Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New this year

We are going to do a test run on Oktoberfest this year. If it works out, we should be able to return you to your respective hotels or to campus area so no driving is necessary. Just get dropped off or have one person drive down to Pub 500 in morning (pick up car next day) for everyone's safety and ease. River Hills Hotel offers a shuttle in the morning also.

Remember that Bockfest is now March 4th so plan ahead for rooms.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Check out our new Brewery Tours

Meals included. 5-6 Brewery visits with samples. Check out www.mnbeerbus.com to reserve today

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ted Marti and USA Beerfest Team 2016


New Ulm Oktoberfest

Keep October 8 and 15 open for this year. I  have bus(es) to run from Mankato to New Ulm for Oktoberfest. More details to come. We will be dropping off at multiple hotels in Mankato so if you get a ride to Pub500 in morning, you can ride safely all day. GO TO http://oktoberfestbus.blogspot.com/ to get more info and purchase tickets.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Important Information

Timeline: 
7:30 am to 8:45: Breakfast buffet is open. When you first arrive at the Pub500, find me so you can check in. I will be at table up near the buffet. We are all wearing bright blue “Team USA” t-shirts/jerseys. There you will get a sticker to wear that gets you breakfast and the bus ride. I don’t expect anyone to still be wearing them when we leave Bockfest thoughafter all, it is Bockfest.
8:50 to 8:59 am: Boarding of the buses takes place. Your sticker will have your bus number on it. Bus will have # on door.
9-9:15 am: We leave, with or without you, so be on time. We will arrive in New Ulm about 10ish and drop off at the Target parking lot where you get into line. Those with entry tickets usually have a shorter line. 
10:30 or 11:00am: Gates open and let the Bockfest games begin. 
4:30: Bockfest ends. Make your way back out to the Target parking lot to find your bus. Buses will leave at about 5pm. We will return to the Pub 500 at about 5:45pm, just in time for happy hour if you are still able. 

Important things to keep in mind:
10- Park your cars in the parking ramp across from the 500. Also you cannot drink or open your own alcoholic beverages in the Pub 500. They will allow you to have your unopened cooler in there while we wait for the buses. The bar will be open for business if you did want a Bloody or a beer though. 
9-Please make every attempt to keep buses cleanThis is why price went from $35 to $40 this year.
8- Dress up, have fun. No one will ever make fun of you. You will be surprised how many are.
7- Beers in the past have cost 3 tickets. It takes about 2 1/2 beers to fill a Bubba Keg. See tip #3.
6- Don't stop at the first Ticket Booth, there is another one farther up with no one there. Lately, they have been selling a $20 pack of beer/food tickets at the gate area. It is much faster. So, have a twenty at the ready 
5- Must be 21 to enter. Make sure you bring your ID
4- Post your photos online, you put @bockfestbusguy and @schellsbockfest to appear on the twitter feeds.
3- Buy a big mug, like the Bubba Keg. Don’t wait until that day to buy one. 
2- Cash, have it before we leave. Unless something changes, there is one atm at Bockfest
1- RULE NUMBER ONE- DO NOT BE LATE! The bus WILL pull out at 9am on the button and return at 5pm. We will not wait for anyone for any reason. The lines will be long enough as it is. 

Have fun, stay warm, take pictures, and enjoy the best beer festival in Minnesota

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pub 500 breakfast

Breakfast buffet consists of : eggs, meats, biscuits and gravy, french toast, potatoes and either pop or coffee.

Always be sure to tip your bartenders, waiters and drivers. They are working their butts off to make sure you have a great day.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Where we begin and end at. Glorious Pub 500 in Mankato


PUB 500
500 South Front Street BOX 3386
Mankato, MN 56001
1-507-625-6500