Chicago Beer Festival Returning to Field Museum

Chicago Beer Festival

When you hear the word Chicago, several associated ideas are probably conjured within your mind like Chicago Cubs, deep dish pizza or theater. Yet, while the Windy City is famous for many things, it is also undoubtedly known for its large and successful craft beer festivals. Whether you are a casual drinker or beer connoisseur, the annual Chicago Beer Festival will have a taste that is right for you.


The Festival

The Chicago Beer Festival will be returning to the Field Museum this year on March 4 at 8:00 p.m., where you can sample over 70 breweries’ spring seasonal beers while enjoying music and delicious food provided by local vendors. During the event, select exhibits within the museum will be open for attendees to explore while drinking their favorite craft beers. As one of the best and largest beer festivals in Chicago, both international and domestic breweries will be in attendance including companies like Brooklyn Brewery and Small Town Brewery.



General admission tickets can be purchased for $45, however for additional specialty beers and early entry to the event, VIP admission can be requested for $55. Tickets will not be available at the door and consequently must be purchased online. Forty taste vouchers will be given to each attendee and food can be purchased throughout the venue.


In the past, the Chicago Beer Festival has been held at Union Station’s Great Hall, but due to construction two years ago, the location of the festival has since then been changed to the Field Museum which is located right next to Soldier Field. Despite the change in location, interest in the event has not faltered- last year, hundreds of guests attended the festival, in addition to nearly 70 beer vendors and several food vendors. The excitement and attendance is expected to be even greater this year and there’s no reason that you shouldn’t join in on the fun!


After the event, save yourself from a long Uber ride home and instead, stay at the comfortable and relaxing Majestic Hotel located on West Brompton. Seize this opportunity to escape the Chicago rain and purchase your tickets online before it’s too late.




Chicago Beer Festival

Where: The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

When: Saturday, March 4 from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., VIP 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Admission: General $45, VIP $55



Majestic Hotel   

This hotel has lots of charm with its comfortable, delightful atmosphere of an upscale English manor, amidst the energetic city life of the bustling Lakeview neighborhood. 528 West Brompton, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3499