Variety really is the spice of life, and who wants to be stuck in one loud and smokey bar when there are four or more bars or events you can hit on a given night? That is what a pub crawl is all about, and while pub crawls trace their roots all the way back to England in the 18th century, they are now part of American culture and take place in just about every U.S. city including Atlanta. Piggybacking on the success of pub crawls, other events have sprouted up that may include a sporting activity or charitable cause paired with what many might call a pub crawl. Let’s take a look and some great themed pub crawls coming up in Atlanta.
Atlanta Cinco De Mayo Pub Crawl
Locations to be determined
May is just around the corner and that means Cinco de Mayo and all the great parties at Mexican restaurants in the city. Why not try out a handful of these restaurants and bars with the annual Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl. Get your group together, or if you are just a couple, join a ready-made group and get your fiesta on. You will start at one Mexican establishment, but don’t get too comfortable, because you will be heading to another in less than an hour. Participation in this crawl guarantees a ton of drink specials and a fun night.
Roswell Pub Crawl: The Roswell Tap
Roswell, GA 30075
Roswell is a vibrant suburb of Atlanta located about 20 miles north of the city, but it has a vibrant downtown with an assortment of shops, bars and restaurants. This annual event, held in the fall, starts out with a buffet at the Roswell Tap and then heads out to over five restaurants and bars to sample the food and drink that Roswell is known for. Prizes are awarded and this is actually a fundraiser for Catholic Charities of Atlanta. If you haven’t had enough by about midnight, Roswell Tap also hosts an after party.
752 N. Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Tap ‘N’ Run AT-LAN-TUH combines a 4K run with a pub crawl. While this might not be a serious race, it’s a serious pub crawl. Participants are encouraged to dress in crazy costumes, enter as a team from your business or subdivision and have some fun as you stop at four to five drinking establishments along the race route. Some additional fun facts about this race: the trophies at the end of the race are bottle openers, the Tap ‘N’ Run t-shirts are legendary and at the end of the race, you receive your time so you can see how fast you ran and chugged beers. This event takes place annually in November.
Masquerade Music Park
695 North Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Join the rest of the city of Atlanta at this year’s Summer Beer Fest on June 22. The weather should be perfect. With 150 different beers to choose from and live bands on two stages, this is a guaranteed great day. Each year, this event keeps growing and growing, so get your tickets and make your plans early. Held at a convenient location in the Masquerade Music Park, the Atlanta Summer Beer Festival is one event you don’t want to miss in 2013.
Atlanta Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race
1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway
Conyers, GA 30013
Ask anyone who’s participated in a Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race and they will tell you it’s part torture, part pub crawl and a lot of fun. This isn’t for the weak of heart, but it is for individuals that want to push themselves a little and then experience a great after party. There will also be entertainment featuring a number of hot bands and plenty of beer choices provided by a number of sponsors. The course includes hills, jumps and slides, so you will get dirty. But, it’s all good and a great event you don’t want to miss. Come on out on August 17 for some serious fun.
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