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Itinerary
Your walking tour begins at a local watering hole, where you'll meet your guide and enjoy your first beer tasting of the day.

Then continue your tour around the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, making your way to other locally owned, off-the-beaten-path establishments. As you walk, hear stories from your insider guide about Chicago’s long history of brewing beer.

Pop into an Irish pub for a creamy pint of Guinness pulled just right by an expert barkeep. Head over to a beer-and-bacon bar to savor a variety of crispy bacon treats paired with your beer tasting. Meet the owner of a specialty beer and wine store, and hear about how he handpicks his collection. And stop by a microbrew pub before walking into a punk rock bar that was established before Prohibition and is known today for its eclectic beer selection and whiskeys.

You'll also have the chance to watch a home-brewing demonstration, learning about different beer styles as you take in the aromatic hops and barley. When your tour ends, you'll have plenty of new knowledge about some of Chicago's best places to find a great pint.
Locations visited
Lincoln Park
Chicago Beer Experience
South Pond
Overview
Sip your way through Lakeview and Lincoln Park’s best beers on a 3-hour walking tour of these iconic Chicago neighborhoods. Follow your guide to a series of bars and breweries for flights of regional craft brews, and raise a glass as you learn how Chicago’s immigrant cultures created a proud brewing tradition. Experience the bar scene like a local, try a classic Midwestern pairing at a beer-and-bacon bar, and see what’s on draft in the Windy City.
Highlights
  • 3-hour beer-tasting walking tour around Chicago's Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods
  • Taste a variety of beer, both regional and international
  • Enjoy a beer pairing with bacon bites and spicy nuts
  • Learn about Chicago’s beer history, dating back to the 1800s
  • Watch a home-brewing demo to discover the basics of beer making
  • Option is available to take the tour without tastings
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile
Bacon and Beer=Heaven on Earth

Awesome experience with an amazing guide! The only request I would have would be more bacon! The beers were so great! Would recommend to anyone that enjoys a good brew and pig!

Thank Jasmine S
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Incredible tour of 4 Chicago bars

Could not speak more highly of the tour we had with Chicago Beer Experience, a mixture of beer, bacon and history was the perfect combination. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting something different from their time in the windy city! Thanks for a fantastic afternoon.

Thank tando18
Reviewed 16 May 2018
A perfect afternoon. Worth every penny!

This tour really hit the spot! After a bigger than planned Saturday night, this Sunday tour was the perfect way to re-enter the real world, with a superbly paced tour through a number of delicious lagers and ales. Coupled with a wonderfully passionate, enthusiastic and...More

Thank TB_LON_NYC
Reviewed 3 April 2018
Great exposure to bars I've never visited despite being a Chicagoa resident

First time going on a beer tour since I usually have no problem going to random bars on my own time, but I was impressed with most of the tour. Notable highlights that I felt catered my experience positively were: -Great Host: She was very...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 23 February 2018
Bacon, Beer, and an Outstanding Tour Guide!

I have never appreciated the combination of bacon, beer, and comedy more than on this tour. I really loved the bars that were chosen, not only for the good beer and bacon, but also because the atmosphere was divey, cozy, and old school. Our tour...More

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