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A Real Reason for the Season

By Jennie McKeon

Finally, a valid reason to drink this holiday.

Pensacola’s Happening and DeLuna Fest present the second annual Downtown Christmas Pub Crawl, Friday, Dec. 23 beginning at 7 p.m.  Check-in starts at 6 p.m. at Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter.

“It’s a great way to unwind before Christmas,” said AshleeAnne Palmer, communications specialist for Greenberg Palmer Boutique Public Relations.

Downtown bars such as: Seville Quarter, Vinyl Music Hall, 5½, Play, New York Nicks, Helen Back, Intermission and The Cabaret will feature drink specials for those donning the pub crawl wristband and t-shirts. Purchase your Downtown Christmas Pub Crawl tickets early from the participating bars.

Tickets for the pub crawl are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. At check-in you will receive a goody bag that includes the custom-made t-shirt, map of the participating bars and details of their specials, wristband and an entry for the prize giveaway. With the wristband you have access to every bar involved without cover charges and free rides on the party buses. There is a suggested route for crawling, but you can visit each bar in whatever order you’d like.

“Since there isn’t a Gallery Night in December, this will kind of take its place,” Palmer said.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Art Relief International, a non-profit organization that promotes awareness through the arts.

Last year the Christmas Pub Crawl had 500 participants, and this year they’re hoping for even more.

“They’re going like hotcakes, but there’s no maximum amount of tickets available,” Palmer said. “It’s a really awesome way for Pensacola to celebrate Christmas.”

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS PUB CRAWL
WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23
WHERE: Check in at Phineas Phogg’s, 130 E. Government St.
COST: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
DETAILS: pensacolashappening.com