pub crawl

noun

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

Examples of pub crawl in a Sentence

She invited me to join them on a pub crawl.
Recent Examples on the Web The Irish Festival ends at noon, at which point free trolleys run until 5 p.m. to transport attendees to a pub crawl. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 7 Mar. 2024 Things to do:Start planning your Indianapolis St. Patrick's Day with parades, parties, pub crawls and more Who is dyeing Indy’s canal green? Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Mar. 2024 The city of Oaxaca overflows with mezcal bars, mezcal pub crawls, mezcal palenque tours. Tucker Harris, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2024 But in-the-know travelers start the pub crawl a few islands up the chain on unassuming Big Pine Key, home of the National Key Deer Refuge. Kara Franker, Southern Living, 18 Mar. 2024 Things to do:Start planning your Indianapolis St. Patrick's Day with parades, parties, pub crawls and more What is more likely to happen than finding a four-leaf clover? Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Mar. 2024 On a gray Sunday morning, Chadwick took the train to Oldham and began a pub crawl. Simon Parkin, The New Yorker, 18 Feb. 2024 The World's End is one of Edgar Wright's more successful mishmashes of various film genres, this time being a sci-fi horror comedy about friends who go on a pub crawl only to discover that much of the population has been replaced by androids. Janey Tracey and Kevin Jacobsen, EW.com, 5 Aug. 2023 The ships will also feature solo-specific programming, from pub crawls to group dinners. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 4 Oct. 2023

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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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“Pub crawl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pub%20crawl. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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