The party-bus service, HB2Newport, started its engines in March and recently expanded to include Costa Mesa.
The shuttle service — there are actually two buses — connects the popular bar areas in downtown Huntington Beach, the peninsula in Newport Beach and the Triangle in Costa Mesa, giving passengers a chance to enjoy themselves outside their home cities for $4 per stop.
It gives partiers the ability to make intercity bar crawls complete with a 4,000-watt stereo system and other party accoutrements.
Founder Andrew Angulo, who lives in Huntington Beach, said the service gives patrons more options for a night out.
"When people are in H.B., they stay in their bubble," Angulo said. "It's hard for people to leave."
Angulo said though the service seems like an obvious choice for locals, the idea came from an unlikely source — his mom. While visiting Angulo from Seattle, she asked why he didn't visit the peninsula in Newport Beach more often. When he responded that "parking is bad, taxis are expensive and nobody wants to drink and drive," the idea for the shuttle was born.