Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk

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Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk
from USD $86.90
This is not another walking tour. Your small group tour travels by private tuktuk and offers unlimited beer and soda while you and your English-speaking guide are whisked around the alleys of Beijing's hutongs to get off the beaten path. You will eat where the locals eat at small, family-run businesses and try the best local food at places you can’t find on your own. After 3-4 hours, you will finish at a popular local brewery to have a pint of the best craft brew in town.
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In Brief

Beijing, China
3 hours 30 minutes
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China

You will meet your guide and tuktuks at an easy-to-find central location near Beijing's Lama Temple and then wind your way through the narrow streets and alleys of Beijing's hutongs. We only try the best local food in the city at places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. You won't see any other tourists, these are family-run restaurants that you can't find on your own. Between food stops, you'll be able to chat with your English-speaking guide about the city while drinking unlimited local beer. While visiting our 4-5 food stops, you will get to learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations. You'll learn how it's made and what makes it so special to Beijing locals. You will grill your own meat at a local BBQ joint, eat the best hand-made noodles in Beijing, and wrap delicious dishes in freshly made Beijing pancakes, plus more! The tour will finish at a local brewery with a pint of Beijing craft beer.

Duration: 4 hours


  • Private transportation
  • 4-5 food stops
  • Dinner
  • Driver and local guide
  • Unlimited beer and sodas
  • Small-group tour (less than 10 people)


