Ride bikes, drink beer… and sneak in some food too.
What to eat, what to drink, what to do!
This is the place to go if you want to have a pre or post ride beverage. Best beer in town and a huge supporter of our local trails. Great beer, great folks and live music on hand. The front porch/beer garden is the place to be on a sunny day so get there quick. Dont worry – You will be among friends if your chamois is still on. Chamois time is training time!
An old service garage transformed into Marquette’s evening dance-your-butt-off venue/brewery. During the day this is a great kid friendly brewery with plenty of space and games for the kids to hang out and play. At night, bring on the music and dancing. If you need to loosen up those hips, come here and get your dance on. Out front there is a nice little beer garden that is great for working on those tan lines.
Cognition Brewing Company — Ishpeming
Excellent spot to grab a beer or three after ripping on the RAMBA trail system. Located smack dab in the center of Ishpeming.
A classic staple of Marquette. This is home to the infamous Blueberry Wheat beer that is oh so good. White fish, pizza, pasta, beer… they seem to cover all the bases and have one of the best views of the lower harbor.
Awesome spot with a cozy atmosphere. Booth seating and a full bar rail plus a patio zone for outdoor dining in the summer. Comfort food done right plus some outstanding fish and mexican dishes. A stop here is hardly complete without an order of the Famous Portside Breadsticks and Garlic Cheese Spread to start.
The place to be if you’re a foodie looking for gourmet fare and creative cocktails. New on the scene as of 2015, but already a staple in town. Fresh ingredients from local sources is the name of their game. Expect to have questions for your server and a tasty time.
Looking to try your first pasty or possibly on a quest to for the one that rules them all, we love Jean Kays. More to offer than just pasties and always a fast stop. Look due east and you’ll see the NMU superior dome. Don’t hesitate to try the “spicy ketchup.”
Jackson’s Pit — Negaunee
An awesome bar and grill with a clean, modern feel and some killer post ride refreshments. Plenty of craft beers on tap plus the classics. For food, think Burgers, wings, wraps, surf and turf. Follow Iron Street two blocks to the west and you can ride right into the trail system via Jackson Park.
Congress Pizza — Ishpeming
This is pizza is awesome. Period. The menu is simple, the walls covered in photos of local sports teams past and present. The crust is thin and brick oven baked. Popping in here for a Za is not the question… too anchovy or not anchovy is.
Chapper’s Pub — Ishpeming
On the west end of Iron Street, Chappers is quite simply a good old fashioned bar. A lot of room, some billiards tables, and an impressive beer cooler.
Look for the black bicycle mounted above the entry. Velodrome is a fan of cyclists, in fact, ride your bike there and get $1 off your order. Cozy atmosphere and coffee beans roasted in house. Seating is ideal for groups of 1-3.
Great spot to pop in with a group, plenty of seating with big windows looking out on Third St. Beyond the coffee and tea menu, they run a crepe bar with savory and sweet options.
Points of Interest
The Maritime museum sits just off the shoreline of Superior in one of the best spots to check out the big lake. The city-use bike path runs along the building and McCarty’s cove beach zone is a walk from the door. Michigan is the Great Lakes state and this museum dives into the history of the men and women who worked it.
Check out 125 years worth of history from the area’s biggest industry. Free admission, gorgeous facility with an awesome overlook of the Carp River.
This is a cool stop. The only national hall of fame dedicated exclusively to skiing and snowboarding in America. You can’t miss the building and its huge swooping roof lines. Right on the roundabout that takes you into downtown Ishpeming off US-41.