Taking a bus tour of a city is so last year, especially since visitors looking to see one of the Washington, D.C. area’s hottest towns — Arlington, Va. — can now pedal their way around town while downing their favorite alcoholic beverages.
Starting April 13, the Trolley Pub (which has taken off in Wilmington and Raleigh, N.C.) is a 14-person trolley that lets tour-takers pedal their way around town (with the help of a certified conductor, thankfully) while enjoying beer or wine. Hard liquor and glass are not allowed and all alcohol is BYOB. Passengers can drink on board, but cannot drink on the street.
Two-hour private tours of eight to 14 people cost $420, or $30 per person with 14 people. Individuals or smaller groups who can’t fill a whole trolley (minimum of six) can purchase mixer tickets for $35 per person and share the trolley with a handful of strangers and soon-to-be friends for two hours.
According to the company’s website, the trolley pub can naturally be used for pub crawls and brewery tours, as well as birthday parties, dinner tours, ladies nights, weddings, art gallery tours, and (if the boss is down) for professional teambuilding. The company also reassures its guests on its site that pedaling isn’t all that difficult; the trolley is even outfitted with an electric assist that can help out peddlers when the going gets tough.
Teresa Tobat is the Washington, D.C. Travel city editor for The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @ttobat88. View her website at teresaktobat.com.