What’s better than an awesome brewery tour in Chicago? A free brewery tour, obviously. Here’s your guide to all the free brewery tours in Chicago (and some that are just $10 or less), and yes, most of them include a free drink too.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas Chicago is located in Douglas Park, and features a tap room, retail shop, and frequent live music. Tours and tastings are offered daily! Check their website for free tour times. Reservations are not needed. 2607 W. 17th Street
Lake Effect Brewing Company
Located just outside of Irving Park, this brewery offers hands-on and personal tours. Learn how a small brewery operates and taste their latest beers. Tours are free on Saturdays and Sundays. Sign up here. 4727 W. Montrose Avenue, #C
On Tour Brewing Company
This microbrewery is on Hubbard Street in West Town. They have a dozen or so beers on tap in their industrial-style tasting room and also sell cans to take home. No reservations are necessary for a tour ($10/person). 1725 W. Hubbard Street
Begyle Brewing Company
Book a tour at this Lakeview brewery to learn everything you ever wanted to know about beer. Saturday tours last 90 minutes, cost $10 and include three pours and a glass to take home. Get tickets here. 1800 W. Cuyler Avenue
Explore “the science of beer” in Ravenswood. This brewery has cats roaming around that protect the grain from rodents! Tour includes beer sampling, a pub glass, and hopefully a cat sighting. Learn more about the $10 brewery tours and take a look at the schedule. 1801 W. Foster Avenue
5 Rabbit Cervecería
Located by Midway Airport, this brewery is just slightly outside of city limits. A tour, beer and souvenir pint glass is just $10. 6398 74th St.
Half Acre Beer Company
Grab a brew and a burrito at this microbrewery in North Center. Tours happen every Saturday and are $10, cash only. This includes three pours and a souvenir glass. Make sure to get there early! Find more information here. 4257 N. Lincoln Avenue
This unique brewery is inside of a renovated warehouse in Avondale (this facility is in addition to their brewpub in the Logan Square neighborhood). They serve up tasty craft beer, and the first-come, first-served tours and beer samples are free. Check here for the schedule. 3340 N. Kedzie
Off Color Brewing