Are you about to embark on a wild pub crawl? If you want to make sure that everyone has the best possible time, it’s important to follow pub crawl rules. From proper attire to safety considerations, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about a pub crawl.
What is a Pub Crawl?
A pub crawl is an event that involves traveling from bar to bar (or pub to pub) in a group. It’s an opportunity to explore different bars, discover new drinks, and socialize with new people. While most pub crawls involve visiting multiple bars in one evening, some may involve visits to clubs and other venues.
What Are the Pub Crawl Rules?
Before you embark on your pub crawl adventure, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the following pub crawl rules:
1. Plan Ahead
A successful pub crawl typically involves advance planning. Before you hit the streets, make sure you have a plan for the evening. This plan should include where the group is going, how everyone is getting there, and who is in charge of organizing transportation and lodging (if necessary).
2. Dress Appropriately
Dressing appropriately for a pub crawl is essential. The dress code will vary depending on the individual bars you visit. Generally speaking, most establishments require patrons to wear clean, neat clothing. It’s generally a good idea to avoid wearing flip-flops or sandals. Additionally, avoid wearing clothing that may cause offense in certain environments (e.g., clothing with offensive slogans), and consider bringing a light jacket or sweater in case the weather turns cold.
3. Stay Safe and Respectful
Safety 10thCrawl crawls are all about having fun, but it’s important to stay safe and respectful at all times. Make sure that all members of the group are aware of the group’s meeting areas per bar, public transport routes, and local police presence. Additionally, never leave anyone behind and make sure everyone drinking is of legal age (typically 21 or over as per US laws). Above all, respect the local laws and establishments—including staff, property, and other patrons.
4. Monitor Ability to Consume Alcohol
Alcohol consumption is often an integral part of a pub crawl—but it can also be dangerous if individuals over-consume alcohol or combine it with other substances. As a result, it’s important to keep an eye on group members’ drinking behavior and ensure that they consume alcohol responsibly. If someone has had too much to drink, encourage them to drink water and ask another member of the group to look after them.
5. Make Smart Choices When It Comes to Food
Most people tend to consume heavier amounts of food and alcohol when going on a pub crawl. As a result, it’s important to make smart choices when it comes to food consumption during the event. Try opting for lighter meals such as salads, sandwiches, and wraps rather than heavy meals such as burgers or pasta dishes. Additionally, avoid drinking on an empty stomach and make sure you’re eating throughout the night (rather than eating one heavy meal after drinking).
6. Stay Hydrated
Consuming alcohol can be dehydrating and can lead to hangovers and general feelings of fatigue. To ensure that you have energy throughout the night and avoid dehydration and excessive hangovers, it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the event. Alternate alcoholic drinks with non-alcoholic drinks such as water or juice throughout the night.
7. Let Someone Know Where You’re Going
When embarking on a pub crawl, it’s always good practice to let someone know where you are at any given time—ideally a friend or family member who can provide assistance if needed. Ensure that this person is aware of the route for your pub crawl as well as your estimated return time (and any changes along the way).
Reasonable behavior is key when it comes to pub crawling. It should be remembered that club owners reserve the right to deny entry or evict attendees at their own discretion, so always be mindful of how you behave inside each venue and respect other people at all times. Remember, above all else: Have FUN! Following these simple rules for your pub crawl will ensure that everyone enjoys themselves safely and responsibly throughout their night out!