Here’s a challenge- name a better duo than bacon and beer! If you ask the makers of Chicago’s Bacon and Beer Fest, there isn’t one (and we might have to agree). On October 6, catch this traveling annual event while it’s stopped in the Windy City! More details about bacon, beer and a hotel near Soldier Field below.
Chicago’s Bacon and Beer Classic
On October 6, the 4th annual Bacon and Beer Classic will take over Chicago’s Soldier Field from 1-5 p.m. At this massive one-day food fest, expect to taste over 100 craft beers from regional breweries and 30+ bacon inspired dishes from local chefs. Participating restaurants and breweries can be found here. You’ll also get to witness (or participate in if you’re brave) a blind beer taste test and bacon eating contest. But wait, there’s more. Throughout the day enjoy lawn games, music and Oktoberfest surprises (not yet announced). Since it’s still a little early, full details for this year’s event aren’t fully released. But, you can stay up-to-date by checking the Chicago Bacon and Beer Classic Facebook page.
Bacon and Beer Classic tickets range in cost from $49-$75 and can be purchased here. General Admission includes entry at 2 p.m., unlimited tastings, a souvenir cup, music, games and more. VIP tickets include all of the perks of general admission, plus an hour early entry, special bathrooms and a lanyard. Event tickets are officially up for sale and going fast, so don’t wait too long to grab your own!
Hotel Near Soldier Field
For the Bacon and Beer Classic, don’t force your friend to be the night’s DD! Instead, call an Uber and head to the City Suites Hotel. City Suites is a sleek boutique hotel near Soldier Field (close = low Uber cost). Trust us, you’ll want to return to this picturesque haven to relax (and hydrate) after a full day of bacon and beer.
Did we mention tickets are selling fast? Call up your friend(s), grab your Bacon and Beer Classic tickets, book your stay at City Suites Hotel and have a good time! Cheers.
Bacon and Beer Classic
Where: Soldier Field | 1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
When: October 6, 1-5 p.m.
WHERE TO STAY
City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.