Pregame Block Party for Two or Four from Dallas Block Party on Friday, August 31 at 5 p.m. (Half Off)

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Block party pumps up fans for the Michigan v. Alabama game with live music, DJ sets, access to bars, and an after party

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older. Not valid for resale. Valid only for admission between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $30 for admission for two to the Dallas Block Party (a $60 value)
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On Friday, August 31 at 5 p.m., the Dallas Block Party pumps fans up for the Michigan v. Alabama game, raising spirits with live music, DJ sets, access to eight nearby bars, shade lounges, games, food trucks, and giveaways. The event officially ends at 11 p.m., but an after party at Zouk keeps the fun going until 4 a.m.

Dallas Block Party

On the night before the Michigan Wolverines take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at Cowboys Stadium, Dallas Block Party brings eight bars, three bands, and two DJs together for a big-time pregame bash. While crowds ebb and flow between the bars and restaurants of McKinney Avenue, Wayne Mills Band twangs out honky-tonk riffs paired with heartfelt lyrics. Also taking the stage is Phil Pritchett, a rocker who weaves story into his songs, and Teenage Daddy, who imbues hits by greats such as The Beatles and Marvin Gaye with raw vocal strength. DJ Joe Vega and DJ Billy the Kidd also add their tunes to the mix, accompanying wristband-clad partygoers as they visit food trucks, play games, win giveaways, and enjoy access to Sfuzzi, Uptown Bar and Grill, Renfield’s Corner, and other bars within walking distance. Once the party comes to a close, people can head to Zouk for an after party that keeps people rocking and coming up with ever-more-elaborate plans to kidnap the rival team’s mascot into the wee hours of the morning.

Buckhead Pub Crawl

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.”

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    Dallas, TX 75204

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