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San Jose Beer Tasting Tour

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    What to Expect
    While it might not have the brewing fame of Germany or Belgium, Costa Rica is home to a lively, emerging craft beer scene. Your knowledgeable local guide will introduce you to the best breweries and pubs in San Jose. Meet up at the National Theater, and then head to the Artesanos Market for a quick shopping stop where you can score unique souvenirs if you like.

    Head to Barrio Escalante in the east part of the city, where the majority of San Jose’s brewpubs are clustered. Learn about the history of craft beer in Costa Rica at your first stop, a local microbrewery where you’ll taste a sampling of three different beers brewed on-site.

    Next, dive deeper into San Jose’s pub culture with visits to several of the neighborhood’s most-loved bars and microbreweries. Sip on house specialties and local craft beers at each watering hole, accompanied by traditional tapas to ignite your thirst.

    Your tour wraps up at Stiefel Pub, a lively bar popular with locals. If you want to keep the evening going, your guide will recommend other nearby spots where you can savor the best beer San Jose has to offer.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    National Theater of Costa Rica, Avenida 2, calle1, Catedral, San José, Costa Rica
    Departure Time
    5:30 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • 10 small beer samples
    • Costa Rican tapas pairings
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • If you’d like to purchase things like souvenirs or a bottle of water, please bring some cash with you. Children are welcome in bars, so it’s not an issue to bring them along (age six and over)
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour is advertised as The Art of Craft Beer where you will experience the CR craft beer revolution, sample the best local craft beers in the microbreweries where they were made, and perfectly paired CR tapas. We also to stop at an Artesanos market which never happened
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    Our guide Vinnie was very knowledgeable and the tour was good. Visited three places and tested some great samples.
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    Response from Rock U, Manager at San Jose Beer Tasting Tour
    Responded Dec. 9, 2019
    Hola be part of the beer revolution is the city of San Jose , every body on this industry is taking the time to make the beers better and better, thank you to share your opinion with us. Happy Holidays
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    Vinny was the tour guide. Pleasant guide with lots of knowledge on the craft beers. Met at the national theater 530pm and walked 40 minutes to first stop. Maybe next time will Uber to first location to get started easier. Great tour just remember its alot of walking.
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    If you're into craft beer, you'll love this tour... Vinicio was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the beer scene, the history of the places we visited, and had good stories to share while we walked the town... The beers and eats we sampled were an excellent
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    Response from Eric G, Gerente at San Jose Beer Tasting Tour
    Responded Jul. 27, 2018
    Hello great opinion than you, is been a lot of work on this tour. Thanks to share your opinion with us.
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    The walking beer tour was very interesting and educational, Vinchenza our guide was great fun, he was very passionate about the history and politics of his country and it's variety of craft beers. We visited some very good local pubs and drank some very interesting beers some
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    About the operator
    By: San Jose Urban Adventures
    431 reviews
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    Hinsdale, Illinois
    Very enjoyable tour and dinner
    We really enjoyed this tour and learned a lot about Costa Rica - it's history, culture, food etc. Our guide
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    Great tour!
    Loved the train, bicycle and bus modes of travel. Visiting the market and meeting locals provided an authetic
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    Great food market and historic downtown tour
    Informative and fun, my family and I really enjoyed learning about local food and some historic sights in the
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    Vancouver, Washington
    Very good walking tour and tasty dinner
    We really enjoyed this walking tour of San Jose that began in the Central Market and stopped at several points of
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    Pros and cons to consider
    Of the three food tours I’ve been on (two in Europe, and this one) unfortunately this one was my least favorite.
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    David A
    Marathon, Florida
    Good guide, encouraged group interaction. Food and tequila shots were very good. I recommend for a fun evening.
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    Sounded great but not executed as advertised
    This tour is advertised as The Art of Craft Beer where you will experience the CR craft beer revolution, sample
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    Great Food and Walking Tour!l
    Gladys did a fantastic job showing us the food, history and Architecture of San Jose. She definitely hit the
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    My Girlfriend and I Loved it!
    Eli was a great guide - he took us to both of the markets in San Jose and gave us opportunities to try new and
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    Des Moines, Iowa
    Sights & Bites Tour - 3 hours
    We did the three hour Sights & Bites Tour with Gladys. She was a fantastic guide. On time, spoke great English
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    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Would've been lost without a guided tour
    We visited San Jose during a holiday week and the streets were packed with people. We definitely would have felt
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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Take this tour!
    Angel was great. My wife and I were able to take in a lot of culture in a short amount of time and not at all
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    Variety of activities
    My husband and I enjoyed our trip with Eliu. We also enjoyed the variety of activities--from the stop at the
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    Davie, Florida
    San Jose Walking Tour
    There was a lot of interesting information packed into this tour and we thought it was a great way to begin our
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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Great Tour, great food
    My husband and I loved this walking tour of San Jose. We chose to go on our first day in Costa Rica and it was a
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