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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
From 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.
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour!!

We had a great time on the Sin and Suds tour! We arrived and jumped right into the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made this even more fun. I enjoyed all the history of the town and highly recommend this tour for those...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrsh4life
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
5 stars!

I would highly recommend this beer tour to anyone visiting Chicago. Our tour guide did an amazing job of keeping the tour moving and keeping us entertained!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Run2442
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great time!

I just took the tour this past weekend with a couple friends. It was a ton of fun - our tour guide was Lee and he was a delight. Had us laughing a lot, yet also shared some really interesting history. We were a group...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate F
Reviewed 15 October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OT5
Reviewed 30 September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mboss711
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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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