If you know anything about me, you know I’m a huge fan of pub crawls. I may be biased because I met the love of my life on a pub crawl in Dublin… When you’re in a new city, it can be daunting to choose which local watering hole to hang out at that night. Especially in a bigger city, there could be hundreds to choose from, and sometimes the guide books give you too much information to figure out which would be the best choice for you. At the end of a long day of travel, sometimes the best thing to do is tag along with a fun group of travelers and go from bar to bar without having to think too much into it.
These tend to be some of the craziest nights of your life. For a small fee, you get to join a group of like-minded, ready to party people, get a tour guide walking you to each and ever bar ensuring your safety, and usually get a few free drinks and shots in the mix as well. You get exclusive access to some of the best pubs, bars and clubs in the city, and don’t have to wait in lines either. It’s really a no brainer!
I’ve asked my fellow travelers where they think the best pub crawl or party itinerary is in the world, and I’ve received some great (and truly unique) answers! I’ll start out with my favourites first, and then we’ll dive into the rest of the best pub crawls around the world.
Based: Dublin, Ireland
Price: 25 Euros
What Was Included: A Tour Guide, 6 pubs, 1 free Guinness, Free Shots at each pub and free access to the club at the very end.
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: Well, for starters, I met my boyfriend at the first pub of this crawl, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. It was a smaller group with a great vibe. Our guide got everyone involved singing in the streets and playing flip cup at the bars. We also got to see more pubs outside the Temple Bar area, which most people don’t usually get to see either!
Based: Prague, Czech Republic
Price: 25 Euros
What Was Included: 2-3 Tour Guides, a free t-shirt, A pregame with unlimited wine/beer and drinking games, a shuttle bus to take us to and from each bar, free shots at each bar, and free access & no lines to the largest club in Prague (5 STORIES!)
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: This was the largest pub crawl I’ve ever been on. There were probably about 50 of us altogether. They needed TWO busses! I think the coolest part about this pub crawl was the pregame before. We all met at an underground bar with unlimited alcohol for two hours and plenty of games to play – beer pong, flip cup, jenga.. It was such a blast. We ended the night at the largest club in Prague with a few absinthe shots. It was a crazy night to say the least.
3.) Viking Pub Crawl
Based: Galway, Ireland
Price: 15 Euros
What Was Included: A Tour guide, a free Guinness on arrival, drink discounts, party games, free entry to 4 bars, free shots and you get the jump the line at one of the best clubs in the city!
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: Galway is known as the party capital of Ireland, so it would be no surprise that their pub crawls are on top of the game. This pub crawl truly got into the Viking spirit, giving us all Viking hats to wear around the bars, playing games and having a rowdy time.
4.) Tubing in Vang Vieng
Based: Vang Vieng, Laos
Price: $12 USD; You get some money back if you bring back your tube
What Was Included: A tube, Beers that comes with a Free Shot and Bracelet, Lots of cool new friends, Great Music, and Lots and Lots of water… In the river that is.
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: Tubing in Laos is probably the most dangerous fun you can have in Asia. In Vang Vieng, the party still happens even if they say it isn’t. It is basically a pub crawl in the river. So you tube, drink at a bar, tube, bar, tube… It gets dangerous being drunk in the water and they have cut down on the amount of bars and swings they used to have but it is still good fun! It was one of the most fun parties we had done!
Nominated by – Jenn Malka from Who Needs Maps
5.) Willunga Wander Top, Middle and Bottom
Based: South Australia
Price: Free, except for your drinks & nibbles
What Was Included: a) Start at the “Top” of town at the Top Pub. b) Wander down the street to Thursday and Friday night to wine bar, Fall From Grace for a tasting and a cheese plate. c) Continue on to the Middle Pub, famed for their enormous schnitzels. d) Last stop is the Bottom Pub, the Alma, for a cleansing ale. Lots of country character, laughs, historic buildings and good times.
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: It’s only a few hundred meters in length, in a historic country town, has lots of variety and is free!
Nominated by: Louise Rhodes from Willunga Wino
6.) Party Bus Manila
Based: Manila, Philippines
Price: $60 (Regular Voyage)
What Was Included: Ride in a hummer limo along with 20 other party-goers, ‘bar hop’ to 4 VIP Clubs in Manila, free-flowing drinks of premium liquor bottles, and shots at every bar
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: The Party Bus Manila has been the best ‘pub crawl’ I have ever been to because it is an ‘affordable’ VIP treatment! Think about it… for only $60, you get to ride in a limo and go through the city’s best clubs to drink all the booze you want! Now that’s a steal!
Nominated by: Aileen from I Am Aileen
Based: Prague, Czech Republic
Price : 500 CZK (approx. $25)
What Was Included: Free entry to all of the three pubs/clubs and free VIP entry to the five-story
club, Karlovy Lane. Free unlimited drinks for the first hour of the pub crawl including – beer, wine,
vodka and absinth. Complimentary shots on arrival at every pub along the way to Karlovy Lane. For an extra 2 EUR we received a Pub Crawl T-shirt.
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: Prague is famous for it’s crazy pub crawls, and this one did not disappoint! With so many free drinks, you’re guaranteed to get drunk and dance the night away. I had an awesome time with great people and music. Also, the venues were fantastic – with the crawl ending at the biggest music club in central Europe!
Nominated by – Kelly Ross from Endlessly Exploring
Based: Chicago, Wrigleyville Neighborhood
Price: $20 USD
What Was Included: Admission to 8 bars, concert, contests… 100% of ticket sales benefit Autism Speaks.
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: Not the biggest bar crawl in Chicago (seeTBOX), but The DDBC certainly aims to be the most fun and philanthropic. Now in its 7th year, this April, hundreds of amazing people dress in their ugliest jean shorts, jackets, etc. all while raising needed funds and awareness for Autism Speaks.
Nominated by: Ben from Huge Party Travel
9.) Mostar Pub Crawl
Based: Mostar, Bosnia
What Was Included: Access to 3 bars and 1 club, 3 welcome shots, surprise shot, drink specials, free snacks, free entry into a club, mini tour of mostar.
Why Is It The Best Pub Crawl In The World: During the summer months, they meet every Friday & Saturday night at the Food House Restaurant in the Old Town Mostar from8.30PM and on Thursday nights they host a wine and cheese night.
Nominated by: Ariana of The Bosnian Aussie
So there you have it! Amazing and verrrry unique pub crawls from around the world! There’s sure to be a pub crawl in the area you’re visiting, and it really is such a great way to get the feel of a city’s nightlife in one night! Have you been on any great pub crawls that should be added to the list?