Cover Your Bases Bar Crawl

May 19, 2018 NOON

“COVER YOUR BASES” is the TBOX Baseball Bar Crawl taking place in Wrigleyville, Chicago, every year in May on a weekend with the Cubs out of town. We’ve been holding “CYB” since 2009, and celebrated our 10th Annual in May, 2018. We’ll be posting the date for #CYB2019 and making tickets available as soon as we can – Join Our Mailing List to Stay Up to Date!

At this bar crawl, we give you a Cool Chicago T-Shirt with a Baseball Diamond – and it’s then your mission to Collect Stickers at Each Stop to Fill Your Shirt and “COVER YOUR BASES” to Win Prizes!!! If you love Baseball, Beer, Spring in Chicago, and Partying with Friends, don’t miss this beloved pub crawl! From the producers of the world-famous 12 Bars of Xmas, it’s the ultimate baseball celebration!

Bars will feature great specials from our sponsors Bud Light and Goose Island beers, as well as mixed drink specials. The 2018 Ticket Included all the following, and will be very similar in 2019 – it’s an awesome deal!! Fashion T-Shirt | Free Lunch Buffet for Crawlers | OVER $100 IN GIFT CARDS !!! $10 Gift Card from Replay Lincoln Park | $10 Gift Card from Lago Wine Bar | Free Pierogi Order from Prost Chicago | FREE CHEESE CURDS from Wills Northwoods Inn | Finale Karaoke Party | Prizes Including Cubs Tickets from Murphy’s Rooftop | and of course THOUSANDS of STICKERS!

WHEN & WHERE

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Where: Starts and ends at Murphy’s Bleachers

Cover Your Bases 2019 will start and end at Murphy’s Bleachers, across from the Bleacher entrance to Wrigley Field at the corner of Sheffield & Waveland. We will have more info on the exact time & place for the event start, finish, & packet pickup in early 2019. Note that The Addison Red Line Stop, 22 Clark Bus, and 156 Addison buses are 1 block away.

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EVENT SUMMARY

HOW IT WORKS

You get a cool COVER YOUR BASES T-Shirt to wear to the event with a Baseball Diamond.  During the crawl, our TBOX Team in Yellow Shirts, and Our Royal Court VIP Members with License Plates, will be giving you the stickers to fill your shirt. We will let you know when & where to get each. You won’t get them until sometime in the middle of the time slot. And the bartenders or bouncers don’t have them – only the TBOX people! The 10 Main Stickers are: NATIONAL ANTHEM, STARTING PITCHER, FIRST BASE, SECOND BASE, THIRD BASE, SHORTSTOP, LEFT FIELD, CENTER FIELD, RIGHT FIELD and 7TH INNING STRETCH. The 8 Bonus Stickers are: BATS, BALLS, HOT DOGS, PEANUTS & CRACKER JACKS, I HEART TBOX, TBOX FLAG, DILLY DILLY, and I MET MISTER FESTA!  And at the end, the HAPPY ENDING Sticker.

When you get back to Murphy’s Bleachers at 815pm, follow our TBOX and Security Team to line up to get your Happy Ending Sticker, get your picture in the SCORE Frame, and you’ll be entered for our fabulous prizes!  And then – there’s a Karaoke Party till at least midnight! The crawl will be done but you don’t have to go home!

WHAT MAKES IT FUN

TBOX Bar Crawls has held Cover Your Bases for 10 Years, and 2019 will be our 11th! It’s like a more intimate, warmer, slightly more laid-back version of our other pub crawls… and all centered around BASEBALL and STICKERS! What makes it fun?

  • We have 10,000 Stickers for you to collect that we personally designed for you. It’s not just drinking – it’s a scavenger hunt
  • We have fun picture frames for you to get photos in
  • There’s a FREE LUNCH BUFFET at Stop #2, either Rizzo’s or John Barleycorn
  • You get to go to as many as 20 bars – you can go to smaller ones or bigger louder ones if you like! Indoors or Outdoors
  • Karaoke Party at the end!
  • Good Drink Deals! $3 Bud Light, $4 Goose, and $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks at most bars
  • TBOX Bar Crawls Founder Mr. Festa will be there Wire to Wire as always, leading the processions!  The man who invented the pub crawl industry 🙂
  • You get to represent your favorite team by wearing your hats, jerseys, and other gear along with your Cover Your Bases T-Shirt
  • We all sing the National Anthem together at the start
  • You get to party right next to and around iconic, historic Wrigley Field, America’s greatest baseball stadium
  • And Everyone Gets a HAPPY ENDING!!
SOCIAL MEDIA / STAY INFORMED &SHARE

