La Crosse Adds New Rocket Powered Mobile Pub Experience


LA CROSSE, WIS — Beer enthusiasts in the La Crosse area will now have the chance to enjoy their favorite brew at 200 miles per hour.

Trolley Party La Crosse will add two brand new “rocket pubs” to their fleet of existing pedal powered vehicles. A spokesperson for the company said this will add excitement to an already great experience and add safety during the pandemic.

“It’s hard to spread coronavirus if you’re whizzing through downtown streets at those speeds,” spokesperson Eyepee A. Pennyfarthing said. “Folks will just have to learn how to hold their cups sideways so they don’t spill.”

Attached to the back of a trolley pub gutted for speed are two X-24 solid fuel rockets designed by NASA. Each patron will be given aviation goggles to make seeing their drink easier, as well as their own parachutes.

“We also provide free Uber and Lyft reimbursements for anyone who isn’t able to hang on and needs to get a ride back,” Pennyfarthing added.

Routes are tentatively set to begin at Riverside Park and end somewhere in Tomah. Pennyfarthing says they want to get it just right so everyone can enjoy the ride.

“We’re still working out the kinks,” he said. “We want to make sure we are certain we stop at our destination in Tomah and not in lower earth orbit.”

Reporter Sam Shilts contributed to this article.