Downtown Riverside Pub Crawl!

June 23, 2011 48 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

The Downtown and Riverside Pub Crawl is back, and its all grown up! Join us this month as we bridge the gap between the hot new King Street District and Downtown's maverick nightlife district. CoSponsored by the Jacksonville Landing, this time there are trolleys, Friday Night Fun, Hotel discounts, package deals and more fun than you can shake a stick at. Watch two cool communities get bridged and pubcrawled in one single night!

We are bringing back the Pubcrawl, and this time its getting all grown up.

There are other sponsors besides just MetroJacksonville for example:

The Jacksonville Landing is consponsoring the event, by providing trolley transport this Friday  to crawl, socialize and otherwise make your way between some of the best night spots in Riverside and Downtown.  Here is a map of the five official PubCrawl stops!

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is also running an awesome sponsorship. For the Pub Crawl they are offering a $99 deal gets you a night's stay at the hotel and a $50 gift certificate for dinner and/or pregame at The Landing (which you can use for the $10 Pub Crawl ticket).  Basically a 49 dollar room, plus dinner and a full night of clubbing!

MetroJacksonville and the Nightclubs will be sponsoring Designated Drivers free of charge for the entire event.

If you have a designated driver for the evening, let us know ahead of time and we'll set them up with a complementary wristband so they can ride along and join you in the bars without charge.

The June PubCrawl will spotlight the ubercool King Street District, and Downtown with the Landing and the Bay Street Nightclubs.  We will be crisscrossing between the two districts throughout the night!  We are trying to make this as walkable an event as possible, to allow residents of both neighborhoods convenient walkable experiences in each other's back yards.

If you decide to use the trolleys, then park your car early in the evening near the stop you want to get off on at the end of the night, hop on the early trolley with your designated driver and join the fun without repositioning your car every stop.

You can join in the Pub Crawl at any one of the stops, and we are encouraging bicycle participants to join up and do the riverside to downtown ride along with us.

The PubCrawl will unofficially begin at The Landing.  Captain Zissou and the guys will gather at the Landing Courtyard starting around 5:30.  There will be a table to sign up, get your wristbands, buy tickets, hang out and meet other crawlers (and you will meet new people)  

The Downtowners will all hop onto the Pub Crawl Trolley in front of The Landing at about 6:50 and head over to Riverside.

Along the way, we will stop in Five Points in front of Starbucks.

There will be a pickup at Park and King Street.

There will be a pickup at Post and King Street.

The final stop will be Intuition Ale Works, which is where the PubCrawl Officially Begins.

There will be a sign in table set up at Intuition as well.  Stop there and seek it out.  After everyone from the Riverside half of the PubCrawl is signed in, wristbanded, drink tokened and chatted up the group will then head down to the King Street District for two more stops:

the LOFT
The Rogue

The Loft will be premiering their new drink menu that same night, so PubCrawlers will get the first crack at the new offerings.  Don't forget to play the shot game at The Rogue with the mason jar lids!

From the Rogue, everyone will either drive, bike or take the trolley downtown.  The Trolley will leave for Downtown starting at 9pm.  Depending on how many passengers we have, there may be a couple of trips from the Rogue to the Landing. It will not be making any stops between the two locations.

Everyone will meet up at the Jacksonville Landing Courtyard for some cornhole, beer pong, teste toss (redneck golf, ladder ball, throw golf balls on string around standing pipe game) a quick bite of nosh and more bar action.  The Landing is sponsoring beverage tokens for the bars and restaurants on the bottom floor, and there will be surprise gifts, swag and other stuff as we finish getting everyone over from Riverside.

The restaurants will have cheap, fast order menus specially for the pubcrawl, so this will be a great opportunity to get some food on, hydrate and let the mojo happen.

Then we will head on foot two blocks to the Bay Street District.  Three stops:

The Ivy Ultra Bar
The Dive Bar
Club TSI Discothéque

The Dive Bar has just completed its switchover to a live music venue and if you havent been to the place in the last couple of weeks, then you havent been to the place.  Its totally different.

TSI is having a pretty cool blowout party that night with Landon Cole, who is probably the most exciting and subversive partythrower/promoter in the city.  He got back from Egypt a few months back and has already been shaking it up.  They have full liquor now, and a full Hookah setup in the tunnel/back patio.  Landon's party is going to get started right around midnight, and its going to be a pretty hip, fun evening.

Finally, Riversiders and people parked in Riverside will begin returning on the PubCrawl Trolley which will drop people off at the four riverside stops listed on the map.  Depending on how many passengers there are, there may be a couple of trips.

Here is what a simple pubcrawl ticket gets you:

Transportation on the trolley,
Drink Specials at Intuition Ale Works,
2 free beverage tokens for the clubs,
Free admission to 5 nightclubs
A chance to meet the most interesting people in the city (come on lets face it, our readers are pretty damn interesting people)


07:00pm - 07:40pm Intuition
07:45pm - 08:45pm Loft/Rogue

transit to Downtown

09:00pm - 10:00pm The Landing
10:05pm - 10:45pm Ivy Ultra Bar
10:45pm - 11:25pm Dive Bar
11:25pm - 12:00am TSI

transit to Riverside

Miscellaneous Details

The beverage tokens are only good after the time marked on them, but they can be used for the rest of the evening until the pub closes for people who want to hang out after the pubcrawl is officially over.

Tickets are 10 dollars if you purchase them before hand, 15 dollars once the pubcrawl begins.

We will be selling tickets online until 5pm on Friday, the day of the event, afterwards we wont be accepting purchases online.

If you are booking the deal at the Hyatt, call Blakeley at 904 353 1188 extension 1038

Dress for fun and mayhem.  Points for awesome dresses, but keep in mind you need a pair of comfortable walking shoes a couple of times during the pubcrawl.

We have a list of everyone who is purchasing tickets online, but just in case, print off the receipt!

Buy a ticket now!