Designated Driver Service
This serves you when you're already enjoying the night out and would like to request a professional driver. BarHoppers will drive you and any guests in your own car to a destination of your choice. While drivers are available anytime 24/7, use of the service is based on the availability of drivers.
At your request, a driver will drive you in your own vehicle wherever you would like to go for an hourly rate, local or long distance. This allows you to enjoy yourself without having to worry about parking, leaving your vehicle unattended, or most importantly… driving! We will dispatch a professional chauffeur to your location to drive you to any destination of your choice.
Reported by: Ryan Leckey WNEP - 12/31/2012
Party goers aren’t the only ones out in full force tonight on New Year’s Eve. Check out this clip to see what’s on tap for area police department.
Area police departments plan to step up patrols on New Year’s Eve to catch and deter drunk drivers.
Many counties in our area are also taking part in the “Safe Ride Campaign” where bars can call people cabs at no cost for a free lift home in a certain mile radius.
Another option, is the fairly new professional chauffeur service known as “Barhoppers NEPA.”
Reported by: Jeremy Deebel WBRE - 12/09/2011
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County-- A service that's gaining popularity in northeastern Pennsylvania promises a safe ride home after a night out on the town.
Barhoppers NEPA aims to prevent DUI's for drivers who may have had a few too many drinks.
Whether you were out celebrating the office holiday party, or just took yourself down to the local tavern-- the folks who run Barhoppers driving service want to make sure your night ends safely at home, and not at the county jail.
We've all heard-- and hopefully heeded-- the warning to designate a sober driver when enjoying adult beverages.
Barhoppers offers to bring that driver to you.
Co-founder Dan Nawrocki said, "When you're intoxicated, and you need to get yourself and your car home, we bring you a driver. The driver will drive you home in your own car, and then we pick up our driver."
Barhoppers boasts about 16 on-call drivers. They're required to pass a background check, have professional driving experience, and a clean driving record.
Nawrocki, of Exeter, started the local Barhoppers venture just before Thanksgiving last year.
He explained, "There's one in Pittsburgh, one in Philadelphia, one in Washington D.C. And I decided it was time to go ahead and start it. From the day before Thanksgiving through New Years, it's busy every weekend."
The goal of Barhoppers is simple. If you've had too much to drink, they want you to get out of your car, give them a call, and let them give you a ride.
Nawrocki does suggest booking a driver ahead of time, if possible-- either by phone call or online.
There's a base fee of $20 for a trip home of up to five miles-- and it's $2 per mile after that.
Nawrocki noted, "You can also call us and have a driver drive you around from bar to bar all night. It's only $12.50 an hour."
Barhoppers generally serves the Luzerne and Lackawanna County region.
They aim to keep their fees low so the service remains attractive to potential patrons who might otherwise take the unnecessary and dangerous risk of drinking and driving.
Nawrocki added, "Barhoppers is not a big-profit business. Barhoppers sole purpose is to help people get home safely."