A sign at one of the DC Hopper's "hop stops" lets riders know where to wait for the shuttle. — Photo courtesy of DC Hopper Facebook page
Washington, D.C. is known for its great nightlife – bars, dance clubs, concert venues. There are plenty of great places to party around the District. But there's often one drawback: transportation. Taxis can be in high demand. Train service isn't always reliable. What's a party animal to do? Enter the DC Hopper, a new shuttle service that aims to alleviate any transportation angst.
Nightclub goers standing next to a DC Hopper shuttle. — Photo courtesy of DC Hopper Facebook page
Currently, the DC Hopper runs between Bethesda, Maryland and two hot spot locations in D.C. – upscale Georgetown and trendy Dupont Circle. The DC Hopper has a "Hop Stop" in each location and folks out on the town can hop on and off the hopper as they move around D.C. nightlife scene. An online schedule keeps hoppers updated on when to expect the next DC Hopper to pass by and riders can follow the service on Twitter as well for updates.
The DC Hopper logo is popping up all over D.C. — Photo courtesy of DC Hopper Facebook page
A price for a ride from the suburb into the District or back is $24 for an individual, but the price goes down for pairs and groups riding together. The DC Hopper has also worked out drink specials at multiple bars and nightclubs in the areas it services. Meanwhile, the creators of the DC Hopper are already looking at expanding service to other fun night spots such as Arlington, U Street and H Street.