HandleBar FAQ

Top Ten HandleBar Questions

1. How to select/pay for drinks after booking?
  1. Drinks Menu (Click Here): After booking, review the drinks menu and pick up to 3 drinks per person.
  2. Online Drinks Order Form (Click Here): At least 5 days before tour start date, organizer submits groups drinks order online
  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?

All riders must fill out the e-waiver the day of the tour. This makes it easiest for you to find the confirmation email you receive upon completion of the waiver, which you can show directly from your phone to your Bar Handler when you climb aboard the bar bicycle. ClICK HERE FOR WAIVER

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?

To see available dates and book your tour, click here:

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5. How many people can ride on each HandleBar?

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.

INDIVIDUAL SEAT TOURS: You can book anywhere from 1-16 seats (if available) on our individual seat tours. These tours run Thursday-Saturday for $32 a seat. For booking calendar click here:

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6. How much does a tour cost? What's the difference between the Private Group Tour and Public Individual Tour?

Group Tour

Peak (Fri & Sat after 12) – $400

Off-Peak (All other times) – $300

Individual Seat Tours

$32/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. Seriously, where do I sign this damn waiver?

Cool your jets pal. Here she is: WAIVER

10. ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR WHERE WE SHOULD 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?

To view all availability and book your tour, click the button below. We require that bookings are made at least 2 days in advance, but if you are looking to book within 2 days of your requested tour, please text us at 61-421-858-153 and we may be able to squeeze your group in!

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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.

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What if I want to cancel or reschedule?

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?

On the day of your tour, all riders must sign the e-waiver. Each rider must show their confirmation email received after completion as well as ID to ride.

The details are here.

What is the weather policy?

The HandleBar operates rain or shine.  Please dress appropriately for predicted weather conditions.

The HandleBar reserves the right to cancel the tour and offer the renter a rain check. There will be no rain checks offered for rides once begun.

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.

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 and is reserved for the group “bartender.”

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. 

Things are so different down here - 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

Can I drink alcohol on The Handlebar?

Yes! Riders are allowed to drink beer, wine & cider per our drinks menu (Click Here)

Unfortunately, you we do not serve any hard alcohol and there is strictly no BYOB.

What types of alcohol do you have on the Handlebar?

Drinks Menu (Click Here)

We do not have hard liquor.

No BYOB.

All alcohol must stay on bike.

Drinks may be purchased by the group organizer by submitting the groups order form at least 5 days before tour.

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: 8212 3327) 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. If you’re new school and want to tip your driver via Venmo or PayPal, no problem, just ask them for their Venmo/PayPal ID and they’d probably be more than happy to share it!

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