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Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop

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    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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    All reviews super fun caught our eye highly recommend this tour chicago history father's day spend an afternoon girls weekend excellent tour al capone bachelor party our tour guide a lot of fun last stop pizza vince slice architecture
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had organized a company outing to partake in the tour and it did not disappoint. Vince did a great job guiding us and giving us a good mix of beer info and Chicago history. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jssilver04
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My bf and I were the only people to register for this tour, so it seemed as if we were just having a conversation with a new friend. Vince was awesome! Highly knowledgable about every stop we made. 10/10 would do it again!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank emar2289
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Very fun tour - guide Vince was great. Beer was varied and provided lots of options. Good mix of walking and sitting. Lots of fun and informative information and past and present.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Rebe23
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We were in town for a bachelor party and decided to add the Sins and Suds Tour to our itinerary. We were not disappointed. Steph was an amazing guide, especially putting up with 12 guys. We learned a lot, drank a lot, and got to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank rtcarnegie
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Vince was a great tour guide and took us to some fantastic brews with really entertaining history along way.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Robrunner312
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    acgcpa
    5 July 2018|
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    Response from jilldmb4136 | Reviewed this property |
    Our tour that we took in April began at Exchequer pub
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    Cindy S
    29 April 2018|
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    Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
    We met in a bar, can’t recall name but it says on the website
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