Wheel Bar Hopping

Jan 17

Bar Hop: to go from one pub or bar to the next to get more intoxicated with each location you visit.

Okay, you caught me. That isn’t the exact definition of what bar hopping is, but it is my definition! I mean, that’s what you do when you go bar hopping, isn’t it? If you’re 21 or over, chances are you have experienced migrating in a stumbling way from one place to the next. If you have yet to do so, I am sure that you have lived the act of bar hopping vicariously through friends, family members or at the very least through Facebook status updates (after all, “Facebook stalking” is all the rage these days!).

Since some may see it shameful as you force yourself to do the pub crawl (or “Watermelon Crawl” if you’re a country person) to be able to reach the next building, a new, innovative way of bar hopping has been introduced to Downtown Las Vegas: bar hopping on wheels! Known as “Cycle Pub Vegas,” you are now able to pedal your way from one location to the next instead of unstably walking. When first seeing this idea, your initial reaction could be something along the lines of “Genius!” or “Crazy!” If you are anything like me, both of those words popped into your head right away.

Cycle Pub Vegas is a cart-like, cable car-resembling mode of transportation for you to get from a set of locations that allow you to drink from a choice from their VIP (Very Important Pub) list. Equipped with seven bicycle seats on either side of the car(t), each person has their very own set of pedals to power this mobile bar. Of course, since participants will be getting more inebriated with each stop, there is an actual driver who is in charge of all the braking, steering and the rest of the road rules to help prevent drunk driving (or drunk pedaling, in this situation). In the words of the owner, Russell Davis, “When people come to Vegas, they overindulge. We provide a driver and a safe environment for them to do that.” As most all of us are aware, there are many cases of driving under the influence, so it is wonderful to know that businesses who promote alcohol do not encourage drunk driving, but safety.

On top of the convenience and the promotion of safety while drinking, this innovative bar hopping creation can also hold up to fourteen (14) of your closest and most fun friends and family. This way, you don’t have to just choose one or two people to take with you for a night out on the town—invite everyone! At the same time, if you do have a smaller group with you, you are still able to get a ride from this pub! They will be sure to work with you and the group of people trudging around with you.

New inventions are coming into our lives each and every day. Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” It’s clear that the creator of mobile pub hopping wanted to provide a safer, easier and more accessible way to get around Downtown Las Vegas. Chances are, the more available safety is to the public, the more cautious and smart people will be when going out for a fun night! So keep wheel bar hopping on your mind the next time you are in Downtown Las Vegas. Yes, there will be an expense, but compared to the cost of a taxi or the embarrassment that is bound to come when unstably powering around the streets of Vegas, this could be your best bet!

Note: Please, if you are in a situation in which you are drinking or under the influence, do the innocent people on the road and yourself a favor: do not put your keys in the ignition and drive! Drinking and driving is not only against the law, it is also one of the more dangerous situations you can put yourself and others in. Be smart when having a good time! If you have any questions on the rules of the road, driving under the influence or learning to make safer choices while learning to be a more defensive driver, please visit www.olts.com for more information.

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