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Yonghegong Lama Temple, Andingmen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our tour guide was awesome and very personable. The four food stops were perfect and the brewery was quite amazing too. Thank you for the awesome experience.
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
I went on thanksgiving day. it was the best tour ive ever booked. I tried to book a breakfast tour on my last day because it was that good, but my schedule didnt align. Worth the moeny!
• Submitted 17 Dec 2019
Great night out in Beijing with good local food and beer. Guide was very knowledgeable and took us places you would be hard pressed to find.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
Our guide - Mu Rong, Gloria is very friendly and very knowledgeable. Provided us good info on the Beijing culture and cuisines. The food tour was excellent as get to taste authentic Beijing cuisine that we could not locate on our own. One point on the minced pork or beef noodles - zar jiang mian - the owner could have provided more minced meat than noodles.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
This was a great tour. Loved all the food stops. It was a great opportunity to try a variety of cuisines and neighborhoods—it was hard to pick a favorite! Plenty of cold beers for a hot day and our guides were the best. Would book it again if ever return to Beijing
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
We wanted to do as much as possible during our first visit to China. In addition to visiting the Great Wall and flying to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors, we wanted to see some local life and experience some different food. This Tuk Tuk tour of Beijing Hutongs was one of the best tours weve ever taken. Our guide, Hahn, was outstanding! The choices of restaurants and food was excellent. It was a perfect way to spend an evening. Unlimited beer and a tuk tuk driver who was one of the best Ive ever experienced including years in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, added up to make it an exceptional evening resulting in some outstanding GoPro video. After our experience in Beijing, we tried to fit it into our schedule in Xian, as well. Unfortunately, there was a glitch with PayPal in making the advance payment. In spite of the above and beyond efforts of the Lost Plate folks and their willingness to take cash, we just couldnt put it together and didnt get a chance to repeat the experience we had in Beijing. Our thanks to Bo Liu, Ruixi Hu, and Michelle for their efforts. It was our loss.
• Submitted 16 Jun 2018
Our guide Ivy was great, the food was excellent and the beers plentiful.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
This was a very fun tour. The food stops were all delicious. I had no idea there was so much yummy stuff to be found in Beijing. All the dishes appealed to a Western palette and a few stops I wish I could have gone back to later. The tuk tuk ride was crazy, fun and I felt pretty safe. It was a bit crowded as we were a full tour that night. Our host was lovely and took very good care of us. Be sure you know where the meet up spot is as I had a bit of trouble navigating there and should have asked more questions before departing my hotel. All worked out and this was a very fun experience!
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
My wife and I recently visited Beijing and we were lucky enough to partake in this excellent tour of the best kept food secrets of the Hutong! We were collected at a subway station by our tour guide Amanda who quickly got us into our tuk tuks and onto our food journey. We first visited a small restaurant where we were given delicious Beijing noodles with special sauce. We then went on to a BBQ restaurant that offered delicious skewers with meat or veggies. Next we hit up a cool little shop for some delicious meat buns and potent local liquor. We then visited a lovely courtyard restaurant for a traditional family get together style meal before grabbing a delicious Beijing dessert. We finished the tour at a local brewery where we were each given a pint of their excellent craft beers. This tour was a lot of fun and a great way to experience the food, drinks and vibes of the hutongs. Amanda was extremely friendly and helpful and gave us great insights into the history and significance of the various cuisines we tried. Additonally, she made sure everyone was topped up with a local beer throughout the tour. Make sure to keep an empty stomach before you go however since there will be A LOT of food on offer! If you're a foodie this tour is for you and one of the best ways to sample some great local delicacies alongside a nice beer too!
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018
Lots of hidden away food places that I'm not sure I'd ever find again, even with the notes we were left with. Some fantastic food on this trip, and some great company. But dress warm if you're doing this in winter - Beijing is cold when you're speeding along on a Tuk Tuk at night in December.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
You must do this!! This tour was absolutely fantastic! I arrived a bit late to the meeting spot so they had already gone off. After calling the company they reached the guide and she came for me in one of the tuk tuks. As the others were already almost done eating I wouldn't get a chance to sit down in our first stop, however, I was able to get it to go! Our guide was incredibly helpful and wonderful at explaining the food and was very informative. All of the food was wonderful, and were definitely places you couldn't find on your own! Also, at the end, we were given a wonderful pouch with a few extras inside. This is a must do, even if you only have one night in Beijing!
• Submitted 23 Dec 2017
We had a group of 6 and we all had a great time! Well organised and a lot of fun! Going to places we never would have found on own own! Thanks team!
• Submitted 18 Dec 2017
Joy was a great host. She took us to some really good restaurants and was super attentive to the entire group and if we wanted to try more she'd get more or if we needed more beer or anything she'd arrange it. The tuk-tuks whisked us around effectively between places and we never felt rushed when eating. Joy also explained the dishes and where they were from. Good tour.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2017
Really really good tour , highly recommended. Our guide Icy was excellent
• Submitted 21 Nov 2017
Incredible experience. We would never have found these places on our own. Food delicious and company great. Guide friendly and informative. A wonderful night. Tuk Tuk was an exciting part of the evening.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2017
This trip is well worth it for the food. Very small, family owned restaurants in the neighborhood of Beijing serving mostly their local residences. The beer is the dessert when you visit the local brew pub on the final stop. During the night you get as much China canned beer as you want. It is best they reserve the brewery until the end because it would be hard to leave. I enjoyed this event and recommend it.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2017
12 of us in 3 tuk tuks, racing around the hutongs, stopping at mum and dad places to enjoy delicious food cooked from family recipes, with beer and water supplied along the way. Top notch night.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
Come hungry, period. Lots of great local food and the tour started off with an ice cold beer, provided by Icy, our guide, who was great. What more could you ask for. The Tuk Tuk's were an experience.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
This was so much fun and is a must do in Beijing! You ride along the streets and alleys in a Tuk Tuk while drinking as much cold beer as possible, while stopping and enjoying some of the best food in Beijing. It was awesome and our guide spoke english and was very positive and energetic.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
Do this tour, its unique and you won't regret it, unless you don't like beer or food!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
Excellent guide. Great food. Loads of fun. Loved the tour!!!!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2017
Probably the best food tour I have ever taken and at the top of the list for tours in general. We went to some amazing places that I would have never found by myself and even if I did would not really understood how to order, etc - fantastic experience!! I can not recommend enough if you are a food lover....and there was no shortage of beer on the tour : The tuk tuk was a fun way to get around and see the city!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
Amazing food tour, with a great group of people. I highly recommend this tour and Do NOT eat before had because there is A LOT of food.
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017
Excellent tour of the back streets of Beijing led by our amazing guide Erin. We went to small/local authentic Chinese restaurants and the food was fabulous. Great idea to finish in a local brewery - black beer and cider were great. Come hungry and thirsty!!!
• Submitted 31 Aug 2017