Dickson Street businesses plan St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Illustration: Chad Maupin, Big-Bot Design

Put on your green shirt, your green pants, green underwear, green tie, green hat, green suspenders, your green basketball sweat bands, and paint your entire body and your car and your house and your dog green, everyone. It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day.

The holiday falls on a Sunday this year, but a bunch of Dickson Street businesses are planning to host a pub crawl on Saturday, March 16 to commemorate the occasion.

The event will begin at Ryleigh’s, where participants can register for the crawl and pick up their passport from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday.

From there, crawlers can visit participating watering holes to get their passport stamped and return to Ryleigh’s to trade it in for a commemorative t-shirt designed by Chad Maupin of Big-Bot design. No purchase is necessary at each destination to be eligible for the prize.

Participants include Kingfish, Buster’s, Bugsy’s, Smoke & Barrel, Ryleigh’s, and several others.

The fee to participate is $25, and that includes the passport and the t-shirt. A portion of the proceeds this year will also benefit a cancer relief fund for local resident, Julie Blood.

According to organizers, the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl is the longest-running annual pub crawl on Dickson Street. 

For a bit more information, check out the Facebook event.