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/person), and yes, most of them include a free drink too.
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.
Lagunitas Brewing Company | 2607 W. 17th Street | 773-522-1308
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.
Lake Effect Brewing Company | 4727 W. Montrose Avenue, #C | 312-523-5141
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).
On Tour Brewing Company | 1725 W. Hubbard Street | 312-796-3119
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.
Begyle Brewing Company | 1800 W. Cuyler Avenue | 773-661-6963
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.
Empirical Brewery | 1801 W. Foster Avenue | 773-654-3104
Located by Midway Airport, this brewery is just slightly outside of city limits. A tour, beer and souvenir pint glass is just $10.
5 Rabbit Cervecería | 6398 74th Street | 312-895-9591
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.
Half Acre Beer Company | 4257 N. Lincoln Avenue | 773-248-4038
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.
Revolution Brewing | 3340 N. Kedzie | 773-588-CANS
Off Color Brewing | 3925 W. Dickens Avenue | 773-687-8245
Is your favorite brewery tour missing from the list? Tweet us at @choosechicago and don't forget to mark your calendars for these beer tasting festivals. For more on the craft beer scene visit choosechicago.com/craftbeer.