Chicago Craft Brewery: Barrel Bus Tour
226 Ratings
Experience the thriving craft brewery scene in Chicago on this all-inclusive barrel bus tour. Visit three breweries, tour a production facility, and sample local brews.
Duration: 3 hours, 45 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 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.
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • 45-55 ounces of craft beer
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by climate-controlled barrel bus
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

There’s no better time to be a beer enthusiast, and with its lively brewing community and an array of must-visit beer bars, Chicago is a beer lover’s paradise. Explore three of its craft breweries in this comprehensive 3.5-4 hour excursion, including a behind-the-scenes tour of one brewery’s production site and numerous tastings of local beers. Adding a fun element to your journey, you’ll be transported in a bus shaped like a beer barrel. Choose from morning or evening tour times.

  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • 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.
  • Closed Toe Shoes required in order to experience the production facility tour at one brewery.
600 N Clark St
North Clark Street
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.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(226 Ratings)
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Apr 23, 2024
Breweries tour - We enjoyed all of it. We got to see different breweries and get a tour of one. Tasted numerous different craft beers and our tour bus guide was awesome!!
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Apr 16, 2024
Great beer experience - The history shared by the driver and the different types of beers. Meeting new people from all around the world.
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Apr 13, 2024
Great time! - Such a great experience! My husband and I were in town visiting my brother who lives in Chicago, and so glad we booked this tour. Highly recommend doing it, even if you’re a Chicago resident.
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Apr 12, 2024
Cheers to Chicago - Ted was amazing and the tour is well worth the money. The breweries were welcoming and a lot of fun! Definitely recommend this tour.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 9, 2024
Beer Adventure! - We had such a great time. The guides were an absolutely amazing team. Would definitely recommend this tour!
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Apr 7, 2024
The staff Ted and Denise... - The staff Ted and Denise were amazing. Made the experience and at the same time share fun facts and recommending fun and delicious places to eat. I highly recommend and encourage to do the brewery tour with them.
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Apr 7, 2024
Weekend trip - Great experience! Enjoyed the breweries and the ride in the Barrel. Made new friends! Enjoyed the tour of the brewery with our guide!
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Apr 6, 2024
AMAZING EXPERIENCE ! - David was an amazing driver and guide! The experience was so personable, professional, and enjoyable. Wonderful, cannot recommend more!!! If you are in Chicago, this is a MUST.
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Apr 5, 2024
Awesome experience, great beer and food. - Ted was an awesome tour guide! He was a great driver, navigating the busy streets of Chicago with ease. He’s very knowledgeable about the barrel bus business and the breweries that you go to.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 3, 2024
Great day in the City, good beers and good stories - The guide/driver/host was awesome! He really made the trip with his factoids and stories that accompanied the drive and stops along the route. Even with some annoying people from Miami on the bus, he still made it a great time. The stops were fun, each one was different than the others. Well worth the time and money would recommend to anyone!
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up to 15 guests
May 2024