Pub Crawl Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a pub tour/crawl?
A: The term "pub crawl" originated in England where, much like the downtowns in California, small pubs and taverns are within walking distance of one another. Party-goers could go from one tavern to the next stopping for one drink at each establishment. You can imagine that by the end of the evening, some of the folks were "crawling" rather than walking! In this particular case, you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of locally produced craft-brewed beers and mixed drinks along the way!
Q: What if I don't want to "crawl"?
A: Rest assured; neither crawling nor drinking is required. Our goal is to provide you with a different evening of entertainment.
Q: Does my ticket include beer or drinks?
A: Your ticket guarantees you drink specials and a raffle ticket. Please bring extra money to purchase drinks along the tour route! Although most of our stops will accept credit cards, cash is preferred as it moves much faster.
Q: Is tipping acceptable or required?
A: That is totally at your discretion. Tipping is acceptable, but not required. Many of our guests appreciate good service and choose to reward it to the bartenders and servers at the bars we visit.
Q: Can I buy my ticket anywhere else besides online?
A: Our tickets are sold exclusively online. You cannot buy them at the event or from any of our participating locations, ahead of time. In the rare case that our crawl hasn't sold out, you may still purchase tickets online with your internet enabled smart device, just before check-in, at the event. We recommend buying them well before then because it would be very unfortunate for you to come all the way to the event only to find that the last remaining tickets just sold out.
Q: The "Buy Tickets" button on Facebook is missing. Why?
A: That likely means that we have SOLD OUT of our event. Check the "find tickets" link just below that to see.
Q: The event page says you are sold out. Are you really SOLD OUT?!
A: Yes. If it says sold out, there are no more tickets available. Furthermore, as much as we'd love to accommodate everyone that wants to go, there is a limit to the capacity of people we can allow, as per our insurance. Sorry, we cannot make ANY EXCEPTIONS.
Q: Can we bring our own booze or carry cocktails from bar to bar?
A: No! As much as we would love to let you, California law is pretty specific on both of these points. And the bars enforce them rigidly! This means no flasks, no bar-noculars, no pocket beers for the road, and no hiding a bottle in your wife's cleavage and then pulling it out at the next bar. No outside alcohol is permitted...period, no exceptions. No drinks may leave the bar...period, no exceptions.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Themed clothing encouraged but not required. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress appropriately for the weather (if it's raining we highly recommend raincoats and/or umbrellas). Shoes and shirts are required in all cases.
Q: May I smoke on the Pub Crawl?
A: That is totally at your discretion. However, please be advised that California law prohibits smoking inside any public building, and that includes restaurants and bars. Smokers must indulge in approved areas. Sorry, not our call.
Q: Is food available on the crawl?
A: We do not provide food unless otherwise stated. There will be food available for purchase as well as appetizer specials where applicable.
Q: Which bars do we visit?
A: Follow the map given to you at check in. Follow the schedule that corresponds to your wristband.
Q: How does it actually work?
A: Each bar you visit will have exclusive drink specials you can only get with your wristband. There are fun social media games (like a scavenger hunt), games you can play with other crawlers, and games you can play on your own with your group where your participation is voluntary. You will stay in each bar approximately 30-45 minutes then it's time to finish your beverage, use the bathroom, etc. and on to the next stop. The crawl will also feature exclusive food specials at participating restaurants- be sure to find those on your map and hit them up for some grub, anytime!
Q: I don't want to be around a bunch of drunken "barely legals!" What ages come on your tour?
A: Good question - obviously to come on the tour, you must be over 21; however, our groups will be mixed. If you have a large enough group, you can always book a private crawl. Guests of all ages have mingled on the crawls and had a great time.
Q: How long does the crawl actually last?
A: Each crawl will vary based on participating locations. The average crawl will be around 3 or 4 hours. Check your specific event for details. However, if you have a curfew or if you turn into a pumpkin at midnight you are free to leave when necessary. However, participants must be present to receive awards and prizes- be sure to return to the check-in location, towards the end of the crawl (posted on your itinerary/map) to see if you won!
Q: How long (distance) is your Pub Crawl?
A: It depends on which route we take but in most cases the entire Pub Crawl is less than half a mile, as you usually only walk short distances between bars. While it is far from strenuous, we do recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather!
Q: Can we bring cameras or video equipment?
A: Sure!!! How else are you going to show all your Facebook friends how cool you are, and how much fun our Pub Crawls are! So have fun, and good shooting!
Q: Does the tour run rain or shine?
A: Yes, the tour runs in all-weather unless it's dangerous.
Q: Is the pub crawl route wheelchair accessible?
A: This is going to vary by crawl. For details please contact the specific locations participating in the crawl you're interested in.
Q: I am running late for the Pub Crawl, will you wait for me?
A: Check-in is from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm for Saturday night events, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm for Friday night events. If you miss it, sorry. You are welcome to check-in other late-coming guests in your party if you have their ticket; we will give you their check-in package with wristband and you can give it to them later, when they meet up with you. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the crawl and find parking!
Q: Is there parking near the crawl?
A: This can vary by event. Parking information will be provided to you here on our web site and updates will be emailed to anyone that has purchased tickets online. Please visit our Check In page for the latest parking and check in details.
Q: Do we go inside buildings during the crawl?
A: But of course! How else would we get drinks!
Q: Do I need to bring ID?
A: ABSOLUTELY! You must bring a VALID, state issued ID to the event. We are not responsible if you are unable to gain entry into one of the taverns for failing to do so!