Mardi Gras

MMHO: Epcot drinking around the World

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We’re introducing a new feature on the website. We’ll use the Monday Morning epcotHangover to review places we’ve gone to or things we’ve done when we’re NOT crawling. Restaurants, bars, tastings, event, we’ll cover them here.

Last week was vacation time for Crawl in Boston.  We headed south to go on the most Magical Bar Crawl on Earth! We’ve gone to Epcot’s World Showcase a few times now, and it’s always a blast.  We normally go in September when the kids go back to school and it’s less crowded, but scheduling conflicts pushed our trip back to January.  Read on for our overview and tips and tricks.

We started in China.  We went to a stand which has several different slushy drinks.  chinaWe went with the Tipsy Ducks in Love, which was a mix of coffee, black tea, milk, and bourbon.  Caffeine seemed like a good way to start the day, and bourbon never hurts either. This was reminiscent of a Starbucks frap, pretty solid.  We were able to sit and take in the scenery since this is not a beverage you can drink quickly.

After China, we hopped over to Germany.  Here you can get such fare as sausages, pretzels and other German delicacies.  You can also get shots of Jager, which we passed on.  They have several beers, and we went with the Oktoberfest, which is always a safe bet.

From there, we headed to Italy, which is one of my personal favorites.  It seems like italythere’s always a fun show going on there, and the square is fun to sit in and watch. We always get a wine sampler.  I assume they have other things somewhere in Italy, but we always get the wine flight.

After Italy is the good old USA.  This always seemed like kind of a cheat to me, since EVERYTHING ELSE is America, but it’s there in all its star spangled glory.  We went for a classic Sam Adams and listened to an a capella group sing some Disney hits (which was better than it sounds, but we were already several drinks in).

After the USA, we headed over to Japan.  This is a good place for sake.  Normally we get a plain sake, but we decided to try something different and get a green tea sake slushy.  It was very sweet, and I think next time we’ll go back to regular sake.  We did get to watch a delightful drum show though.

moroccoNext stop was Morocco.  Here we got a red sangria that was tasty, if not super traditional.  Morocco is a fun area to explore, with neat little stores, and if you look around, you can find a building that looks like a….member of male anatomy.  Just find it.  It makes a great picture.

From Morocco, we headed to France.  Here they have some spectacular drinks, such as the Grey Goose Citron frozen lemonade.  It’s delicious, and they serve it in a (plastic) martini glass, so you feel extra classy.

From there we hit merry old England, which is where things got aggressive. Once we englandhit England, we were greeted with $15 Johnnie Walker flights, and a Imperial Beer tasting for $11, which included 5 generous samples (Bass, Harp, Guinness, Strongbow, and Boddington’s).  These are served in a friendly little faux pub that is pretty delightful and fun.  On our first trip around the (Epcot) world, we made the mistake of starting with England, and it set a strong tone for the day, so now we start at the other end.  On this particular trip, Mexico and Norway had really long lines, leading us to start in China.

From England, you go to Canada.  Here you can get something called a “Torontopolitan”, which is basically a vodka and cranberry, and they have all the normal Canadian beers as well.  mexico

We headed back to Mexico.  There’s a really fun little margarita bar in the big restaurant building here which we were trying to get into.  It still had a line on our second try, so we settled for a margarita from a stand.  They had Patron, though, so it wasn’t too bad at all.  We normally get to the park earlier, and I recommend you try to do the same and get into the bar.

Finally, we hit up Norway.  There you can get shots of aquavit, but luckily we had norwayenough bearings at this point to know that would be a terrible idea.  We split a Carlsburg, (which I am not positive is actually Norwegian).

After our excursion came to a close, we decided to forgo the light show and hop a cab back to our hotel.  There’s a back entrance to Epcot which leads out to the Disney Boardwalk where we were able get a cab (please don’t drink and drive at Disney, or anywhere!).  We highly recommend giving the Epcot crawl a try if you find yourself in Orlando.

sunset epcot

Pro tip:  If you go, and don’t stay at a Disney hotel, be careful if you take an Uber to the park.  We thought most Uber drivers would know how to get to the theme parks, but ours didn’t and followed his GPS, which takes you to the administration offices for Epcot.  Tell you Uber driver to follow the purple signs, not the GPS. There are actually signs for and Uber drop off area.

Design1 copyCalling all Muggles!  Hogwarts is coming to Boston. Crawl in Boston has teamed up with The Blackstone to host an epic Harry Potter trivia night based on the books and movies.  Grab a team of 2 – 4 and prepare to drop some HP knowledge like your name is Hermione.  There will be prizes, giveaways, and of course, a little bit of magic. And Butter Beer!

