Chicago area brewery tours. Chicago is a beer drinking town and we have some great breweries many of which offer tours. The days of free tours has passed but most are under $25. Tour lengths range from forty five minutes to two hours. All tour goers must be 21 or older with valid identification. Always check online or call in advance to confirm details such as tour length, availability, times and price as everything is subject to change.
Update 10/23/2021: I’m in the process of updating this post. Many locations don’t have tours up on their websites so I’ve emailed to confirm whether tours are currently or no longer available. Check back.
5 Rabbit Cerveceria & Taproom, 6398 74th St, Bedford Park, IL 60638, (312) 895-9591. “Cotorreo Cervecero” (or Beer Chat, si lo prefieres en inglés) takes place every other Saturday at the brewery as an intimate guided beer tasting limited to 10 people. Includes tasting of 3 beers with one of their brewers, who will give you a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration, stories and approach to crafting each of their beers. We will be rotating featured chelas, highlighting new releases, experimental pilots and the core lineup. Cotorreos include a guided tour of their production facilities and a souvenir 5Rabbit pint glass. $25 per person, tickets available in our online store.
Begyle Brewing Company, 1800 W Cuyler Ave, (773) 661-6963. Every Saturday at 12pm. Tour costs $10 (plus fee), lasts 90 minutes, includes three pours, and a commemorative Begyle glass to keep. Taproom on site. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
The Conrad Seipp Brewing Co. 3057 N. Rockwell St. (773) 754-0494. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Crushed By Giants, 600 N. Michigan Ave. (312) 544-0322 No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Cruz Blanca Cerveceria, 904 W. Randolph, (312) 733-1975, Saturday at 3 p.m. and are $10 a person. Please call ahead to make your reservations. Taproom on site. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
District Brew Yards, 417 N. Western Ave., 773-295-1270 This location actually houses four breweries: Around the Bend Beer Co., Bold Dog Beer Co., Burnt City Brewing and Casa Humilde Cervecería. 10/23/21 Tours currently not available. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W. Belle Plaine, (773) 683-1414. Every Saturday at 11am. $15 includes 3 – .3L beers. Tours are about 90 minutes. More info here
Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children and puppies may sit in taproom. Taproom on site.
DryHop Brewers, 3155 N. Broadway Ave. (773) 857-3155 No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Empirical Brewery, 1801 W. Foster, (773) 293-7896. Every Saturday at 1:00 PM. Cost $10 includes beer sampling, pub glass to take home and you may meet the cats. Sign-ups for the tour begin when the taproom opens. Twenty spots for each tour. Taproom on site. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Finch’s Beer Company, 1800 W. Walnut St., (312) 929.4773.
Every Saturday at 12PM, 1PM, 2PM and 3PM. Tours are free and includes free samples of the beer for an hour and a Finch’s Beer pint glass to take home. Tickets here. They didn’t respond to my email over a year ago so I doubt they’ll respond this time! No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Goose Island Brewery, 1800 North Clybourn Avenue, (312) 915-0071. Hourly tours Thursdays 2:00 pm-6:00 pm; Fridays 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm; Saturdays 12:00 pm-7:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm. The cost is $12 and includes a custom glass. Reservations can be made here. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Goose Island Brewery, 1800 W. Fulton, (312) 226-1119. Hourly tours Thursdays 2:00 pm-6:00 pm; Fridays 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm; Saturdays 12:00 pm-7:00 pm; Sundays 12:00 pm-4:00 pm. The cost is $12 and includes a custom glass. Reservations can be made here. Taproom on site. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Greenstar Brewing, 3800 N. Clark, (773) 929-3680. Every Saturday at 1pm. The first Saturday of every month they offer a free tour otherwise it is $10 and includes a Greenstar pint glass to take home. Check in at Uncommon Ground to let them know you want to take the tour. One of only two certified organic breweries in Illinois.
Half Acre Beer Company, 4257 N Lincoln Ave, (773) 248-4038. Every Saturday at 12:00 PM, The cost is $15, buy tickets in advance OR at the door – this gets you: into the tour, 3 samples and a branded pint glass to take home. Reservations here. You can also wait in line for the tour day of but if it is sold out or sells out before you get a ticket you’re out of luck. Taproom on site. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Half Acre Brewery, 2050 W. Balmoral Ave. (773)754-8488. Every Saturday, except major holidays at 2:00 PM. The cost is $10, buy tickets in advance OR at the door – this gets you: into the tour, 2 samples and a a branded pint glass to take home. Reservations here. You can also wait in line for the tour day of but if it is sold out or sells out before you get a ticket you’re out of luck. Taproom on site. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W Randolph St, (312) 638-0700. Regular tours no longer available except by appointment. Call for details. Taproom on site. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Hopewell Brewing, 760 N. Milwaukee, (773) 698-6178, Email cress (at) hopewellbrewing.com to set-up a brewery tour. Tours last 30-45 minutes and include a tasting of two beers. Tours are $10 per person. Taproom on site. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Lake Effect Brewing Company, 4727 W Montrose Ave., (In the Back), Chicago, IL 312-919-4473. Every Saturday, 2:00 PM, 3:30PM and 5:00 PM, Reservations here. Tours are $7 and include a pint glass. Tours are restricted to 10 people, must wear a mask, social distance and vaccinations are a plus.
Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th St. Chicago 312-767-9678.
Tours are daily and are free. Taproom hours: Wed, Thur, Sun – 12PM-9PM; Fri-Sat 12PM-10PM. All guests under 21 to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Currently closed to the public. Check Facebook page for updates
Off Color Brewing, 1460 North Kingsbury Street, (312) 929-2916, Mousetrap Brewery free tours Sundays at 1pm and 3pm. Tours are 45 minutes and capped at 15 guests. You can now sign up in advance or at To Go counter the day of. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
On Tour Brewing Company, 1725 W. Hubbard, (312) 796-3119, First and third Saturdays, 1 PM. Tickets are $15 and include 45 minute tour, 3 unique pours and an On Tour souvenir glass to take home. Advanced reservations are required. No info yet Emailed 10/23/21.
Revolution Brewing, 3340 N. Kedzie, 773-588-2267, (773) 588-2267. Tours are $10, last about 45 minutes and are on: Saturday: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm. The brewery tour is 21+. No exceptions. Reservations here. Taproom on site.
Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 864-1000. Every Saturday 3pm. Tickets are $10 and include: A backstage pass to the brewery, beer samples, a souvenir pint glass, 20% discount on merchandise that day. Tour size limit is 24 people, First come, first served, Tours last about 45 mins. 21+ only Reservations online. Taproom on site.
Two Brothers Brewing Company, 30W315 Calumet Ave W, Warrenville, IL 60555, (630) 393-2337. Select dates 1pm and 2:30pm.
Tours are free and you do not need a reservation. Tours take about 45 minutes.