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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour provided by The Barrel Run

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Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour

Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour
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Tour snapshot
Guided tours and tastings at up to three craft breweries
Duration:
3h 45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
36
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Chicago has a thriving craft beer scene with new bars and brew-pubs springing up all around the city. This tour provides the ideal introduction as you visit up to three different breweries and travel on-board a traditional 20th-century-style Barrel Bus. Hop off along the way to enjoy guided brewery tours, learn all about the brewing process, and sample a variety of craft beers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Taste a selection of different craft beer types and flavors
  • See the brewing process and learn how beer is made
  • Travel around Chicago on a traditional Barrel Bus
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Taste a selection of different craft beer types and flavors
  • See the brewing process and learn how beer is made
  • Travel around Chicago on a traditional Barrel Bus
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30616P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • 45-55 ounces of craft beer
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by climate-controlled barrel bus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h 45m
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Inclusions
  • 45-55 ounces of craft beer
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by climate-controlled barrel bus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
3h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    The Barrel Run
  • You'll return to the starting point
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44 reviews
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Joe S
Greater London, UK52 contributions
Solo
I’d strongly recommend and encourage -first time visitors to Chicago in particular - to join the Barrel Bus tour as it winds its way through the streets stopping off at several locations and sample several interesting beers along the way. First of all - no kids; adults only (yay!) and second of all; there will likely be people from around both the USA but also the world. People of different ages and backgrounds; an eclectic mix.

My host was Dave who regaled us with a few interesting stories as well as safely driving us from location to location. And the music in the bud was first rate.

Tour lasts about 4 hours (traffic pending) and was worth the ticket price. The only drawback was…well, too short. Could have easily enjoyed one more brewery. Thanks guys for a great Saturday afternoon!
Written 12 June 2022
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y r
Chicago, IL1 contribution
We booked this brewery bus tour with 20 of our friends for my husband's 40th birthday, and we had an absolute blast!

David recommended a pick up point near an inexpensive parking garage that we booked through a parking app.

Our first stop was Lake Effect Brewery which was tiny with lots to offer. We had a tour of their brewery and learned lot of fun facts. Their popular ale was delicious which a lot of of friends purchased to go.

Our second stop was Goose Island which is where we had lunch and the food was delicious! Not one complaint from the different food orders. Goose Island was a favorite. Nice atmosphere, nice brewery, great staff.

Our last stop was On Tour Brewery also a favorite. We received a flight of their tasty brews. Again awesome place, awesome staff.

The bus was our favorite part. It was very well kept clean and I believe it even may have been new. Very "luxurious " looking, It was nicer than I expected.

David and Dannielle were a pleasure to work with and I definitely would do this again.