More details here

Valentine Gras is February 13th. Your ticket includes $3 or less drink at each bar, Crawl In Boston Scarf, Light Up LED Rose, Beverage Mitt, Wallet Ninja (18 in 1 Multitool), Beads, Candy Wristband, Temporary Tattoos, Koozie, Drawstring Backpack, 2 Photo Booths, Limbo Contest and No Covers at Scheduled Bars.

Get yours soon

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Valentine Gras 2015

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Please join Crawl in Boston on February 13th to tour the Faneuil Hall area as we bring back the Valentine Gras Crawl.

Fat Tuesday is on February 9th. Valentine’s Day is on February 14th. And we’ve got a long weekend to party. Our Valentine’s Day / Mardi Gras hybrid event will be another amazing time.

Here are just some pictures from years past

Valentine Gras – 2015

Valentine’s Crawl – 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011

Mardi Crawl – 2013 and 2011

And here are some ideas from our Pinterest page

Valentine’s and Mardi Crawl

Tickets to Valentine’s Gras begin at $20.You will always get tons of bang for your buck with Crawl In Boston.

Your ticket price will include

$3 or less drink at each bar

Crawl In Boston Scarf

Light Up LED Rose

Beverage Mitt

Wallet Ninja (18 in 1 Multitool)

Beads

Candy Wristband

Temporary Tattoos

Drawstring Backpack

2 Photo Booths

Limbo Contest with prizes for winners

No Covers at Scheduled Bars

Tickets are non-refundable. You must arrive to register by 3:00 or your ticket may be resold.

 Registration bars will be e-mailed to ticketed customers the week of the event. Always visit crawlinboston.com for the most up to date information.

You will receive the entire schedule when you register in person at the event. We will have 8 – 10 total bars participating. All the bars will be in the Faneuil Hall and Financial District areas. We will let you know your registration bar before the event, and you’ll receive the full schedule when you check in. 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.

Please don’t wait to join this incredible event. Cheers! -C.I.B

Valentine Gras Registration Info

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Not A Bad HaulWe’re back from Charlotte and New Orleans. Super Bowl victory and awesome parade today (and a lot more snow than when we left). Fun trips but it’s time to get Valentine Gras on your minds.

We did some shopping while in New Orleans for Valentine Gras. Everyone now will get a bell. Make that noise! We also have flashing masks limited to first 100 who show up. We would’ve purchased more but it was a struggle to get even that many in our collective luggage.

This is the case with the flashing roses as well. We have a bit more of those due to extra inventory from last year but they’re also on first come, first serve basis.

We have a few points of order to help make the day go as smoothly as possible:

Registration opens at 12:00 sharp and ends at 3:00.22

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 you and nobody wants to be stuck behind the person who doesn’t have any of their stuff ready.

Also please note that there are more than one crawl in Boston on Saturday. Please make sure that your ticket says Crawl In Boston. Otherwise we won’t be able to check you in. We have around a dozen left. We’re so looking forward to seeing you.

Here are just some pictures from years past11

Valentine’s Crawl – 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011

Mardi Crawl – 2013 and 2011

And here are some ideas from our Pinterest page

Valentine’s and Mardi Crawl

Registration will be by last name by ticket buyer:

12:00 – 3:00 – Kinsale – 2 Center Plaza

Bar schedule:

You will receive the entire schedule when you register. We will have 9 bars total. 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.

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!

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

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Pirate Crawl 2015 tickets are now on sale. Limited tickets available. Our Early Parrot tickets sold out last week.

Much more info here including 6 years of pictures. crawl_in_boston_horse_paper copyArrrrggghhhhh!!!!!!!

Coming late March / early April. Wild West Crawl returns

See you Saturday!

New Orleans and Charlotte Await. Parrot Tickets Sold Out!

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aWe’ve got Crawl In Boston team members heading south this weekend. One group heading to Charlotte and the other to New Orleans. Perhaps they’ll bring back some extra Mardi Gras swag for Valentine Gras on February 7th. We’ll have plenty of pictures for you.

Pirate Crawl 2015 tickets are now on sale. Limited tickets available. Our Early Parrot tickets sold our earlier this evening.

Much more info here including 6 years of pictures. Arrrrggghhhhh!!!!!!!

Last batch tickets for Valentine Gras on 2/7/15 are going quick. We’re so looking forward to seeing you soon. We’ll have 9 bars in total.

Here are just some pictures from years pastIMG_6796

Valentine’s Crawl – 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011

Mardi Crawl – 2013 and 2011

And here are some ideas from our Pinterest page

Valentine’s and Mardi Crawl

PIRATES! Snow and Valentine Gras

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News of the day for most of you is Blizzard 2015. But for us this day is all about PIRATES! We’re pleased to announce that the paperwork is done and the Pirate Crawl 2015 tickets are now on sale. Limited tickets available.

