Nineteen stops on this year’s Fat Saturday Pub Crawl
Each week I’m writing, urging people to venture downtown and see what really makes Augusta, Augusta. And I’m not referring to the homeless people or the prostitutes; I’m referring to the amazing businesses that keep Augusta “cool.”
Well, I think I’ve come up with best reason for you to be downtown this weekend: The Third Annual Fat Saturday Pub Crawl! Your tour of downtown Augusta awaits you with 19 stops on this year’s crawl. The object of the game here, kids, is to make it to all 19 stops, get your passport stamped at each stop, then at the end of it all, turn in your passport for a chance to win prizes.
It seems easy enough. The problem may come if you try to down a shot and/or beer at every stop. At that point, you’re probably not going to make it, but good luck! For most who decide to do the pub crawl, they’re there for a good time, but there are some that are on a mission. It’s a race to the finish. Either way, this forces everyone to go into bars that you may have never been in before. A lot of people might be surprised that there are actually 19 different businesses downtown.
The last two years of bar crawling have been a blast. If you’re worried about having to hit the pavement, walking from stop to stop, no need to worry. I’ll be the host of the Pub Crawl Trolley. We’ll be circling Broad Street, taking you from one destination to the other. If you want to walk, that’s cool too. Thousands attended last year and that was in rainy weather. This year it’s supposed to be perfect. I would advise you signing up early. The first 500 to come sign up get the brand new Pub Crawl shirts for free. Registration begins at 4 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Broad streets. The pub crawl officially kicks off at 8. Check out facebook.com/fatsaturday for more details.
As you make your way through downtown Augusta you may find one thing surprising: smoke-free bars. There seems to be a new trend downtown of converting your establishment into one where you are able to breathe without fear of cancer. The first bar I saw that turned smoke free was the most surprising: Joe’s Underground. For years I loved going into Joe’s, but I knew that the next day I would regret it when I was knocked down by the smell of last night’s clothes. Well that is a thing of the past. Hopefully you will make it to Joe’s Underground during your bar crawling; you’ll be smoke free and enjoying music from Camaras, Guns and Radios with special guest Dave Mercer.
The next bar to go smoke free was Sky City. “After listening to many potential patrons who don’t go to concerts because of the smoke, we felt it was the right time for Sky City to go smoke free,” says Coco Rubio, co-owner of Sky City and Soul Bar. As for now, Coco has no plans of making Soul Bar smoke free. I like the move of bars being smoke free, but I also like that it’s the owner’s decision. This way we have some options. Whether the bar is smoke free or not, Saturday will be packed with entertainment. There are 19 stops and thousands of people to entertain. It will definitely be the best people watching of the year so far. I say you show up early. Who doesn’t want to pregame for a bar crawl?
Last, I have to mention that the 55th Annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday night on CBS. There are many artists performing that night: Sting, Jack White, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys, and some other artists I don’t care about. But honestly, with the return of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, does anyone care about the Grammys? Mark my words; if they kill off Daryl I will kill the creators.
What bands are coming to town? Where is your band playing? Shouldn’t we legalize weed by now? Email me at email@example.com. You Might Also Like: