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Chicago Beer Experience

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Address: Chicago, IL 60657
Phone Number: +1 312-818-2172
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Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours offer walkable beer tasting and bar...

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.

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Chicago Beer Experience tour

This was a great tour. Our guide, Phil was very informative about the history of the various bars and pubs we visited and the history of Chicago. We sampled several different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
rockford, il

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rockford, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great tour. Our guide, Phil was very informative about the history of the various bars and pubs we visited and the history of Chicago. We sampled several different beers and he also gave us the Beer Making 101 class (short version, of course). Wonderful experience. I highly recommend it anyone thinking about doing this. Well worth the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I did the Lincoln Park tour a few months ago and still think it's one of the most fun experiences I had in Chicago. As tourists, we learnt a lot not just about beer but also some American history that was very educational. There were about 14 beer tastings with some snacks like bacon and nuts. As... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I wanted to do a brewery tour while in Chicago. We decided to do the Lincoln Park tour, because it was different than your typical brewery tour. You get to go to different bars to sample beer instead of being at one brewery drinking only that brewer's beer. Just unique. It was very well organized. We started... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a great time we had learning about beer, brewing, and bars, at the Chicago Beer Experience. Phil, our guide for the three hour Lakeview/Lincoln Park tour, was knowledgeable and fun to be with. He gave us the historical background of brewing and added facts about the establishments we visited (4). Short walk between bars - less than half a... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I had intended to get involved in a bus brewery tour but was pleasantly surprised by this tour which probably exposes you to a broader variety of beers and has a more intimate feel with your own personal tour guide. Despite a certain level of hipster pretentiousness the guide was very knowledgeable and the other guests were very friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Phil is a great tour guide, he told us a lot of interesting thinks about the beers and the city. Thank you Phil!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Alittle bit of history blended with beer tasting at some cool bars. Good way to see the city, Neil was great and it was overall a nice way to spend an afternoon in the city. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Learned a lot about beer I didn't know. Don't remember the gentleman's name who led the tour but he was informative and funny. visited some cool bars and tasted a lot of different beers.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Nice all around experience. They explained everything with each setting and made sure we knew where we were after the tour was over. Great time and would do it again. I have expressed to my friends that they should go and do this tour.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My partner works in a Brewery here in the UK, so naturally we booked a beer tour for the end of our 3 week American adventure! The meeting place was a relaxed Irish pub in the heart of Suburban Chicago, and easy to find. We were greeted by bubbly and friendly Emma who explained a little about what would be... More 

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