Have you ever gone on a bar crawl? Let me share some bar crawl survival tips with you that will make your night more memorable.
A few months ago for St Patrick’s Day, I did a bar crawl in Chapel Hill, NC and it was amazing! I had a total blast. We had a small group of roughly 20 people, we went to 7 bars and it was a total blast. I met some really amazing people out of it as well. Then I went again for Cinco De Mayo in Raleigh, NC. This one was HUGE. There was two groups and roughly 100-150 people in each group, it was INSANE.
Have A Drinking Buddy
I mean, while it’s fun drinking alone and making new friends, it’s always nice to have a friend when going bar to bar. Make sure you pick someone who isn’t a light weight or who is going to be the DD. Both times I went, I went with friends, so that made things easier. Don’t wonder off with strangers, stranger danger is still a thing.
This isn’t a race to see who can get drunk first, this is about having fun and making it to the end without putting yourself into the hospital. If you have 1-2 drinks per bar, more if you like. Honestly, how much you drink is up to you. I don’t drink to get drunk, I drink to get enough buzz to let down my guard and dance without thinking people are watching me.
Drink Water & Eat Something
STAY HYDRATED! Don’t drink on an empty stomach, this is me sharing a life lesson, I learned the hard way. If you eat something roughly a hour before starting your bar crawl. Then eating half-way through the bar crawl, nothing heavy, something salty like fries. Then once more after the bar crawl. This way you have something to suck up all that extra alcohol you have in your system. This way, you won’t feel like death the next day. Depending on how many bars you go to throughout your bar crawl, getting 1 cup of water at each bar is a really smart idea.
Have a blast! Make new friends, dance your pants off (not really, please keep your pants on) and have the night of your life. The Cinco de Mayo crawl each bar had different kinds of music, the one bar played a lot of Backstreet Boys (I’m more of an Nsync fan, but still awesome). Take lots of pictures, that’s something I did more the 2nd time than the last time. I regret that, but none the less, wouldn’t take it back for nothing.
Take A Bag & Pack Light
Take a purse, I took a draw string bag with me both times. I packed light, I didn’t have a lot of stuff in the bag. If the bar crawl is anything like the last two I went on, they were always giving away prizes of all sizes. Also, I made sure to have a portable charger, deodorant (it will get sweaty), ID card and money (it’s easier to have cash than card, but whatever is easiest).
Have An End Game
How are you getting home? Do you have a DD? Are you getting a Lyft? Download Lyft and save $5 on your next ride. You need to know what you’re doing before you get too white girl wasted. Stranger Danger, don’t forget and lastly, don’t drink and drive, don’t be stupid!
You can simple google, “bar crawls” to find local bar crawls near you or you can check out BarCrawls.com for more!