There are a variety of themes to pub crawling in Charlotte. There’s a crawl on a bike or a crawl on a trolley. There’s even crawls centered around holidays and hauntings. Or, get creative. Gather a social network, and let everyone decide upon a theme with costumes. Here are some ideas:
Haunted Pub Crawl
Charlotte NC Tours
101 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28280
(704) 453- 4494
Charlotte NC Tours is right next to the uptown Shoe Repair shop and under the Omni Hotel. Dwell in the historical memories of Mecklenburg’s past residents with this Haunted Pub Crawl. The 1.5-hour tour will visit the Settlers Cemetery in Historic 4th Ward. It contains gravestones from the Revolutionary War and Civil War eras. There are slender, ornate pillars, monuments and memorials inscribed with literary notes. The cemetery contains the graves of Thomas Polk and his wife. Crawling onward, the tour will stop at two haunted pubs for brew and stories. For the historical buff or a new transplant, this is a must to learn more about the Queen City!
Charlotte, NC 28208
The Party Peddler is a four-wheel party bike for 14 passengers. The pilot-steered peddling machine tours Uptown, NoDa, Music Factory and South End. Visit pubs, galleries, restaurants, shops and more. It’s a hip and happening way to meetup with friends, family reunions, corporate teams, celebrate birthdays and more. Now, here’s the creative and fun part. Look at their online map, and customize a route. Dress up in costumes with a party theme, and peddle the evening away! Bring plenty of water, and wear closed-toe shoes. There are moderate hills to climb, but not enough to scare away the grandparents.
Related: A Guide To NoDa
Pubcrawls.com arranges crawls for many cities throughout the U.S. For this event, check the website for a list of participating Charlotte pubs. Cinco De Mayo celebrates Mexico’s victory over France during the 1862 Battle of Puebla. This is not a celebration of Mexico’s independence. A pass may be purchased for one to three days.
NoDa Pub Crawl
Historic North District of Charlotte
North Davidson St.
NoDa is the historic arts district one mile northeast of uptown Charlotte. Its boundaries are North Davidson Street and 36th Street. It is a former Industrial neighborhood during the Civil War era. The district contains restaurants, pubs, galleries, design centers, microbreweries and more. On the first and third Friday of every month, art galleries open their doors for an evening art crawl. Artists display their work, serve food and beverages, while chatting with guests. Here is a list of neighborhood venues to create a pub crawl in the NoDa district. Gather a few friends, put it on a Google+ circle, or celebrate a birthday with a theme: Solstice Tavern, Dog Bar and Jack Beagles. Go here to see the map of the NoDa district.
Feast Food Tours
P.O. Box 620201
Charlotte, NC 28262
The Charlotte Brew and Chew Tour will center around the NoDa district of North Davidson. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the business and craft of breweries. Taste over 12 kinds of craft beer. Find out why Charlotte is becoming a hot spot for microbreweries, small-scale establishments producing brew for a local or regional market. Part of this two-mile pedaling tour will crawl restaurants and culinary shops. Meet the owners and chefs! Learn how to pair food with particular kinds of beer. Even lifelong Charlotte residents will enjoy and learn. Bring cash, sunscreen and a camera. Travel light, although, the pub trolley does have small overhead cubbies for storage.
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