Bikes, Bites & Brews® Chicago’s Signature Dishes Bike Tour

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  • 4 Hours11:30am & 5:30pm
  • Ages from 21+
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Length: 13 Miles
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Bikes, Bites & Brews Tour – Chicago’s Signature Dishes Bike Tour

Working up an appetite won’t be a problem on this tour, rated the best Chicago sightseeing bike tour of 2023 by TripAdvisor, and rated Top 20 Food Tour in the World by TripAdvisor!

We’ll be sampling from each of Chicago’s four favorite food groups — pizza, hot dogs, brownies and beer. You’ll learn the history behind the foods that made Chicago famous and also get a taste for some of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods as we bike through Streeterville, the Gold Coast, Lakeview, Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park during the day. While our evening bikes and brews tour covers the same foods, we stick to the downtown city attraction scene. Come taste the best of Chicago pizza, snacks, and beer while having a blast on two wheels!

Both the 11:30am and 5:30pm tours include healthy portions of Deep Dish pizza, Chicago hot dogs, locally crafted beers, and dessert to top things off. The journey begins at our downtown headquarters, where our entertaining and enthusiastic guides will introduce you to our incredibly bike-friendly city streets. The tour finishes back at the Bobby’s headquarters, after four hours and thirteen miles worth of fun.

What’s Included

  • All food and beverage samples included in ticket price.
  • Storied history of Chicago’s classic dishes
  • Informative tour of Chicago’s neighborhoods and downtown
  • Tour prices include bicycle, helmet, and all food/beer samples

What to Bring

  • Please bring an ID
  • Wear comfortable clothing/shoes

Important Info

  • Day and evening tours are available.
  • Vegetarian options are available.
  • Must be able to ride a bike and keep up with group pace
  • Additional Costs might be incurred for restricted diets or changes to menu items.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled tour time!
  • Tours run rain or shine!
  • Tours may run up to 15-30 minutes over or under the scheduled end time due biking speed of the group.

Departure Locations

  • 540 N. Lake Shore Drive

What to Expect

11:30am
5:30pm

Bikes, Bites & Brews Tour: Signature Dishes Day Tour includes the northside neighborhood route through the Gold Coast mansions, Old Town Historic District, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Wrigleyville (and Wrigley Field), and the Lakefront.

Deep-dish pizza is one of Chicago’s most famous recipes, and lures pizza enthusiasts from all over the world. Learn the history of this epic pie and taste some of the best for yourself!

The Gold Coast neighborhood is known for its leafy upscale real estate, as well as its high-end dining and shopping. Check out this area and see the historic Gibson’s steakhouse, the original Playboy mansion, and the home of former Chicago bull, Dwayne Wade.

Lincoln Park is Chicago’s largest municipal park, spanning five miles of waterfront and over 1200 acres of land. It’s home to countless bike paths, jungle gyms, and sports fields, as well as one of America’s largest free zoos.

Fun fact: Chicago is home to the world’s first brownie! Served as a portable dessert during the 1893 World’s Fair, the brownie has been pleasing Chicagoans and visitors alike for generations.  We’ll visit a European inspired bakery with lots of great sweets, including their tribute to Chicago’s original brownie. You’ll enjoy the sweet treat, choosing from a wide variety of flavors and learning how the brownie was created right here in Chicago.

The Chicago-style hot dog is unlike any sausage creation you’ve had before—all beef frank, mustard, tomato, pickle, relish, onion, sport pepper, celery salt… But never ketchup! Have one and change the way you eat this ballpark favorite.

Built in 1914, Wrigley Field is the second oldest baseball stadium in the nation and one of the most frequently visited by out-of-towners. Located in the heart of a vibrant nightlife district, a visit to Chicago is never complete without a trip to Wrigley.

Chicago is making a name for itself as an American craft beer capital. We’re home to some of America’s favorite breweries, with new microbreweries appearing every year. Taste some of the most refined and refreshing pours between rides—bikes and brews are the perfect pair.

The 18-mile Lakefront Trail has been contributing to Chicago’s cycle success since 1963. The paved path provides walkers, runners, and bicyclists with a safe and fun way to travel along the Lake Michigan, for both recreation and commuting.

On summer weekends, Oak Street Beach is packed with the blankets and swim gear of up to 300,000 Chicagoans. Pop-up bars, volleyball nets, and easy-access to downtown make this one of Chicago’s finest sandy spots.

Bikes, Bites & Brews: Signature Dishes Night Tour includes the downtown city route through the Gold Coast, River North, Chicago Riverwalk, Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, and the Lakefront.

Deep-dish pizza is one of Chicago’s most famous recipes, and lures pizza enthusiasts from all over the world. Learn the history of this epic pie and taste some of the best for yourself!

