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Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours

Address: 915 W. Oakdale Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Phone Number: +1 866-736-6343
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Ranked #16 of 391 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours offer walkable beer tasting and bar tours in Chicago! Our...
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Owner description: Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours offer walkable beer tasting and bar tours in Chicago! Our initial tour takes place in the Lincoln Park/Lakeview Neighborhoods on Chicago's North Side. You'll taste several craft beers, learn about Chicago history from 1833 to the present, and even eat some bacon! 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. Book your beer tour today!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I purchased tour tickets as a christmas gift for my boyfriend. Neither of us had participated in a beer tour before, so we weren't really sure what to expect. What we got was great beer, great people, and a knowledgable and energetic tour guide. I've never done anything like this before and I would go back and do it again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My girlfriend and I are new to Chicago and this was a great way to explore a bit of the city while learning a ton and drinking fun! Three bars with four tastings each, then a fourth with a full beer, not to mention the delicious Chicago hot dog (on the Wicker Park tour), our guide Neil was awesome and... More 

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Chicago
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I live in Chicago but thought this would be a fun afternoon. We had fun. It was. Really educational experience learning about the history and beer in Chicago. Phil our tour guide was good. He was really informative. I thought it was really tacky for him to say that gratuities were welcome at the end of the trip. It wasn't... More 

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New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We took this tour on Sat. Nov. 15. There were lots of beer tastings on the tour, but very little information of any value. Lots of generic stuff. Unfortunately the bars that we went to were crowded and noisy, so it was really hard to hear anything the tour guide said. We have take other walking tours before in this... More 

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brucetown, Owner at Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback and I apologize for your less than great experience! I spoke with the guide and there were some challenging conditions; however, it does not excuse our efforts. We typically provide a ton of information (beer and history go so great together) and are working on ways to ensure that a lack of info doesn't... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on the Lincoln Park tour. We were part of a group of 19 land Phil was our guide. I was a bit apprehensive at first because of the size of our group and the length of time of the tour but in hindsight, I wouldn't change a thing. We sampled so many different beers and... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a great time on the beer experience tour. We were amazed at the variety and quantity of beer that you got throughout the tour and thoroughly enjoyed our time with the other people on our tour and our fabulous tour guide!!! My husband particularly like the stop that had bacon pairings with our beer samples! So much fun,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I did the Lincoln park/ Lakeview tour on a Saturday afternoon. We are new to Chicago and this was a great way to spend an afternoon exploring our new neighborhood/city. The beer variety was tasty and our tourguide was entertaining and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this tour and will likely try the Wrigleyville tour as well.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Day drinking! You get to hang with your friends, make new friends and try about 20 different beers. We enjoyed the company and the knowledge of our guide Natalie for the Lincoln Park/Lakeview tour and would like to go back some time and do the Wicker Park tour.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was my first brewery tour and I lived it. Our guide was fun and full of knowledge. The bacon pairing was a great addition. Lisa

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Phil is the bomb (tour guide)!!! Knowledgeable about Chicago history, each destination we visited and the uniqueness behind each beer we sampled. Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be exploring an awesome neighborhood and visiting some establishments you would more than likely never visit (neighborhood joints). Great time meeting new people from all over the country.... food pairing at one... More 

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