Depot Town bars to host drunken Santas during first annual Pub Crawl
The Depot Town Merchant’s Association will hold the first annual Drunken Santa Pub Crawl through Depot Town on Friday, Dec. 23.
The bar hopping gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Corner Brewery and takes participants on a tour through all of Depot Town’s watering holes.
Drunken Santas can enjoy drink specials at each stop along the path, which goes from the Corner Brewery to Powell’s Pub, Aubree’s, Sidetrack, CafÃ© Ollie and concludes at Woodruff’s. Most of the vendors will list some type of happy hour special for those on the hour. For example, CafÃ© Ollie will offer discounts on all Michigan beers and wines.
The drunken Santas will spend about 45 minutes at each bar and Woodrufff’s will feature live music from Err , Sharky and the Habit and Gnome Village.
Drunken Santa pub crawls have become popular in larger cities, and Merchant's Association press czar Mark Teachout said the businesses thought it would be an excellent way to enjoy the holidays while promoting the area.
But there's one catch: You have to dress like Santa to join the fun.
“It seems like a lot of people are leaving to go out of town for the holidays, and this is a last minute time to hang out and go have a drink, so we thought it would be cool to hit all the local places, have fun and give everyone a little business,” he said.