Indy JoyRides is your Indianapolis provider for brew bus trips, distillery tours, and wine tours. We drive you to drink — literally. Our 14-passenger bus is designed for conversation and fun, with horseshoe-shaped seating and a central bar. Make a tour reservation or book a party bus rental today. If you don’t find an answer to your question below, contact us at (317) 572-5693 to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Indy JoyRides?

The owners are Matt and Chad, a couple of college buddies who are having a lot of fun running a small, local business. Read our story here.

Can I come along if I’m not 21?

Sorry, the brewery, wine, and distillery tours are only for our friends who are of legal drinking age. Good news, though! You can book a party bus for special events like prom or a concert. Of course, no alcohol is allowed on those outings. But book a bus now for your 21st!

Do you offer any discounts or specials?

At Indy JoyRides, we think everyone deserves to have a special night out. We run discounts and specials throughout the year to save our renters money on tours, private parties, tailgating, and more! Check out our current deals now.

Do we need to sign anything before our trip?

For public tours, we require all riders to sign a Rider Agreement and Release & Waiver of Liability. For private rentals (including weddings, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday parties, tailgating, and more), all riders are required to sign a Private Rental Agreement.

Where do we get picked up for tours?

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All of our tours depart from the Omni Severin Hotel at 40 W. Jackson Place in downtown Indianapolis. If you’re booking the entire bus, we’ll be happy to pick you up at the location of your choice. Click here to view the Pick-Up Location on Google Maps.

Where should I park?

For all tours beginning at the Omni, we refer our customers to the parking garage at Circle Centre mall. The underground lot can be accessed from Washington Street (one-way going west), Maryland Street (one-way going east), and Georgia Street (two-way). We’ve found that it’s the most affordable in the area. You are also welcome to park on the street at a meter. Meter parking is free after 9 p.m. and on certain federal holidays.

I just reserved a seat for a tour; where are my tickets? 

You should receive an email confirmation after your purchase. Just print your confirmation message or show it to the driver from your phone, and you’re good to go!

Can I bring my own food and drinks on the bus?

If you’re reserving a party bus or special event rental — absolutely! For tours, we ask that you only bring what you purchase from our partners. For groups planning to bring food on the bus, we do require a cleaning deposit. We’ve got to make sure the next group doesn’t have to wade through potato chip crumbs, after all.

Where does your party bus go?

If you’re booking a party bus or special event, we can take you anywhere in Indiana. We’re happy to make recommendations for a fun evening in Broad Ripple, Carmel, or an Indianapolis cultural district.

You’re going to store all my stuff on the bus, right?

Sure, you can leave whatever you like on board during tour stops. We like to think everyone who rides with Indy JoyRides is honest and considerate, but we are not responsible for lost or damaged items. 

I really want to come on this tour with my friends, but I can’t commit until the last minute. Can I buy a ticket on the spot? 

Of course! We do offer walk-up sales for tours departing outside the Omni Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. You can pay with cash or credit card. You might want to call (317) 572-5693 to make sure we’re not sold out.

What are the tours like?

We like to think you’re going to leave your Indy JoyRides tour with stories you’ll be telling for years to come. You can find details on our tours page, and share your experience afterward by writing a customer review.

Should we tip the driver?

Absolutely. Tips are never required, but incredibly appreciated. We’ve put our drivers through a lot over the years, and they’ve seen a lot of things they can’t un-see. So every chance we get, we like to show them how much we appreciate them.

What’s your favorite brewery?

We wouldn’t ask your mom who her favorite child is, so don’t make us answer this one either. Let’s just say Indiana really knows how to make some good brews, and Indy JoyRides can help you discover some of the best.

Found all the details you needed? Contact Indy JoyRides today at (317) 572-5693 to book a tour or party bus.