We believe craft brewing is an art, as much as it is a science. Which is why we take great pride in knowing the history, process and new technologies of brewing beer. Our philosophy is that drinking beer should be a discovery, from the first foamy sip to the last drop.
We take beer seriously, but believe it's an experience worth sharing. We also think that getting into craft beer shouldn’t be intimidating, so we ensure every pour invites you to discover it in a fun, friendly way.
Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned beer expert, Old Chicago makes it easy to discover the endless varieties and experiences of craft beer.
Join Old Chicago’s Mini Tours throughout the year to explore a handpicked beer selection. At the end of each mini tour is a limited-edition mini tour t-shirt, not to mention 8 to 10 new beers that count toward the World Beer Tour. Check here for our current mini tour.
Throughout the year, Old Chicago partners with well-known and up and coming breweries across the country to create special, limited-edition beers, for exclusive tasting experiences only available at Old Chicago. These events are held in certain locations and last between two and three weeks.
For decades, our famous World Beer Tour has guided beer explorers through a 110-beer journey, offering special perks and rewards along the way. See if you can make it onto our World Beer Tour Hall of Foam!
Getting help from an expert while picking the perfect pint can make all the difference. For that reason, Old Chicago provides training to employees on craft beer styles, flavors and serving techniques, so they can pass their exemplary beer knowledge on to our guests. Let our experts show you the proper way to taste beer.
Old Chicago's two on-staff Certified Cicerones® (Jonny Stringer and Jason Murphy) are among the world-leading experts in beer. They work diligently with regional beer experts, and brewers across the globe, to taste, review and select the best brews to offer our guests.
When it comes to craft beer, taste is everything, so serving beer fresh is our priority. Each Old Chicago location is fitted with state-of-the-art draft and glass cleaning systems. These guaranteed-fresh beers are then served in the proper glassware, ensuring every brew is experienced the way its brewer intended.
When selecting our beers, we think broad - worldwide - and bring those home to you. From the biggest names in beer across the globe, to the small artisanal brewers in your town, Old Chicago serves up more than 10,000 exceptionally unique beers every year. And with over 90 different brews at each Old Chicago location, you’ll always find something new to taste.
The craft beer world constantly changes, and we're on top of it at every moment. We follow trends and brewing like bringing back old flavors coming back or inventing cutting-edge tastes. We love to pass our knowledge onto our guests, to ensure they're discovering greatness as we do. There's a lot to learn about beer; start your journey by diving even further into the types of beer we offer.
At Old Chicago, mid-week is the perfect time to start or continue exploring with a new beer from our global tour. We frequently hold events with local breweries to bring you different craft brews each Wednesday. Check with your neighborhood Old Chicago to see what events are coming up next.