Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New this year

For the Mankato bus people: Make sure to select the bus that others in your group did when you purchase.

Buses 1 and 5 are $50, buses 2-4 are $40. Buses 1 and 5, are party buses and will go to downtown New Ulm at 5pm, leaving at 6/7pm to return to Mankato.

Buses 2, 3 and 4, are school buses and leave from New Ulm at 5pm to return to Mankato. Bus 4 is on standby for now depending on if needed.

For the Twin Cities bus people: Running just one bus the first year out. This trip starts at Monies Bar in Maple Plain. It is on the corner of Highway 12(394) and County Rd 19, very accessible.

Remember that Bockfest is now March 4th so plan ahead for rooms. They do go quickly. Obviously, the Hilton and Civic Center hotels are optimal since they are within two blocks of Pub 500, but it is possible for the bus to take you to hotels by River Hills Mall if needed.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Check out our new Brewery Tours and Schell's Oktoberfest Bus

Meals included. 5-6 Brewery visits with samples.

We began doing buses for Schell's/New Ulm Oktoberfest this year (2016) and it was incredible. It will be an addition to our agenda.

Check out www.mnbeerbus.com to reserve today

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ted Marti and USA Beerfest Team 2016

New Ulm Oktoberfest

Keep October 15 open for this year. I  have bus(es) to run from Mankato to New Ulm for Oktoberfest. More details to come. . GO TO http://oktoberfestbus.blogspot.com/ to get more info and purchase tickets.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Important Information

8 to 9:15 am: Breakfast buffet is open. When you arrive at the Pub500, find me to check in. I will be at table up near the buffet, wearing bright blue “Team USA” t-shirts/jerseys. There you will get a wristband to wear that gets you breakfast and the bus ride.
9:15 am: Boarding of the buses takes place. Your wristband will have your bus number on it. Bus will have # on door.
9:30 am: We leave, with or without you, so be on time. We will arrive in New Ulm about 10:15ish 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 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 next to the Pub 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 last year.
8- Dress up, have fun. No one will 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.
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 9:30am on the button and WILL 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. Pub 500 in Mankato/ Monies in Maple Plain

Pub 500
500 South Front Street BOX 3386
Mankato, MN 56001

Monies Bar
4820 Highway 12
Maple Plain, MN 55359
(763) 479-2717