Once the center of Charlotte’s mill industry, today South End is the home of high end retail, a myriad of dining options, a growing brewery scene, and some of Charlotte’s most exciting nightlife. Choose two or three South End Charlotte bars for your bicycle drinking tour; simply let your driver know when you get on board!

Area highlights:

Easygoing operation with an extensive beer menu & pub snacks, plus an expansive terrace.

Featuring games and food, this natural light-filled space is the first Hi-Wire taproom to include two separate bars. 

Puttery is putting a modern spin on putting, re-defining the game with unique twists around every hole. Bold and full of possibilities, guests can enjoy a high-energy atmosphere, combining competitive socializing and innovative auto-scoring technology within an immersive experience as they move from one course to the next.


What is the Trolley Pub?
It’s a pedal-powered portable bar 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.
Where does the Trolley Pub stop and for how long?

Visit the Routes page for details. Just let your driver know where you would like to stop at the start of the tour. Most groups make 2 stops and stay 15-20 minutes at each stop. These stops will vary based on the group on board, rider requests, and the driver’s discretion.

Isn’t it hard to pedal?
It’s not too bad! 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 its 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.
Where do we board the Trolley Pub?
For Charlotte we pick you up here:
Can we drink on board?

Trolley Charlotte has removed BYOB. Guests will be able to purchase any alcohol they wish to carry onboard from our onsite Beer Shop. Our Beer Shop is proud to offer the following at reasonable prices to save you a trip to the grocery store:

-12 pack domestic beer (Yuengling, Bud Light, Coor’s Light, Natural Light, Budweiser, Corona Extra, Michelob Ultra, Modelo, etc,,,,)
-4 packs and single cans of several types of NC craft beer (IPA, Ales, Gose, Sours, etc….)
-Several Varieties of Wine (canned and small, plastic bottles)
-4 packs and single cans of several types of Cider
-Variety packs and single cans of various Seltzers (White Claw, Truly, Vizzy, Sercy, Bud Light, etc…..)
-Bottled water, energy drinks and carbonated water
-Malt beverage drinks including Jello shots
-Canned Coke Products

NO outside alcohol will be permitted onsite. NO outside drinking cups will be allowed onsite. Coolers and ice will be provided.


Alcoholic beverages must remain on board at all times. You are also free to bring food on board. Use common sense, you can’t drink on the street. Do not get overly intoxicated or you will be kicked off. Do not show up to a Trolley Pub tour intoxicated or you will not be let on board.

How many people can fit on the Trolley Pub?
It varies by location, but Charlotte trolley can fit up to 14 riders
How do I reschedule/cancel my tour?
Paddle Pub and Trolley Pub now offer trip insurance, which will allow you flexibility in the case your plans change, or if the tour needs to be canceled due to the inclement weather.
Trip insurance will also allow you to receive a full refund in the event of a Severe Weather Warning from the National Weather Service during the time of your scheduled tour results in a cancellation on our end.  You may also voluntarily cancel your tour for any reason up to 7 days prior to your tour for a full refund.
To purchase trip insurance, simply select the add on “Trip Insurance” during checkout. Please note that for mixer tours, you will need to select the number of tickets you would like to insure to cover all the tickets. 
Without trip insurance, all sales are final – no exceptions.  In the case a tour needs to be canceled on our end in the event of severe weather and you do not have trip insurance, you will receive a credit for a future tour at any TourScale location (Trolley Pub, Paddle Pub, Tiki Pub) in the country.  Currently, we have tours in over 30 cities across the US.
Is there a minimum age to ride the Trolley Pub?
Yes.  The minimum age on a private tour is 15.  The minimum age on a public mixer tour is 21.
Is there a weight limit to ride the Trolley Pub?

The weight limit for any individual rider is 275 pounds.


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