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The Barrel Run, Chicago

4.7
#49 of 106 in Tours in Chicago
The Barrel Run takes guests on our Barrel Bus in an all-inclusive, Prohibition themed experience, tasting and touring Chicago’s best breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Our Prohibition themed tours will take you back in time to the 1920's and 1930's, allowing you to engage in the history and reenactment of Chicago's infamous alcohol ban. After boarding the Barrel Bus, explore Chicago brewing and distilling history with our experienced tour guide. At each stop on your tour, taste samples of locally crafted brews and upon availability tour the brewing/distilling process.

The Barrel Run Bus was engineered to encapsulate the entire brewing experience. The wood planking, steel bands, and curved shape resonates the feeling of a real barrel. The copper and brass handrails, lights, and accessories mimic the classic equipment used in the brewing and fermenting process. The vertically opening door was engineered to envision hidden cellars of the 1920’s prohibition era.
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  • My husband and I contacted The Barrel Run inquiring about their private charter for a 50th birthday party. David contacted me right away and he was very friendly and helpful in answering all of my...  more »
  • We were a bachelor party made up of casual beer drinkers and beer enthusiasts alike. We were looking for a way to spend sometime on Saturday and the Barrel Run bus you’re was excellent. Coordination.....  more »

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