East End St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl 2016

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On March 19th, 2016 the East End St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl returns for a 5th consecutive year!  Southeast Tourism Society has named the East End Pub Crawl a Top 20 event for 2016, so we’re expecting this year’s pub crawl to be even more of a destination!  Tickets will go on sale February 13th in association with the Couple Crawlers Promotion (SEE MORE TICKET INFO BELOW!)   Eight East End pubs will help host our crawlers for the night.  Our eight participating pubs are:  Bluegrass Kitchen, Broadway, Fireside Bar & Lounge, Lee Street Lounge,  The Empty Glass, The Monkey Barrel, The Red Carpet, and Tricky Fish.

Specials

Bluegrass Kitchen:                            
$3 bud, bud light, ultra 16oz cans
$3.50 guinness drafts
$3.50 local drafts
$3 nutty irishman shooters

Red Carpet:
$3 bud, bud light, ultra, yuengling 16oz cans

Empty Glass:
$2 pints of green bud light
$3 Guinness cans
$4 shots of bushmills

Fireside:
$2 bud light drafts
$3 Jameson shots

Tricky Fish:
$3 bud, bud light, ultra, yuengling 16oz cans
$3 Tricky shooters
$3 buddha bombs

Tricky Fish Outside Leprechaun Luau:
$7 Tricky burger
$5 Veggie burger
$4 Pepperoni Rolls (real & veggie) with warm marinara
$5 Beer brats
$3 Buddha Bombs
$3 Bud bottles
$3 Craft Cans

Monkey Barrel:
$2 bud light draft
$5 irish car bombs

Broadway:
$2 shot- Lucky Charms
$3 budweiser long necks

Lee St. Lounge:
$2 shamrock shots
$3 budweiser long necks

2015 was our most successful year yet with over 1,000 registrants and 1,500 attendees during the St. Patrick’s East End Pub Crawl.  Special thanks to all of our hard-working volunteers, businesses, sponsors, and organizational partners for making this event such a spotlight for the East End business district!

Building on the success of last year’s event, we’ve brought back some key partners, including FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music and Dance) to provide live, local music from some great Celtic bands.  PUB CRAWL LATE NIGHT, which includes Broadway, The Monkey Barrel, and Lee Street Lounge, returns for a third year.  FREE trolley rides provided by KRT starting at 10 PM! Safe rides home provided through the Intoxi-Taxi service of C&H Taxi will run from 7 PM – 1 AM. FREE cab rides to your home within a 10-mile radius. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! 304.344.4902!  Also, the Shamrock Challenge is back, and we’re giving away gift cards from your favorite local East End retailers and restaurants for one lucky crawler who can “find” all 8 of our strategically placed shamrocks throughout the evening.  Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event and an opportunity to continue the revitalization of Charleston’s oldest and most diverse business district.

FOOTMAD (Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance) and the East End Pub Crawl will honor Irish-American and West Virginia lawyer Thomas P. Maroney.  “Pat Maroney is the West Virginian who is most knowledgeable about the Irish-American connection. Beginning in the ’80s he started bringing people together to celebrate that connection. Before that, you couldn’t find an Irishman to raise a glass with,” explained George Daugherty. FOOTMAD organizers remember Maroney’s role as an original organizer and benefactor of their Celtic music program 35 years ago.  FOOTMAD represents the Irish-American heritage that is important because so many have Irish roots in the state, and much of the politics and challenges are reflected in the history of that nation’s working-class people. The performance stage between Tricky Fish and the Red Carpet Lounge will be named “The Pat Maroney Stage” in his honor, and the O’Daugherty Family Singers will dedicate their performance to Maroney as an exemplary Irish-American.

Live music includes: The Contrarians, The Appalachian Celtic Consort, Mountain Thyme, The O’Daughtery Family Singers and T.J. King and Garrett Manor of the Charleston Rogues.

