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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour provided by The Barrel Run

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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

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Overview
Chicago has a thriving craft beer scene with new bars and brew-pubs springing up all around the city. This tour provides the ideal introduction as you visit up to three different breweries and travel on-board a traditional 20th-century-style Barrel Bus. Hop off along the way to enjoy guided brewery tours, learn all about the brewing process, and sample a variety of craft beers.
Highlights
  • Guided tours and tastings at up to three craft breweries
  • Taste a selection of different craft beer types and flavors
  • See the brewing process and learn how beer is made
  • Travel around Chicago on a traditional Barrel Bus
Important Information
Departure Point
600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 45-55 ounces of craft beer
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by climate-controlled barrel bus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brenda D wrote a review Oct 2019
157 contributions25 helpful votes
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This tour is a must do for couples, friends, or even team meetings. We visited 3 breweries, learned some history, and drank several styles of beer. This was fun and exciting!
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K M wrote a review May 2019
Branchburg, New Jersey1 contribution
Loved the tour! Bus driver and tour guide were great. Got to sample beers as well as refuel (get food) at one brewery. Everyone on the tour started as strangers and left as friends! Highly recommend it!
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Karen Dexter wrote a review Mar 2019
Winfield, Maryland6 contributions
We had a very fun time! Ben, our tour guide was super personable and friendly. Tour at Lake Effect Brewery was so informative. I would recommend this company, the bus was amazing. The owner and designer David has a great concept. Good luck to you guys in your future!!
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Mark W wrote a review Oct 2018
Grand Cayman4 contributions
A party of 10 of us were in town for some NFL Football the next day. We saw this trip and thought it would be a fun way to spend some time in Chicago. We had an absolute blast, visited three brewery's/brew pubs tasted plenty of beer and had a really good time. Highly
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Date of experience: September 2018
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KalEl2005 wrote a review Aug 2018
Oslo, Norway149 contributions16 helpful votes
Fun time. Great staff on the bus, good variation in the breweries we visited, and interesting stories told along the way. The bus could have better suspensions, but that did not ruin the experience.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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ChicagoAlleyCat
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The Barrel Bus Charter Was A Lot Of Fun!!
My husband and I contacted The Barrel Run inquiring about their private charter for a 50th birthday party. David c
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collinaporteus
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An excellent twist on the “party bus” concept.
We were a bachelor party made up of casual beer drinkers and beer enthusiasts alike. We were looking for a way to s
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DAO1959
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Ted and Jacob were great.
We have a great day with Barrel Run team. They were in good spirtis and the tour was top notch. I would recommend
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guertlerm87
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Awesome Wedding Transportation
We used the barrel run for our wedding transportation to photos and the venue. The driver and advisor were awesome
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Barrel Run Brewery Review
Fun get together for our whole adult family. We started at Lake Effect which is a small brewery that seems to be pr
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kgraham2019
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Excellent Service
I would highly recommend the Barrel Bus for local transportation, a fun evening out, or a local speakeasy tour.
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meganmihelich
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Bachelor/Bachelorette Weekend Fun
My fiancé and I decided we wanted to do something together with our wedding party so we scheduled a tour with The B
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Brandon W
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Great night out
I did a private barrel run event for a friends bachelor party. Even though we are all from Chicago, it introduced
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Abby N
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Fun
Fun thing to do for large group outings. Your cell phone can connect to the bus via Bluetooth, which made it way mo
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emilyhF5914YS
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Easy. Fun. Different!
This whole company is so polite and easy to work with. Booking was easy. The tour guide and driver were awesome. We
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Sightsee29855995065
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Bachelorette Party Blast!!!
Did the distillery tour for part of a bachelorette party and it was absolutely perfect! Tour guide and driver were
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Happiness52099764569
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Nice Experience! Delicious Beer
We booked this for my group for a birthday celebration. At first the ride was long and the music was not to exciti
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kim882018
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Barrel of Fun
Booked the Barrel Run for my husbands birthday. Great time!!! Everyone was friendly and ready to enjoy the day. H
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Navigate22525253377
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Birthday tour
Great experience! 13 in our group and all thought it was awesome. Thank you for the great stories/knowledge gained
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Companion65649071661
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Great time
Everyone was great and the event was very well organized by them. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to h
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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