323 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Downtown Raleigh, home to the North Carolina state capitol building, is also where people from of all walks of life come together to celebrate. Raleigh meets between the mountains and the sea, where it blends a taste of the Atlantic with the secrets of Appalachian moonshine. With a variety of Downtown Raleigh activities to choose from, Trolley Pub allows you to stop at a few! Our bike bar stops at many of Downtown Raleigh’s best bars including tequila bars, upscale pubs, breweries and lively dancehalls.

Area highlights:

The classic Raleigh staple, this bar lives in the former home of the city’s first newspaper. The bar features a rooftop bar, a wide selection of craft brews and strong cocktails.

A 90’s dance bar, is there a better stop from a Trolley Pub tour? A great place to dance to the Backstreet Boys and throw back a Jello shot.

A favorite Trolley Pub stop. Choose from 200+ beers on tap, Wienerschnitzel, pretzels and an outdoor patio for good times.


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

You may, but you must purchase all alcohol from our beer shop at the beginning of the tour due to insurance reasons. Alcoholic beverages must remain on board at all times. We provide the ice chests as well as ice. 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 Raleigh 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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