HandleBar FAQ

Top Ten HandleBar Questions

1. How to order drinks after booking?
  1. Drinks Menu (Click Here)
  2. Online Drinks Order Form (Click Here)
  3. We prepare an Esky full of your requested ice-cold goodness.
  4. You enjoy the ice-cold goodness.
2. What's the deal with this waiver?

Each guest must complete an online waiver and show the waiver confirmation email on their phone screen to the driver upon arrival.

Sign waiver here

For those that don’t have a phone/email/computer, please complete on a friends phone that will also be joining the tour.

3. How old do you have to be to ride The HandleBar?

All riders must 18 years old to ride or consume alcoholic beverages.

All ID’s will be checked before tour start.

4. What dates are available?

Click below to view available dates and times:

5. How many people can ride on each HandleBar?

Private Group Tours: The minimum recommended number of passengers is 6. The maximum per bike is 16. If you have a larger party, you may rent multiple bikes. The price remains fixed regardless of party size.

Public Individual Seat Tours: You can book anywhere from 1-16 seats (if available) on our individual seat tours. These tours are $35 a seat. For booking calendar click here:

6. How much does a tour cost?

Private Group Tour

Peak (Fri & Sat after 12) – $399

Off-Peak (All other times) – $299

Public Individual Seat Tours

$35/seat

7. Is there music on The HandleBar?

Have you ever been to a (fun) party without music? C’mon now!

Pro Tip: Create a playlist for your day, or queue up Spotify and plug into our stereo (we’ve got you covered with the hook-ups required and the speakers/stereo).

8. Where does the tour start / end / go?

All tours Start/End at 140 Gray St, Adelaide, SA, 5000.

The tour is 2 hrs around the Adelaide CBD.

There is plenty of street parking around our location.

9. Any suggestions for where to eat/go before the tour?

Downtown Adelaide is home to over 80 bars and restaurants, so there are some serious options available! One of our personal favorite information resources is cityofadelaide.com.au/explore-the-city/see-and-do/. For an amazing list of downtown Adelaide restaurants, broken down by type, head to cityofadelaide.com.au/explore-the-city/see-and-do/. This website even includes recommendations and Dining Spotlights about some of the best places in town!

Booking Your HandleBar Experience

How can I find available dates and times?

Click below to view available dates and times:

How do I pay?

You will need to pay in full when you finalize your booking online. No cash payments are accepted. We do not hold tours without full payment.

What if I want to cancel or reschedule?

With Trip Insurance:

Cancel anytime up to 24 hours before tour time and receive a full refund

 

Without Trip Insurance: 

Cancellations more than 14 days out receive a rain check or refund minus $25 (group tours). Cancellations less than 14 days out – No refund or rain check (you are responsible for full price of the tour, regardless of deposited amount).

Please let us know if you need to cancel, as we will do our best to fill your tour. If we can fill your spot, we will refund you in full minus $25 (group tours).

Do you guys sell gift certificates?

Yep, you can purchase gift certificates for any dollar amount. They’re great for birthdays, work outings or even to donate to charity auctions to generate funds.

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Prep: Before the Tour Starts

How do I sign the waiver?

Each guest must complete an online waiver and show the waiver confirmation email on their phone screen to the driver upon arrival.

Sign waiver here

For those that don’t have a phone/email/computer, please complete on a friends phone that will also be joining the tour.

What is the weather policy?

We ride rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for predicted weather conditions.

Thunder Storms – If weather is bad enough (thunderstorms imminent), we will notify you at least 2 hours before the tour start time to offer a rain check. You may decline as long as weather is safe enough to ride. Never assume your ride is cancelled unless you hear from us first.

Extreme Heat – For tours forecasted to be during extreme heat, we will contact you by 10am on the day of the tour if the forecasted temperature during your tour is 36 degrees or higher by weather.com and offer a raincheck. If extreme heat is forecasted and we haven’t already contacted you, please feel free to reach out to us about moving your tour to an earlier/later part of the day where the temperatures will be cooler.

How many people pedal the bike?

You bring 16 people including yourself and we provide a driver (17th person). As far as the pedaling goes, there are 10 sets of pedals. If you look closely you’ll see there are 12 “BarStools” total (6 on each side) but only 10 total pedaling seats (5 on each side). Each side also has a seat over the wheels, which means they don’t have pedals. Each bike also has a bench in the back that seats 3 people who want a rest or just want to relax. The last passenger spot is in the middle of The Handlebar.

Who can’t pedal The HandleBar?

Passengers shorter than 5’3”  may have a hard time reaching pedals. We do have 3 pedal seats per bike that adjust downward, which may help those under 5’3″ reach the pedals. 

There is a maximum weight of 300 pounds for people on the bike seats.

The bench at the back of the bike is perfect for those who don’t fit the height and weight limitations. 

Where the heck should we park ?

So many options: Check em out here.

What type of clothing should we wear?

Really, anything can be worn and you’ll be okay, but remember you’re pedaling a bike so consider that when picking out your wardrobe. We do, however, recommend you not wear sandals as they can easily come off while pedaling.

What if we don’t want to drink alcohol?

No problem! We have tours where people just want to ride and enjoy the unique experience. The HandleBar is always a blast and we welcome everyone.

Can we decorate the bike?

Yes! The dimensions of the parts you can decorate can be found below. Decorations can be hung anywhere on the bike with the exception of covering our HandleBar website address. We recommend zip ties, rope, or string for attachment methods. We do not allow tape as duct tape removes the varnish from the wood and scotch tape is not strong enough to hold.

What to Expect During The Tour

What types of alcohol do you have on the Handlebar?

Drinks Menu (Click Here)

No BYOB.

All alcohol must stay on bike.

Can we eat while on the Handlebar?

Customers are welcome to bring their own food on the tour.

Food Special – We’ve teamed up with LaTrattoria Pizza. All our customers get 15% off take away orders during the tour. To redeem, please place order with LaTrattoria (Ph: 8231 5858) 1 hr before tour time and request that the pizza be ready for 15 mins after your tour start time. Please mention HandleBar to get the discount.

Who drives this thing?

Each tour comes with your very own Bar Handler. He or She will steer the bike for you, get pictures along the way, keep you fueled and guide you through some of the coolest areas of town. We could not be more proud of the crew of young hard working Bar Handlers that have joined our team over the years.

The Bar Handler is also in charge of the bike, so what they say goes.

What route will we take?

Your driver will handle the route, unless you have specific places you really want to go. As long as parking is available, we’re more than happy to tailor the route to where you want to go. Our typical route includes stops at Victoria Square (relax on your own bar and get a great group photo) & 2 pubs of your choice.

Do you have music on the bike?

Have you ever been to a (fun) party without music? C’mon now!

Pro Tip: Create a playlist for your day, or queue up Spotify and plug into our stereo (we’ve got you covered with the hook-ups required and the speakers/stereo).

What if our tour takes too long?

You will be charged a late fee if you do not return The HandleBar to the starting point on time. The time it takes to complete a tour is up to the people pedaling. The Bar Handler will assist in keeping you on time. We have test-pedaled all routes and know how long they take. We have never had this be an issue!

Our driver was amazing, do drivers accept tips?

Yes! Our drivers accept cash tips, and each bike has a “Feelin Tip$y” jar on board just for that purpose.

Do you have any Bar or Restaurant Specials?

Yes, for latest specials – Click Here

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