The Natchitoches Young Professionals, a program of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, is holding the Fourth Annual Pub Crawl this upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17. Pub Crawl attendees, or “crawlers,” can sign up for registration from 2-6 p.m. at Maglieaux’s Riverfront Restaurant. From there, they will crawl along the bricks to each of the seven stops on the list. Participating restaurant this year include Mayeaux’s, Mama’s Oyster House, Chateau Saint Denis [Bar 1714], Merci Beaucoup, The Landing, Pioneer Pub, Hana Sushi Bar and Grill, and Maglieaux’s Riverfront Restaurant. The Finisher’s Party will take place from 7-9 p.m., and will feature New Orleans’s band Flow Tribe on the Riverbank stage. The 49-inch television Poker Run Grand Prize and various door prizes will be given away at the Finisher’s Party. The After Party will take place at Maglieaux’s Riverfront Restaurant.
Unlike other events hosted by this young professional group, Pub Crawl is open to anyone age 21 or over. Chamber Board Chairman Ryan Todtenbier stated, “The Pub Crawl is a local favorite event that always helps raise money for a good cause. This year, a portion of the proceeds will go towards funding the first annual Young Professional Leadership Conference, which will be hosted in Natchitoches late July.” Additionally, the Pub Crawl stops will feature a “chunk your change” bucket for Relay for Life.
Natchitoches Young Professional’s Pub Crawl Committee member Austin Niette stated about Pub Crawl, “I am very excited about this year’s Pub Crawl. We’re looking forward to watching Flow Tribe rock the house on the new Riverbank stage. It’s been fun to see this event grow. I know this is going to be our best year yet!”
The Pub Crawl has several sponsors this year including the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission, Northwestern State University Alumni Association, Mama’s Oyster House and Blue’s Room, Rhodes Properties and Development, Rhodes Realty, Sharpco Hotels Group, Eagle Distributing, Tommy’s Tees, Great Raft Brewing, and CP-TEL. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Dr. Haley Taitano, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $40. Those who register before March 10 will get a t-shirt included with their registration. Each crawler will receive two free beer tickets. The official beer of the 2018 Pub Crawl is the 318 Golden Ale, which will make its debut in Natchitoches during this event. In addition to the two free beer tickets, all registrants will receive an armband that entitles them to the drink and appetizer specials available at each location, a hangover baggy (courtesy of Rhodes Properties and Development and Rhodes Realty), a coozie, and other Saint Patrick’s Day trinkets. To register online for Pub Crawl, visit NatchitochesChamber.com/Events.
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