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Can I purchase a gift certificate for a friend or family member?
Of course, just contact us via email at info@thebarrelrun.com or via phone at 312-718-3295 to purchase your gift certificate.
I don't see any tours listed in your calendar for future months, are you running tours in the upcoming months?
We publish our tours on a month-to-month basis, so please check back on our calendar for the dates you are interested in. The tours are published around the 15th of each month for the following month. For example, you can expect to see December tours listed by November 15th. If you have a specific date you would like to take a tour and it is not posted, feel free to contact us to inquire if we can post a public tour on that date.
How many people fit on the bus?
We can fit 22 guests on our bus. Feel free to contact us if your group is larger for other options. We can set up events for large groups.
Do I have to be 21 to participate in a tour/private event?
You do not have to be 21 to take our Gangster tour. However, you must be 21 years of age and provide a valid government issued photo ID upon arrival for admission to your brewery or distillery tour or private
Can we drink alcohol on the bus?
You can bring your own alcohol onboard for private events. We do not allow open alcohol onboard for our public tours.
Do you offer tickets for guests not interested in drinking alcohol?
Yes, please contact us for a designated driver discounted ticket.
May I tip?
Gratuity for your tour guide and driver is customary, if you are pleased with your service.
Will beverages and food be provided?
There are no beverages/food provided for our Gangster tours. You will receive samples of beer/spirits on our brewery and distillery tours. Food is not provided but can be prearranged for private events.
What happens if we are late for our tour?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your scheduled tour. Otherwise you may miss the tour! We leave right on time for our public tours. If you are unfamiliar with the city, we recommend leaving plenty of time to find the pickup location. Refunds cannot be provided for same day events.
What if the weather is bad?
We run year round in any weather! Our bus is temperature controlled inside to make your tour comfortable. If we have to cancel due to extreme weather conditions, you will receive a full refund.
Where does the tour start and end?
Our public tours start and end at the Rock and Roll McDonalds at 600 N Clark Street.

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Engineered for adventure

The wood staves, steel hoops, 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.