When the week of Halloween arrives, chances are that if you and your friends are going out to a club or bar for a costume party, certain questions are likely to arise:
“Who’s doing the driving?”
“Where are we going?”
“How much is this going to cost me?”
These are three (of possibly many more) queries that may lead to quarrels. Then again, there is a way to go out to several places, pay one fee and keep from having to squish into the backseat of a car just to get out of being the evening’s chauffeur.
Returning for a fifth year, the Annual Halloween Costume Crawl will give you (and a few dozen other fun seekers) a chance to visit four different pubs while donning a creative disguise and simultaneously leaving your car keys at home.
Organized by Tapped Enterprises and the Long Island Bar Crawl event planners, this outing takes place on Saturday, Oct. 27, and provides transportation via a coach bus. Pickups take place at four different stops at four different times.
Once aboard passengers will be brought to a quartet of the South Shore’s busiest taverns: Declan Quinn’s in Bay Shore (227 Fourth Ave., 631-206-2006) T.J. Finley’s in Bay Shore (42 E. Main St., 631-647-4856), Lily Flanagan’s in Islip (528 Main St., 631-581-1550) and The Tap Room in Patchogue (114 West Main St., 631-569-5577). Crawlers will receive drink specials at each location (plus an open bar at The Tap Room) and complimentary snacks and beverages aboard the bus. In addition, the rider whose festive masquerade is considered the best will win a prize.
Tickets are $65, and are available at longislandpubcrawls.com, as is the information on pickup points, terms and conditions (which must be agreed to in order to participate). All in attendance must be 21 years old and above; costumes are mandatory to ride the bus, with all crawlers additionally entered into Declan Quinn’s costume contest. (A last note: this event tends to sell out, so be sure and grab your tickets sooner than later.)