Join us from 6 PM to 2 AM on Saturday, March 19 for our 5th Annual East End St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl! Crawl between five East End pubs near the intersection of Washington St., East and Elizabeth St. from 6 PM – 11 PM and three more great pubs at the corner of Leon Sullivan Way and Lee St. from 10 PM – 2 AM and enjoy food and drink specials, live music, the Shamrock Challenge with a bunch of great prizes, a Pub Crawl T-shirt and drink koozie, and more! Once again, we’ve worked with the State of WV and the City of Charleston to fully shut down Washington Street, East from Sydney Ave. to Maxwell Street to ensure a safe and fun crawler experience for everyone!

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Tune into Electric 102.7 starting this March during the Coach Kidd in the Morning Show and listen for clues during the Pub Crawl Pint Pursuit to win free tickets and T-shirts to the Pub Crawl! Stay tuned for more information on the Pursuit!

Check for daily updates about this year’s Crawl by visiting the St. Patrick’s East End Pub Crawl Facebook Fan Page. Be sure and “Like” the page to stay updated.

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Tickets: $20 (includes standard Pub Crawl T-shirt and drink koozie, access to all drink and food specials, great music from roving Celtic musicians musicians, and entry into the Pub Crawl Shamrock Challenge and Pub Crawl Pot o’ Gold Challenge.) Pre-registration begins February 13 and ends March 13 at 11:59 PM. Registrations taken after March 13th or at the door CANNOT be guaranteed a T-shirt. All on-site registration will occur at 1598 Washington Street, East (corner of Elizabeth and Washington…building with the EE mural) starting at 6 PM on March 19. Pre-registrants can  pick up their T-shirt, koozie, and check in early during Speedy Registration on Friday, March 18 from 3 – 6 PM at the registration site.  You can upgrade your T-shirt to a long sleeve tee ($5 extra) or hoodie ($15 extra) while they last!

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Tickets sales begin with the Crawler Couple Special on February 13th.  Couples will be able to take advantage of this promo TWO DAYS ONLY through February 14th.  Couples can save $10 and get two tickets for just $30 by entering the coupon code EEPUB when registering.

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During the crawl, eight (8) strategically placed shamrocks will be dropped along the route. You must “find” all 8 shamrocks and do the following to win:

NOTE:  Access to Instagram via your smart device is required. 1. Log onto Instagram (your account must be unlocked) 2. Snap a photo of each found shamrock and upload the image using the hashtag #GetLuckEE. If you “find” all 8 shamrocks, your name will be entered into a drawing for the East End Prize Pack, which consists of gift cards from your favorite East End establishments!

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Every 30 minutes, a siren will sound and the Pub Crawl Pot o’ Gold Challenge will commence. Gather on Washington Street around the Electric 102.7 van and wait for them to begin selecting lucky crawlers for a chance to choose a coin from the Pot o’ Gold. The registered crawler that selects the marked coin will receive a great prize provided by Proud Eagle Distributing and Budweiser and/or free tickets to CMS’s newest event, Foam at the Dome, Charleston’s largest craft beer festival!

After you’ve crawled from 6 PM – 11 PM, hop on the KRT trolley for some live music by T.J. King and Garrett Manor of the Charleston Rogues singing and playing guitar and accordion while you make your way to the second leg of the Crawl. Pub Crawl Late Night goes from 10 PM – 2 AM. Trolley rides will loop from 10 PM – 12 AM.  Broadway, Lee Street Lounge, and The Monkey Barrel will have Crawler drink specials and live music. Shuttle service provided by C&H Taxi will also be available.

Kanawha Rapid Transit (KRT) will provide FREE trolley rides from the first leg of the Pub Crawl to Pub Crawl Late Night starting at 10 PM and stopping at 12 PM. There will be a continuous loop starting on Elizabeth Street in front of The Red Carpet and stopping on the corner of Lee Street and Leon Sullivan Way. Trolley rides are first come, first serve. C&H Taxi will also be providing free shuttle service to the Pub Crawl Late Night venues from 10 PM – 12 AM. Crawler safety is our number one concern. Please know there are plenty of cabs available throughout the evening if you need a ride home. Call C&H Taxi at 304.344.4902 to schedule your pickup the night of the Pub Crawl.

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