• Welcome to the Indianapolis Literary Pub Crawl!

  • Date – Saturday, September 14, 2013

    Time – 6pm

    Location – The crawl will start at Indy Reads Books at the far north end of Mass Ave and will continue down the Ave hitting up different bars along the way. After the final stop, any who would like can proceed to an unofficial after party at a fifth bar!

    Details – The tickets to the crawl will be $10 in advance, $15 the day of the event. *NOTE – WE HAVE SOLD OUT! NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAIALBE AT THE DOOR! All proceeds will go to Indy Reads to help promote literacy in central Indiana. Please note that this is a 21+ event, as all of the locations we are stopping at are bars. Though there is no requirement to drink, it is Indiana state law that no one under this age can enter these establishments.

    Indiana has a great literary history, and we’re excited to share that with you (as well as a drink or two) and also help out a great organization!

    Check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @indylitpubcrawl for ongoing developments in our planning!

    Pre-Crawl Special Event – The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is staying open late to offer pub crawlers a special tour of the library at 5pm!  Perfect timing to stop by their location at 340 N Senate Ave before heading over to the pub crawl at 6pm!

    Bestselling AuthorDan Wakefield will be at our first stop talking about his book “Spiritually Incorrect” and doing some signings for Literary Pub Crawlers! We could not be more excited to have the esteemed Mr. Wakefield joining us.

    Raffle – There will be a raffle the night of the event with some great prizes from our wonderful sponsors! Please click on their logos on the side of the page to check out their websites!

    Costume Contest – We are snagging this shamelessly from our friends at the Chicago Librarian Pub Crawl and having two contests!  Dress up as either a librarian or a literary character!  The winners will get an as of yet undetermined prize!

    Drink Specials – The awesome pubs on our route have agreed to provide us with literary themed drink specials! So far we know:
    Mass Ave Pub – Cats Cradle : blackberry whiskey, cranberry juice and a splash of 7-up – $4
    Metro Nightclub - Between the Sheets: caliche rum, simple syrup, lemon juice, Chambord – $6 (The story goes that Edna St. Vincent Millay, while writing and drinking late one night with Edmund Wilson and the poet John Peale Bishop, asked the men to hold her in their arms, one holding her lower half, the other her upper. Thus, the seductive “Between the Sheets” cocktail, which is basically a Sidecar with rum.)
    Ralston’s Drafthouse - Hemmingway: white rum, maraschino liqueur, grapefruit juice, garnished with a lime – $5
    Front Page – 50 Shades of Blue – $4
    Other Front Page Specials:
    $3 sam adams October fest
    $4 Bacardi
    1/2 price appetizers

    Getting Home Safely – We are happy to announce that Lyft has provided us with a discount code for a cheap, safe way to get us all home! Lyft is an app for your smartphone, simply request a Lyft and a friendly community driver will arrive within minutes to take you where you need to go.
    Just go to Lyft.com, download the app, and use the coupon code INDYPUB for a free $20 credit!