Beer Biking in Berlin

Peer pressure makes you do amazing things. Never would I have thought I would be on a bike that serves beer. I’ve seen them around in other cities but it never came across my mind to ride on them. It was Jennifer’s (Jdomb’s Travels) birthday and we were invited to go beer biking with her and some friends in Berlin. Turns out beer biking is actually a lot of fun.

We were with Pete of Hecktic Travels, Peter Parkorr of Travel Unmasked, Emma of Emma’s Travel Tales, Michael of Go, See, Write, Stephanie of Twenty-Something Travel, and of course the birthday girl Jennifer with her husband Tim (Jdomb’s Travels).

The activity was provided by Beer Bike Berlin.

Beer Biking in Berlin

Each side of the bike can hold 6 people totaling 12 people that can peddle. A few can fit in the back making it have enough room for 16 people. If you fill up all the seats, it makes it easier to peddle because there’s more power. The driver sitting up front is steering us and showing us around Berlin. He takes us to many of Berlin’s famous attractions for the next two hours.

The best part is of course the beer. The keg is up front in the barrel. As you peddle, you continue to serve yourself and get drunk. Unfortunately for the driver, he needs to stay sober. In my drunk state of mind, I told everyone we should drink faster so the bike weighs less which doesn’t really make sense since it’s just going into our system anyway.

If I’m going to drink, I need music. The bike is equipped with speakers and loaded with random fun 80’s and 90’s music. If you got an iPod, they can plug that in as well. We weren’t prepared so we just let them play whatever which was awesome because it was all classic fun tunes.

We laughed hysterically almost the entire time. We knew we looked ridiculous but that was the best part. Everyone watching us from the side was taking pictures of us, cars driving by had to take a second look, we cheered people on, and we had an amazing time. Yes, we were freezing but after peddling for awhile and drinking, it got warmer.

It’s €299 .00 per group and if you split that with 12 people, it comes out to only close to €25 a person. It’s €4.5 per litre of beer too. More info here.

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Want to learn more? Jdomb Travels also has a review up of Beer Bike Berlin.

[disclosure]The activity was provided by Beer Bike Berlin. The activity was comped and we paid for our drinks. All opinions are my own, obviously.[/disclosure]

30 Comments

  1. Tracy Zhang on April 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I saw a lot of those when I was in Berlin and thought the beer bikes were the coolest thing to do!

  2. Tracy Zhang on April 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I saw a lot of those when I was in Berlin and thought the beer bikes were the coolest thing to do!

  3. Alissa @This World Rocks on April 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I did this with friends in Minneapolis, its called Pedal Pub there. Its definitely a great time, and having a fun group is the key!

    • Michael on April 30, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Definitely a good laugh with an awesome group.

  4. Alissa @This World Rocks on April 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I did this with friends in Minneapolis, its called Pedal Pub there. Its definitely a great time, and having a fun group is the key!

    • Michael on April 30, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Definitely a good laugh with an awesome group.

  5. suki on April 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve seen this done in Portland, though I haven’t participated in it. So much fuN! 🙂

    • Michael on April 30, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Oh yeah? I couldn’t think of anywhere in the US that has this. Interesting.

  6. suki on April 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve seen this done in Portland, though I haven’t participated in it. So much fuN! 🙂

    • Michael on April 30, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Oh yeah? I couldn’t think of anywhere in the US that has this. Interesting.

  7. Jessica Dawdy on April 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    This sounds ridiculous and amazing! It’s kind of like an open-air party bus. At the least the driver has to stay sober, or it sounds like it could get seriously messy!

    • Michael on April 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

      The driver probably meets loads of interesting people.

  8. Jessica Dawdy on April 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    This sounds ridiculous and amazing! It’s kind of like an open-air party bus. At the least the driver has to stay sober, or it sounds like it could get seriously messy!

    • Michael on April 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

      The driver probably meets loads of interesting people.

  9. Britany Robinson on April 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

    That might be one of the most perfect activities ever invented. Drinking and burning the calories at the same so you can keep drinking… genius!

    • Michael on April 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Exactly. They cancel each other out. Right?

  10. Britany Robinson on April 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

    That might be one of the most perfect activities ever invented. Drinking and burning the calories at the same so you can keep drinking… genius!

    • Michael on April 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Exactly. They cancel each other out. Right?

  11. Lindsay Hogg on April 30, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I’ll just take the beer please

  12. Lindsay Hogg on April 30, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I’ll just take the beer please

  13. Suitcase Stories on May 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    That sounds like awesome fun! Im not sure how I would go at cycling after a few beers though!

  14. Suitcase Stories on May 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    That sounds like awesome fun! Im not sure how I would go at cycling after a few beers though!

  15. airport limo taxi on May 3, 2013 at 2:02 am

    This is a unique idea. I like this.

  16. airport limo taxi on May 3, 2013 at 2:02 am

    This is a unique idea. I like this.

  17. Thomas Dembie on May 4, 2013 at 12:12 am

    What a wonderful idea! Looks like so much fun!

  18. Thomas Dembie on May 4, 2013 at 12:12 am

    What a wonderful idea! Looks like so much fun!

  19. Luke Hartung on May 10, 2013 at 3:43 am

    This looks AMAZING

  20. Luke Hartung on May 10, 2013 at 3:43 am

    This looks AMAZING

  21. David Ferrer on June 4, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Beautiful place to enjoy in a chilled climate and it sounds great that beer biking in Berlin

  22. David Ferrer on June 4, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Beautiful place to enjoy in a chilled climate and it sounds great that beer biking in Berlin

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