If you’re a fan of pubs, then you’re probably a fan of pub crawls. Hopping around from bar to bar, checking out the unique atmosphere of each establishment, scoping the scene and trying what’s on tap is always a fun time. If you’ve been in the LA area a while and are just looking for a new way to party, consider a non-traditional pub crawl. Every once in a while, it’s good to spice things up. Check out these great events to put a new twist on partying.
Cinco de Mayo PubCrawl Hollywood
From the producers of the world’s largest pub crawl comes a bar-hopping event with a theme: Cinco de Mayo! With so many Mexican Americans living in and around the Los Angeles area, Cinco de Mayo is an especially large celebration in this part of the country. The holiday is always celebrated on the 5th of May. This year, it happens to fall on a Sunday, giving a whole new meaning to Sunday funday. So find your favorite drinking hat – preferably a sombrero – and get your party on in Hollywood, starting at noon. Drink specials will include two-for-one beverages and you can register for the event online. Details and exact locations will be available to participants who register on the website.
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Hollywood Club Crawl
1602 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Looking for an amazing bar crawl that you can experience over and over and over again? Hollywood Club Crawl operates every Friday and Saturday night, creating a great and loyal crawl with both loyal followers and newcomers alike. Head out with friends, or with a safe group of new faces, as you mingle and meet people for a full night of fun. HCC takes participants to four Hollywood nightclubs, all for only $20. There is no cover charges and no waiting in those long and ridiculous lines. The website lists the four clubs that will be visited every Friday and Saturday night, and also lists drink specials, such as $4 shots at St. Felix. Other clubs frequently visited on this crawl include Eden, Room 86 and Boulevard 3, to name a few. Purchase tickets to the crawl online in advance, as events sometimes sell out. The group meets in front of St. Felix at 10 p.m.
Hermosa Beach Pier
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
One of the most happening spots in the South Bay, Hermosa Beach is the perfect spot for a bar crawl. The pier is filled with tons of watering holes so it’s almost hard not to hop from one to another and another and another. Choose to start by the beach and work your way up, or vice versa. Hot spots such as Sharkeez, Patrick Malloy’s, Hennessy’s and American Junkie, among others, offer great happy hour specials daily. Patrick Malloy’s, for instance, provides happy hour prices all day long every Monday. American Junkie offers Taco Tuesday deals and Mediterraneo has a happy hour for beverage and tapas from 5 to 7 p.m. seven days a week. With unbeatable sunsets and fun surfer action, Hermosa Beach is the perfect pick for your next bar-hopping night (or day) out.
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SM Singles Casual/Social Bike Rides
Santa Monica, CA
Are you single and love the outdoors? The Santa Monica Singles Casual Club has social bike rides that may be right up your alley. The rides not only include trails along the beach, but also night rides to pubs. This new spin on a classic pub crawl will allow you to enjoy the fresh air, meet other singles and, of course, visit your favorite pubs. You can find the list of upcoming rides on the website. The group encourages riders of all abilities to join.
Derby De Mayo Pub Crawl
Santa Monica, CA
What do you get when you mix drink specials, discounted food and a ton of people? The Derby De Mayo Pub Crawl! Get ready to party in the sunny weather of Santa Monica and enjoy all that the city’s bars have to offer. Purchase tickets online to experience this celebration put together by PubCrawls.com. Tickets are only $5, but feel free to bring your friends as group rates are available for purchase. If that’s not enough, rumor has it they will even be giving away fake mustaches.
Nicole DiCicco enjoys dancing, movies and live music. She writes about all the nightlife Los Angeles has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.