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Chicago Beer Experience Beer Tours

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Address: 915 W. Oakdale Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Phone Number: +1 866-736-6343
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Description: 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! 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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Fun and educational!

During our tour, we learned a lot about beer and Chicago's history. We came from out of town and we visited taverns and pubs we wouldn't have known about without the tour. All of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Jessica B
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Stanford, Illinois
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Stanford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

During our tour, we learned a lot about beer and Chicago's history. We came from out of town and we visited taverns and pubs we wouldn't have known about without the tour. All of this and we tasted great beer with a fun guide!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Chicago for a bachelor party March 20-22 and wanted to do a tour, so after a lot of research, we decided on the Chicago Beer Experience....and it was awesome!! It was the highlight of our trip for sure. Phil, our tour guide was great and has so much knowledge of local beer history. The selection was perfect,... More 

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Arkansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We learned much about beer, the history of Chicago, and made new fun-loving, beer-drinking friends. Highly recommend it.

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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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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

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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