Latest Event Updates
When we’re not organizing bar crawls, we still find ourselves visiting bars and fun spots around the city.
The adventure began at Boston Winter located at City Hall Plaza. We found Vinopolis and enjoyed a flight of red wines while enjoying some live music. Boston Winter, in its second year, is an extremely welcome addition to the usual eyesore that is Government Center Plaza. With ice skating and local shops selling gifts, this Christmas market has a European feel that is unique and fun.
After an icy walk through City Hall Plaza, we remembered that a wine shop was now open in the Boston Public Market. And it didn’t take us long to find the Massachusetts Farm Winery and Growers. They were offering a $10 wine tasting which seemed perfect. I honestly thought we’d try 4 or 5 different samples. Maybe our server was bored or maybe it was par for the course, but I think we had 12 each. I lost count as they kept coming, supplied by our cheerful and chatty host. Best $10 investment ever, including souvenir wine glasses.
Next up was The Hard Rock Café. We had enough wine for the night and they have some excellent coffee drinks to warm you up on a cold night. We met a nice older couple from Quincy who comes here every week. They were favorites of everyone at the bar it seemed, and we liked them quickly as well. She’s a fan of the Red Sox and the rodeo, he’s big into Broadway, and they were lot of laughs.
Up next was a quick walk over to Christopher Columbus Park to check out some holiday lights.
We continued to Faneuil Hall to see the 85 foot Christmas Tree.
We quickly realized it had been a very long time since we had last eaten. And one of our favorite burgers was within walking distance. So we headed over to JM Curley which also happened to be Star Wars night. Besides burgers, this is a great spot for cocktails, beers and snacks (try the bacon popcorn!) Hidden in the back is Bogie’s, an amazing, tiny steakhouse that serves superb steaks in a cool setting.
We finished it off at No. 9 Park. The famous Tom and Jerry is only available annually from first snowfall until Valentine’s Day. It’s like a warm egg nog and a hug. One of Boston’s nicest restaurants, No. 9 Park overlooks the Common and when the Christmas lights are on, it’s one of the most romantic spots in town. They also have an extensive classic cocktail menu, and they make a mean martini.
The tree is up. I’ve been lucky enough to add more of my favorite Boston Celtics to this years edition.
LARRY BIRD (Career Stats)
BILL RUSSELL (Career Stats)
KEVIN McHALE (Career Stats)
ROBERT PARISH (Career Stats)
DENNIS JOHNSON (Career Stats)
BILL WALTON (Career Stats)
DANNY AINGE (Career Stats)
We’ll continue to update as we find more events
75+ 85+ so far
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
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!
Please like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter @crawlinboston
And on Instagram
Have a great time on Saturday! We’re looking forward to seeing those holiday outfits
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.
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!
Winter Pom Hat
Jingle Bell Bracelet
Light Up Bulb Necklace
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.