The pub crawl survival guide

30 Apr The pub crawl survival guide

It’s official, social outings are good for you! Whether you are visiting places of interest such as Pilanesberg National Park or simply enjoy a good old fashioned pub crawl with a group of pals, that unwind time will do you good, and help you to de-stress if you have been feeling the pressure lately.

Pub crawls involve booze, they involve visiting a number of bars in a set timescale, and they require a degree or organisation, contrary to what you might believe. Don’t just think you can hit the town armed with a wad of cash and abandon all senses, this takes planning, and we’re going to show you how to do this here.

Do you have a set route?

Let’s get this one out of the way straight away. A pub crawl is a finely tuned operation, if you want to cover as many bars as possible during the social outing you need to have some idea of where you are going. This means planning a route. If you know the town where the bar crawl is going to take place this should make things slightly easier. If you are visiting the area for the first time, do your homework, and look for guides online that give you a little information about the drinking territory. Plot a route and you’ll cover more ground and get to visit more pubs!

Are you all meeting at the same point?

Set a time for the pub crawl to begin and make sure you all meet at the same point. Don’t have people turning up at different times at separate bars, this will only make the evening messy. Make this mistake and you’ll need to keep checking your phone for calls or texts, and that ruins the flow of the night. Set a time, set a venue, and tell everyone to be there or they are going to miss out!

Can somebody be entrusted to oversee proceedings?

It’s a pub crawl, drink will be involved, and proceedings are likely to get messy if you let them spiral out of control. Can somebody be entrusted to remain just a little bit sensible, take the leadership role, and ensure you all have a great time without letting events turn into a free-for-all? They don’t have to become your dad for the evening; all they have to do is steer you along the right path, and keep you out of jail!

Do you have transportation arranged?

This is probably the most sensible thing you can do if you are planning a bar crawl. Consider the transportation arrangements, how are you going to get to the first pub, the next pub and any pub after that? More importantly, how are you going to get home or back to your accommodation if you are staying away for the night, possibly on a hen or stag evening? Book door to door transport for pub crawls and you have nothing to worry about. It’s something we specialise in at Rhino Shuttles, hire one of our taxis and we’ll ensure you have the night of your life!