After six or seven drinks, their heads laid peacefully upon a pillowy cocktail napkin, many people wish the bar would just drive them home. With a wave of its beer-bottle wand, today's Groupon grants that wish. For $140, you get two raucous hours on a groove-powered bus-turned-bar from Rockin' Ride (a $280 value). You can also combine two Groupons and get four hours of rockin' situations that render knockin' unnecessary. Because of prom season, this deal does not apply to Saturdays in April and May.
You and up to 17 guests can saddle up in either Sweetness or Rosie, Rockin' Ride's two '70s-inspired partysteeds decked out with televisions, DVD players, karaoke machines, a booming soundsystem, disco balls, an ice well, crushed neon velvet, and the finest mastodon shag carpeting. Like a camphorous medicinal balm, Rockin' Ride neatly eliminates party-night warts such as taxi price gouges and designated-driver blues—freeing you and friends for more no-holds-barred thumb wars and sci-fi trivia drinking games. And unlike the bitter, sarcastic mule who drove the school bus, Rockin' Ride's amiable drivers will take you wherever you want, be it from bar to bar, taco stand to taco stand, makeout point to makeout point, or just to a dusty lot to do endless donuts. You can be as loud as you want and rock in any way you please¬—this is your private party.
Rockin' Ride is an incomparable way to celebrate birthdays, bachelorette parties, and barbecue mitzvahs, as well as special holidays such as National Pancake Day, Flag Day, Burton Gilliam Day, and World Party Awareness Day. The buses are subject to availability, so call ahead.
- I rented a Rockin' Ride bus for my 40th birthday celebration with about a dozen people. The bus has a well for icing down drinks, a video/karaoke system, smoke machine, lights, great interior. The driver was really nice and while several of us were having dinner he went and picked up another friend who planned to join us after dinner. It was great fun and I absolutely want to do it again sometime. – hopemorrison, Citysearch
- All that really needs to be said is that this was 10 times more fun than I had expected. Thanks, Rockin' Ride! – Jaime M., Yelp
- Rockin' Ride is completely over the top, totally hysterical, and frighteningly fun. – Jefe R., Yelp