There will be a ton of Halloween parties in Tampa on October 31, but don’t you miss the fun of trick-or-treating from door to door? You can relive this childhood tradition with Downtown Crawlers as their party bus takes you from bar to bar during Tampa's 3rd Annual Halloween Bar Crawl!

As you might imagine, this bar crawl will be a bit different from the trick-or-treating you remember. You won’t have to say “trick-or-treat” (unless you want to), and, instead of candy, you get a free welcome shot at each of the four bars! 

The fiendish fun begins 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at the brand-new Park & Rec, an adult playground filled with games of all kinds from Pac Man to billiards and giant Connect 4. If dressing up and driving around town doesn’t make you feel like a kid again, then this place definitely will!

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You’ll find even more fun and games at the next stop, Thee Tree House, but the vibe is more chic with its stylish interiors. This Soho hotspot isn’t too “grown-up,” though; in addition to several arcade games, their outdoor bar has swing seating! 

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If you feel a bit winded after playing (and drinking), you can take a break and wind down at the third stop, The Patio. Sit back and relax in their outdoor space decked out with palm trees, string lights, and several bars. You’ll even get a snack here… in the form of a jello shot! 

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Your final destination is Franklin Manor, but don’t be scared- this social drinkery is the furthest thing from a haunted mansion. It’s nonetheless a sprawling locale with swanky indoor and outdoor spaces, which has giant Jenga! and bleacher seating! 

The Halloween Bar Crawl is definitely one of the coolest events Downtown Crawlers puts on each year. If you don’t want the fun to stop at 9 p.m., then stick around Franklin Manor for the Halloween After-Party! 

Dressing up makes Halloween all the more fun, so embrace the spooky spirit and come to the bar crawl in costume. No one will look silly if everyone’s doing it! 

Tickets for Tampa's 3rd Annual Halloween Bar Crawl

Tickets are selling faster than candy before Halloween, so get yours now! Tickets are $25 each, but, if you buy four, you get the fifth ticket for FREE with their group ticket deal. Your ticket purchase includes:

  • Free entry to all four bars (no cover charge)
  • Free welcome shots
  • Free transportation on the Crawler Party Buses
  • Free shotgun beer
  • Free bar games and winner prizes
  • Free raffle ticket
  • Entry to the Crawler Costume Contest

The Downtown Crawlers are awarding prizes for the scariest costumes, so suit up and shine like the monster you are!

Costumes are fun and freeing, but they’re also a great icebreaker when meeting new people. Complimenting someone’s costume or asking what they’re dressed as are easy ways to start a conversation. 

If you’re looking for a fun-filled Halloween, just plan your costume, gather your crew, and party with Downtown Crawlers at Tampa's 3rd Annual Halloween Bar Crawl!

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