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    Brewery Tour

    Want to see how a small local brewery operates? Want to learn about the beer brewing process? Want to sample the latest hand crafted beers from Lake Effect? If the answers to any of those questions were "Yes", then take part in one of these FREE tours! Receive an up close and personal tour with Lake Effect Brewing Company's brew master, and get a number of beer tastes (sold separately at a satellite bar located steps away), including upcoming releases, and from time to time, rare vintage beers. Lake Effect Brewing will show you the process of their famous craft brews as you dissect the process of brewing, and how hops are transformed into the delicious nectar you sip, gulp, and possibly even chug during happy hour. You'll also get an inside look at the working brewery, bottling area, barrel room, and urban farm. With this newfound knowledge, you might even be able to start a craft brew of your own!
    Brewery Tour

    4727 W Montrose Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the intricate brewing process used by Lake Effect Brewing Company
    • Witness the transformation, firsthand, from hops to brew on this tour
    • Taste test a collection of Lake Effect Brewing Company beers
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    Historic Chicago Bar Tour

    On this pub crawl with an educational twist, you'll explore Chicago's entertainment history and learn about prohibition, jazz, vices, and social clubs. You will interact with historic photos and videos on shared iPads and visit historic buildings for three drink stops. On this walking tour of Chicago, visit some magnificent lobbies and really engage with beautiful historic architecture. Historic photos and video clips are presented on shared iPads along with expert tour guide commentary.
    Historic Chicago Bar Tour

    435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Join a historic pub crawl with an educational twist as you enjoy delicious beverages
    • Explore Chicago's entertainment history and observe storied architecture
    • Learn about local prohibition, jazz, theater, vices, and social clubs
    • Interact with Chicago in one of the most unique ways imaginable
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    Southwest Michigan Wine Country Day Trip from Chicago

    Is your palate parched for a new pinot? Well then why not taste the best of the Midwest? A tour of four wineries is waiting for you in the picturesque hills of the Michigan countryside. You'll have the chance to taste over 20 different kinds of wines, receive a hearty lunch with vegetarian options at Founders Wine Cellar, and take home your own customized wine glass. Bring some extra cash, because specially discounted bottles will be available along the way. The wineries of the Heartland of America are calling for you.
    Southwest Michigan Wine Country Day Trip from Chicago

    640 N Wells St, Chicago

    • Enjoy tastings at Founders Wine Cellar, the Lemon Creek, St. Julian, and Round Barn Wineries
    • Discover the variety of wines grown from grapes right in the Midwest
    • Taste over 20 different wines from 4 of Michigan's most charming wineries and enjoy a hearty lunch
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    Cupcakes and Cocktails

    Up for some sweet, sweet fun? Treat yourself to a little happy hour cupcakery! Bring your favorite adult beverages and mix up some cocktails while you work to enhance the workshop’s social vibe. As you sip and mingle, you'll learn to decorate cupcakes like a pro. Master basic piping techniques to add colorful designs to your treats and finish the class with a half dozen cupcakes that are yours to take home! This delicious event is an innovative way to spend some quality time with old friends and make some new ones. Of course, being able to make pretty cupcakes will do wonders for your social status anywhere!
    Cupcakes and Cocktails

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to decorate cupcakes using professional piping techniques
    • Bring your favorite cocktail ingredients to enhance the fun
    • Finish class with a half dozen cupcakes to take home
    • Spend some creative quality-time with friends and make some new ones
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    Winemaking Class

    How many times have you been to Napa Valley or Sonoma County? Forget about those long flights and expensive trips because now, you can learn to make your very own wine, locally. During this class, learn all about the winemaking process, from selecting the proper grapes, all the way to bottling and labeling. In the first of this two session class, you will discover various approaches and techniques to this art form, as well as create 24-28 bottles of your very own wine. Once your wine ferments, you'll return and fine tune your product by balancing, stabilizing, and adjusting the tannin and sugar levels of your vino. Finally bottle, cork, and label your final product so that it's ready to break out at your next party and impress all your guests. Stop for a second and smell the roses -- or grapes -- because the next world-famous vino could be right under your nose.
    Winemaking Class

    10033 S Western Ave, Chicago

    • Learn about the fine art of winemaking
    • Discuss winemaking approaches, bottling techniques, and what to look for when tasting wine
    • Practice making your very own Chardonnay or Cabernet to take home and enjoy
    • No experience necessary
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    Distillery Tour

