How do I ride the Atlanta Beer Bus?
Choose Your Adventure!
How do I buy passes?
You can find the different pass options on the Buy Now tab of our website. There is a $5 discount ($10 for Saturday) for buying passes online at least 1 day in advance. No code is necessary, prices automatically go up after midnight.
Why not just take an Uber/Lyft?
Great question! First, we’ve calculated the estimated fare for our entire Friday/Sunday routes and it’s about $75 (without surge pricing). For even a group of 3, this is a much better deal. Plus, if you have more than 3 in your group, it’s a great way to keep everyone together. We partner with Lyft to offer 50% off your ride home if you take Lyft to one of our partner breweries. Convenient AND inexpensive!
What if the brewery I want to start at isn’t listed when buying my HOP-on/HOP-off pass?
In order to prevent bus overcrowding and extended wait times, some locations may be removed as options to start. If this is the case, please select another brewery to start at. We use locations and start times to determine the number of buses needed and their starting locations for the day. Accuracy of this information is critical to make sure all riders get the most out of the experience. If you do not start at the location indicated in the purchase process, we cannot guarantee room on the bus for your group.
How do I get my passes once I’ve bought them online?
After you make your purchase, your name will be added to our reservation list. For the HOP-on/HOP-off routes, we will issue your wristbands when you board the bus for the first time. For the Guided Tours, we ask that you arrive 15-30 minutes in advance and we will issue your wristbands at that time. This is also a great opportunity to drink at your start/end location.
What’s included for the price?
We provide safe, reliable transportation between Atlanta’s best breweries/cideries/distilleries. For Fridays and Sundays, you get HOP-on/HOP-off access on ANY Atlanta Beer Bus. You don’t have to get back on the same bus that dropped you off. While on the bus, our Beer Nerds will entertain and educate you on the stops you’ll visit. From the craft beer novice to the experienced home brewer, we’ll be able to provide you with insights to make your brewery visits more enjoyable.
For Saturday Public Tours, we also include a drink at each stop (not including the start/end location) and bottled water.
How do I know when the bus will arrive at each location?
Our buses run in a continuous loop, which means you should see an Atlanta Beer Bus every 45-60 minutes. To find out when the next bus should arrive to your location, you can text your location to our Dispatcher at 770-696-6080 for a bus ETA. Space is first come, first served and buses only stay at each location for 5 minutes. Please close your tabs and allow yourself ample time to get on the bus.
What if I lose my wristband?
Oh no!! We’ll all stop and pour out a little beer for your dead wristband. Unfortunately, lost wristbands cannot be replaced. You will need to buy a new one…it’s worth it. The early purchase discount will not apply to replacement wristbands.
How many passengers do your buses hold?
We have three buses that seat 14 passengers, with handrails for a few standing passengers. Space on the buses is first come, first served. The number of buses running on any given day depends on the number of advance reservations. If you plan to ride, buy your pass online early to ensure lower wait times.
Can I drink my beer on the Atlanta Beer Bus?
Sorry, no. For insurance and legal reasons, we cannot allow drinking alcohol on the bus. You are more than welcome to bring closed package alcohol that you purchase at one of our locations, but it must remain sealed while on the bus. Failure to comply with this rule will result in immediate dismissal from the bus and revocation of your wristband. Laws suck.
Can my pet ride with me on the Atlanta Beer Bus?
Sorry, no. Being in a confined space, we cannot guarantee the temperament of animals or the allergies of other riders. The only exception is fully-certified Service Animals (no ESA).
What are the food options while on the Atlanta Beer Bus?
Although the Atlanta Beer Bus itself does not have food options, Most breweries have food vendors on Saturdays. On Sundays, many of our stops have full restaurants. A few will have food on Fridays. The schedules vary, so please check with your Beer Nerds when you get on the bus.
Can I reserve the Atlanta Beer Bus for me and my friends?
Yes! We do offer private charters for groups of 4 to 56 guests. Please email email@example.com for more information and include: the date of your event, number of guests, and preferred number of brewery stops. Charters have a duration minimum of 4 hours.
-Standard shuttle bus (seats 14, plus 4 standing) for $150/hr
-Luxury mini coach bus (seats 35) for $225/hr
-Luxury coach bus (seats 56) for $350/hr
Is there anything else I need to know about riding the Atlanta Beer Bus?
Our full Terms and Conditions can be found here
US Department of Transportation Number 3088632
Georgia Department of Public Safety Number 8731