Four local friends pooled together some money and sought out to supply a safe, fun and cheap alternative for their friends. We had always enjoyed attending concerts, games and nights out on the town but disliked the hassles that go hand-in-hand with such activities—traffic, parking and worrying about designated drivers. In the spring of 2000, as our excitement mounted for a perennial favorite event, the summer Jimmy Buffet concert, a great idea was born. Kegbus...
The Beginning of a Business
That year President Bush gave everyone who filed a tax return a 500 dollar refund check. The young men pooled their checks together and bought a 1988 school bus. It seemed like the perfect fit—Andy handled the finances, Ken was an automotive and mechanical expert, and Chris was a jack of all trades helping out all over the place. Spending the summer preparing for the KegBus’ maiden voyage, the young men had no idea they were filling a big void in the D.C. Metro area.
Since 2000 they have used the KegBus to attend concerts at Nissan Pavilion, Wolftrap, the Verizon Center, baseball games at RFK, the Preakness in Baltimore, Redskins games at Fed Ex Field, even taking it as far as Punxsutawney, PA for Ground Hog day. The KegBus has been used to celebrate friends’ impending marriages, St. Patrick’s Day, going-away send offs, birthdays and more. The growing legend of the KegBus quickly became bigger then the group of friends, and it became apparent that the more the guys used the bus, the more people wanted to rent it.
“This started as something fun for our friends, Six years ago we knew this was something we needed, but it’s now apparent that we’re really filling a hole in the transportation market! So many young adults live in the greater D.C. area, and there is so much for them to do—and KegBus allows them to take advantage of all the fun activities in the area without worrying about designated drivers. We’re a bigger, cheaper and more fun alternative to a limo. Who wouldn’t want to get 30 of their friends together, go to a concert and back without having to worry about traffic, parking or drinking and driving? It’s ideal.”