RENT A PARTY BUS
A poppin’ club on wheels, renting a party bus is the ultimate in special occasion transportation. When you book a party bus, the fun is more about the entire journey than just arriving at one final destination.
Think about it — say you’re planning a big night on the town, a festive tour or ushering in a new chapter of your life. Whether that’s a milestone birthday or your last night out as a single gal — a party bus is the best way to do it up big. Not only are you getting an unforgettable night out, but you’re also going the extra mile to make sure everyone gets to and from your destination safely and comfortably. Plus, there’s enough room to squeeze in all the friends and loved ones along for the great adventure.
The party bus is the ideal mode of transportation for shuttling around your wedding guests, hosting birthday, bachelor and bachelorette parties, proms, wine tours and even a historical sightseeing tour.
Rent a party bus for your next large group event and celebrate in style. There’s no need to talk someone in the group into being the designated driver while everyone else imbibes to their heart’s content. Instead, you’ll have a professional driver on hand to focus on getting everyone from point A to point B — and all the way to point Z safe and sound — so the only thing you need to worry about is having a good time.
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At Uptown Bus, we take care of the driving and the itinerary, so you can party in style. The bus itself is just as fun, if not more so, as any bar, club or venue — you truly can’t go wrong with a literal party on wheels.
A custom soundtrack with all of your favorite tunes combined with only your VIP picks, and of course, drinks — it’s almost enough to just park the vehicle. Doesn’t get any better than that, right?
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At Uptown Bus, our fleet of party buses come complete with all the amenities you’ll need to get your party started, from the minute it the first person boards, right until that last person exits the bus. If you haven’t experienced a party on wheels, here’s a little about the “most fun” mode of transportation we’ve got:
• Outfitted in fiber optic lights, we set the tone for a fun night out, and our built-in bar ensures no one at the party goes thirsty — perfect for an alcohol-free tour that needs a little kick, or a longer ride to a far-off destination. Not to mention, we’ll help you stay hydrated throughout your wine tour or bar crawl.
• Keep the celebration rolling with your favorite tunes — our buses boast stereo systems complete with phone hookups and CD players — so you’re not stuck with someone else’s idea of a party soundtrack.
• We offer party buses both with and without restrooms, so make sure you ask when booking. You won’t want to skip the bathroom if you’re taking a large group on a tour of the Northern Virginia vineyards, for example, where you may run into some long stretches on the road. Extra fee applies for bathroom access.
• Our party buses accommodate between 15 to 40 passengers, making it the perfect size for carting around your closest friends or expanding the party to include some newer acquaintances. We do have smaller rentals available if you only need a few seats, but the party bus is ideal for larger, party-sized groups.
WINE TOURS BY BUS
There’s no better way to explore wine country than to sit back and relax in a sweet party bus between tastings. When you book a tour with Uptown Bus, all you need to worry about is choosing which wineries you’d like to visit, as well as setting up a tour ahead of time.
Our Northern VA party bus rentals are a great place to start if you’re looking to take a tour through the local wine country. How it works is this: You’ll arrange your own tours directly with the wineries you’d most like to visit. That way, you can easily customize your experience, skipping the destinations that don’t interest you. Most wineries do require a group of ten or more be present for the tour.
So, select a few different destinations within the same general area, and once your plans are in place, book a tour with one of our customer service reps — and we’ll take it from there.
Uptown Bus will pick you up for the tour and take you to your destination. Our drivers will wait patiently as you check out the vineyards, take in the scenery and learn about the process — not to mention as much sampling as you can handle. When you’ve had your fill, you and the group can hop back on the bus, and our drivers will take you back home or on to the next tasting — stress-free and safe from start to finish.
Best of all, hiring a party bus for your next wine tour promises all the party and none of the repercussions of driving home yourself. Our designated drivers ensure you’ll get home safely in one piece, free to sleep off the day’s activities.
Here are a few of our favorite Virginia wineries we think are best enjoyed by bus:
• Breaux Vineyard. Purcellville’s Breaux Winery sets the standard for Northern Virginia’s wine scene. The perfect stop for your party bus wine tour, check out their selection of whites, reds and dessert wines, and even catch some live music on the weekends.
• Little Washington Winery. Washington, Virginia’s most educational wine stop, this winery is the best place to perfect those wine chops. They have a wine bootcamp to whip you into prime tasting shape. There’s also cheeseology — for help finding the perfect pairings, and if you’re up for it, take the choco-vino challenge.
