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The 12 Bars of X-Mas Pictures

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Thanks for coming

Pictures are now posted here

Or if you want to tag they’re on Facebook

Save the date. 12 Bars is next 12/1/18. Already working on my outfit.

Cheers -C.I.B.

And if you took pictures, please tag #crawlinboston so we can find them.

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12 Bars of X-Mas – Check In Information

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Hello 12 Bars Participants,

We have a few points of order to help make the day as smooth as possible.

Registration opens at 12:00 sharp and ends at 3:00.

You will need to bring either a printed Eventbrite ticket or show the app on your phone. If you don’t have a paper ticket or the phone app, you can use your ID to pick up your ticket. Please be ready when you get to the top of the line. We’ll be checking in hundreds of crawlers and nobody wants to be stuck behind the person who doesn’t have any of their stuff ready. Only the ticket buyer needs to be present. If multiple tickets were bought, you’ll get all your goodies at once and you can pass on the extras to your friends.

Check In takes place at the following:

12:00 – 1:20 – Vanderbilt – 105 Water Street

1:30 – 3:00 – Vintage Lounge – 72 Broad Street

If you don’t have tickets yet

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Bar schedule:

We have 12 bars in the Faneuil Hall/Financial District area planned. There is another big crawl from another group that day and we’re planning to visit places not associated with their schedule.

You will receive the entire schedule when you check in on Saturday. All the bars will be in the Faneuil Hall and Financial District areas. We are not releasing the schedule prior to the crawl, as we want to keep this event as exclusive as possible for your own comfort. Please note, the bars have the right to refuse entry to anyone due to bar capacity or personal incapacity. Also, you will need to show a valid license or ID to gain entry to each of the bars (this is the bars policy).

CASH IS KING

I know that bringing your card might be easy. But when tons of people are trying to order drinks, it takes a lot more time to open and close a tab than to pay with cash. Plus you’d be surprised about how many people forget to close their tabs at the end of the night and leave for home without their credit cards. There are multiple ATMs around Faneuil Hall…check one out. Also, remember to tip your bartenders!

Remember to drink responsibly and use public transportation. Don’t drink and drive!

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Have a great time on Saturday! We’re looking forward to seeing those holiday outfits

 

Keytar Bear is back to perform at the 12 Bars of X-Mas

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We’re happy to announce that Keytar Bear will be back to perform at the 12 Bars of X-Mas. Regular tickets are gone but we still have some last call tickets available. See you on Saturday.

Check in information will be posted on Wednesday.

Regular Tickets Almost Sold Out

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As we head into Thanksgiving Eve, we’re getting low on regular tickets for the 12 Bars of X-Mas. We expect to run out late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Have an awesome holiday. Eat up, drink up, party up, sleep up!

Registration for the 12 Bars of X-Mas Includes:

Winter Pom Hat

Koozie

Jingle Bell Bracelet

Light Up Bulb Necklace

Candy Cane

Temporary Tattoos

Drawstring Bag

Photo Booth

No Covers at Scheduled Bars

Here are just some pictures from the past eight years of this spectacular event. Please click below to check them out.

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Have a great holiday. If you’re staying in town, we posted about places open on Thanksgiving. And my try at Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce.

 

2 Weeks to Go. All I Want Is You.

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2 weeks to go! And all we want for the 12 Bars of X-Mas is you.

Registration Includes:

Winter Pom Hat

Koozie

Jingle Bell Bracelet

Light Up Bulb Necklace

Candy Cane

Temporary Tattoos

Drawstring Bag

Photo Booth

No Covers at Scheduled Bars

Here are just some pictures from the past eight years of this fantastic event. Please click below to check them out.

2009201020112012, 20132014,  2015 and 2016

Have a great week. If you’re staying in town, we posted about places open on Thanksgiving. And my try at Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce.

Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

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With our annual Friendsgiving coming up, I wanted to try something new. Don’t get me wrong, I love the stuff from the can. It’s what I grew up on. Ridges and all.

However I figured I’d go a little outside my comfort level and when I found a recipe featuring bourbon I knew it would be perfect to try.

Thanks to eat, live, run for the recipe. It was very easy for a novice like myself to make.

Ingredients:

14 oz fresh cranberries

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

2 tbsp bourbon

1 tbsp vanilla extract (I was able to find vanilla bourbon extract)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cranberries burst and begin to break down, about 10-15 minutes. Stir well and remove from heat. Sauce will thicken up greatly as it cools.

Truth be told, I went more the 2 tbsp that the recipe called for. Which led to a little trouble as my sauce wasn’t thickening very well as it cooled. A little research online pointed me to a dash of cornstarch and that did the trick.

Next year I think I’m going to try something similar using a slow cooker.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Boston 2017

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boston-market-thanksgiving-2013You have some options if you’re planning to eat out on Thanksgiving. Below are a few lists that we were able to find.

List via Boston Magazine

List via BostonChefs.com

List via Boston Discovery Guide

List via Gayot

List via OpenTable

Where to order Thanksgiving Turkey and Sides via Boston Eater

South Shore restaurants open via 365thingssouthshore

If you’re a Venmo user, please consider using their Friendsgiving Turkey Hand Emoji to help donate meals to the needy.

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