Of the two activities most associated with pub crawls—drinking and walking—the guides at Buckhead Pub Crawl know which their guests prefer. That’s why, when it came to plotting the course for their nightly crawl, they handpicked seven local bars within a short walking distance of one another.
On designated nights, the guides lead revelers on whirlwind tours that highlight the eccentricities of each bar, english pub, and club on their list. At the various stops along the way, guests receive complimentary drinks and a rhythm for sipping said drinks courtesy of four live bands and six DJs. Crawls typically embark from East Andrews Café, where acoustic music wafts over a marble-topped bar and up to a second-floor terrace. A go-go cage, disco ball, and lava lamps mark the indoor dance floor, and DJs spin records throughout the night in an outdoor courtyard.
After a catered dinner, guests travel to six additional venues. Bad puns notwithstanding, Stout Irish Pub sets the bar high for the rest of the night with its 50 draft and bottled beers and 19 satellite TVs. On a deck behind the honky-tonk-inspired Lost Dog Tavern, bartenders mix drinks on a granite-topped bar sculpted into the shape of a question mark. Each evening ends at Tavern 99, where guests find seats in front of a brick-walled stage as live musicians sigh before obliging yet another request to hear “99 Bottles of Beer.”