Don’t drink and drive this Fourth-of-July holiday weekend — there’s a better way!
The Marietta Beer Bus is back this weekend.
Masks are required to ride.
On select Saturdays, you can hop on the Marietta Beer Bus and enjoy a FREE shuttle ride to 6 craft alcohol establishments. The beer bus dates will show up on our events calendar and our Free Things To Do lists.
Dates for the Marietta Beer Bus are:
* April 10th and 24th
* May 8th and 22nd
* June 5th and 19th
* July 3rd and 17th
* August 7th and 21st
* September 4th and 18th
* October 2nd, 16th and 30th
* November 13th and 27th
* December 11th and 18th
NOTE that this schedule flip-flops between 1st + 3rd Saturdays and 2nd + 4th Saturdays.
According to the Facebook page, the shuttle starts running at 3 p.m. and wraps up at 9 p.m. It runs in a continuous loop, arriving at each stop about every 30 minutes.
NOTE that the schedule seems to be a little different this year.
In the past, the Beer Bus ran exclusively on 1st and 3rd Saturdays. And it’s confusing, because some of the graphics still say this.
BUT, on the Facebook events calendar, the bus is scheduled for 2nd and 4th weekends from January thru May — and then it moves back to the first and third schedule, with a custom schedule around the holidays late in the year (Halloween, Thanksgiving, December holidays).
You don’t need a ticket or a reservation. Just pop in to any of the participating establishments to get a free wristband — and then hop on the bus when it arrives. You can hop off again and back on when and where you’d like.
The stops include 4 breweries, a cidery, and a winery/meadery:
- Schoolhouse Brewing
- Red Hare Brewing
- Ironmonger Brewing
- Glover Park Brewery
- Treehorn Cidery
- Shezmu Cellars (beer, wine, and mead)
These establishments pay for the Beer Bus so you don’t have to!
View a Google map of the complete route
Shezmu Cellars has tacos and pizza for sale. Glover Park nearly always has a food truck onsite, and many of the other breweries do too.
The closest stop to the Marietta Square is Glover Park Brewery.
It’s probably a good idea to use a rideshare service to get to your first stop. But if you park at one of the breweries, be smart about your decision to drive home — you can always get a ride and leave your car till the next day. The whole point is to NOT drink and drive.
Visit the Marietta Beer Bus website (note that it doesn’t seem to be updated for the 2021 schedule)
Remember, just because something is open doesn’t mean you have to go. We advise you to weigh your personal risks and make decisions based on what’s best for you and your family. Consider the fact you may not make wise choices when alcohol is involved.
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