This year you’re all getting flags with ticket purchase. Much more info here including 6 years of pictures. Arrrrggghhhhh!!!!!!!

real flagLast batch tickets for Valentine Gras on 2/7/15 are just over 60% sold. We’re so looking forward to seeing you soon. We’ll have 9 bars in total.

Here are just some pictures from years past

Valentine’s Crawl – 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011

Mardi Crawl – 2013 and 2011

And here are some ideas from our Pinterest page

Valentine’s and Mardi Crawl

Happy Friday

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I certainly wish that I could listen to sports radio or watch ESPN and get some Super Bowl match up analysis.

In the meantime…we’ve got this. Julian Edelman does a spectacular job posting a parody video with a “Growing Pains” theme

Last batch tickets for Valentine Gras are just over 30% sold. We’re so looking forward to seeing you 2 weeks from tomorrow. It’s looking like we’ll have 9 bars in total.

Here are just some pictures from years past

Valentine’s Crawl – 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011

Mardi Crawl – 2013 and 2011

And here are some ideas from our Pinterest page

Valentine’s and Mardi Crawl

Bonus Roses. Last Batch Tickets Available

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flashing rosesWe didn’t expect our regular tickets to sell out until Thursday morning. But there was a major rush and they sold out much quicker than we anticipated. We’re so looking forward to seeing you.

Yesterday I also got an e-mail from someone looking for their ticket confirmation. Upon further investigation we discovered that she ordered a ticket from a different organization (although she then did buy from us which made us very happy). They are more than 1 Valentine’s themed bar crawl in Boston on February 7th. We only sell our tickets on Eventbrite. Please make sure that you’re buying from us. We’re the only ones that give you a bunch of goodies along with your ticket price.

Last night I also found about 50 flashing roses. Plush roses are already including with your gift bag but we’ll throw in the flashing roses on a first come, first serve basis the day of the crawl.

Bring on Baltimore! Valentine Gras Early Bird Tickets Sold Out

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ssI was very sad (shocked) to learn this morning that Stuart Scott passed away from cancer at 49 years young. The combination of Stuart and Rich Eisen really changed the way I viewed sports.

I specifically remember being at Daytona Beach one year and watching Stuart and Rich riff back and forth while doing the highlights. It was spectacular. I can’t count how many catch phrases I used the rest of that week, month, year(s).

R.I.P. as you will be missed by millions.

“As cool as the other side of the pillow”

brady topThe Baltimore Ravens return to town on Saturday to face the Patriots in the second round of the playoffs. I must admit that I felt a lot better about this match up 24 hours ago. But Joe Flacco having a 10 – 4 playoff record (which I believe he’s 7 – 4 on the road) and Terrell Suggs being a lot better than I remember (he was defensive player of the year just a few short years ago) make me nervous.

Let’s go Pats! Don’t do this to me. Opening line is Patriots -7.5

Congrats to Jon Jones for defending his UFC title. I don’t follow UFC so much but he’s the brother of Chandler Jones so I do try to keep tabs when he does fight.

Valentine Gras early bird tickets are now sold out. Regular tickets now available. More info here.

The NYE Pictures from Casino Royale are now posted. Almost 200 total. You can check them out here.

It’s 2015. Thrillist came out with a Best event in every state. Get after it!

NYE Pictures Now Posted. Under 10 Early Bird Tickets left for Valentine Gras

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casino nyeThe NYE Pictures from Casino Royale are now posted. Almost 200 total. You can check them out here.

If you missed the NYE fireworks here’s a good place to see them

Last night Rajon Rondo returned to Boston as a visiting player. It was weird to seem him in blue but the Rondo video tribute was pretty cool.

The Lawn on D its first Fire and Ice Festival. It began last night and goes through tomorrow.

We have about 10 early bird tickets left for Valentine Gras. Get yours before the price increase.

See you tonight. Let’s Bring in the New Year Properly

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nye tightsGot the tux ready. Looking forward to seeing you tonight at Game One as we bring in 2015 Casino Royale style. Tickets are sold out and we’ll be 300+ strong.

Please don’t drink and drive

The MBTA will be free beginning at 8:00 PM

And Uber is offering a special offer to and from Game On for #S3NYE!
  • EXISTING USERS: Use code: s3nye15 – 15% off your Uber ride to or from Game On! (not valid on TAXI) – this is valid for a ride to or from Game On.
  • NEW USERS:  Sign up for Uber with the promo code S3NYE1 and your first 2 rides are free up to $15! (Not Valid on Taxi). Once you have downloaded the app, simply create an account and login with the account information you created.

Valentine’s Gras will be our first crawl of 2015.

Please join us on 2/7/15 to tour the Faneuil Hall area as we introduce our first ever Valentine Gras Crawl! Early bird tickets are about 60% 80% sold.