LOOKING FOR a space to host your next event?

From the intimate setting of the newly restored 'Trolley Bar' to our larger, on-site 'Cellar Room' which is perfect for wedding showers, baby showers, and retirement parties, we've got the space for your next event!

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!


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.


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.


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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