Chicago Craft Brewery: Barrel Bus Tour
214 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.

Customer Ratings
(214 Ratings)
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Feb 25, 2024
Love the bus! - Met fun and interesting people traveling in a great environment. Loved each tasting, had time to enjoy good food at one venue. Learned new trivia and had great customer service.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 4, 2024
So much fun!!! - We had the best time! Made lots of new friends and had some excellent beer! Ted was a wonderful guide. Went to 3 breweries and had lots of samples. A must do for beer lovers!
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Dec 19, 2023
Awesome! - We had a great time on the Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour! It was so fun exploring each unique establishment, trying all of the beers, and meeting new people. Our host Ted, was awesome.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 3, 2023
Great tour - We really had an awesome trip! The three different breweries we went to was awesome. Our tour guide wadms great!
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Dec 3, 2023
Awesome tour - Guide was awesome and informative. Great stops and great beer. Highly recommend! Ride made it that much cooler.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 26, 2023
Fun and unique brewery tour! - My husband and I bought this tour as a gift for my impossible to buy for father in law. We all loved it and would definitely recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Nov 26, 2023
Lots of fun and unforgettable experience! - Our tour was absolutely a great time. Our guide was very knowledgeable on Chicago and beer, and beer in Chicago. :) We will definitely go again since different breweries are scheduled at different times.
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Nov 12, 2023
Delicious beer and lots of laughs! - Amazing tour guides, fantastic beer and brilliant vibes with the other people on the tour. So much fun! The highlight of my trip
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Nov 7, 2023
Thanks for waiting! - I had a great time!! I was running late due to public transportation being delayed. I was able to call Barrel Run and they waited for me to get there. Luckily it was only 10 min. The brewery stops were great also.
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Oct 10, 2023
Tell your group it's worth it! - We took a high powered mastermind event and merged it with fun, adventurous activity to the group experience, and this became a central part of our mental break and need for fun and Chicago exploration. Highly recommend that you do this too! There's a great team that helped make this happen, and both David and Ted were great hosts for both buses! Highly recommend for groups, travelers, or masterminds!
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up to 15 guests
April 2024