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The 2008 Santa Claus Pub Crawl

By johnboy 15 December 2008 24

[First filed: December 13, 2008 @ 13:44]

A six bar crawl is not one for the ages. It’s a little light and you end up with too much drinking and not enough walking. This is exacerbated when the first bar (Wig and Pen) is at capacity before kickoff time and another (North) is booked out for a private function.

When your crawl has several hundred participants there are limits to what you can do though. The smaller bars just don’t have the capacity for it.

But light as the santa bar crawl may be, there’s just something about hundreds of people dressed as Santa (or very naughty elves) which makes it very special.

Last night was my first one as a participant and I recommend it thoroughly.

Santa outfits are hot things to wear, even light weight cheap ones. They’re rather lacking by way of pockets too, so a smart santa needs a man-bag. But at the end of the day who cares? It’s one night of silly fun with lots of beer.

It was also a chance to re-visit bars like Mooseheads and ICBM which I haven’t darkened the doors of in many a year. It’s a little scary realising just how small ICBM is.

If you missed it, well, only 364 sleeps until the next one.

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madmosh76 8:42 pm 19 Dec 13

Is the Santa Claus Pub Crawl on tomorrow evening the 20th December 2013? I have been searching for any info on this event, but haven’t found anything…. I will assume that it is and since I’ve convinced some friends to get dressed up with me will kick off the Xmas break after work tomorrow at PJ O’Reilleys……Come and find me and say Happy Holidays!! i’ll be the advent calendar…

busgirl 4:13 pm 26 Oct 09

farnarkler said :

Off topic for a second, do you remember the name of the very cool nightclub next door to antigo near Baileys arcade? It’s now called something else.

Seems the Santa Claus pub crawl needs to book a starting place in 09.

Before it became Cube it was called Liquid Lounge.

…just been reading up on this santa pub crawl…it’s all new to me…sounds like a blast…I’ll be there this year…now, where to buy an outfit…

farnarkler 9:40 am 16 Dec 08

Yes it’s still open but I doubt people queue to get in anymore. I never know what happened to Bobbys. It was busy in Dec 98 and about a year later, it fell apart. Off topic for a second, do you remember the name of the very cool nightclub next door to antigo near Baileys arcade? It’s now called something else.

Seems the Santa Claus pub crawl needs to book a starting place in 09.

johnboy 9:28 am 16 Dec 08

I think PJ’s has had the last laugh over Bobbies.

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