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Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop

  • Visit Chicago’s Loop and South Loop neighborhoods
  • Take a beer tour of popular downtown establishments
  • Learn how beet goes with Chicago’s criminal past
Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop
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Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop
Explore Chicago’s Loop and South Loop neighborhoods — and get a taste of some local beverages — on this guided, 3-hour beer tour. Visit popular downtown establishments, sample some of the city’s finest brews and learn how beer goes with Chicago’s criminal past, discovering the basics of the Windy City’s vice history. From Al Capone and the local mob scene to the infamous Sands, the toughest criminal district in the city — this tour creates a unique experience that is both fun and memorable. Beer tastings plus a pizza pairing at one location included.
What to Expect
Discover the basics of Chicago’s criminal past — from the sinister Sands district to Al Capone and the local mob scene — on this educational and entertaining walking tour through some of the Windy City’s most popular downtown watering holes in some of its oldest neighborhoods.

Visit the Loop and South Loop neighborhoods and explore the basics of different beer styles and their influence on criminal enterprises, especially during Prohibition times. Visit locally owned establishments on a 1.5-mile journey rich in history, like the Exchequer Pub, an old-school Chicago bar and restaurant where Capone himself was known to spend his time, and the Berghoff, one of the oldest bars in the city started by German immigrants. (FYI: they still hold the first liquor license after Prohibition.)

Also included are stops at Buddy Guy’s Legends, a club started by the blues legend himself, and Vice District Brewing, a microbrewery that pays tribute to Chicago’s sordid past.
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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Super fun way to spend an afternoon in Chicago!

We took the Sin and Suds Beer Tour on 7/28 and had a really great time! Lee was a super-entertaining guide for the tour and also very knowledgeable about all of the beers we were trying, the history around the places we visiting, and just...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lots of great beer and very entertaining!

This was by far one of the best beer tours I've taken. Our tour guide was very entertaining. He had lots of great information about Chicago, the historical side and architectural side. The beer was plenty, we visited 4 amazing bars, each having a great...More

Thank Wiskerlikins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome tour of the Loop and South Loop

Yeah you get to drink some beers at different locations but this was also a great way to see the city. Vince was a fantastic tour guide. We even made a couple architectural stops along the way. Next time we're in Chicago we'll try another...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
After you’ve done all the museums...

Looking for a different kind of Chicago activity? This walking beer tasting tour was really fun. Vince, our enthusiastic guide, shared the history of each of the 4 bars we visited, the seedier side of Chicago history, and showed us some interesting architecture as well....More

Thank Mom529
Reviewed July 8, 2018
Vince was awesome!

My husband and I had a fantastic time on the beer tour. We are locals but loved learning more about beer and history of the locations we went to. Definitely recommend!!

Thank kellenmcsweeney
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July 4, 2018|
Response from jilldmb4136 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour that we took in April began at Exchequer pub
Cindy S
April 28, 2018|
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
We met in a bar, can’t recall name but it says on the website