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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Learn about Chicago’s brewpub scene and taste different types of craft beer on this guided brewery tour. Visit unique breweries for craft beer samples plus an additional brewing production facility for an in-depth tour. Discover the science behind the brewing process, complete with step-by-step procedures, and enjoy plenty of beer samples throughout the tour. Round-trip transportation in a Prohibition-era-styled barrel bus is included.
  • Visit Chicago-area breweries on a guided tour
  • Enjoy a plethora of beer samples throughout the tour
  • Get an in-depth tour of a brewing production facility
  • Transportation by Prohibition-era-styled barrel bus included
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45-55 ounces of craft beer
Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Transport by climate-controlled barrel bus
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
600 N Clark St , 600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

Departure Point: Address: 600 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654 Our bus will arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to departure. We will park outside of McDonald's, across the street from the Rainforest Cafe.

This activity will end right where it started.
There's no better way to travel from brewery to brewery than in a Prohibition-era styled barrel bus! Step on the bus through the speakeasy-style vertical door to start your one of a kind Chicago Brewery Tour.

Each brewery has its own unique qualities. As you stop at some large and small facilities, you can get the sense of what it was like to step in a brewery back before Prohibition. Receive samples of craft beer at each of the breweries and tour one of the production facilities. Enjoy craft beer samples of different flavors along the entire tour. On the production facility tour, learn the step by step procedures of brewing and the science behind the process.

Please bring your government-issued photo ID. Your tour ends at the pickup location.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
The Barrel Run
We pick-up across the street from the Rainforest Cafe. Come up to The Barrel Bus and our Guide will get you checked-in.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note this experience has a minimum number of travelers required to operate. If the minimum is not met, you will be offered a tour at another time or a full refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
  • OPERATED BY The Barrel Run
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour.

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Reviews

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star-5
Fun ride
Jamie_B
, May 2022
We had a great time. The tour guide was very informative.and made the tour fun, easy to interact with others, and took us to some Great spots
star-5
We had such an amazing...
AnnaMarie_C
, May 2022
We had such an amazing time on this tour! Everything was great...the tour guide, tasting beers at all three breweries, and riding in the unique barrel bus. Would definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
It was friendly and fun....
Iris_R
, May 2022
It was friendly and fun. Great beer! The travel guide was very attentive and made sure everyone was comfortable, safe, and enjoying themselves.
star-4
Brewery Tour Feedback
Wendy_C
, May 2022
Met alot of nice people! I do wish we were able to tour all 3 breweries that we visited. Tour guide, Ted, was nice.
star-5
Soo much fun
Logan_O
, Apr. 2022
Meeting new people and learning about Chicago prohibition. Beer was unique and delicious. Loved our tour guide.
star-5
Do it!
Heidi_E
, Apr. 2022
What a great tour! Ted was awesome and the group we were with was so much fun! Three different breweries and a great atmosphere!
star-4
Love beer
Matthew_S
, Apr. 2022
We were in Chicago visiting our daughter and gave this tour a try. The bus is quite unique and the driver very friendly. My husband and daughter love trying new beers so that was right up their alley. Tour was a bit long for us but we made it work.
star-5
Fun tour for ages 21+
ksmariani59
, Apr. 2022
Knowledgeable tour guide. Three different breweries in different business evolution stages. We were given a lot of beer to sample. I would highly recommend.
star-5
The experience
Stacy_L
, Mar. 2022
The driver was awesome and made the whole experience so much fun. And the brewery’s we went to had a really nice vibe.
star-5
Barrel of fun
Robert_K
, Mar. 2022
Driver was great all around, saw cool places, and had time to socialize. Great way to spend the day with your friends.
star-5
It was a great...
Francis_P
, Mar. 2022
It was a great experience. I definitely recommend it. The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. Worth the money
star-4
It was nice to hang with friends.
Michele_T
, Mar. 2022
The tour was sold out yet the operator allowed an extra guest. Samples at second stop would have been appreciated.
star-5
A beer ride in Chicago
Laura_T
, Mar. 2022
The ride was fun. They played some jazz in the background that gave it a different vibe. Some of the people got drunk a little too soon, but I guess that happens. Loved the breweries. I will definitely go back to at the very least one of them if not all. They gave us a good amount of beer so come with a strong stomach.
star-5
Excellent tour!
Linda_D
, Feb. 2022
Enjoyed stopping at a small, growing brewery and learning about the process used. Excellent choice of beer tastings. The bus was great! Our guide was excellent as well.
star-5
Great Brewery Tour
DOEL_T
, Jan. 2022
This tour was great! Our tour guide Ted was excellent. I liked going from the smallest brewery in Chicago to a big brewery like Goose Island. Recommend!
star-5
What a great trip! The...
Gregory_T
, Dec. 2021
What a great trip! The company owner was our tour guide and really provided a memorable experience. All three venues offered different varieties of their best brews, but Lake Effect Brewing was exceptionally notable, for the educational experience as well!
star-5
Highly recommend this...
Sherry_P
, Dec. 2021
Highly recommend this tour. So much fun! Good for groups or just couples, you will meets lots of people.
star-5
You won’t regret going
Bob_S
, Dec. 2021
Had an awesome time Ted was fantastic and the sing along at the end was perfect ending to a fun time.
star-5
A lot of fun
Jerry_E
, Nov. 2021
The whole experience was a lot of fun. Ted was an excellent tour guide and we met some cool people on the bus.
star-5
Awesome experience I never thought it would be fun
Kamil_S
, Nov. 2021
I love the barrel bus very unique and the brewery were really nice we had a great time drinking I recommend this tour anyone who live in Chicago or who are traveling to Chicago very fun

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