Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rice St Pub Crawl 2012

Another year, another crawl. Bob & Wendy missed the bus, but were able to catch it farther along on the route. Ryan & Emily and E-train all missed the crawl entirely - the first time that any of them have ever missed a pub crawl! (Boo!) We had a few newbies: my cousin Niko came from Wisconsin, our friend Mike's girlfriend Maria, and Kristi's little brother and his wife all joined us for the first time this year. Oh, and it was HOT. This is the hottest crawl we've had (90s!), so it put a little damper on the drinking we were able to do - it was just too damn hot.
 The fish bowl even had Heman Muscle Liquor from Cambodia in it - made with deer antlers. Yum.

The Lamplighter. What can we say? They love us and treat us well. 2-for-1 drinks (even though we're there before their special actually starts), with a 2 drink minimum (pub crawl rules). Gabe got iced by a stripper. We got our group photo outside the bar on our way out.

Rookies/The Chalet. Closed. This bar used to be one of our favorites, but the newer owners haven't kept it running very well and pre-crawl we knew there was a chance that they'd lose their liquor license before the crawl occurred. Then there was a fight and stabbing in the parking lot the week before and they were officially closed. We bought shooters and had everyone bring one along. We stopped in the parking lot, drew a chalk outline on their sidewalk along with "Rice St Pub Crawl was here," took our shots, and went on our way. We sincerely hope this place is up and running in time for next year's crawl - it was missed!

 Limbo on the walk to Dean's!

Dean's Tavern. TACOS. Rail drinks. Pull tabs. Kristi, Cami, Josh, and Meagan joined us here.

All 4 Schlievert lab girls!
Niko makes friends easily.

Long walk to Brady's - typical stop at McDonald's for food (and a break from the heat!). The group really got divided up this year in between Dean's and Brady's. (Next year, we may need to go back to the timer and a leader that keeps everyone in order - and NO CARS, regardless of your sobriety level.) Dan acted as the Sinclair Dinosaur that we used to crawl on for photos. Wendy and I pretended to fall off the bridge over Hwy 36. And although there were no rollers down the big hill (they put up a fence so it's a little more difficult now), we did have to chase someone down the hill and bring her back to the crawl.


Brady's. Wanda the bartender was there again (I think she loves us), and she let David and Bob act as bartenders when they first got there. Unfortunately, no Captain David again this year (it was probably too early for him). Pitchers only. More snacking and water to combat the heat. Also, we evidently took only a couple of photos here.

Hoggsbreath. Typical - they actually don't seem to like us much. It may not help that as we start the crawls earlier we interrupt their bingo hour...they shunted us downstairs immediately and gave us our own bartender. Shots here (in an attempt to shorten the amount of time we were there), but we ended up staying longer anyways. Another round of shots at the end (thanks Gabe). Laura and I got iced. David ruined multiple photos of Laura and I. We finally rounded up the troops and headed home.

This was on our walk home...notice how it's still light out? That's what happens when you start crawling at 1pm!
Home. We roasted hot dogs over the bonfire, ate lots of good drunken munchies that everyone had brought, most people sobered up and went home, the rest of us kept partying until we crashed. At one point, we did have to go back and find a crawler at the last bar. It made for an interesting end to the evening.  Next year's theme: Leave No Crawler Behind.

1 comment:

LML said...

We were sad to miss the crawl and the heat didn't compliment our wedding either! We will be there next year for Leave No Crawl Behind!!