I recently heard that the Trolley on Farmington Road has new owners and it made me realize I haven’t been there in over two years. The Trolley is definitely the oldest bar on Farmington Road, if not the oldest bar in Peoria, so let’s go take a Thursday night trip over to the Trolley, a classic P-town bar!
Here we are at The Trolley on Farmington Road. This place never changes and I love that about it! Let’s go inside and see what’s brewing in here on a Thursday night!
As you can see, there’s a decent crowd at the bar, but I spy a seat over on the far end and I also see a familiar face behind the bar...
It’s Holly, looking cute as always and I haven’t seen her since we ran into each other at the Norwood Pub back on our MBIP Chicken Wing Tour (scroll down about five photos to see her picture back then.) Holly had some big news to tell me as we caught up on things, the first is she recently got married to her boyfriend, Bill! And the second is that her and Bill are now the new owners of The Trolley! That’s great! I was nervous when I heard there was new owners here that they might wreck it, but I know now that The Trolley is in good hands and we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Sigh!
Here’s a shot from my spot at the bar and one of the curly lights behind it that I’ve always loved! There’s a trio of domestic beers on tap here and if you’d like something a little different, there’s mini beers and pudding shots! And Trolley t-shirts!
There’s lots of drink specials and there’s the lunch menu. Holly told me that they serve lunch Monday through Friday from 11AM to 2PM and there’s 50 cent coney dogs on Saturdays. And, as we can see from that last photo, there’s always Butch’s Pizza too!
A pool table is located behind the bar and there’s also gaming machines and four state of the art dart machines in the very back room.
This Trolley sign goes all the way back to when it was established in 1932! A real chunk of history in here on the wall!
Outside is a heated beer garden that’s open year-round. Sadly the MBIP Camera kept fuzzing out back here (hate the MBIP Camera, HATEHATEHATE it!), so I went back in and discovered something that’s always great to see in a bar...
Free popcorn! Somebody please cue up James Brown over here! James Brown cued up. Thank you!
As you can see, there’s still a nice crowd here at the bar!
And over here, next to the Men’s Bathroom are my two favorite Trolley photos from the past in here, back when it was The Toonerville Trolley! And since we’re next to the bathroom...
Happy Birthday, Michelle!
Yesterday was my friend, Michelle’s birthday and I didn’t find this out till I got to The Trolley and someone told me this news! Sorry I missed you on your birthday, Michelle. Here’s a picture of Michelle and Curl from my last trip to The Trolley. Happy Birthday, Michelle! We’ll see you soon!