If it’s a pirate’s life for you, then your “Christmas” is just around the corner… Tampa's  Gasparilla Invasion and Gasparilla Parade of Pirates is on Saturday, January 25!

As any true pirate knows, the party starts way before the festivities even begin with some socially-acceptable day-drinking. 

Instead of just pregaming at home or trying to navigate the crowded, crazy streets of Downtown Tampa, make the day a lot more fun (and much easier) and come party with Downtown Crawlers, your Gasparilla Pregame Headquarters!

Downtown Crawlers' 3rd Annual Gasparilla Barrr Crawl with Brunch, Block Party, and Party Bus

Downtown Crawlers’ 3rd Annual Barrr Crawl with Brunch, Block Party, and Party Bus is on Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features four of awesome local bars: District Tavern, The Patio, Park & Rec, and Franklin Manor

Unique to this bar crawl, you’ll get to set your own course and circulate between the four bars as you wish with their fleet of party busses arriving 30-45 minutes to take you to new lands.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., brunch ticket holders will eat a feast fit for a captain with endless mimosas at their choice of either District Tavern or The Patio. Meanwhile, other crawlers are welcome to get brunch and/or mimosas of their own at District Tavern, The Patio, or Park & Rec.

At 11:30, busses will begin running, and all crawlers can start making their rounds between all four bars. 

We definitely think General Admission Tickets with Brunch are worth it at $65 each because you get an all-you-can-eat brunch and bottomless mimosas. Repeat: all-you-can-eat brunch and BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS! 

Plus, you get everything else that’s included with the Crawl-Only General Admission Ticket ($40): 

  • Free welcome shots at each bar (4)
  • Free bus transportation on Crawler Party Bus
  • Exclusive drink specials
  • Downtown Crawlers’ famous Beer Shotgun
  • Entry to Best Pirate Costume contest
  • Free bar games for drink vouchers and more
  • Free raffle tickets for local attraction tickets
  • Surprises and lots of fun, guaranteed!

If you’re bringing your krewe, be sure to take advantage of the Group Ticket package where you get five tickets for the price of four ($160). This group package doesn’t include brunch, but you can add brunch on for an extra $30 per person.

After you buy your ticket, you can also purchase additional raffle tickets, and they're $5 for three entries and $10 for ten entries. You can feel extra good this Gasparilla as 100% of raffle ticket proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay!

After having lots of drinks and loads of fun at Downtown Crawlers 3rd Annual Garsparilla Barrr Crawl, you and your krewe will be more than ready for the Parade of Pirates starting at 3:30 p.m.!

You’re welcome to stay at the bars or walk with everyone to catch the Parade of Pirates. If you do the latter, we recommend you make Franklin Manor your last stop since it’s only a five-minute walk from where the parade begins at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

We raise our rum to this barrr crawl's sponsors: Tito's Handmade Vodka, Pepin Distributing Company, Bud Light Seltzer, Budweiser, and Affari Transportation. 

But, wait, there’s more…

Downtown Crawlers Pre-Gasparilla Crawl and Party Hosted by Bud Light Seltzer 

Downtown Crawlers is also having a before party FOR the before party! On Friday, January 24,  get your Gasparilla weekend started at the Bud Light Seltzer Pre-Gasparilla Crawl with After Party! 

From 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., hit up The Franklin Manor (6-7:30 p.m.), GenX Tavern 7:30-9 p.m.), and American Social Tampa (9-10:30 p.m.), then head to Park & Rec TPA for the Bud Light Seltzer After Party! 

This is a before party-before party that you won’t want to miss! There will be photo ops, DJ, promo girls, samples, swag, games, and “a few surprises too good to tell!” plus: 

  • Free welcome shot at each bar (4)
  • Free shotgun beer AND Bud Light Seltzer
  • Exclusive food and drink specials
  • Free transportation on Crawler Party Bus
  • Free bar games for drink vouchers and more
  • Free raffle tickets for local attraction tickets

Tickets are $25, so snag these tickets now as the ticket price will go up the day of the bar crawl (if there's any left).

Bringing your krewe along? Get the Early Bird Group Ticket package for $100 for not four but FIVE tickets!

Get Geared up for Gasparilla with Downtown Crawlers at their Pre-Gasparilla Crawl and 3rd Annual Gasparilla Barrr Crawl! As huge as Gasparilla is, be sure to get your tickets ASAP because these events sell out quick!

Downtown Crawler's Gasparilla Bar Crawl Treasure Chest Hunt

Can't wait until Gasparilla or even Gasparilla Eve? Downtown Crawlers has none other than fun treasure chest hunt planned this week!

Beginning on Thursday, January 22, Downtown Crawlers will hide three treasure chests throughout the expanded Downtown Tampa area and release their first clue in the form of a riddle on their Facebook page. Then the next two clues will be given on Friday and Saturday.

You only have to find one treasure chest, and the clues start off more difficult but get easier, so don't sweat it if you're not a regular Sherlock. Those who find a treasure chest win a pair of tickets to the Pre-Gasparilla Bar Crawl, a pair of Gasparilla Bar Crawl Tickets with Bunch, bottle of Tito's, and a case of Bud Light Seltzer- talk about buried treasure! 

You can only win once, and when all of the treasure chests are found, it's game over, so try to find a treasure chest before the other scallywags!

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