pub crawl


plural pub crawls
: the visiting of various pubs in succession especially as a social activity
The proximity of Osaka's many new craft beer bars is particularly conducive to a pub crawl.Ingrid K. Williams
… lately the city has become a destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties that arrive in droves and take to the streets by electric scooter- and pedal-powered pub crawls.Veronica Meewes

called also bar crawl

pub-crawl intransitive verb
pub-crawled; pub-crawling; pub-crawls
pub crawler noun
plural pub crawlers

Example Sentences

She invited me to join them on a pub crawl.
Recent Examples on the Web Parade, Hurricane contest, pub crawl. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 21 Feb. 2022 The women ultimately regrouped after getting ready — with everyone in green except for Teresa, who wore white as the bride — and headed into Dublin for their pub crawl party. Alex Ross, Peoplemag, 11 Apr. 2023 Oh, Danny boy, ‘tis the time of year when Irish bagpipes are calling in the concrete glens of New York City, across the swooning boughs of Savannah, Ga., and in the halls of the White House as the US celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with parades, pub crawls, and a state visit. Russ Bynum And Bobby Caina Calvan,, 17 Mar. 2023 The Kardashians star, 42, went on a pub crawl in London with friends for the holiday, followed by a performance of Back to the Future: Musical. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2023 Bring your pup and join in the pub crawl from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visiting five Toyota Music Factory restaurants with pet-friendly patios. Dallas News, 20 Sep. 2022 The Appalachian Trail is often called the country’s longest pub crawl. Grayson Haver Currin, Outside Online, 30 Dec. 2022 Among the innovative gifts up for grabs are a full day helicopter pub crawl (including return flights to Darwin) and a two-night holiday in Cairns including flights, accommodation and a bungee jump. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 25 Oct. 2022 Prizes will include platinum frequent-flier status (with 1 million points); a six-night Caribbean cruise; and a helicopter pub crawl. Chris Morris, Fortune, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pub crawl was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Pub crawl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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