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Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop

  • Visit Chicago’s Loop and South Loop neighborhoods
  • Take a beer tour of popular downtown establishments
  • Learn how beet goes with Chicago’s criminal past
Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop
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Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop
Explore Chicago’s Loop and South Loop neighborhoods — and get a taste of some local beverages — on this guided, 3-hour beer tour. Visit popular downtown establishments, sample some of the city’s finest brews and learn how beer goes with Chicago’s criminal past, discovering the basics of the Windy City’s vice history. From Al Capone and the local mob scene to the infamous Sands, the toughest criminal district in the city — this tour creates a unique experience that is both fun and memorable. Beer tastings plus a pizza pairing at one location included.
What to Expect
Discover the basics of Chicago’s criminal past — from the sinister Sands district to Al Capone and the local mob scene — on this educational and entertaining walking tour through some of the Windy City’s most popular downtown watering holes in some of its oldest neighborhoods.

Visit the Loop and South Loop neighborhoods and explore the basics of different beer styles and their influence on criminal enterprises, especially during Prohibition times. Visit locally owned establishments on a 1.5-mile journey rich in history, like the Exchequer Pub, an old-school Chicago bar and restaurant where Capone himself was known to spend his time, and the Berghoff, one of the oldest bars in the city started by German immigrants. (FYI: they still hold the first liquor license after Prohibition.)

Also included are stops at Buddy Guy’s Legends, a club started by the blues legend himself, and Vice District Brewing, a microbrewery that pays tribute to Chicago’s sordid past.
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun Tour

MY husband and I took this tour with our adult daughter. We were surprised by the amount of tastings we wee served. The mob information was interesting and we enjoyed the additional bit of architecture tour information along the walk. The pizza at the last...More

Thank OT5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome beer and history

Can’t say enough about how great this tour was! Not only were the beers delicious and plentiful, Vince was knowledgable about the history of beer and how to best enjoy it (and he shared all of that with us). The value is amazing - we...More

1  Thank mboss711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wish this tour/tour guide was in our City!

My fiancé and I were going to Chicago for some adult fun (without the kiddos). On a whim, I found the Sins and Suds Beer Tour online and signed us up. One of the BEST things we did that weekend. The tour guide was so...More

Thank ccowardin
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Very fun tour!

tour was great: fun and interesting.... mix of beer with history and information about the city, cool places to spot, nice pizza and staff are super nice

Thank monicateruel
Reviewed 20 August 2018
Excellent Tour. Great fun

You'll meet really cool people and enjoy touring some of the best beer spots. It's informative and fun. Vince was awesome and the beer was pretty great. It's definitely worth check out.

Thank Elizabeth G
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5 July 2018|
Response from jilldmb4136 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour that we took in April began at Exchequer pub
Cindy S
29 April 2018|
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
We met in a bar, can’t recall name but it says on the website
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