FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CHARLOTTE
What is the Trolley Pub?
It’s a 14-person pedal-powered trolley on wheels, with a certified Trolley Pub conductor in the captain’s seat. Perfect for pub crawls, birthday celebrations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, company outings, brewery tours, sightseeing, themed nights out- the possibilities are endless! A minimum of 6 pedalers is necessary to power the Trolley Pub.
What all is included in the price?
The rental of the Trolley Pub for 2 hours, your driver, a cooler to use, and an onboard sound system.
Where does the Trolley Pub stop and for how long?
During a private tour, that is up to you, as long as it’s along your route. We operate in South End and Uptown, please see the routes section for more details. Just let your driver know where you would like to stop at the start of the tour. Most groups stop at three spots for about 15-20 minutes at each stop. For mixer tours, we will stop at three popular bar/restaurants for 15 minutes at each stop. These stops will vary based on the group on board, rider requests, and the driver’s discretion.
How much does it cost?
A private tour has a flat rate of $375 (Sun-Thurs) and $399 (Fri & Sat). Mixer tickets, where you can buy individual seats, are $35/person (Sun-Thurs) and $37/person (Fri & Sat). Special events are charged by the hour- plus a drop-off fee if you need to have it transported to your event. Make sure you book your tour well in advance, as we are often sold out on popular time-slots up to a month in advance!
Where do we board the Trolley Pub?
All Uptown and mixer tours begin and end at 300 S Graham St (paid lot next to Graham St Pub) and all South End tours begin and end at 1341 S. Mint St.
Can we drink on board?
Yes, just no glass or hard liquor, please.
Isn’t it hard to pedal?
It’s not too bad! Plus, we have an auxiliary motor to help along the difficult spots. We have had groups of all 70+ seniors pedal just fine. If they can do it, you can do it!!!
What if it rains?
Trolley Pub operates rain or shine! If it’s going to rain, we recommend bringing rain jackets and/or ponchos. It’s still a lot of fun- think of it as an adventure. We only cancel tours if there are unsafe conditions.
How many coolers fit on board?
We can fit approximately 3 full-sized coolers on board. If you would like to use our cooler, we have room for approximately 48 cans in ours (but we recommend you pack your own ahead of time). Remember to bring ice!!
Can more than 14 people fit on the Trolley Pub?
No. There are fourteen seats including the 10 pedal stations and 4 non-pedaling seats in the back bench.
Are people under the age of 21 allowed on board?
Yes. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. The minimum age to ride the Trolley Pub is 15 with valid ID and parent/guardian (private tours only).
Is there a weight limit for riders?
Yes. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the vehicles, customers over 275 pounds will not be able to comfortably ride the Trolley Pub. This rule applies to the pedaling seats. Riders above 275 may sit on bench seats.
How do I reschedule/cancel my tour?
It’s easy! Simply respond to your confirmation email with the date change/cancellation request. Please ensure that you are within the reschedule/cancellation timeframe outlined in your confirmation email and the terms/conditions agreed to prior to booking.
You can also add trip insurance to your reservation to protect your ability to reschedule (please see checkout for exact details and pricing).