- Business Advocacy
On Sunday, March 17, pub-crawlers came out in full force and painted the town green at the 10th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl. Everyone was Irish on that day and enthusiastically wore the slogan on complimentary commemorative T-shirts provided to crawlers who participated.
People eagerly lined up early at Ohana Brewing Co, where the festivities kicked off at 4 p.m. Early birds received a ticket for a free sampler pour at Ohana, raffle tickets for prizes, party favors, and — of course — the St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl T-shirts. All these free goodies were compliments of the Downtown Alhambra Business Association (DABA).
Following the kick off at Ohana, a bagpiper, who played classic Irish ditties, as well as unexpected songs like Do You Think I’m Sexy, led crawlers to participating restaurants and bars that included 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill, 28 West Sports Bar, Big Catch Seafood House, the Chicken Koop, Big T Mini Mart, Havana House Cigar Lounge and Bar, and Azul Ultra Lounge. Patrons enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day themed cocktails, whiskey, beer, and specials.
Crawlers also had chances to win raffled prizes that were donated by bars and restaurants on the pub crawl schedule, as well other local businesses and restaurants, including Vidorra Women’s Boutique, Julhead Piercing, Dickeys BBQ Pit, Limericks Tavern, Alondra Hot Wings, Diner on Main, and more.
Dameion “Lucky” Smith returned as master of ceremonies for the event and kept it fun and entertaining throughout the night. Old school funk and R&B music from DJs at some of the venues inspired some memorable dance parties, too.
“The energy was so contagious as the procession of green-shirted crawlers continued from bar to bar on Main Street sidewalks and drew cheers from cars and passersby,” said DABA Events Director Monina Castillo. “It definitely encouraged others to want to join in, even if they hadn’t originally planned on it.”
Current DABA President Liza Rodriguez added, “Crawlers have so much fun at this yearly event, which brings out a great spirit and camaraderie — with the help of some great libations of course. We hope to continue this enjoyable annual tradition for another 10 years!”