Take one of the top brewery tours in america  

If mixing great craft beer with colorful Chicago history is your idea of fun, come to Argus Brewery for a tour. Yelp says we’re one of the 10 best breweries to visit in the United States and the top breweries in the Midwest. We’ll drink to that!

About Our Tours

We offer a one-hour brewery tour on select Saturdays throughout the year. When the tour begins you will learn about the historic Pullman neighborhood—and our building’s original purpose as a stable for Schlitz horses and wagons. Then it’s on to the lobby, taproom, brewing floor, and a ride on our century-old horse elevator.


If you’re into craft beer and haven’t visited Argus, put it on your to-do list now.

Mark Geezy

Yelp review

Chicago is home to a slew of popular breweries, but only one made a new list of the best breweries in the United States . . . That brewery is Argus.

NBC Chicago

Argus Brewery, its South Side location and historic building make for a tour like no other.

Guys Drinking Beer

AMAZING tour! I’ve been to a fair number of brewery tours and this was the first one that STARTED in the bar! The people were super friendly and informative. They shared their passion for beer, for the neighborhood, and the history. . . . To top it all off, the beer was fantastic!

Dave B.

Trip Advisor review

Not your typical brewery tour. You learn a little history of Pullman, Schlitz Row, and the Argus Brewery, followed by ample sampling of a fine selection of beers and an informative brewery tour. The souvenir pint glass and the accompanying quantity of beer for tasting make this a bargain on top of a great experience.

Mark T.

Trip Advisor review

The best brewery tour in Chicago, probably the world.

Lucas Coady

Google review


Do I need to make a tour reservation?

Yes, please. You can reserve a date and time here.

What is the tour price, and what is included?

Your $20 guided tour includes beer samples, and a pint glass to take home.

How many tickets can I purchase?

The maximum per tour is 28.

Are kids allowed?

We’re sorry, but all tour guests must be 21 years of age and present a photo ID.

If I purchased tickets for the wrong date, can I exchange them?

Of course. Please email us in advance at

If I need help placing my order, is there someone I can contact?

Yes! Send us an email at

Do you offer private tours?

Sure do. Email us at to coordinate.

Are your tours pet friendly?

No. We love animals but aren’t allowed to bring pets into the building.

Do you serve food?

We do not serve food.

Is there merchandise for sale?

Yes! Please check out our selection of shirts, hoodies, and other Argus Brewery items online at our store.

Can I buy packaged beer after taking a tour?


Is there parking available?

Yes. FREE parking is available right in front of the brewery on Front Ave.

Is there public transportation nearby?

Yes. Argus Brewery is located a little over a block North of the Kensington stop on the Metra Electric Line. For details, visit Metra Rail.

Is there a dress code or any guidelines about what to wear?

For your safety, please wear closed-toe shoes on the tour.

Is the brewery handicapped accessible?

Yes, we can accommodate people with special needs upon request.