• Early Mountain Vineyards. The 2016 winner of USA Today’s best tasting room award is big on variety. Early Mountain offers a selection of their own wines, of course, but also wines from the best wineries Virginia has to offer. Early Mountain is more than just wine, however. This vineyard is a one-stop entertainment shop — featuring live music and outdoor movie screenings, not to mention a rotating menu with local, seasonal cuisine.
• Gadino Cellars. This family-owned hidden gem is sure to delight party bus riders of all stripes. Gadino Cellars boasts an Italian-inspired tasting room and gorgeous views overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Hang out, play some Bocce Ball and be prepared to be blown away by this family’s robust wine knowledge.
• Fabbioli Cellars. Hands down, one of the best wine tour locations in Virginia, tastings feature seven hand-selected wines, expertly paired with small bites of gourmet food. You won’t find any dried out crackers here.
Try local favorites like the Raspberry Merlot, the Chardonnay or the “Something White.” Whatever you go with, you definitely won’t be disappointed. A word of advice, however: Don’t show up unannounced. Make sure you arrange your tour ahead of time, as Fabbioli requires reservations for parties of eight or more.
Engaged? Congratulations — celebration is in order! However, between all the planning, tackling the logistical challenges from the shade of the napkins to coordinating dresses that look good on the entire wedding party, transportation is likely the last thing on your mind. As party bus professionals, we know it’s important to lock down the details early, so you can rest easy and focus on the big picture.
If you’re hosting guests from out of town or your wedding reception and ceremony are in different locations, providing transportation to and from the different venues can be a big help — making it easier for everyone to have a good time, complete with stress-free transportation. Out-of-towners will love not having to worry about navigating a new city, while revelers will find solace in knowing they’ll return to their hotel in one piece.
Renting a party bus allows guests to travel with ease, and in style. Take them from venue to venue and back to the hotel. Older guests will likely enjoy not having to walk long distances, while the younger ones will appreciate the opportunity to keep the party going without worrying about getting home safely.
Additionally, a night out on the party bus can be a great way to say “thank you” to the people in your wedding party. Whether it’s a bachelor party, a bachelorette party or a get together with everyone who’s been there to share in your joy, a pre-wedding celebration might be just the thing to alleviate some pre-wedding jitters and planning-related stress.
Uptown Bus will take you uptown, downtown and out on the town for a night — or day, if you’re so inclined — full of fun. Whether you’re in the DC area, Northern Virginia or Maryland, when you book our party bus services, you’re in for a real treat. Scope out the local bar scene, check out some sights or just hang out on the bus itself until the late hours of the morning. In any case, here is a quick look at the nightlife our territory has to offer:
Explore Washington’s wild side. There’s more to DC than Capitol Hill, after all — its bustling nightlife makes the city the perfect destination for birthdays, bachelor parties or just to treat yourself and your friends. There’s plenty of sights to see, bars to drink at and bites to eat. Take that DC party bus rental on the road for a fun time, whatever the occasion.
From cocktails to craft beer, here’s a quick guide to some of our favorite DC watering holes:
DC tiki bar, Archipelago is part artist’s loft, subtly suggesting island paradise. With its down-to-earth, tiki vibe, this local hot spot serves up drinks that cover the classics. There are your Mai Tais and Pina Coladas, and from there it gets a whole lot more colorful!
If you’re sharing the ride with a special someone, there’s drinks for two, too. Try the mysterious Pineapple Hospitality, made with just two ingredients — rum and secrets. And should you get hungry, snack on small bites like the shrimp toast or BBQ pork nachos. A good idea, as you may need to soak up all that booze. It’s a long night ahead, so eat up.
Famed chef, José Andrés’ dreamy hot spot, Barmini serves up 100+ innovative cocktails against an understated backdrop of white-on-white décor. Peppered with accents like a cactus couch, Barmini only seats about 12 people at a time, so you’ll need to plan ahead if you want to include this on your party bus crawl through the DC area.
Arguably, the best part of this on-trend bar is watching the unique blend of bartender skill and cutting edge technology at play — crafting cocktails that seem right at home in a mad scientist’s lab. If combing through that extensive cocktail list has stirred some pangs of hunger from deep within, Uni sandwiches, sweet grilled cheese and a selection of desserts round out this unforgettable menu.
Dumplings and cocktails? It sure doesn’t get better than that. Copycat Co. has a crazy long list of cocktails, which includes everything from the tropical to kinds of classic cocktails straight out of the mid-century. It can all be a bit intimidating if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but we recommend giving Copycat’s perfectly-curated selection of bitter spirits and cocktails a good, hard look. The Asian-inspired bar food line up is also spot on — boasting a solid menu full of bao, dumplings and more.
