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Trolley Pub Rolling into Arlington

By Katie Pyzyk - ARLNow.com

Tuesday - 2/26/2013, 9:45am  ET

Trolley Pub (photo via Trolley Pub Facebook page)While attention focused on the possibility of a Columbia Pike streetcar, another trolley project quietly sneaked its way into Arlington. The Trolley Pub is expected to arrive this spring.

The open-air, pedal-powered trolley lets riders mix drinking and exercising while taking in the Arlington sights. Up to 14 people can ride along on a tour, along with one certified Trolley Pub conductor in the captain’s seat.

The trolley already exists in cities like Raleigh, NC. Pricing is not yet listed for the Arlington trolley, but Raleigh’s charges $30 per person for up to six people on a two hour tour, or $350 to rent the entire 14 person pub for two hours.

Riders who want to drink on the ride have to bring their own alcoholic beverages, but are able to use the on-board ice chest. No hard alcohol or glass is allowed, and alcoholic beverages must remain on board at all times.

The tentative launch date is April 13, according to the Trolley Pub Arlington Facebook page.