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Pioneers and Pints Beer Tour in Bucktown and Wicker Park

Pioneers and Pints Beer Tour in Bucktown and Wicker Park
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$65
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Discover Chicago's finest beer on this 3-hour walking tour of the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about Chicago's history related to immigration and brewing — from the late 1600s to the present day — and visit bars, restaurants and other locally owned establishments to sample craft beer. You'll also enjoy a Chicago-style hotdog and get a look at some of the city's historical architecture. You can book this tour without the beer tastings, if you wish.

Meet your guide in the heart of the adjacent Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods, and set off on your walking tour of the area's beer establishments.
During your 1-mile (1.6-km) walk, visit venues like a bar that dates back to the 1800s and features an impressive beer list and relaxed vibe where you can pair your beer tasting with a Chicago-style hotdog by a 60-year-old family-owned restaurant. Then, pop into an innovative space that combines a butcher shop, restaurant and bar, and a bar that combines craft beer with old school video games.

Visit a bar that doubled as 'Molly's' on the TV show Chicago Fire, and explore 'Beer Baron Row,' where a majority of the old German beer barons used to live in the late 1800s. While you walk, you'll also admire Chicago's famed architecture and hear stories from your guide about the area's immigration and brewery history, as well as the history of beer in general, which dates back some 10,000 years.

In total, your beer tastings add up to the approximate equivalent of four beers, from lagers to porters, many of which are Midwestern craft brews. The tour ends in the heart of Wicker Park, where you can continue to explore these neighborhoods on your own.

Discover Chicago's finest beer on this 3-hour walking tour of the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about Chicago's history related to immigration and brewing — from the late 1600s to the present day — and visit bars, restaurants and other locally owned establishments to sample craft beer. You'll also enjoy a Chicago-style hotdog and get a look at some of the city's historical architecture. You can book this tour without the beer tastings, if you wish.