Bottom-and-Back bus goes for 3

Bar-goers along Robinson Street will have a new way of getting around starting Friday night.

Free bus shuttle service To the Bottom and Back has added a third bus and will run a new route with stops along Robinson, Broad, Harrison and Grace streets, as well as the Boulevard.

The service launched about a year ago, running a bus between Carytown and Shockoe Bottom. The nonprofit’s mission is to curb drunken driving, and it is supported by donation and its multitude of sponsors, which consist mostly of watering holes along the route.

BizSense wrote about To The Bottom and Back in June. You can read more about it here.

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Awesome; more drunken college students dropped off in front of my house to scream on a tuesday night. Should be a weekend service, Richmond is not a college.


Appreciate the service TBB.

Hey, you know where is a really great place to live if you don’t want people hanging out in front of your house? Anywhere, but the city. If you like your zoning segregated, move to the burbs.

Drunk guy living in the city who is not in college

Camp Director

Would you prefer they drive through your neighborhood? What would the city be without the growth of VCU and their students? Accept reality.

Kevin Anderson
@Kd: It is a weekend service. If you want peace and quiet, perhaps living in an urban area such as the Fan is not for you. The majority of the people who live in the areas around the bus route are either current college students or people in their 20s and early 30s who enjoy being social and having access to the service, as evidenced by the fact that it continues to expand while being funded by private donations. This is a good service that takes drunk drivers off the road at absolutely no cost to the public. Only an… Read more »

@KD – are you serious??


@KD – If you researched the facts before ranting, you would know it runs Thurs- Sat, and only Fri & Sat nights for the new route. Check out their website.

Sam McDonald

We’re hoping we can get the bus coming through some of Manchester soon!