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Sample craft beer at several locally owned Chicago establishments during a 3-hour guided walking tour. Explore the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods on foot, stopping to learn about the city's historical architecture along the way. Visit bars dating back to the 19th century and enjoy tastings equal to four beers — with the option to book the tour without beer tastings, if you wish. Bonus: pair your brews with a Chicago-style hot dog!

Highlights

  • 3-hour beer walking tour of Chicago’s Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods
  • Visit some of the city's coolest establishments, both old and new
  • Taste several beers, including Midwestern craft brews
  • Learn about Chicago’s immigration and beer history from a guide
  • Enjoy a hotdog with a beer pairing

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Some of the first beer makers in Chicago were European immigrants who started brewing beer in the 1830s and by 1842 were producing 45,000 barrels of beer a year. You'll learn more fun facts like this while you enjoy beer tastings in two popular neighborhoods.

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What You Can Expect

Bucktown and Wicker Park Beer Tour

Sample several beers including locally brewed and Midwestern craft beer.

Meet your guide in the heart of the adjacent Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods, and set off on a 1-mile (1.6-km) walk to several beer establishments in the area. You’ll taste lagers and porters, many of which are Midwestern craft brews. In total, your beer tastings add up to the approximate equivalent of four beers.


Explore Beer Baron Row, inhabited by German beer barons during the late 1800s. Admire the fine architecture and hear anecdotes about Chicago’s immigration and brewery history. You’ll visit a 19th-century bar with an impressive beer list; pair your samplers with a quintessential Chicago-style hot dog, prepared by a family-owned restaurant in operation for more than half a century.


Pop into a bar you may recognize as 'Molly's' on the TV show Chicago Fire; visit a venue that combines craft beer with old-school video games; and check out an innovative space that features a butcher shop, restaurant and bar.


The 3-hour tour ends in Wicker Park, where you can continue to your evening in Chicago on your own.

Customer Reviews

Brynna S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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!

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