You got questions, we got answers.
(and some attitude about it)
What are the event details?
Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 to 3:00 pm
12:00pm to 3:00 pm
5:00 to 9:00 pm
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Cinespace Chicago Film Studios
2565 W 16th St
Chicago, IL 60608
Will tickets be available at the door?
Probably. Well, maybe. It all depends on how many tickets are purchased ahead of time (and we anticipate selling out). So buy your tickets now.
I can no longer attend the fest can I get a refund?
All ticket sales are final, and we don’t offer exchanges or refunds. Why don’t you find someone who would dig a giant craft beer fest and give your tickets to them out of the kindness of your heart?
Can I bring my kids?
Sorry, this party is for adults only. We’ll card at the door and will only admit those who are 21 and over, and can prove it with a valid form of government issued identification.
Can I purchase a Designated Driver ticket for someone who is under 21?
Sorry, no. See above.
Can I bring my dog?
Unless your dog is THIS DOG, don’t bring it. Pets are not allowed at BeerHoptacular.
Can I bring food and drinks?
No. We think the food and drink we have inside the fest is pretty damn good. We’ll provide water for drinking and rinsing your glasses and we have a ton of tasty food options. We’ll make an exception for pretzel necklaces. We like those.
Can I bring my own chair?
Sure, I guess.
Will food be available?
Yes. Some of Chicago’s favorite food trucks will be in attendance. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Will there be BeerHoptacular merchandise for sale?
Yes, and you should totally get some, it’s awesome.
Where can I park?
Don’t drive. Take an Uber or a Lyft or a cab or a pedicab or have a friend drop you off or ride the bus or find someone who owes you a favor to give you a piggy back ride or walk. If you MUST drive (and if you promise you bought a designated driver ticket) there will be very limited parking available in the lot at W.16th street and Western Avenue (1599 S Western Ave). Also, see our information booth for a free high five, because you’re awesome for DDing.
Why are there drink tickets?
Because there are laws, dude. And we like to keep in compliance with them. It’s complicated, and you can read all about it HERE, but basically, just trust us — this is how it needs to be. BeerHoptacular ticket holders will receive 20 drink tickets when they arrive. Each drink ticket can be exchanged for a 3 oz sample and additional tickets will be available for $0.50.
Is there a hotel nearby?
Yes! If you are planning on staying in the city, you can book a room with the official hotel partner of BeerHoptacular: The Hyatt Regency Chicago on 151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60601.
Click here to book your room at a special rate!