There is Lower Cost Transportation Options Than Rideshare for a Night Out

Planning a night out can be the worst. Everyone shows up at different times and wants to try out a dance bar or a Tiki bar or do a taco crawl. The more people involved – the more opinions. And since a night out in Chicago usually involves a few rounds of drinks, finding a designated driver or making sure all your girlfriends get home okay can add more stress. Of course, the go-to is to open up your favorite rideshare app, but there’s a much better option for a group in Chicago!

Better Than Rideshare:

Reserving a party bus or limousine for your next night out not only ensures a safe ride for everybody involved, but it also adds a layer of convenience that can’t be replicated by a taxi or Uber. You’ve reserved a block of time, so you’re able to visit multiple destinations through out the night instead of sticking to one or two within walking distance. You’ll be able to enjoy features such as spacious cabins for easy socialization through the night, cup holders for your beverages, sophisticated hardwood flooring and lighting, television panels with DVD players, stereos with the ability to stream through auxiliary ports, and more.

Professional chauffeurs have the knowledge needed to get you where you need to be efficiently and safely. They’ve also had tons of experience taking groups to local hot spots, so they can offer up suggestions if you’re unsure of where to head to next. It’s like having your own personal concierge and night club on the road!


While most groups assume that a Chicago Party Bus is too expensive considering the sophistication, when you divide the overall cost evenly among every one involved, it’s comparable to a rideshare service or taxi trip with a lot more to look forward to. You can save even more money by avoiding high traffic months like wedding and prom season, and the weekend if possible. With a bit of preparation beforehand, you can make sure your next get together is fun, safe and affordable!

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About the Author: Alan James is a local travel writer who specializes in entertainment topics. They hope to provide a helpful voice for those looking to elevate their leisure time.


Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras Parties in Chicago

It’s that time of year when Gabrielle Union and Chicago Bulls, Dwyane Wade and everyone else wants to experience NOLA. But, Chicago is so nice right now. Like global warming brought summertime Chi to February nice. So, it might be time to indulge in Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras festivities in Chicago.

We’ve got you covered for the Mardi Gras bar crawls and specials. Now all that’s left is finding some beads and figuring out what to give up for lent.

2017 Mardi Gras Bar Crawl Chicago:

Saturday, February 25th, it’s time to crawl to a few Chicago bars including Burger Bar and Sono Wood Fired Grill. For the cost of two cosmos, the tickets ($20) include bar hopping with a Mardi Gras mask and beads and enjoy food and drink specials along the ways.
The Mardi Gras Bar Crawl includes:
  • (2) $5 Gift Cards (Food or Drink)
  • Drink Specials ($3, $4 & $5 Specials)
  • Limited Masks & Beads Will Be Provided!
  • No Cover (You may still have to wait in line)
  • Photo Hunt & Online Contest for Best Mask!
  • Registration 2-4pm (Please do not be late!)
  • Portion of proceeds benefit local charity

Plus, if you are using Lyft for the first time, you can earn $50 in free rides.


Sign-up now for the Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on February 25th!

2017 Mardi Gras Party Bus:

Sometimes, you can’t even crawl, you need a bus to escort you between bars. And, we’ve also got you covered. This event is sponsored by MeetPeopleChicago, which puts on intimate and lively events in the city including this easy dating at one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, The Bedford.

Tickets include the bus that will take you to four bars in four different neighborhoods including:

  • Clark Street Ale House/River North
  • Rocky’s/Bridgeport
  • The Owl/Logan Square
  • Original Mothers/Gold Coast

Sign-up now for the Mardi Gras Party Bus on February 25th.

Mardi Gras Booze Cruise:

Tickets ($30-$40) include a Live DJ, Dancing, and A Drink At The After-Party! Catch breathtaking views of the skyline while aboard the booze cruise.

Sign-up for the Mardi Gras Booze Cruise on February 25th!

Sunday Sinners Mardi Gras Brunch:

Learn to make a classic New Orleans brunch including crab cakes with remoulade, grillades and grits and lemon bread pudding with dried cherries & cafe brulot.

Tickets ($80) include:

  • Crab Cakes with Remoulade
  • Grillades & Grits
  • Lemon Bread Pudding with Dried Cherries & Café Brulot

Sign-up for the Mardi Gras Brunch on February 25th!

Mardi Gras Madness:

If you want to start the weekend off with a little madness, go to Merchandise Mart on Friday, February 24th. My fellow Chicago blogger, Chi At A Glance has all the details including the oysters and French 75s for you to sign-up. 

If you would like to skip the night of debauchery for one fancy Mardi Gras cocktail or let’s face it, a lot of good seafood, Chicago has you covered as well. Carnival in the West Loop is having a Carnivale celebration on Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras inspired drinks.

And just a personal tip, before a weekend of partying, plan ahead to indulge on the actual Fat Tuesday, Tuesday, February 28th off with Paczki Day and read about where to get them.

Let me know about your favorite place in Chicago is to get your NOLA vibes.