host your next event with SOckeye

private events with sockeye brewing


LOOKING FOR a space to host your next event?

We offer a small, intimate setting inside our newly restored 'Trolley Bar' with space for 20-25 people depending on the event. Perfect for a small family retirement party, graduation, or private beer dinner, read more below and find out just how you might utilize this unique space!

sockeye railroad co. car no. 1
"The Trolley"

We purchased the historic trolley in 2009 with the intent of creating a one-of-a-kind, intimate gathering space...and nearly 12 years later our vision has become reality!  Perfect for small gatherings, birthday parties or company dinners, the trolley is available but is booking quickly!

Sockeye Brewing Trolley with Tables Setup


The Trolley is a unique and inviting space that provides an intimate and one-of-a-kind space. Perfect for 20-25 guests (max), the Trolley can be rented out for less formal gathering or banquet-style dining. Please review the below contract and event information if you are interested in renting this unique space for your event.

Pint of Beer in Trolley Bar at Sockeye Brewing

history on tracks

Built in 1883, the railroad modernized and renovated the trolley in 1916 and again in 1924 for use as an officer's car. A retired Union Pacific engineer purchased it in 1933 when the company retired the trolley from service. He moved it next to his grocery store, The Log Cabin, on Rose Hill St. and opened it as a bar called The Silver Car. After many owners and a few name changes, someone deliberately set it on fire.

Sockeye owner Fred Schuerman purchased the Trolley with the intention of restoring the railcar and installing it at the brewpub on Fairview Avenue. A set of railroad trucks and rails placed near the front entrance to the restaurant serve as the foundation for this historic railcar.

Exterior of Sockeye Brewing Trolley


With the amount of history this magnificent Trolley has around the Treasure Valley, it has become a beloved part of the community. Below are a few articles showcasing the Trolley and it's history!

KBOI Channel 2Idaho Statesman

Interested in renting THE TROLLEY?

Please fill out the following form and a member of our restaurant management staff will be in touch within 2-3 business days to make accomodations or to answer any further questions.

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