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About our Food Tours

Happy Hour Tours  

These 90-minute downtown tours will leave your mind enlightened, if not a little bit buzzed! Sunsets free, but not guaranteed. Tours start at $55 per person, final cost and meeting spots determined by restaurant availability.

21+ please!

Happy Hour with Audrey 

Who is Audrey? She’s the woman at the top of the Capitol, aka “Wisconsin.” Sample appetizers and cocktails while hearing historical tidbits. Includes an old-fashioned in Madison's oldest bar! (Or is it?)

Up High Happy Hour 

Look down on Madison with a drink in your hand at three different locations, stairs and elevators included.

Lake to Lake Spirit Sprint 

Get ready to cross the Isthmus! Three quick food and drink stops included in this Four lakes-focused tour. For fast walkers!

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Lake to Lake

Come discover the food and history of Madison, a unique place a governor once called "77 square miles surrounded by reality." Explore downtown with ease over 3 hours and enjoy at least 4 unique food stops. Whether you are a native Madisonian, new to the city, or just visiting, this tour is a one-of-a-kind way to experience the heart of the city and visit Madison’s main attractions including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace, the State Capitol, State Street, and The Terrace at UW-Madison's Memorial Union.

  • Experience Madison's farmers market-to-table food scene

  • Explore the state capitol building

  • Examine world-famous architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright and Cesar Pelli

  • Enjoy scenic views of two of our beautiful lakes

  • Stroll down State Street with its eclectic shops

  • Learn how "to Terrace" on Lake Mendota

  • And mostly importantly, learn about fun, quirky spots to explore on your own!


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Other Tours and Special Events

  • Monroe Street and Vilas Neighborhood: This formerly regular tour offering features independent restaurants in a lovely historic neighborhood, complete with Native American Effigy Mounds and beer-making resources. This 3-hour private tour is available for groups of 4+

  • University Heights Progressive Dinner: In October 2019 we partnered with three local up-and-coming restaurants and visited the historic neighborhood that connects them. Check out our friends The Heights, Cadre, and Pasture and Plenty. This tour is available for groups of 4+ and may include restaurants.

  • Robinia Three-fer: This happening location allowed us to experience cocktail-making, wine-tasting, and coffee sampling under one roof. Learn more about Robinia Courtyard here. Want us to build a tour in this area?

  • Frank Lloyd Wright in Madison: Heading to Taliesin? We can give you a preview of Wright's projects in Madison on your bus or hotel vehicle. 

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Happy Hour Tours

What to Know Before We Go


Our private tours require the group to quickly  move around downtown Madison. While accessibility accommodations can be made, our tours work best via sidewalk.  

What to wear and bring:

​Consider the flavor of our Wisconsin weather on the day of your tour. Shoes for walking are a must, but do you need  a coat? Sunscreen? An umbrella?

As the Norwegians say, “Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlig klær!” which translates to “There is no bad weather, only bad clothes!” ​

Regretfully, tours are not available in Norwegian.

Where will we go?

Our locations are chosen by the group's interest and the price of the tour, and variables may include the day and time the tour is scheduled, and the season. Usually we like to keep the stops a pleasant surprise, but we are also able to consider requests beforehand.

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