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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

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Chicago, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Learn about Chicago’s brewpub scene and taste different types of craft beer on this guided brewery tour. Visit unique breweries for craft beer samples plus an additional brewing production facility for an in-depth tour. Discover the science behind the brewing process, complete with step-by-step procedures, and enjoy plenty of beer samples throughout the tour. Round-trip transportation in a Prohibition-era-styled barrel bus is included.
  • Visit Chicago-area breweries on a guided tour
  • Enjoy a plethora of veer samples throughout the tour
  • Get an in-depth tour of a brewing production facility
  • Transportation by Prohibition-era-styled barrel bus included
45-55 ounces of craft beer
Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Transport by climate-controlled barrel bus
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
There's no better way to travel from brewery to brewery than in a Prohibition-era styled barrel bus! Step on the bus through the speakeasy-style vertical door to start your one of a kind Chicago Brewery Tour. As you are driven from brewery to brewery, learn about the history of Chicago's beer industry originating in the 1800s. Did you know that Chicago's first mayor owned a brewery? Your guide provides an entertaining and educational insight of Chicago politics in connection with breweries and the effect that Prohibition had on the city.  

Each brewery has its own unique qualities. As you stop at some large and small facilities, you can get the sense of what it was like to step in a brewery back before Prohibition. Receive samples of craft beer at each of the breweries and tour one of the production facilities. Enjoy craft beer samples of different flavors along the entire tour. On the production facility tour, learn the step by step procedures of brewing and the science behind the process.

Please bring your government-issued photo ID. Your tour ends at the pickup location.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
The Barrel Run
We pick-up across the street from the Rainforest Cafe. Come up to The Barrel Bus and our Guide will get you checked-in.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Barrel Run

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour.

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The bus broke down. :(
vpatel918
, Jul 2019
A very bad experience. They said that they would give us a refund but I never received it. This was a rip off..
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
We are very sorry that the bus had a mechanical issue during your tour. As promised, we did process your refund immediately. It can take 3 business days to fully process, so you should receive this today. We would love to have you join another tour in the future. Thank you.
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Excellent Tour
fishmanwho
, Aug 2018
This tour was fantastic. Dave and Ben were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys craft beer
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What a unique tour! The barrel was a...
Courtney S
, Jul 2016
What a unique tour! The barrel was a fun way to drive around Chicago and the breweries we stopped at our something you would not find on your own. They stop at different breweries each trip. I highly recommend this trip!
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Product code: 30616P2

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