Christmas-themed bar crawls don’t have to be the hot mess of a trainwreck otherwise known as the “Running of the Santas.” Take the holiday drinking stroll to a higher level with Santa crawls through two different neighborhoods this week.
Tonight is East Passyunk’s annual Spirts & Suds With Santa. Pick up a $5 ticket (here, scroll down) to get a Santa or elf hat plus access to drink and food deals all along the avenue from 5:30-9:30 PM. Look for $3 craft beers, $4 cocktails and $5 snacks at 14 bars and restaurants on the strip. We’ve got our eye on the poutine at Noir, chili dogs at the P.O.P.E. and Manhattans at Paradiso, but there’s plenty more to look forward to. Check out the participants list below.
On Saturday, South Street will host the red-and-white tippling excursion. Hit any of the 13 participating bars to pick up your $5 hat and get discounts on drinks and snacks at all of them (the full list is below). The event will benefit the Knight Arts Challenge Grant, so you’ll be giving back while getting into the spirit with good spirits.
East Passyunk Spirits & Suds With Santa, December 11
South Street Santa Crawl, December 14
Bainbridge Street Barrel House
The Boyler Room
Primo Hoagies South Street
The Twisted Tail