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“Awesome tour, lots of fun and great Chicago history mixed in with beer!”

Chicago Beer Experience
Ranked #6 of 67 Food & Drink in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours offer walkable beer tasting and bar tours in Chicago! We have two neighborhood tours; one in Lakeview & Lincoln Park, and the other in Bucktown & Wicker Park. You'll taste several craft beers, learn about Chicago history from 1833 to the present, and even eat some bacon or a Chicago hot dog! Tours are led by a trained guide, who will weave Chicago history and beer together in a fun, informative way while visiting four establishments, some of which have been around since the days of Prohibition. Perfect for men and women ages 21 to 121, individuals and groups, from bachelor parties to corporate outings, we've got something for everyone.
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I organized this tour as an outing with some Chicagoland workmates. The tour exceeded expectations, tour guide was interesting and informative. As a Chicagoan I learned a ton about local history and visited some spots I have never been to before. I highly recommend this tour for a great time and great beer

Thank brucea407
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We did the Sins and Suds tour. Thanks to Bruce for getting us in on the tour. Phil was our guide and he had lots of good stories to tell and fun information about beer. My girlfriend and I are not beer drinkers(one by choice and gluten free for the other), but our husbands are beer lovers! We all had a good time!

We started at the meeting spot and signed a waiver and then Phil started handing out beer, information, and stories. After 4 tastings we headed to the next stop and did the same thing. I ended up buying an Angry Orchid from the bar and my friend got a diet coke. Another lady went and bought a wine from the bar. We continued to walk and make other stops and hear more interesting facts and stories from Phil until we stopped at Giorando's. Then Phil went in to grab a pizza and a salad(gluten free) to go and headed a few minutes up the street to our last stop. We ended at Vice Brewing Company. We all sat down and enjoyed a slice and the last beers.

There is a lot of walking on this tour, so come prepared.

It was a great tour! We saw things we hadn't before and learned a lot too! We are talking about going back into the city and doing one of the other tours they offer!

Thanks again for a fun adventure!

1  Thank smcfamily
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Had an absolute blast on this tour with our guide Vince. Very knowledgable about beer, Chicago, the local hotspots and history. Highly recommend for first timers or those looking for a new experience.

Thank stevewniles
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This tour was definitely a highlight of our weekend trip to Chicago. Glen was an amazing tour guide full of knowledge and enthusiasm not only for beer drinking but for Chicago's history as well. I loved learning how to drink beer, tasting all the different local brews, learning about Chicago's history, and having tons of fun with friends along the way. This was an incredible tour and I highly recommend it to all beer lovers!

Thank sofiedbell
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Big beer drinker from Bermuda, and was exited to go on the tour as soon as we booked it a few months before-hand. The Experience was phenomenal! Big shout out to our guide Vince, great local knowledge of the area, and the brews. The bars we visited on the tour were awesome, especially Vice Tap-house. All have great selection of beers to taste too! Highly Recommend this tour!

Thank Josh P
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