History's largest pub crawl departed from Missouri in 1855, with a Conestoga wagon packed with pioneers hitting up bars all along the Santa Fe Trail before ending the jaunt with cornhole in the Grand Canyon. Hitch a hedonistic ride with today's Groupon. For $10, you get a seat on a themed trolley pub crawl departing from Belcourt Taps & Tapas (a $20 value). Guests who arrive at least 30 minutes early will also get complementary tapas. All guests will receive a goodie bag.
Belcourt Taps & Tapas combines simple Southern food and traditional tapas to keep things unpredictable. Early-arriving trolley-takers will be greeted by a mouthwatering parade of pre-made small plates from Belcourt Taps & Tapas—invite veal-stuffed mushrooms or chicken salad canapés into your culinary cargo-hold. After fueling up your tummy-tank at the tapas bar, you’ll be ushered onto the antique trolley, where beer and mixed beverages will be available for purchase as your conveyance clangs and clamors its way to the crawl’s triad of pub stops. Crawls will be themed according to season, with prearranged stops set up where guests can take advantage of specials. The upcoming Halloween-themed crawl, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, brings Jack-and-Jill-O-Lanterns alike to Yazoo Brewing Company, Red Rooster Bar & Music Hall, and Losers. Check the Facebook page for upcoming themes and trolley times.
Along with transit, tapas, and teetotaler-angering drinks, guests on the trolley pub crawl will also get a complementary goodie bag filled with coupons, beer company promotional material, and $5 in Belcourt dollars that can be used on a returning visit to the restaurant. Crawls generally kick off at 6:30 p.m. and last 2.5 to three hours. Call up your fellow party-loving puppets and hop aboard the friendly trolley for a spirited jaunt through your own Neighborhood of Make-Believe, free from the tyrannical control of cardigan'd cultural icons.
Belcourt Taps celebrates the charms and flavors of the South with regular live music, and gourmet twists on comfort classics. The festivities begin before diners even step through the door. Outside, a sprawling patio surrounds the restaurant, lit up at night with warm sconce lighting and candlelight. There, guests can dig into gourmet stuffed burgers and tacos with pulled pork, shrimp, or chicken. Diners can also share plates of fried green tomatoes and nachos or dive solo into a barbecue pulled pork sandwich.
Inside, regular live music showcases the talents of singers and songwriters who carry on the Nashville sound. Golden yellow walls brighten the room, adding the feel of a southwestern cantina or a southwestern cantina owned by a pyromaniac, and soft overhead lighting creates the ideal atmosphere for a draft beer.