Bikes, Bites & Brews Tour – Signature Dishes
Working up an appetite won’t be a problem on this tour! We’ll be sampling from each of Chicago’s four favorite food groups — pizza, hot dogs, cupcakes 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 cruise through Streeterville, the Gold Coast, Lakeview, Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park. Come taste the best of Chicago pizza, snacks, and beer while having a blast on two wheels! All Food and Beverage samples included in ticket price.
Tour guide Pat explains our awesome Bikes, Bites, and Brews Tour!
Posted by Bobby's Bike Hike – Chicago Tours on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Why Take Our Bikes, Bites & Brews Tour?
This bike-friendly city has loads for visitors to explore, and you’ll hit it all during the best pizza and brew tour of Chicago! You learn the history of the area while also indulging your appetite. When you finish our tour, you will feel like you belong in the city. Other benefits of heading out with us include:
- Getting fresh air on your vacation
- Seeing parts of Chicago you won’t find on other tours — places the natives love
- Being amused for hours by our friendly guides and fun fellow bikers
- Working off all the pizza and beer you consume as you pedal around the city
Plus, Bobby’s Bikes, Bites & Brews Tour is so much more than just your average pizza and beer tour! We provide a chance to experience all of Chicago’s top food groups!
Join our top-rated food-and-beer bicycle tour and feast on The Second City’s favorite fare while exploring Chicago’s vibrant North Side neighborhoods. Deep-dish pizza, gourmet cupcakes, Chicago-style hot dogs, and local craft brews fuel this guided afternoon adventure. Prepare for fascinating history, world-famous landmarks, and breathtaking views of the great Lake Michigan. Our informative and fun-loving guides will lead you up north to Wrigley Field and back on this energetic and exciting trek. The Bikes, Bites, & Brews Signature Edition is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or anyone looking to have an unforgettable time!
Our Bikes, Bites, & Brews Signature Edition tour combines the flavorful satisfaction of city food tours with the unadulterated fun of bicycling! Bypass the wait at some of the city’s most popular restaurants, and focus on enjoying amazing food and beer.
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 then rolls through Streeterville, past the Magnificent Mile shopping district, and into the high-end Gold Coast neighborhood for some world-famous Chicago-style deep dish pizza.
A Windy City tradition since 1943, deep dish pan pizza has been pleasing crowds for generations. Thick, buttery crust and loads of melted mozzarella are guaranteed. You’ll learn all about how this goliath pie is made and taste why it’s become a global phenomenon!
The next leg of the adventure travels through leafy and sprawling Lincoln Park, playful Oz Park (a tribute to author L. Frank Baum), and into the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood for a gourmet cupcake. The cupcake craze is a national sensation, and Chicago bakeries do it best!
Heading north, the tour enters Lakeview, a lively theatre and nightlife district. Here you’ll taste Chi Town’s paramount ketchup-free sandwich—The Chicago Style Hot Dog. Pure Vienna Beef, poppy seed buns, and all the fixings create a totally unique culinary experience.
From Lakeview, it’s just a quick ride into the heart of Wrigleyville to Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs and their loyal fans. Here you’ll relax and enjoy a refreshing local craft beer, while basking in the glory of our 1908 and 2016 World Champions. You’ll catch a glimpse of the ivy-covered stadium, famous hand-operated scoreboard, and our one-of-a-kind rooftop bleachers.
After Wrigley, the tour treks south along the beautiful Lakefront Trail. This wide bicycle and walking path lines Lake Michigan and will deliver you straight to one last beer stop—a refreshing local pour from one of Chicago countless craft breweries, served right on the water’s edge.
On the final stretch of our trip, you’ll see how Chicago maintains our reputation as one of the country’s best (and most unexpected) beach towns. Sand, skyline, and clear blue water provide unmatched views for the end of our journey.
The tour finishes back at the Bobby’s headquarters, after four hours and thirteen miles worth of fun.
What To Expect
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.
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.
Cupcake-only bakeries have become a national sensation, and Chicago is home to some of the best! On this tour, you’ll enjoy the sweet treat, choosing from a wide variety of flavors and toppings.
Oz Park is the Windy City’s way of remembering L. Frank Baum, who wrote The Wizard of Oz while living in Chicago. Baseball diamonds, tennis courts, and playscapes, plus statues of Dorothy and her friends, make this one of the most popular parks in town.
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.
Head Off on a Chicago Bike, Bites & Brews Tour With Bobby’s Bike Hike
Is your mouth watering at the thought of trying all these incredible bites? We promise you will love this experience. 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 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.
Plus, when you go on a tour with us, you get the opportunity to sample not just Chicago’s best food, but also its most desirable. If you try to get into these restaurants yourself, you may face a wait. On our tour, not only do you get to sample the food, but you may even get some off-menu items the chef decides to toss in there for fun. If you love food, that’s an opportunity you cannot pass up.
We love giving tours because it’s fun and because people really enjoy them. We think you will, too. Contact us today to book your pizza and beer tour of Chicago, and get ready to have one spectacular time.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria has been a Chicagoland favorite since 1971, and was voted Best Pizza by Chicago Magazine’s Readers Choice in 2017.
Swirlz Cupcakes is Chicago’s oldest all-cupcake bakery and was chosen as one of the best cupcakes in the United States by Food & Wine Magazine.
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.
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.
What Our Customers Are Saying”Can’t say enough great things about this tour! What a wonderful way to see the city & enjoy Chicago’s finest foods. I’d recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore the city in a more active way.”
– Courtney W Nashville, TN