    Chicago Distilling Company was founded in 2010 when the DiPrizio family turned a family pastime of making moonshine and wine in the Northwoods of Wisconsin into what promises to be a multi-generational business. Production of their first batch of spirits began in the Fall of 2013 in the Logan Square Neighborhood of Chicago. Explore the grounds and learn about the art of the distillation with a start-to-finish tour of the Chicago Distilling Company’s production floor. If you’ve ever wondered about the many processes that go into converting grain to delicious alcohol, this is your chance for an inside look. Enjoy a sampling of Chicago Distillery's fabulous spirits, made with local ingredients -- most of the grain is farmed less than 50 miles away! You'll also be able to relax in the the Distillery's cozy tasting room. A perfect way to lift your spirits!
    Distillery Tour

    2359 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

    • Expand your knowledge of distilled liquors during a comprehensive distillery tour
    • Discover the processes behind creating some of the most renowned spirits
    • Learn about the hard work and commitment that has gone into taking a family pastime and turning it into a modern distillery
    • Enjoy tasting the award winning spirits
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    2 positive reviews
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    Pizza and Beer Tour

    Pizza and beer -- can the world get any better? Wait, it can. Chicago deep dish and beer! On this Chicago pizza-tasting tour, visit four local pizzerias to try the Windy City's famous pizza, and pair it with a cold beer or glass of fine wine. Relax and mingle with the locals as you indulge in the city's famous pizza. Your tour will include four famous pizzerias: Flo and Santos with their original Polish Pizza; Sono Wood Fired and their intense toasty and lightly charred flavors and fresh ingredients; Coalfire, whose signature coal oven delivers an American spin on the classic Neapolitan-style pizza; and to top it off, classic Chicago deep-dish pizza at Pizano's Pizza and Pasta. The best part, in between stops, have some fun with the onboard karaoke machine. Who’s singing some Foreigner? Note: You must be 21 years old to attend the tour.
    Pizza and Beer Tour

    1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago

    • Embark on a food adventure as you visit four local pizzerias, try famous Chicago pizza, and relax over cold beer or fine wine
    • Relax and mingle with locals as you enjoy some famous slices
    • Enjoy a ride on a mini-coach bus, while using the onboard karaoke machine
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    Debonair Live Music Series

    This show puts the air in debonair. Treat yourself to some live music and dancing, while breaking out your fancy duds at the Debonair Social Club’s live music series. This isn’t your regular high society event, but rather a night for urbane minds to succumb to a little delinquency, with drink specials and two floors of raucous dancing. Following the live music, which typically includes three bands, you'll be able to keep on hopping thanks to the DJ’d dance parties that follow. Dress to impress, but bring your degenerate side. Are you hip enough to be debonair?
    Debonair Live Music Series

    1575 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy live sets of music in a vogue, fashion-forward environment
    • Get down with some of the best DJs around after the live shows are done
    • Take advantage of two floors of dancing on which to let loose
    • Enhance the fun by partaking in drink specials offered at the full bar
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    Quincy Street Distillery Tour

    Embark on a distillery tour to uncover the entire distillation process, and taste its magnificent spirits. Close your eyes and imagine the combination of the refreshing taste of history, and the unique expressions of craftsmanship. Better yet, you'll learn about Quincy Street Distillery’s new products, and even discover how spirits are stored in barrels. Hear the history and stories behind their products, and sampling their classic formulas and distinct tastes. Experience a whole new style of craftsmanship!
    Quincy Street Distillery Tour

    39 E Quincy St, Riverside

    • Enjoy a tour with your friends and family as you learn the process of distilling, including making “cuts,” and the storing of spirits in barrels
    • Discover the world of spirits that blend the creative with the classic
    • Hear the history and stories behind wondrous craftsmanship
    • Sample delightful tastings from the distillery
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    Duneland Wine Tasting Tour

    Fast paced city life got you stressed? Slow down and take a trip to the countryside to regain some strength and composure. You'll depart from downtown Chicago and drive past scenic Duneland on your way to visit wonderful artisan wineries. These wineries cater to locals who appreciate wines made from grapes grown in Indiana and other states in the Midwest. Stop at three wineries and enjoy tastings while learning about the wines from the winemakers who made it. You'll also will enjoy a gourmet lunch made from local Midwest farm ingredients. Enjoy a nice day in the country and a wonderful gourmet lunch in Chesterton, in the heart of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Feel better? You knew you would.
    Duneland Wine Tasting Tour

    505 N Michigan Ave, Chicago

    • Experience the Indiana wine scene on a relaxing and informative tour
    • Visit three tasting rooms and learn the different flavor profiles of the region
    • Take in the beautiful Duneland wilderness and local culture
    • Spend a day drinking wine and learning the history that surrounds the area
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