3 - 3 ½ hours
8 beer tastings
Local beer and culture
15 people max
English
Award winning                                 
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$24.50/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

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Upgraded Food Package

Upgrade your Secret Beer Tours: Chicago, experience with two food selections chosen to pair with the beer you'll be served. This upgrade can only be purchased in addition to the beer tour.

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

  • Unique Burger
    What goes better with a great beer than a juicy burger? A burger infused with beer, that's what! And this one is inspired. Hearty beef and Tyranena Chief Blackhawk porter, tangy goat cheese, sweet fig and bacon relish with smoked onion, all combined in this sweet and savory burger designed to complement your selected beer on this tour!
  • Asian Wings
    We all know that wings are one of beer lover's favorite bites and these are next level delicious. With the perfect ratio of salt, sweet, and spice with a saucy kick of ginger, these bites are the perfect accompaniment to your tour.
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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.

What you'll taste
Food
  • A unique burger with a tangy spread, topped with a fig reduction
  • An Asian-inspired take on bone-in wings
Meeting Spot
We will be meeting at the north end of the Irving Park Brown Line Station. This will be a walking tour that ends near the Montrose Brown Line Station, one stop north from where we begin. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Mon - Sun 15:30 p.m.

Irving Park Brown Line Station

Find the exact meeting point with what3words:

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

City Manager - Chicago

Jordan

+1(773) 917-5507

"Walking the streets of this city, it becomes apparent that you could try a new restaurant every week and barely scratch the surface of what's offered here in Chicago. Our beer scene is equally huge and there's always a new micro-brewery or craft beer to try. From beer to architecture, art and culture, this city has everything you could ever need!"

WHY THE LOOP?

Our city goes by many names: The City of Big Shoulders, The Windy City, or The Second City; and it's clear that the downtown Loop District is the beating heart of the city. You'll see amazing views of Lake Michigan and the classic skyline that earned Chicago its reputation as an architectural treasure. Millennium Park has an unparalleled display of public art masterworks and acts as a vibrant backdrop to our culinary adventure. Far more than a beer tour, this is a great way to get first hand experience of the wonders Chicago has to offer.

About Chicago Food Tours

Chicago is one of the most important craft beer cities in the United States, and has always been at the forefront of growth and innovation. Chicago is a massive city and more people are joining its north side each year. We'll venture up to one of Chicago's best-kept secrets, the neighborhood of Ravenswood, where we'll dive into the world of craft beer. This is the perfect place to begin your Chicago Craft Beer adventure, as you learn about our German heritage while trying German-style beer. All of our guides are passionate about our local beer tastes and are excited to share this amazing area with all who come our way. By the end of our tours even a novice will have learned a lot about our city and its beer!


Chicago

City Manager Jordan, has loved all aspects of food and culture from a young age. He moved into the city to enjoy its dense theatre scene and found an equally dense culinary scene. An avid home cook, some of Jordan's favorite areas to dine are Pilsen, the hub in Chicago for all things Mexican, and grabbing a bowl of pho on North Broadway.

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How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special or are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email or phone us at +1(773) 917-5507

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

Where is the meeting spot?

We will be meeting at the north end of the Irving Park Brown Line Station. This will be a walking tour that ends near the Montrose Brown Line Station, one stop north from where we begin. You will be met by your guide carrying a bright orange umbrella, so you can't miss them.

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Find the exact meeting point with what3words:

Where the tour will end?

Your guide may drop you off at the Montrose Brown line station.

HOW CAN I CATCH UP IF I ARRIVE LATE FOR THE TOUR?

All guests must arrive on time but if you inform us before the tour starts about being late we can try to assist you by telling you where the guide is. Please call the number on the contact us page. We will try our best, yet we cannot promise that the guide can come back for you. Also, please note that unfortunately we cannot issue refunds.

I CANNOT FIND ON THE WEBSITE HOW TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THE TOUR. CAN YOU CHANGE IT FOR ME OR HELP ME IN ANY WAY?

Yes, of course! Please let us know your reference number and the date that you want your booking to be moved. We can do this as long as you give us 48 hours notice, and we have a tour to add you to.

1) IF WE BOOK ONLINE, DO WE NEED TO PAY FOR A BOOKING FEE?
2) IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN PAY YOU DIRECTLY?

All customers have to pay a small booking fee charged by our ticket provider.
2) Yes! You can pay through Paypal, but Paypal also charges a fee so we have to add 4.8% onto the price.

WE HAVE TYPED THE CODE, BUT IT WON'T LET US BOOK. HOW ARE WE GOING TO USE THE CODE IF THE BOOKING WIDGET WON'T LET US?

Kindly give us the code and we will check this from our system.

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CRAFT BEER TOUR?

The craft beer tour will visit five venues and try eight different beers. The total amount that this would accumulate to throughout the tour would be just under five regular glasses of beer. We highly recommend having a substantial meal before the tour as only one small snack along the route is included.

I AM TRAVELLING WITH MY FAMILY, IS THE TOUR OK FOR INFANTS/CHILDREN?

As the emphasis on this tour is on alcoholic beverages, this tour is not suitable for families with children under 21. However our food tour is child and family friendly and a great option for children over 6.

I DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL. CAN I BOOK YOUR TOUR?

As this tours emphasis is on alcoholic beverages, this tour would not be suitable for anyone that does not drink alcohol.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE YOUR TOUR BUT IT IS ALREADY FULLY BOOKED. IS THERE A WAY I CAN DO THE TOUR?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something for you.

IS THERE A LOT OF WALKING?

To join our Craft Beer Tour, you should wear comfortable shoes. There will be around one mile of walking, however the majority of time will be spent in the actual venues.

I CANNOT FIND A WAY TO PRINT THE CONFIRMATION. IS IT OK IF I HAVE IT ON MY PHONE?

You don't have to print your voucher. Confirmation on your phone will be fine!

HOW MANY PEOPLE MAX ARE ON THIS TOUR?

We take 15 people maximum. If you are more than 15 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Chicago. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secrettours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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