Want to have the ultimate night out on the town and let someone else do the driving while you do the partying? You can hire a typical limo and Hummers that stretch for miles or you can go with these DFW party rides that take joy riding to a whole new level.
Cowtown Cycle Party
950 Calhoun St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
How about cruising around town in a mobile pub that runs on people power? Pedal pubs are popping up around the country and Cowtown Cycle Party is one of the few places in the state where you can get in on the ride. These open-air, pedal-powered party trolleys seat up to 15 people—with five on each side doing the leg work—three seated on a bench at the back and another seated over the rear wheels. The bike comes equipped with a driver and sound system, all riders need to bring is their beverages of choice and some leg power. Riders cruise around downtown Fort Worth, including Sundance Square and can hop on and off as they please. If you want to ride, you can either join in a two-hour mixer tour for $25 or have your own two-hour cycle party for $160 an hour on weekdays and $190 on weekends.
Dallas Karaoke Cab
Monday Omoregbee’s blue mini-van looks like an ordinary taxi, but everything about this cab is anything but ordinary. It’s actually a karaoke club on wheels, decked out with everything from disco balls and black lights to strobe lights, laser lights and a machine billowing out plumes of fog. With eight wireless microphones and a choice of over 12,000 tunes to choose from, you’ll definitely be inspired to belt your heart out during this ride. The cab seats eight and can be booked for rides at regular taxi rates of $.20 per 1/9 mile, plus $2 per extra passenger, or for $75 you can book it by the hour.
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Dallas Party Hearse
Hearses normally transport the dead, but show up in this posh hearse and you’ll be the life of the party. This unassuming black funeral coach comes fully loaded with purple strobes, laser lights, a lighted wet bar and plenty of fog to set the scene. There’s also an insane sound system, flat-screen TV and a long L-shaped red and black sofa, perfect for eight or comfy enough for two. Whether you want to make a grand entrance or cruise around town creeping people out, you can take this limo ride from the other side starting at $125 for the first hour and $100 for each additional hour.
Lift Party Bus
How would you like to grab 26 of your BFFs and spend an entire day or night partying on an old school bus? Lift Party Bus may have started as an average school bus, but now it’s a completely tricked-out club on wheels— with custom lights, leather booth seating, restrooms, drink coolers and a massive sound system. There’s also room to dance down the aisle or up the party pole and the windows are tinted, so what happens in this bus, stays in this bus. For a flat weekend rate of $895 or less during the week, you can keep the party going all night long.
McKinney Avenue Transit Authority
3153 Oak Grove Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204
Rolling around Uptown on the McKinney Avenue Trolley is a blast and it’s even more fun when you and your friends can have the entire trolley to yourselves. Ride along the four-mile route between the West Village and Klyde Warren Park while you eat, drink and be merry. If you want to hop off at any of the bars, restaurants or sights and hang out for a while, your trolley will wait for you at either Cityplace, Uptown Station or the St. Paul terminal where you can hop back on. The trolley can be set up with tables, balloons and ice chests, all you have to supply is your favorite drinks, food and entertainment. Rentals are available on weekends for two hours or more at $150 an hour until 10 p.m. and for $200 an hour between 10 p.m. and midnight.
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