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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location:San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

San Jose Beer Tasting Tour

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Book by January 16, 2016 and travel by May 31, 2016 and save 30% compared to the local supplier's prices!

Explore San Jose’s Barrio Escalante and its assortment of microbreweries on a 3-hour beer tasting tour. Your informative local guide shares knowledge of Costa Rica’s burgeoning beer culture and accompanies you to a variety of brewpubs where you’ll taste a sampling (10 in all) of the choicest beers. Learn about the increase in popularity of craft beers as you discover new flavors, paired with tapas. Enjoy a brief stop at Artesanos Market to browse for souvenirs along the way! Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience.


  • San Jose pub crawl
  • Sample 10 of San Jose’s best local craft beers in the microbreweries where they’re made
  • Indulge in perfectly paired Costa Rican tapas
  • Experience local pub culture and discover which spots are most beloved by the locals

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What You Can Expect

San Jose Beer Tasting Tour

Enjoy local beer tastings in San Jose!

Meet your friendly guide at the National Theater and make a brief stop at Artesanos Market — the best place to find authentic local souvenirs — en route to Barrio Escalanate. Most of the city’s beer-obsessed venues are based in this neighborhood, located in the eastern part of San Jose.

Your pub tour kicks into full gear at a local brewery that crafts its own beer. Get a full introduction with a brief history of the craft beer movement in Costa Rica, followed by a beer tasting. You’ll savor some of the finest brews among three small samples featuring different styles, from stouts to IPAs.

Continue walking through the neighborhood and pop into some of the area’s most popular watering holes, where you’ll rub elbows with the locals and discover why these spots are so beloved. At each pub or microbrewery you’ll either sample the in-house beer or a local craft beer, paired with some Costa Rican tapas to indulge your appetite.

Finish your beer-tasting tour of San Jose at Stiefel Pub, a great location to continue your evening. Your guide will provide further recommendations of places to grab a bite to eat or keep sampling the best craft beers around.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very informative tour. The beers were awesome. I recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys craft beer. I was the only one on the tour and that made it even better, no having to worry about others. It really felt like I was hanging out with someone I knew for some great craft brews. When I go back to CR, I will do this tour again. Great job Manuel! Also great job Urban Adventures! I really enjoyed it. Pura Vida!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was fantastic. He was friendly and informative. Both my partner and I had a great time. I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to San Jose.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Manuel was awesome. He had a lot of great insights and information to share about San Jose, as well as a unique perspective on craft beer he brews his own. The beer we tasted and locations we visited were all fun, great and unique. Manuel was not only kind enough to help two of our tourmates hail a cab to make sure they were safely on their way back to their hotel, but also hung out with us for a beer and then walked us back to our car. Overall the tour was great and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing tour !! Not to be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I missed this one because I was unsure of the time difference. Default 5 Stars.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I had an awesome time. Our tour guide Manuel Madrigal was very informative and knew exactly what he was talking. About. Very knowledgable on the subject and history. I would highly recommend this tour of you like beer along with some sight seeing of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Late very late arrival but over all the staff made it happen and it became a amazing tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Excellent. This was not just a beer tasting but also a very informative walking tour of the city on the way to the micro brewery. I would recommend this tour as an introduction to downtown San Jose as well as a tasting of many of the Costa Rican brewed beers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

If you want to see another side to san jose and you love beer this is the tour for you . A well run easy laid back tour filled with info and sights and glasses of micro brewed beers . Its another way of seeing a city and tapping into the local culture which many wouldn't know is there in san jose. I highly recommend this tour for a relaxing afternoon where you get to meet the locals in a relaxed setting in various local bars.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We had the pleasure of enjoying this tour with our guide Eric. It was very fascinating and entertaining! If you are interested in an educational pub walk around the city, this is your tour. The people you meet and the beer you taste is one of a kind. Thanks again Eric!

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