About Us...

The Traveling Tap is a party on wheels – a pedal-powered mega bike ready for you and up to 16 of your closest friends. Designed, engineered and built in St. Paul, Minnesota, it takes the pub on wheels concept to a whole new level. So, why choose the Traveling Tap?

  • A misting system to keep you cool on hot summer days and nights.
  • Adjustable seats – short or tall, our mega bike fits them all.
  • Seat backs for extra comfort.
  • Beer tap system. Our bartender will even pour your beer for you.
  • Built-in coolers, ice included. Just bring your favorite beverages.
  • Six speaker overhead stereo with iPod hook-up. Bring your own soundtrack and enjoy crisp, clear sound.
  • LED lighting system to light up the night and be seen safely (and stylishly).
  • Full suspension ensures a smooth ride for you and your keg. No foam!
  • Whisper Ride technology. Hear your friends, not the bike.
  • Made in the USA, designed and built in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Are there any height/weight/age restrictions on the Traveling Tap?

One of the superior features of the Traveling Tap is the adjustable seats. Riders at a height of 4’9” can pedal with no trouble. There is a weight restriction of 350 lbs. per seat. For routes with alcohol, all riders must be at least 21 years of age. For routes without alcohol, riders under 18 years of age must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Can I bring alcohol on the Traveling Tap?

Yes, beer, wine and malt beverages are allowed. NO hard liquor and NO glass by state law.

Two in-floor coolers (66-liters) are provided and ice is included.

We recommend bringing water or other non-alcoholic beverages. Snacks are great as well, don't forget napkins or paper plates as necessary.

You many bring beer in cans or plastic (NO glass bottles), wine in boxes or plastic bottles (No glass bottles), or malt beverages (hard cider, hard lemonade, wine coolers).

NO jello shots, pre-made mixers, pouches or anything else that contains hard liquor.

A built in tap system is provided on board for kegs. We recommend an 8-gallon standard keg ('pony' keg), the tap is provided. Complimentary return of the keg if purchased at any of our preferred liquor store partners below.

River Liquor Store
2435 Marshall St. NE
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 781-4545

Value Liquors
901 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-8006

Liquor Barrel – 7th St
665 W 7th St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-6811  

Can I rent more than one Traveling Tap at a time?

Yes. We currently have two mega bikes in the Twin Cities, both of which can be rented at the same time if availability allows.

Can we stop at bars?

Of course! PLEASE follow pub crawl etiquette so Traveling Tap tours are always welcome!

1. Pay in CASH or have one or two people run their credit card (16 credit cards is WAY too much).
2. Give the bar a heads up when you're on your way, your bartender will give you the number.
3. Be PATIENT and respect the regulars in the bar.
4. Order pitchers if possible!
5. TIP and thank your wait-staff (15-20% is customary), even if you're only using the restroom.

How do I reserve the Traveling tap? How much does it cost?

Click “Book Now” on any page to begin the booking process. You can also call 651-260-0060 or email us at info@travelingtap.com with date, time, and route requests. The full amount of the tour is required at the time of booking. All major credit cards are accepted excluding AMEX. The Traveling Tap requires a two-hour minimum. Rates are:

  • Sunday – Thursday: $165/hour
  • Friday and Saturday: $195/hour

Check the website and our Facebook page for promotions and discount opportunities. 

How fast does the Traveling Tap go?

The Traveling Tap goes as fast as you make it go! But, on average, we travel around seven miles per hour. 

How many people can ride on the Traveling Tap?

A maximum of 16 passengers can ride, minimum of 6. There are 10 pedaling seats (five on each side) and two non-pedaling seats above the rear wheel wells. There is a bench in the back that seats three people and one standing position. We provide the driver and bartender (aka Insurer of Fun). 

How much does it cost?

The Traveling Tap typically rents for 2 hours. On Friday and Saturday, the cost is $195 per hour ($390 for 2-tour). On Sunday through Thursday, the rate is lowered to $165 per hour ($330 for 2-hour tour). We accept full payment at the time of reservation.

How safe is the Traveling Tap?

The Traveling Tap has taken every measure to make our mega bikes as safe as possible. We offer many safety features not offered by other bicycle pubs including:

  • Pedal deck – Allows riders to set their feet down while the Traveling Tap is in motion. Other bikes have nothing between the pedals and the street.
  • Turn signals, headlights and brake lights – Because the Traveling Tap often shares the road with motorized vehicles, lights and signals are necessary. Interior lights fully illuminate the vehicle and they look pretty sweet too.
  • Adjustable seats – A person who’s 5’3” should not be expected to pedal at the same height as someone who’s 6’4”. Adjustable seats ensure rider safety and that they’re more stable and comfortable during the ride.
  • Helmets – Helmets are provided for riders that wish to wear them.

 

Is food allowed on the Traveling Tap?

Yes, you can bring food on the Traveling Tap. We recommend you bring snacks and water! There is ample storage space.  Some groups prefer to stop for pizza or get takeout from one of the many restaurants/bars along the route.

Is there music on board?

Yes, we have an CD player and an auxiliary cord for an iPod, mp3 player, or cell phone for your favorite playlist. If you do not bring music, your bartender can put on a Pandora station of your choosing.

Is tipping customary?

If you had a great experience, tips are appreciated for your driver and your bartender. Our services are treated much like the restaurant industry where 20% is customary.

What can we use the Traveling Tap for?

Your imagination is the only limit! The Traveling Tap is perfect for any special event where family, friends and fun are involved. Parades, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate events, pub crawls, fairs, tailgating, church events, family outings, picnics, single mingles, beer clubs, progressive food tastings and more.

What does the Traveling Tap provide?

The Traveling Tap provides a driver and a bartender (aka Insurer of Fun). The driver will make sure you get from the beginning of the tour to the end safely. Your bartender will help serve drinks, keep things tidy, help run the stereo/iPod, take pictures (if you choose a photography package) and more.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

If you cancel with 30 or more days until your scheduled tour, you will receive a rain check valid for 90 days or a 50 percent refund on your tour. Cancellations between 14 and 29 days until your scheduled tour will receive a rain check valid for 90 days. Cancellations made fewer than 14 days before your scheduled tour cannot be refunded and will not receive a rain check.

What if the weather is bad on our tour day?

The Traveling Tap runs rain (snow) or shine, so please dress for the weather. If severe weather does occur, Traveling Tap reserves the right to offer a rain check. If you have already started your tour, we are, unfortunately, not able to offer a rain check.

What if we don’t have the Traveling Tap back on time?

Because the Traveling Tap is human powered, it is up to the riders to get the mega bike back to the designated starting point on time. Traveling Tap team members will do everything they can to get tours back on time. If you do go over your tour time, however, a fee will be assessed. Please refer to our Terms and Policies for further information.

Where in the Twin Cities can I go on the Traveling Tap?

Check out our Routes page for details on the routes through Minneapolis and St. Paul.  We also offer customizable tours, please call 651-260-0060 for details.

Who is in charge of the Traveling Tap?

Traveling Tap team members are always in charge. If any member of your party is acting in an irresponsible manner (as determined by our team members), they will be asked to get off the Traveling Tap and will be responsible for finding their own way back. The person who made the reservation (the renter) is responsible for getting everyone in their group in and out of bars/stops. 

Why do we have to sign a liability waiver? Are we required to wear helmets?

A liability waiver is required by our insurance provider. Everyone who rides is required to sign. Just like on a traditional bike, it is possible to fall off and/or get scrapes/bruises. We offer helmets for your safety. However, you may opt out and choose not to wear a helmet. Riders accept all responsibility in case of an accident/incident/injury. 

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