

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

3 hours

Return Details
The tour ends at Emporium, about one mile from the starting location

Voucher Info
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