(And also our 700th post. How about that?)
Ladies and gentlemen of legal drinking age, we are mere DAYS from embarking upon the greatest sacrament to Cubs fandom that one can perform - the Third Annual Wasting Away in Wrigleyville Pub Crawl. The format is simple - nine bars, nine innings. We meet at Lucky's Sandwich Company (on Clark about a block south of the stadium), lay a base of giant sandwich, have a couple warm-up beers, then head over to The Yard for the first pitch. From there SHIT. IS. ON. Each inning, we hit a new bar and enjoy a cold beverage, all the way until the euphoric end at Wrigleyville classic Bernie's. Hot damn, I can almost taste the Old Style now. It's important to not forget our ground rules.
WAIW Pub Crawl Ground Rules
1. Straight cash.
Get plenty of cash before the crawl - you don't want to have to hit an ATM mid-crawl. A double-play can send us scrambling to the next destination while you're asking "hm ... $20 or $40" like some dumbshit. And if you dare to put down a credit card for your drinks, I'll shank you myself with a sharpened souvenir mini bat.
2. IDs at the ready
If they check your ID at the first four bars and you don't think to have the ID ready for the next five (and then some), then you're an idiot and likely shouldn't be trusted grown-up scissors. This whole thing only works if we act smart and expedite. Wear it around your neck if you have to.
3. Finish up and head on.
If you find yourself with an empty bottle with an out or two left, head over to the next place and get started anew. This always goes way easier when we stagger ourselves a bit. It's not easy to serve a block of 40 people who all come in the door at once on a Saturday afternoon. Have some pity for the poor bartenders.
4. Don't behave jerkoffishly
Yes, this is a drinking event. Yes, we will be hitting multiple bars. But don't make a mess, start screaming, or overserve yourself and throw up. That double shot of Jager? Not a good idea in the fourth inning. Be nice to the bartenders, and you'd better fucking tip. They've not got an easy job come Saturday.
Texts. Photos. Twitter. We want your experiences, drunken philosophizing, and slurs directed towards the Phillies, our division rivals, and life in the NL Central in general. We'll put it all up on the blog.
6. Pick your side
Every year, Steve and I hate a drunken batting contest at Sluggers. You can cheer for me, or for Steve, but never both. This shit's gonna be WAR!
7. Have fun and make it to the end
By following our guidelines and PACING YOURSELF, you'll ensure a wonderful day of repeatedly drinking beer and repeatedly cursing the ineptness of your favorite baseball team. And really, isn't that what it's all about? Shit yes. Prepare well for Saturday, kids. It's gonna be superb.
2014 Beer Price Guide
Let's face it, they gouge you in Wrigleyville. Here is your official source of beer prices, containing only beers we have drank at bars we have drank them at.
Revolution Anti-Hero $6
Miller Lite (16 oz) $6
312 Wheat $3
312 Pale Ale $3
The Illinois $6
Old Style $2
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WAIW 6th Annual Pub Crawl Shirts
Nintendo! Malort! Crawling! These are a few of our favorite things. They can be yours as well, with the simple purchase of this shirt. Timeline's tight on this one folks, so don't delay, as you need to get the order in by Friday. EARLY. What? Haven't you looked at the posting frequency? We're lazy.
Looking to buy? You are too late, sucka!