The Gold Coast neighborhood is known for its leafy upscale real estate, as well as its high-end dining and shopping. Check out this area and see the historic Gibson’s steakhouse, the original Playboy mansion, and the home of former Chicago bull, Dwyane Wade.

The Chicago-style hot dog is unlike any sausage creation you’ve had before—all beef frank, mustard, tomato, pickle, relish, onion, sport pepper, celery salt… But never ketchup! Have one and change the way you eat this ballpark favorite.

Located at the northwest corner of larger Grant Park, Millennium Park is home to Chicago’s most beloved works of public art, including Cloud Gate, The Crown Fountain, and the Pritzker Pavilion.

When the Buckingham Fountain was built in 1927, it was the largest fountain in the world. Now the centerpiece of Chicago’s famous Grant Park, the fountain attracts crowds from all over the world to see its stunning light and water shows.

Chicago is making a name for itself as an American craft beer capital. We’re home to some of America’s favorite breweries, with new microbreweries appearing every year. Taste some of the most refined and refreshing pours between rides—bikes and brews are the perfect pair.

The 18-mile Lakefront Trail has been contributing to Chicago’s cycle success since 1963. The paved path provides walkers, runners, and bicyclists with a safe and fun way to travel along the Lake Michigan, for both recreation and commuting.

On summer weekends, Oak Street Beach is packed with the blankets and swim gear of up to 300,000 Chicagoans. Pop-up bars, volleyball nets, and easy-access to downtown make this one of Chicago’s finest sandy spots.

The Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows away from its mouth, and the reason for Chicago’s entire history of trade and commerce. Now used primarily for recreational cruising this branched waterway feeds the beating heart of our city.

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Extra Information

Is your mouth watering at the thought of trying all these incredible bites? We promise you will love this Chicago food and bike tour. It’s the best food tour of Chicago as well as the most unique since you bike to each location. Here are a few other excellent reasons to sign up for our day or evening tour:

  • You don’t have to be an expert biker to go: As long as you can ride a bike at a moderate pace, you can keep up with our tour.
  • You will learn something: Even Chicago residents often sign up for our tours because they want to know more about the place they call home.
  • You become part of the action: If you like to be active and engaged when touring a city, a bike tour is a perfect fit for your personality.

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Day Vendors
Night Vendors

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria has been a Chicagoland favorite since 1971, and was voted Best Pizza by Chicago Magazine’s Readers Choice in 2017.

Bittersweet Pastry is Chicago’s oldest European-inspired bakery with lots of great sweets, including their tribute to Chicago’s own brownie.  Bittersweet was chosen as one of the best brownies in the United States by Food & Wine Magazine.  These are offered on the 11:30 am Bikes, Bites & Brews unless on days when Bittersweet is closed.  Then we’ll sample Molly’s cupcakes below.

Molly’s Cupcakes was the winner of the Season 1 finale of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and has since been chosen as one of the 10 Best Cupcake Bakeries in the U.S. by USA Today.  Cupcakes will be offered for the 5:30 pm evening tour or when Bittersweet (above) is closed.

The Wiener Circle is a local favorite hot dog stand, as well as a Chicago institution. The Wiener Circle is famous for two things, their char-grilled hot dogs and the mutual verbal abuse between the employees and their customers.  Don’t worry, they’ve assured us they’ll remain tame with our groups.

Wrigleyville Dogs has been a Cubs gameday staple since 1991 and was chosen as the must-eat Wrigleyville hot dog by The Huffington Post.

Murphy’s Bleachers is a world-famous sports pub located right behind historic Wrigley Field. It’s been featured repeatedly in Chicago bar guides for its unmatched ability to draw game-day crowds.

Lakefront Restaurant is the stunning new restaurant right on the shores of Lake Michigan. Boasting breathtaking views, this eatery is home to the culinary creations of world-class chef Cleetus Friedman.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is also visited on our Evening Tour.

Located directly below the world-famous “Cloud Gate,” Park Grill serves upscale American food and delicious beverages to Millennium Park visitors every day of the week. Enjoy a cozy of view of the McCormick Ice Rink skaters in the winter, and vibrant patio people-watching in the summer!

Located in the heart of the Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago Kernel serves up gourmet Chicago-mix popcorn – setting higher standards for taste, quality and customer service.  Locals often refer to Chicago Kernel as “The City’s Best Kept Secret.”

Specializing in Italian Beef and thin-crust pizzas, Bongiorno’s is a family-run business and takes pride in providing you with the best home-cooked Italian food and service in Chicago. Their many awards from the Hungry Hound, Chicago Magazine, and TripAdvisor speak well for their work.

Lakefront Restaurant is also visited on our Evening Tour.

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