I definitely recommend!
Written 28 December 2021
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ChicagoAlleyCat
Chicago133 contributions
My husband and I contacted The Barrel Run inquiring about their private charter for a 50th birthday party. David contacted me right away and he was very friendly and helpful in answering all of my questions. Danielle, who helped with coordination, was also great and responded to my emails immediately when I had any questions about the logistics. We chartered the 36 person Barrel Bus for 4 hours and they picked us up on the northwest side of Chicago and we went to 3 different breweries. The Barrel Bus arrived exactly on time to pick us up. Ben, who was our host on the bus, was awesome!! He was so much fun and did an awesome job helping us keep to our schedule!! The driver was impressive with how he managed the tight turns. The outside of the bus is really cool looking and the inside was a nice set up with padded seating on each side so everyone can face each other. They provided a plastic tote with ice for drinks and one for garbage and you can play your own music via bluetooth and use their microphone. Everyone had a blast inside The Barrel, singing to the music, drinking and talking. One note, if you plan to drink on The Barrel Bus you may want to bring a cup with a secure top for any unfinished drinks that you leave on the bus when you get off because there are no drink holders in The Barrel Bus. Overall, the experience from start to finish was easy and convenient and fun and we definitely plan to rent The Barrel Bus for a private charter again in the near future!!
Written 6 March 2020
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Aileen B
5 contributions
Bus was quiet at the start then after the alcohol started flowing everyone was chatty and happy. Tour guide was fabulous as well. Met new friends and loved every bit of it. Would recommend to friends and family.
Written 15 May 2022
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KrissyandCody
Wichita, KS170 contributions
The Barrel Bus is a must-do for Chicago! We went to 3 breweries: Lake Effect, Revolution and Goose Island. Had lots of beer and a ton of fun! Ted was our driver and he was awesome as well.
The bus is super cool shaped like a barrel. We got to meet people from all over and chat a bunch. This tour is so cool I wish they had it in my city!
Written 21 June 2022
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Nicole C
1 contribution
Friends
We booked this tour for a group of 18 for a birthday party event and we had a blast. Will definitely book again! Danielle and David set up the itinerary for the brewery locations and are an amazing team to work with when it came to setting up the event and responded quickly for any questions we had. The guest who attended loved it!
Written 20 March 2022
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collinaporteus
Ferndale, MI1 contribution
We were a bachelor party made up of casual beer drinkers and beer enthusiasts alike. We were looking for a way to spend sometime on Saturday and the Barrel Run bus you’re was excellent. Coordination was great, sending us to a tour/tastings at Lake Effect Brewing, a pint at Revolution, and a tasting at Great Central. It was well worth it; a great experience that was perfect for our group.
Written 25 February 2020
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Marivel R
Chicago, United States28 contributions
I wanted to impress my New York family and the Barrel Bus did not disappoint!! It was a private tour that included stops for Italian Beefs and an underground speakeasy. I will definite recommend this to anyone who wants to WOW your guest, or just have a fun day with a few friends. I am Chicago and was delighted to learn about some hidden gems. The front office and tour guides were on point.
Written 8 September 2021
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D Morris
4 contributions
Couples
Fun! Tasty beers from multiple locations - each every different experiences. Lots of locals attended this tour and as out of towners it was cool to chat and obtain great suggestions on things to do while here. Recommend for sure.
Written 26 June 2022
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David B
It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the different experience and different flavors at each location. We love crafting our experiences to provide a wide variety of experiences. Thank you!
Written 21 July 2022
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Sofía
Asuncion, Paraguay26 contributions
Friends
Highly recommend! Our group was so fun , we didn’t know each other but after the first brewery we were already hugging and laughing together! Lol 😂. The tour guide / driver was kind , relaxed and made us feel important.
The 3 breweries were awesome and beers were delicious!! The barrel bus was adorable and confortable! Fun music was a plus !!

Buy these tour ! So fun!
Written 10 July 2022
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David B
We are glad to hear that you had a great experience! It is exceptional how groups get to know each other throughout the event. Thank you for your feedback!
Written 21 July 2022
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The barrel bus is cool looking, but there were no 'tours'
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Great event for a big group!
The Barrel Run was a GREAT experience. From the planning to the brewery tour itself, everything went smoothly and a
553anonymous
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Fun Birthday Party Idea
We rented the barrel for a private birthday party for my fiance's 30th. We were pleasantly surprised with how big t
AdriThePostKid
AdriThePostKid
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Fun unique experience!
Even though there was a covid related emergency with out tour guide, the owner and driver took over and did a wonde
christianes2112
christianes2112
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Fun times in Chicago
For Chicago after-hours fun… I can highly recommend the Barrel Bus tour! We did the brewery option, visited three
bboman1956
bboman1956
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40th Birthday
This was such a fun tour. Staff was very helpful and our driver was great. This will be on our list of things to
rpwjunk
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Standing in the rain
Barrel Run tour was a bust for us. They took our money, gave us the pickup/dropoff point, then left us standing in
FlavorReddyFoods
FlavorReddyFoods
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Company Outing
After 2 years of not being able to enjoy time with our employees and customers we decided it would be a great idea
jcortez1114
jcortez1114
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The best time!
The barrel run was so much fun. This was our second time. Everything went smoothly. The driver and our host were gr
Trip558305
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Fun Beer Barrel Brew Tour
I highly recommend this tour. It was well worth the time and well worth the money. Our guide was knowledgeable an
Marilynn R
Marilynn R
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Amazing Time in a Barrel Shaped Bus!
There was a group of 13 of us that rented the bus for a private brewery tour and it was amazing! We had a great tim
rickmidwest
rickmidwest
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The Barrel Run to Wrigley
We moved 56 mostly out of town people from a downtown Hotel to Wrigley Field during a corporate off site last week
rosalba2506
rosalba2506
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Excellent
The host / driver / tour guide was awesome. Super kind and calm and patient. Very pleasant to hang out with him and
Austin M
Austin M
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An easy planning experience
The team at the Barrel run is top notch. From initial inquiry and booking, to working out the route details with Da
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