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The Barrel Run

Open Now: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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The Barrel Run provides public and private tours and full charter services. Taste and tour Chicago’s best breweries, wineries, and distilleries, or take an entertaining and educating gangster tour to learn about mobsters of the Prohibition era.
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
600 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-3615
+1 312-718-3295
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All reviews distillery tour private tour run tour party bus unique experience beer tasting unique tour awesome fun prohibition era gangster tour would highly recommend this tour chicago history visiting chicago a lot of fun distilleries company blast
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of 10 of us were in town for some NFL Football the next day. We saw this trip and thought it would be a fun way to spend some time in Chicago. We had an absolute blast, visited three brewery's/brew pubs tasted plenty...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience. It was fun to try different kinds of beer without the responsibility of having to drive around. The ambient in the barrel was great!!!

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Thank Florentino C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to plan a unique bachelor party in the city. Something that was memorable, and fun! The Barrel Run was perfect! They accommodated my wishes with ease, and even tweaked the public tour for the groom so he would enjoy it more! I didnt...More

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Thank Ryankraus19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great driver/handler, awesome vehicle, and we even got some incredible weather too. Definitely recommend.

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Thank R Kit B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the Barrel run! It was great to see and taste beer in 3 very different breweries. We went to Lake Effect first which was a small, newer brewery than Revolution and Old Irving. Tasted some interesting beers and learnt some interesting facts in...More

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Thank Hayley L
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My family and friends really enjoyed the Barrel Run Tour, both for the tasty beer and knowledgeable guide. We visited three breweries each with their unique styles and tastes and learned a lot about the microbrew business in the process. Just a great afternoon!

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Thank Bosox61
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This tour was amazing! We had so much fun and saw areas of Chicago and breweries that we wouldn’t have found on our own. Highly recommend to small or large groups!

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Thank jenn42089
Reviewed 5 September 2018

So great! Comfortable seating and great pictures! It was a lot of fun! We used the barrel run for our wedding and everyone loved it!

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Thank billandkara2018
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Fun time. Great staff on the bus, good variation in the breweries we visited, and interesting stories told along the way. The bus could have better suspensions, but that did not ruin the experience.

Thank KalEl2005
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I had such an amazing day with these guys. A very original beer tour and I can recommend it to everyone.

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