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Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes


Explore Chicago's delightful residential neighborhoods while sipping seasonal beers and uncovering captivating stories, from the influence of politics on the beer industry to historical rivalries and cultural milestones, including a tragic theme park incident. Immerse yourself in the city's rich history, spanning from pre-Chicago Fire days to the era of prohibition and beyond.

🏘️ Explore Chicago's charming neighborhoods.

🍻 Savor seasonal beers while uncovering captivating stories, from political influence on the beer industry to historic rivalries and tragedies.

🌆 Immerse in the cultural history, from pre-Chicago Fire days to the era of prohibition and beyond.

🏅 2023 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence!


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Daily 3:30pm

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All ages welcome.
  • Physical limitations: There will be a decent amount of walking but it is not too difficult and is broken up between food stops. The guide walks at the pace of the tour members, you will never be rushed.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: Free for children under 2.
  • Dietary restrictions: Due to the nature of creating a well-balanced and thoughtful experience, many of these tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if the partner is able to accommodate your dietary needs.
  • Languages: This experience is in English only.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 3-3.5 hours
  • What’s included: The guided tour and beer tastings.
  • Who will be present: You will have a guide and your private group of up to 12 participants.
  • Photo/ video: You are welcome to take photos and videos at any of the stops. The tour guide is happy to take your group or family photo. However, it is prohibited to audio or video record the entire tour.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: This experience will only be canceled under extreme weather conditions.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 15 minutes in advance.
  • Parking: Street parking is available, but arriving by public transportation is recommended.
  • What to wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • What to bring:
    • Umbrella
    • Water bottle
  • Restrooms/ lockers/ changing rooms: There will be restrooms at many of the stops.

Full description

While meandering through one of Chicago's charming residential neighborhoods, you'll have the chance to savor a variety of seasonal beers (8 tastings) and delve into captivating stories, including how Chicago politics left its mark on the beer industry, the gritty rivalry with Milwaukee, the historic German beer riot and its enduring impact on local politics, a tragic episode involving a Chicago theme park, and a trove of other intriguing historical anecdotes. This journey will also immerse you in the cultural tapestry of the region, spanning from pre-Chicago Fire history to the era of prohibition and beyond!

Tour summary:

  • Private tour with 8 beer tastings
  • Start with dynamic ales from a successful recent startup.
  • Explore the historical roots of Chicago's brewing trend and its influence on lager-style beer worldwide.
  • Enjoy delicious local brews at a restaurant.
  • Visit an establishment known for its DIY brewing.
  • Conclude the tour at a rooftop bar with old-world pub charm.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked, but you can reschedule up to 72 hours before your experience, for a date within a year of the original booking. To reschedule, contact the experience provider directly. No-shows or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance means losing the value of your experience.

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Regular price $286
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