Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

Chicago, United States
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From $99.60

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 beer samples throughout the tour
  • Get an in-depth tour of a brewing production facility
  • Transportation by Prohibition-era-styled barrel bus included

What's 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 600 N Clark St
    600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

    Departure Point: Address: 600 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654 Our bus will arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to departure. We will park outside of McDonald's, across the street from the Rainforest Cafe.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

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.

The Barrel Run (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note this experience has a minimum number of travelers required to operate. If the minimum is not met, you will be offered a tour at another time or a full refund.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Closed Toe Shoes required in order to experience the production facility tour at one brewery.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Amazing experience. The tour guide was awesome we stopped at three different places..all were amazing. Highly recommend this experience


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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour
Ravi_B, Jun 2023
We went to three breweries on this tour…Pilot Project, Revolution production facility and Goose Island. I enjoyed the Revolution Production facility the best, although the stop was quick after the tour of the brewery. I would have enjoyed trying more beers at Revolution. Overall it’s a fun novelty to ride around Chicago in a vehicle that looks like a barrel.
Great beer and time with friends
MichaelWysong, May 2023
The tour was great! The three locations were awesome and planned very well. We also loved the tour guide. Loved the brewery tour of revolution as well.
Great time with great people.
Christie_B, May 2023
Meeting people from all over the world! Getting to try some real hidden gems and great beer. Seeing great places in Chicago.
Fun day in Chicago!
Christine_M, May 2023
Fun brewery tour, excellent driver! Highly recommend. The breweries were excellent. Plenty of tastings.
Fun afternoon!
Sheila_V, May 2023
Ted was great, the breweries were interesting and the group was fun! Perfect way to spend an afternoon! Highly recommend
Rolling in Chicago.
Timothy_B, May 2023
Great tour leaned lot about my favorite pastime group was excellent had lot of fun!Bus is so cool what an idea!
Great time!
Desiree_W, May 2023
What a great time! The barrel bus is such a fun concept!!! Lots of breweries, lots of laughs. It was a well designed tour. Ted was awesome!
Beer fun!
Patty_G, May 2023
The tour was great and Revolution was the favorite. Ted was a great driver and guide. Enjoyed touring the Chicago neighborhoods to get to the breweries.
Amazing tour! The bus was...
Jennifer_B, Apr 2023
Amazing tour! The bus was a very cool and unique experience, our tour guide told great stories and was very entertaining, and we loved the three stops we made. We took 7 friends on the tour with us who are almost all Chicago-natives and this was something we had never experienced before. 100% worth it!
Awesome tour!
Contessa_C, Apr 2023
Ted was a fantastic guide!! He made our venture to 3 different breweries very memorable! Thanks from your new Oklahoma friends!
Awesome experience
Devon_M, Apr 2023
We had a blast with Ted and Denise!! The breweries were awesome and they made it very fun!! We would definitely recommend it!!
Nice Tour, especially...
Sebastian_T, Apr 2023
Nice Tour, especially when you are new to the city. Super oportunity for daydrinking. The visits are rather brief, but there are some beer tastings and you meet nice people.
Well run, great way to...
Russell_C, Mar 2023
Well run, great way to experience craft beer in Chicago. We loved every minute of it. Would definitely recommend it
Very Fun Beer Tour With an Amazing Environment!
Dennis_P, Mar 2023
The guides were very knowledgable and everything was organized very well. Definitely one of the best beer tours in Chicago. Bus was also very clean.
Meeting new people on the...
Mackenzie_M, Mar 2023
Meeting new people on the bus was great. It was also amazing trying different drinks with each stop.
Great customer service and tour
Connie_J, Jan 2023
We had a great time with friends. Our tour guide was great. Would book another tour. Viator was very easy to work with.
out tour guide/driver was...
Maria_M, Jan 2023
out tour guide/driver was very informative and kind! the duration of time spent at each brewery was perfect. would definitely recommend to anyone wanting go!
Fun Experience!
Seana_G, Dec 2022
This tour was a great way to see the city and visit 3 of their local breweries! Samples were included and enjoyed.
Edna_P, Dec 2022
Amazing experience. The tour guide was awesome we stopped at three different places..all were amazing. Highly recommend this experience
Barrel Run with Ted!
Thomas_C, Dec 2022
Barrel Run bus is a fun no frills tour to 3 cool breweries. Ted is a great bus driver and we had a fun time on this tour. It is a not a “brewery tour” per se, as only one of the breweries actually described their process. The tour is more a tasting thing.

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