- Budget one hour per stop, including walking time. Adopt a one and done mentality and your crawl will be moving along at a decent pace. Pick locations within a short walk of each other (there is no shortage within the city) – and an optimal walk time should be no more than twenty minutes.
- Eat. One of the best crawls I’ve ever been on included a pretzel necklace. The speed of your crawl may make it hard to wolf down some food at a stop, but we all know that alcohol and empty stomachs are uneasy bedfellows. Eating on the go may be the answer, whether something from home or a quick takeout bite.
- Drink plenty of water. This is something you can do at a bar. More bathroom breaks, but a better morning after.
- Choose your time wisely. Think about when a bar may be too busy or too quiet for your liking and adjust accordingly. Service might. be slow in a playoff game, but the mood may de ate in an empty space.
- Choose your crawlers with even more wisdom. You’re spending several hours with these people, and they’ll be drinking for several hours, keep that in mind when you assemble your crew.
- Be safe. Know your limits and drink within it. A crawl is not really much of a crawl until bar three is hit, by which point you may have drank three pints already. Skip driving and arrange safe transportation home.
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