Looking for something new to do this weekend? Transform your regular haunts at the local bar and sign up for an exciting pub crawl instead. Not only will you meet new people and make new friends, but also enjoy special discounts at major DC hotspots. We’ll raise a glass to that.
Cinco De Mayo Pub Crawl
Dates: May 3-5
Commemorate the Battle of Puebla, or more commonly known as Cinco de Mayo, at all of the hottest bars and restaurants in DC. Sponsored by Pubcrawls.com, the producers of the largest pub crawls around the country, this three-day fiesta is sure to bring great food and drink specials, fun games and contests, DJs, dancing and a whole lot more. Kick off the celebration on May 3 by enjoying happy hour food and drink specials at various locations around the city. The party continues on May 4 and culminates to a huge blowout bash on May 5.
All participants must be at least 21 years old. Participating restaurants and bars as well as ticket information, specific drink specials and event details for the 2013 Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl are still to be determined. More information about the Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl event will be posted online as the event date nears. Tickets are available for each event or purchase a three-day all-access pass. Group discounts are also available.
Did grandma get you a tacky Christmas sweater again? Put it to good use and wear it to the 2013 Christmas Crawl. This uber-popular pub crawl features dozens of food and drink specials at various bars and restaurants, plus no cover charge. Last year’s bash featured more than 35 food and drink specials including $1 Jello shots at Bread and Brew, $5 Bacardi cocktail pints at the Mighty Pint and $3 Shock Top drafts at the Sign of the Whale. Even the Krispy Kreme at Dupont Circle got in on the action, offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal for single donuts and boxes of 12. McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon capped off the fun-filled night with a costume contest for the best and worst Christmas outfits.
Participating bars and restaurants as well as ticket information, specific drink specials and event details for the 2013 Christmas Crawl are still to be determined. Participants must purchase a ticket in order to obtain a wristband for the event. Participants will also receive a list or a map of all participating bars and restaurants. More information about the Christmas Crawl event will be posted online as the event date nears.
Snow Day Bar Crawl
Remember all the silly things you used to do when you were a kid in the hopes that it would cause Mother Nature to dump a couple of feet of snow? Well, forget wearing mismatched socks or doing a little dance before bed and head to the Snow Day Bar Crawl where the goal is to “drink til there’s snow tomorrow.” Explore the city and enjoy awesome food and drink specials at various bars and restaurants around town. Snow Day Bar Crawl 2012 featured more than 10 participating bars including Front Page, Public Bar and Recessions. Participants enjoyed great discounts, like $3 rail drinks and candy cane shots, and received one free beer plus a signature mug.
Participating bars and restaurants as well as ticket information, specific drink specials and event details for the 2013 Snow Day Bar Crawl are still to be determined. Tickets are required and may be available at a cheaper price a few days prior to the event. Tickets may also be available at the door. More information about the Snow Day Bar Crawl event will be posted online as the event date nears.
Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.