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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
From US$ 62.00
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Sin and Suds Beer Tour in the Loop and South Loop
US$ 62.00
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.
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Reviews (22)

1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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 4 weeks ago
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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent Tour!

Vince was an excellent tour guide and extremely knowledgeable about historical and sinful events of Chicago. He was very personable and had a pleasant way of sharing his diverse beer knowledge. The tour was a perfect balance of fun and knowledge. The tour and our...More

Thank Locaaaaaaa
Reviewed 31 July 2018
Super fun way to spend an afternoon in Chicago!

We took the Sin and Suds Beer Tour on 7/28 and had a really great time! Lee was a super-entertaining guide for the tour and also very knowledgeable about all of the beers we were trying, the history around the places we visiting, and just...More

Thank JillS1046
Reviewed 28 July 2018
Lots of great beer and very entertaining!

This was by far one of the best beer tours I've taken. Our tour guide was very entertaining. He had lots of great information about Chicago, the historical side and architectural side. The beer was plenty, we visited 4 amazing bars, each having a great...More

Thank Wiskerlikins
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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
28 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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