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Rent a Limo or Party Van to Sample the Best of Bay Area Craft Beers

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on August 8, 2012

Central California has a worldwide reputation for outstanding wines, but some Bay Area brewers have been busy crafting some superb microbrews that are also earning acclaim across the country and around the world. Craft brewing has exploded in popularity in recent years, and San Francisco and the surrounding area now have outstanding brewpubs and restaurants for beer lovers to sample and enjoy. If you and your friends are beer lovers and want to sample some of San Francisco’s best brews, we have an idea: rent a San Francisco limousine or party bus, and design your own craft beer pub crawl! Some of the best brewers in the area include these:

  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • Anchor Brewing
  • Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
  • Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
  • Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery
  • Social Kitchen & Brewery
  • Southern Pacific Brewing Co.
  • Southpaw BBQ
  • Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
  • Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

That’s quite a list, and it is far from complete. Pick a few of your favorites from this list, add a few of your own and start planning your epic pub crawl. To make it extra epic, consider adding a sporting event to the festivities! Make a whole day of it by getting tickets to a Giants, 49ers, A’s, Raiders, Sharks or college sporting event as well. Here is a short list of your luxury transportation options:

If a craft beer pub crawl sounds like your idea of a good time, why not take it one step further and add a chauffeur for the ultimate designated driver? Our San Francisco limousines and party buses are roomy, comfortable, loaded with luxury amenities and very affordable. To review your limo or party bus rental options, please browse the pages of our site. If you have questions or are ready to make a reservation, just give us a call anytime at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936.

Club Owners Slam San Francisco Party Buses at Community Meeting

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on June 30, 2012

Club owners recently held a public meeting where they aired their grievances with San Francisco party buses and the rowdy behavior of some party bus guests. They claim that a never-ending stream of drunken revelers pull up outside their clubs in party vans most evenings and cause a variety of problems. Many are saying enough is enough and have banned Bay Area party buses from dropping off guests at their clubs.

"As someone who has put on events in San Francisco for 20 years, party buses are just bad news," said Chris Smith, owner of Om Records and co-owner of Monarch, a popular nightclub in the SoMa neighborhood. "We don’t allow party buses at Monarch. If one comes up to our club, it’s getting towed."

Other club owners voiced similar complaints at the community meeting organized by the Tenderloin’s Community Leadership Alliance.

Steven Lee is the owner of popular nightclub The Grand and also a member of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission. He also said that party buses have been a persistent problem outside his club.

"Most clubs I know say ‘no’ to party buses," he said. "People do all their drinking on the buses and it’s not a benefit to the club. We have to deal with all the security and all the hassle without any of the benefit."

He echoed other club owners who said that drunken party bus guests were responsible for causing problems inside and outside their establishments.

One San Francisco party bus service owner took issue with club owners blaming all operators for the actions of a few limo services with lax control.

"We station security on all of our buses and we limit people to two complementary drinks per passenger," she said. "I think it’s important to have management on board supervising what’s happening."

In addition to irresponsible Bay Area party bus providers, a big part of the problem is lax laws that govern behavior on party vans. While there are strict regulations on guest behavior while riding in limousines, there are few regulations on party buses, a relatively recent but increasingly popular mode of group transportation. South Bay Assemblyman Jerry Hill agreed with club owners, saying that the city needs to write and enforce tougher regulations about behavior on party buses.

"The growing popularity of party buses requires that the law keep pace with the trend," said Hill in a statement. "These are really rolling bars — and teenagers should not be allowed to drink on them."

We are saddened and unhappy that the actions (or inactions) of a few Bay Area party van providers are casting our limousine service and those of other ethical businesspeople in a bad light. In accordance with California law, we never allow minors to drink in any of our luxury vehicles and ask all our guests to respect our vehicles, other guests and clubs and neighborhoods where we drop them off. If you’re thinking about renting a San Francisco party bus for an upcoming event but prefer to do business with a limo service that puts the safety of its guests above all other considerations, call us at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936.

Rent a San Francisco Party Bus and Create Your Own Pub Crawl

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on May 26, 2010

The scenario: you have college friends coming in from out of town or your friends in the area are looking for something new to do or you’re the one everyone depends on to get tickets/arrange reservations/organize and manage everything so they don’t have to. Well, if any, all or none of that statement accurately reflects your situation and your friends are itching for a legendary weekend get-together, consider the advantages of renting a San Francisco party bus and creating your own pub crawl this weekend. All you need is a plan and a telephone to call Nationwide Limousine Service at 1-800-339-8936. NLS Limo is the Bay Area’s premier provider of limos, party vans, SUV limos, airport shuttles and other luxury vehicles.

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