Safe & Sound

How to play it safe when you’re out to play

After a few great cocktails at a couple great bars, driving home may no longer be the best option. Whether you plan ahead or decide at the last minute, finding a safe way home is as easy as pie martinis. Of the 250 members of the Tavern League of Dane County, 200 participate in its SafeRide program. Depending on the circumstances and the establishment, patrons pay $3 or less for a cab ride anywhere in the county. Bob Mercer, Dane County Tavern League president, says the chapter spends about $60,000 a year for SafeRide, which is funded by a state grant and two annual fundraisers. To find participating businesses, look for the SafeRide signs posted in their window.

Whether you’re going out for special-occasion cocktails, celebratory brews or “just because,” you can arrive to and from in style by renting a limousine for the night. Depending on the type of limo, the size of the party and how long you want it to last, costs could potentially start at $40 per person. It’s a worthwhile splurge for a hassle- and worry-free evening—you’ll avoid parking tickets, traffic headaches, weather risks, and most importantly, drunken driving.

Here’s a list of local options for a safe ride home:


Madison Taxi: 255-8294
Union Cab of Madison Cooperative: 242-2000
Badger Cab: 256-5566


AJ Prestige Limousine: 338-5800
Classic Limo and Motorcoach Inc.: 356-7595
D+D Limousine Service LLC: 920-262-2953
Encore Limousine and Sedan, Inc.: 240-1500
Gallant Knight Limousine: 242-7000
Leisure Limousine Co.: 215-6235
Mad City Party Bus: 235-6196
Presidential Limousine Service Ltd.: 423-2300
Limo One Limousine Service: 837-9123
Mad City Limos: 513-5466
Sir Michael’s Limousine Service: 255-1311
Step Ahead Services Inc.: 764-2917
Sunset Limousine Services LLC: 279-5466
Wayne Ace Limo Buses: 576-7281

Lisa Kibiloski is an editorial intern at Madison Magazine.

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