You can’t beat asolid fish and chips joint after a few hours of party-busing around town. Listen to some live music, have a bite to eat and wash it all down with some cheap, cold brews. If you’re still in the party mode (it never stops, does it?), the real deal here is the $6 beer and a shot combo.
Just because you can’t technically call a bar in Northern Virginia a bar, it doesn’t mean there’s no place for a party bus nightlife tour. If you’re in the Northern VA area, explore your local watering holes via bus with 15 to 40 of your closest friends. Uptown Bus will pick up all guests and head out on the town.
For a few ideas — here are some of our favorite local places to grab some snacks and drinks to keep you powering through the party for the long haul:
VITUE FEED AND GRAIN
This Old Town Alexandria hotspot boasts a solid lineup of seafood starters from the Tuna Tataki Tacos to the Rock Shrimp Fritters. They also have full-on dinner entrees like steaks, salads and more, making this the perfect pit stop for dinner or a great place to start your night on a high note. Atmosphere is everything, and Virtue’s won’t leave you wanting for more. You’ll find old school medicine bottles, measuring cups and droppers peppered around the cozy, converted warehouse bar.
Quirky-casual barcade, Galaxy Hut is a great destination if your party bus is passing through the Arlington area. Covered in bright, cartoon-inspired artwork, this cool, low-key bar boasts 28 taps of rotating, seasonal beers and a throwback collection of arcade games. Play Pac-Man while sipping on an IPA or a dark, foamy craft brew.
MAD FOX BREWING COMPANY
Cruising through Falls Church on your Northern VA party bus tour? Don’t skip over Mad Fox Brewing Company. This beer-centric bar/restaurant has everything from pale ales and lagers to more substantial brews like the Wee Heavy, a strong and malty scotch ale. Chow down on high-quality versions of bar staples like pizza, burgers and even fried pickles — or “Frickles” as they’re known around here — or on-trend pork belly. Catch a game on one of the bar’s many TVs, or just have a seat and chat with your bus mates. If you feel like planning ahead, schedule a brewery tour.
Explore Baltimore by party bus! At Uptown Bus, our service area includes the state of Maryland as well. Check out local sips and eats and hop back on the party bus in MD between stops to recharge. We’ve included a few of our favorite Baltimore destinations for inspiration when you’re looking to book a Maryland party bus rental for your next big celebration:
THE BREWER’S ART
Set in a converted townhouse in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood, this great little spot offers upscale American cuisine alongside a superb selection of house-made Belgian beers. If you’re just stopping by,The Brewer’s Art offers plenty of bar food to snack on like chili dogs, cheese burgers and sandwiches, or the more elegant small plates — cheese boards, mussels and more.
If you’d rather settle in, it’s definitely worth your while. Try the Grilled Wreckfish or Roasted Pork Belly. Menu offerings do change periodically, so you may be in for a surprise if you visit sometime down the road.
WIT & WISDOM
Situated in Baltimore’s upscale Four Seasons Hotel, Wit & Wisdom sits right up against the harbor promenade and features outdoor bars, comfy lounge furniture as well as a pig-roasting smoker and a raw oyster bar. Hang out on the patio on a warm night and look out on the water, while taking in some excellent people watching.
While this is definitely one of the more upscale spots on our list, this “Modern American Tavern” is the perfect combination of good food (high-end burgers, steak and seafood) and hand-crafted cocktails, all in a comfortable setting that feels like your ideal living room.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
A dedicated Scotch bar with an over-whelming selection of single-malts, this quirky, nautical-inspired bar is more than deserving of a stop on a party bus tour through Maryland’s nightlife spots. Make your selection by consulting a comprehensive Excel sheet of the bar’s impressive collection of Scotch. They’re color-coded according to region for a bit of guidance, but keep in mind, this place really means business when it comes to Scotch. Ordering on the rocks is a big no-no, in this cozy, yet no frills backroom bar.
LOOKING TO PARTY…ON A BUS? CALL UPTOWN BUS TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTE
Whether you’re looking for a safe, yet luxurious chariot for your wedding day, a comfortable wine tour, or night out on the town, give Uptown Bus a call (202) 999-0723, and our customer service team will provide you with a free quote, as well as answer any questions you may have about the party bus rental process.
If you’re ready to book a bus for your next big event, we’ll help you out over the phone any time Monday through Saturday between 9am and 10 pm. You can also fill out our form here if you prefer to book online.