OUR ROUTE

DOWNTOWN MADISON

Each tour will begin at our official bar partner, Buckingham’s Bar & Grill located at 802 Regent St, Madison, WI 53715. The group can choose between making the grueling Capitol Square hill or make their way back down State Street. Our trolleys are 100% pedal-powered and require the patrons to finish where they began.

Most tours will pick two to three spots to stop at spread throughout our route.  Just let your driver know where you’d like to go when you arrive!


If you’re from out of town, our drivers are well-versed in the Madison bar scene and will be happy to make suggestions.

Area highlights:
Upscale comfort fare with a Southern spin joins Belgian ales & craft drinks in a dark-wood space.

Enjoy this Regent Street bar with exclusive Trolley specials: 4 for $14 White Claws + add Pizza or Nachos for $8 more or 4 for $14 Miller Lite Pint Cans + add Pizza or Nachos for $8 more.

Outdoor seating, 16 beers on tap, and a perfect destination for the first stop. 2-for-1 Apple Pie Shots, Half-off Craft Beers.

Whether you’re looking to put down one of their famous boots or Bloody Mary’s, this is the college bar of Madison, great for any tour.

Whether your tour is on a Monday, or any other day, stop in for Monday’s famous rails and popcorn.
Enjoy panoramic views of the Capitol building and Lake Mendota in Madison. $3 Trolley Shots (Rotating Bartender’s Choice), $5 Boozy Slushies (2 Flavors).
After a hard hour and a half of pedaling, nothing beats a glimpse at the sunset over Lake Mendota while enjoying a famous Wisconsin craft beer.
A local-favorite with an outdoor patio, delicious cheese curds, and stellar liquor selection

FAQ

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 Madison we pick you up here:
Can we drink on board?

You may, but you have to follow the rules. No hard alcohol or glass. All alcohol is BYOB. Alcoholic beverages must remain on board at all times. Bring your own ice chest or use ours. 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 Madison 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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