Holiday Bar Crawl

Photo Courtesy of 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl.

Ho Ho Holiday Bar Crawls


As we transition out of our (short) fall season, it’s never too early to start thinking about some fun holiday activities. Bar crawls take place throughout the year in Metro Detroit, but there is something magical about a holiday bar crawl. The costumes, jolly spirits, and overall atmosphere allow you to enjoy a night out during the stressful holiday season. So get those ugly sweaters out and check out these upcoming holiday bar crawls in Metro Detroit.

Dashin’ Through the Bars (12/7, 12/14)

You won’t need a one horse open sleigh to enjoy Dashin’ Through the Bars in Greektown on Saturday, December 7. Starting at 2 p.m. you and your friends can enjoy no cover entry and 50% off drink specials at bars such as Pappy’s Bar, Ready Player One, Elephant Room, and more. The day will also include DJ’s at select venues and a prize for top outfit or costume. 

Santa Pub Crawl (12/7)

More than a couple of Santas will be coming to Royal Oak for a pub crawl through the downtown’s best bars on Saturday, December 7. The annual celebration will also include a keepsake photo station, Christmas carol karaoke station, free drawings for prizes, and photos with Santa himself! Complimentary Santa hats and holiday headbands will be given out to the first 1,500 who check-in, so be sure to arrive early!

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12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl (12/7)

The third annual 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl returns to Ann Arbor for more holiday cheers! Your ticket will get you bus transportation to participating bars, a 16 oz. Bad Santa Stadium Cup for your drinks, a Santa hat, drink and food specials, and no covers from participating bars. Participating bars include Agave, The Beer Grotto, Garage Bar, Heidelberg, Scorekeepers, Social House, and many more.

Holiday Lights Cocktail Crawl

For those who want to add some scenic beauty to their crawl, check out the Holiday Lights Cocktail Crawl taking place in downtown Detroit this holiday season. You and your group will journey through Detroit’s winter wonderland of lights, witness the sixty foot Norwegian Spruce Christmas tree and towering Menorah, all while enjoying specialty cocktails. The public event taking place on Thursday, December 19 is sold out, however you can book a private group holiday crawl on the Detroit Experience’s website.

NYE Bar Crawl (12/31)

For those looking for some bar crawling fun after Christmas, you should check out the Detroit NYE Bar Crawl beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31. The countdown to 2020 begins at Level 2 Bar and will journey through Nicki’s Pizza, Checker’s Bar, Papppy’s Bar & Grille, and more to be announced. Your ticket will include live music, drink tickets, appetizer buffet, free arcade access at Ready Player One, and VIP viewing of ball drop.

Remember to drink responsibly and plan ahead with a designated driver or take advantage of one of these local designated driving services.

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