The Chicago Mardi Gras Festival will take place Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Wrigleyville from Noon to 8pm.
#BeadQuest2019 is the 11th Annual TBOX Mardi Gras Celebration! This year’s edition will feature all the fun and excitement of collecting souvenir beads across great Wrigley bars in festive Purple, Gold and Green Mardi Gras attire, but there’s more!
Your Ticket will include a sampler a the Kickoff Crawfish Boil at Rizzo’s!
Your Ticket will also include TEN CAJUN FOOD SAMPLERS throughout the Day!
We’ll have great specials on SOUTHERN COMFORT HURRICANES!
And of course, great specials on BUD LIGHT and GOOSE ISLAND beers!
And great Mardi Gras decor throughout the bars as we turn CLARK STREET into BOURBON STREET for 1 Day in March!!! Register Now – it’s an amazing deal and Chicago’s Largest, Longest-Running Mardi Gras Celebration!
WHEN & WHERE
BeadQuest 2019 Registration will be at the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern adjacent to Wrigley Field, 3647 N Clark, Starting at 1130AM. Bring your Eventbrite Registration, and you’ll receive your Wristband, Food Coupons, and Gym Bag. You will have until 230pm to pick up your Wristband.
The Kickoff Crawfish Boil will then commence at Rizzo’s at Noon and be served until 3pm.
The 7 Bars on the 1st Half of the Schedule will go 1-415pm. The Bars on the 2nd Half of the Schedule will go 415-730pm. The Ending Party at Rizzo’s will begin at 730pm.
You will collect 10 different SOUTHERN COMFORT SOUVENIR BEADS between the first half and second half of the crawl!
Note that The Addison Red Line Stop, 22 Clark Bus, and 156 Addison buses are the best options for public transportation!
HOW IT WORKS
TBOX Bar Crawls began having BeadQuest in 2009 as our Bead-Collecting Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, our first-ever venture besides the 12 Bars of Xmas. Over the years, it has become a mid-winter favorite, with the object to collect 10 different beads at 10 different stops to win prizes. It’s a Mardi Gras Extravaganza where thousands of thousands of beads are flying around Clark Street!
This Year in 2019, however, we’re doing things a little differently! All participants will be getting a FREE Sampler of the Crawfish Boil at the Kickoff and 10 FREE Cajun Food Samples throughout the day.
Brickhouse will be the registration bar; Rizzo’s will have the Crawfish. The remaining bars will be split into 2 halves: 1pm-415pm and 415-730pm – during each half, you’ll go on a scavenger hunt for 5 different collectible beads courtesy of our sponsor Southern Comfort. You’ll also get 5 Food Samples during each half of the event. You can visit any of the 7-8 bars in any order during the 2 halves of the crawl.
Starting at 730pm, come back to Rizzo’s Bar & Inn with all your beads for the Finale Dance Party!
WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR TICKET
Once you purchase your #BeadQuest2019 ticket, you’ll have admission to all 17 Bars in Wrigleyville.
You get a sampler at the Crawfish Boil (and you can buy more)
You get 10 Cajun Food Sample Portions.
You get BEADS to Collect During the Day.
You get a TBOX Chicago Flag Souvenir Drawstring Gym Bag at Check-In.
You Get Prizes for collecting all the beads to complete the scavenger hunt (Details given at registration!)
DAY OF EVENT MAP AND GUIDE
The Event Map will be included here the week before the event. All bars will be on Clark Street between Brickhouse at 3647 North (Adjacent to Wrigley Field) and Country Club (3462 North)
Registration will go 1130AM-230PM at Brickhouse
The Kickoff Crawfish Boil will go 12-3 at Rizzo’s Bar & Inn at 3658 N Clark
The “Crawl” Portion of the Event will then be in 2 halves – 1pm-415pm and 415pm-730pm
These Bars will Distribute the First 5 SoCo Collectible Beads and Food Samplers from 1pm-415pm:
FIRST HALF BARS: BRICKHOUSE, RIZZO’S, CUBBY BEAR, SLUGGERS, IRISH OAK, MOES CANTINA, STRETCH, MERKLE’S, SANDLOT
These Bars will Distribute the 2nd 5 SoCo Collectible Beads and Food Samplers from 415pm-730pm:
HVAC, OLD CROW, JOHN BARLEYCORN, DEUCES, ROADHOUSE 66, NOLA PUB, COUNTRY CLUB
At 730pm, the group will reconvene at RIZZO’S for the Finale Dance Party and Photos & Prize Awards for People who Collected ALL THE NECESSARY BEADS!!!
VENUES & SPECIALS
WHAT DO I DO ONCE I BUY MY TICKET?
You will receive instructions via email telling you the times and places you can pick up your wristband and badge required for participation, along with t-shirt and other goodies. This will be announced shortly before the event date.
ARE THERE ID OR MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE EVENT?
Cover Your Bases is for 21+ Only.
WHAT ARE MY TRANSPORTATION/PARKING OPTIONS FOR GETTING TO AND FROM THE EVENT?
Wrigleyville is accessible via the Addison/Wrigley Field Red Line Stop, as well as the 156 Addison and 22 Clark Buses
WHAT’S THE REFUND / TRANSFER POLICY?
There are NO REFUND or Price Adjustments on tickets, but you may transfer the ticket to another person before the event. Notify TBOX Bar Crawls of who you have authorized to redeem your ticket.
DO I HAVE TO COME THE WHOLE TIME? CAN I START LATE?
Once you get your wristband, you can jump in anytime and leave anytime, BUT, we highly recommend doing the whole thing or going “Wire to Wire” as we call it! You will get a much better experience of the whole day if you do that
TICKET DISCOUNTS & FREE TICKETS
Currently, we have Group Discounts for 2+ Tickets Available here in the ticket section. We have made available discounted single tickets as well with no coupon necessary. However, you may still be able to get a special discount by Joining our TBOX Facebook Group and asking one of our Royal Court Members for their personal discount code! For our upcoming events, we always post Early Bird Discounts and special offers in this group too. Additionally, you can Follow Us on Instagram where we sometimes post special discounts.
Public Free Ticket Offers are closed for this event, but for future events, Follow Us on Instagram and join our Facebook Group where we have many Free Ticket Contests and Surveys! We usually do this a little further in advance of events. Also, we will be offering free tickets for people who help us promote on Social Media and Add People to Our Facebook Invitations. Contact Us for details.
TBOX Bar Crawls has donated over $283,000 to local charities since 2009, and we’re thrilled to be able to contribute and give back to the Chicago area and Lakeview Community that we call home! We donate a percentage of all our annual event proceeds to charity, and will be making another series of large donations this fall and winter in coordination with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce. For more information on our charitable contributions, please click here!