Is It Legal to Drink on a Party Bus in Los Angeles?

Party buses are the best way to get around town with your friends or coworkers for a night out. Instead of choosing a designated driver or trying to find parking at every new stop, a party bus allows everyone to enjoy themselves between every bar or club. As a result, party bus services have become more popular in the last 10 years than in any other period. 

One of the most obvious reasons private party buses are so popular? Passengers are allowed to drink while on the bus.

“But what about the open containers rule?” you might ask. Well, while federal law makes it illegal to have any open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, that law doesn’t govern charter buses, minibuses, limos, and other professional transportation vehicles. On a party bus, the driver is usually separated in their own compartment, unable to access the main cabin of the party bus. 

Of Course, Underage Drinking Is Still Strictly Barred

While you’re allowed to drink at your own private party on the bus, California law dictates that any underage person on a party bus where there is alcohol must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 25 years old. Without a chaperone, it is likely that your under-21 guests will not be allowed on the bus. The chaperone will be responsible for ensuring their under-21 guest does not drink alcohol. 

Call (877) 484-2184 to Book the Best Party Bus Service in Los Angeles

At Party Bus LA, we provide a high-class, full-service party bus experience for every kind of event: corporate events, bachelorette or bachelor parties, clubbing, winery tours, and anything else you can think of. Whether or not your party will have alcohol, we’ll provide coolers, LED lighting, a premium sound system, TV, and Bluetooth music playing—everything you need for an unforgettable night. 

Book an evening with us or schedule a future event by calling (877) 484-2184 today!