The calendar has flipped to May, which means it’s officially pub crawl season in Chicago. Here are three in the next week that should be very interesting:
Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl
8 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, starting at Rockwood Place/Bar Celona
Mariachi bands will play until 9 p.m. at both opening bars, then trolleys will take the fiesta to Grand Central, then to Angels and Mariachis. Kiss FM (103.5) will be at Angels & Mariachis all night, including one of Kiss FM’s “Beat Freak” DJs. Drink deals include $5 Cazadores margaritas, $5 Cazadores Reposado or Blanco shots and $4 Corona bottles.
Historic Pub Crawl of Hegewisch
Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Learn all about the venerable South Side neighborhood through Landmarks Illinois, sponsors the event. It’s a great chance to learn a little about our fair city – while having a drink or three along the way. Details are scarce on locations, but we’re thinking maybe some Pudgy’s Pizza? Chicago Pita Kitchen? The Ford Assembly Plant?
Anyway, cost is $10, or free if you’re a Landmarks member. Call (312) 922-1742 or click here for more info.
Northalsted Spring Fling Pub Crawl
Saturday, May 15, 2 p.m. at Roscoe’s
Head to 11 fabulous venues throughout Boystown, with each stop offering $5 Absolute Acai cocktails and $4 Coronas. Included on the crawl: Buck’s Saloon, Cocktail, Halsted’s, Hydrate, The Lucky Horseshoe, Minibar, North End, Rehab, Roscoe’s, Scarlet and Spin.
Back to the Pub Crawl
Saturday, May 22, 1:30 p.m., throughout Wrigleyville
Go back in time with the ninth annual celebration of all things ‘80s. Your $10 entry fee gets a free T-shirt, 22-ounce cup, slap bracelet, beads and all sorts of beer specials. Performances by 2 Live Bans, Mer and Red Pop Fury keep things swingin’. Our favorite part: They’ve rented a DeLorean for photo ops outside. No word on whether Doc Brown and Marty McFly will be there, but we're pretty sure they'll be able to produce the 1.21 gigawatts necessary to keep the party going all night long.
Want to see more? Check out our list of May bar crawls.