Latest Event Updates

Crawl In “Boston Winter”

Posted on


When we’re not organizing bar crawls, we still find ourselves visiting bars and fun spots around the city.

Boston Winter


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 Boston Celtics Christmas Tree

Posted on Updated on

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)




BILL WALTON (Career Stats)


DANNY AINGE (Career Stats)


New Year’s Eve in Boston

Posted on Updated on

Composite image of champagne glasses clinking

We’ll continue to update as we find more events

75+  85+ so far

100+ Posted!

First Night First Day Boston 2018

New Year’s Eve Supperclub at The Beehive

First Night Boston Scavenger Hunt

Strega Waterfront’s Prix Fixe Chef’s Menu

New Year’s Eve Comedy Countdown at ImprovBoston

Say Bonjour to 2018 with a “Midnight In Paris” Themed Evening at Bastille Kitchen

NYE 2018 at Stoddard’s

Laugh Boston New Year’s Eve Party

Vanderbilt Kitchen & Bar NYE

Ring in 2018 with Rooftop Reveling at Legal Harborside

New Years Eve Special with Jim McCue

NYE Filipino Kamayan Feast at Mei Mei Boston

Top of the Hub Welcomes 2018

The Bash — NYE at The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

New Year’s Eve Bash at Dorchester Brewing Company

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise

Cask ‘n Flagon Parties Like It’s 1989 for NYE

New Year’s Eve at Cheeky Monkey

New Year’s Eve 2018: Midnight in Paris at Alibi

New Year’s Eve 2018 at Royale

New Years Eve Gala at Mass Innovation Labs

Scholars NYE Party

NYE at Harpoon Beer Hall

New Year’s Eve 2018 at The Gatsby Mansion

The Resolution Ball

Glow Boston New Year’s Eve 2018 at Brighton Music Hall

2018 NYE Rooftop Bond Party at YOTEL

NYE 2018 Masquerade at Rosa Mexicano

“Night Circus” New Year’s Eve Party at The Liberty Hotel

Timeless 007 New Year’s Eve Party at The Castle at Park Plaza

A New Year’s Eve Winter Wonderland at Earls

The ODD BALL NYE Drag Show Party

The Back Bay Ball at the Westin Copley Plaza

New Year’s Eve Karaoke/Dumpling/ Bingo Party at home.stead bakery & café

New Year’s Celebrations at Craigie on Main

New Year’s Eve Sazerac Ball at The Smoke Shop BBQ – Kendall Square


The Black Rose NYE 2018

Some Like It Hott 2018 (9:30-4am) NYE at Lilypad

Society on High NYE 2018

Bell In Hand NYE 2018

NYE 2018 @ ROGUE!

New Year’s Eve 2018 | Gallery at the W Hotel

Serafina NYE 2018

Clerys NYE 2018

Coogan’s NYE 2018

The Whiskey Priest – NYE 2018 

NYE 2018 @ Wonder Bar

Dream Sundayz NYE 2017 at La Casa de Pedro

Baseball Tavern NYE 2018

Mr. Dooley’s NYE 2018

Hennessy’s NYE 2018

ICON Nightclub | NYE PARTY

Brownstone NYE 2018

MAST’ NYE 2018

NYE 2018: A Black Tie Affair at The Brahmin

Publico NYE 2018 Cocktail Party 

Causeway Restaurant & Bar NYE 2018

Social Register NYE 2018 – Boston Seaport

Towne Stove & Spirits NYE 2018 – A toast to remember!!!

NYE2018 at The Draft

NYE2018 at Dillon’s

NYE 2018 The Great Black and Gold Masquerade at The Point

NYE2018 at Good Life


Revere Hotel NYE 2018 – Liberty Hall Ballroom – Over 700+ attendees!


3rd Annual NYE 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Boston Downtown!

9th Annual NYE Celebration @ West End Johnnies!

KGB New Years Eve Party 2018

Hard Rock Cafe’s Boston New Years Eve Party 2018

New Year’s Eve Glitzy 80’s Party at Tremont 647

TRADE in 2017 for The New Year

NYE2018 at Boston Sports Grille

CONGLOMERATE at Savvor Boston

New Year’s Eve Party at Bully Boy

New Queers Eve at Central Wharf

New Years Eve on the Harbor at ReelHouse

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at Coppersmith

3rd Annual “Champagne Resolution” New Year’s Eve at Clarke’s

“A Midnight Kiss” New Year’s Eve at Koy Boston

New Year’s Eve at Terra

4th Annual New Year’s Eve Hootenanny at Loretta’s Last Call!

NYE at Kingston with DJ Artie V

Dinner at Masa

Magnum PI Bruch at Bar Mezzana (New Year’s Day)

Cure Lounge New Years Eve Party 2018

New Year’s Eve with Box of Records at Sally O’Brien’s

Boston New Years 2018 Speakeasy Cruise

Venu Nightclub New Years Eve Party 2018

Binary: NYE Bang ft. B3RAO, cakewalk, & Steve Darko at Middle East

NEW YEARS EVE at THE LIZARD LOUNGE with DAMN TALL BUILDINGS and a special secret guest!

NYE Comedy For Greater Boston Food Bank Ft. Ken Reid, Christa Weiss & More

New YEARS EVE with Giantfoot (2 YEAR Anniversary SHOW!)

NYE – Speedy Ortiz w/ ovlov, Wendy Eisenberg at Great Scott

Release-Your-Dance “New Years Eve DANCE Party” at Club Bohemia


Groovy 70’s New Year’s Eve at The Salty Pig

New Year’s Eve Midnight Harbor Fireworks and Public Programs

New Year’s Eve at jm Curley and Bogie’s Place

SUPER CHARGED at Battery Park NYE 2018

New Year’s Eve Celebratory Flow and Meditation



The 12 Bars of X-Mas Pictures

Posted on Updated on


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.

12 Bars of X-Mas – Check In Information

Posted on Updated on

eventbrite copy_edited-3

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


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).


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


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

Posted on Updated on


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

Posted on Updated on


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


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.

2009201020112012, 20132014,  2015 and 2016

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.