If you live in New York, there will likely be an unprecedented challenge awaiting the thirsty barfly this Saint Patrick’s Day, aimed at setting a new world record in size and length of famed pub crawls.
St. Patty’s “Luck of the Irish” Pub Crawl invites folks in the NYC metro to join them for three days of “wearing green and drinking cheap beer”, and though Guinness will be involved, it’s not the dark drink you might have hoped for. Being billed as “The World’s Largest Pub Crawl”, promoters are urging people to join them in breaking the current world record, details of which have been verified according to (you guessed it) The Guinness Book of World Records.
Claims to the present title have been made up until now by The Rich and Bennett Annual St. Patricks Day Pub Crawl based out of Charlotte, NC, which also claims to host the largest Pub Crawl in the World. Last year, the annual event hosted 3,581 “crawlers” on Saturday March 15th, 2008. Now, according to the website saintpattys.com, the new record-breaking event will take attendees on a trek spanning “over 5 Miles, 3 Days and 100 bars”.
Sounds like this will be THE PLACE to be on Saint Patrick’s Day this year, though expectations regarding good deals on a Guinness while your there should be kept realistic; the tour is only able to guarantee the following drink specials: $1 Bud and Bud Light Drafts – $2 Bud and Bud Light Bottles – $3 Well Drinks and $4 Jameson Shots. Then again, if drinking is your objective the dark, peaty flavors of an entire night of Guinness drinking… let alone three nights of Guinness drinking… may be more than most could handle (in spite of the fact that, contrary to popular belief, Guinness sports a much lower alcohol percentage per-drink than most popular beers).
Below are a few of the details on this event:
Saturday, March 14th, Sunday March 15th and Tuesday, March 17th.
Over 100 bars in the East Village, Murray Hill and Upper East Side
$20 Single Day Ticket (Before March 1)
$30 3 Day All Access Pass (Before March 1)