Tennent's launch spooky version of the night bus for Halloween

Tennent’s Lager is serving Halloween revellers this year with its own terrifying take on another Scottish institution – the Night Bus.

Published 26th Oct 2017
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Following on from last year’s Spooky Taxi service - a hearse that transported revellers on their nights out - Tennent’s Night Bus will be on hand to ferry petrified fans around streets that have been spookified for one fright night only: Blood Bath Street, Yuckiehall Street, Arghoul Street, Water-Boo Street and Saint Vampire Street.

Tennent's nightbus

The spooky night bus will be hitting the streets of Glasgow this weekend. Picture: Tennent's

The lager brand say the "spooky service" will run from 8-10pm on Saturday 28 October as part of their ongoing campaign to serve Scotland.

Those who manage to catch the bus will be treated to stand-up comedy from Glasgow’s own Raymond Mearns (Limmy’s Show, BBC Radio Scotland) as well as a whole host of eerie extras including apparitions that the beer company say will be "scarily similar" to characters everyone will have met on the way home from a night out.

The Glasgow-based company say they will be releasing a video this week previewing the service before it goes live on Saturday.

As part of the event, Tennents will also be sending some of the characters involved in the video to participating bars, where, if pub goers spot them and buy them a pint of Tennent's lager they could be rewarded with a prize ranging from wireless headphones to an iPad or high-street vouchers.

Those who want to catch a ride on the Night Bus can hail it outside any of the participating bars.

The route plan according to Tennent's will be:

Blood Bath Street – Tiki Bar
Yuckiehall Street – Broadcast
Arghoul Street –Lebowskis
Water-Boo Street – The Admiral
Saint Vampire Street – King Tuts

Alan McGarrie, head of UK brand marketing at Tennent’s said: “Everyone’s got a few horror stories of their own to tell from a trip on the night bus on the way home from a night out, it’s a rite of passage for Scots.

"Halloween’s one of our favourite nights of the year, and the Night Bus is our way of marking the occasion in a unique way. So, if you’re heading out on Halloween and fancy a lift to any of our partner bars – keep an eye out for the scariest looking number 666 in town. If you spot one of our own night bus terrors in one of the bars, buy them a pint of Tennent’s and there might just be a treat in-store for you…”

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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