The Event Hashtag is #CYB2018, and we are @TBOXBarCrawls on Instagram and Twitter

  • During the event, please stay tuned to updates by Following us on TWITTER @TBOXBarCrawls – We will post schedule updates and when & where we are handing out stickers
  • We will also post updates in the TBOX Facebook Group  – we recommend you Join because this is where you can always get advance news and best discounts
  • Post your photos to INSTAGRAM – Follow us @TBOXBarCrawls and tag photos with #CYB2018. We’d also love if you’d post some pix in our Facebook Group, and tag “TBOX Bar Crawls” on your Facebook Pix
  • If you get lost or need info, look for one of the Neon Yellow  TBOX TEAM people or the Security Team in Vests!

PACKET PICKUP TIMES & PLACES

Packet Pickup will be announced a couple of weeks before the #CYB2019 Event Date. Usually, we have advance pickup the 3-4 days preceding the event, as well as the day of the event, at Murphy’s Bleachers, 3655 N Sheffield. Once you buy your ticket, you’ll receive updates just to ticket buyers telling you where to go to get set. Also, you’ll be able to assign your friends to pick up your materials for you. To make it easiest, give them your t-shirt size and color preference in advance so they can get the right stuff for you.

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WHAT YOU GET WITH YOUR TICKET

T-SHIRTS, SWAG, & FOOD

Shown here are the items included with the 2018 Cover Your Bases Event. We will have similar swag & bonus items for #CYB2019, and will update this page and announce them in early 2019 once we have our event dates set!

  • Everyone Gets a Fashion T-Shirt for all participants (this is what you collect all your STICKERS on to COVER YOUR BASES!!
  • Everyone Gets Free Lunch Buffet provided during afternoon time slot for crawlers courtesy of John Barleycornand Rizzo’s Bar & Inn
  • Everyone Gets Private Karaoke After-Party at Murphy’s Bleachers after we finish crawling
  • Prizes including 2 pairs of rooftop Cubs tickets for Sept 10 game courtesy of Murphy’s Rooftop Company, 2 pairs of tickets on the Summer Of George Lake Michigan Cruise, 1 Pair of Tickets to Quandary Escape Room, plus dozens of $10-25 Gift Certificates to Wrigley Bars & Restaurants.
COUPONS & GIFT CARDS

Shown here are the items included with the 2018 Cover Your Bases Event. We will have similar swag & bonus items for #CYB2019, and will update this page and announce them in early 2019 once we have our event dates set!

  • FREE $10 Gift Card for Use Memorial Day Weekend at REPLAY LINCOLN PARK
  • 2 FREE TICKETS to LAUGH FACTORY CHICAGO in Lakeview ($40 Value)
  • FREE CICCHETTI Small Plate Appetizer at LAGO WINE BAR in Lakeview ($10 Value)
  • FREE Tan from LA Tan
  • FREE PIEROGIES ORDER from PROST BAR ($7 Value)
  • $5 Off $10 Purchase at DS Tequila (mmmm… Tacos)
  • $5 Discount Card to Quandary Escape Room in Lakeview
  • $10 Gift Card to Studio Within Salon & Spa in Lakeview
  • $5 Discount Card for Brunch at Brickhouse Tavern
  • FREE $10 Gift Card for MIGHTY MAIDS
ENTERTAINMENT

We have a TON of fun stuff for you to do all day at COVER YOUR BASES and You WILL BE ENTERTAINED!! What makes TBOX Bar Crawls different from their competitors and imitators is that we focus on FUN and not just going from bar to bar drinking! 🙂  First off, the entire day is a giant scavenger hunt to collect the 19 STICKERS and put them on your shirt to literally Cover Your Bases!!! When you do at the end, we will take your picture in our world-famous PICTURE FRAMES (another TBOX Bar Crawls Invention!!) and you’ll be entered to win great prizes.  We also all sing the National Anthem together, we have a Karaoke Party at the end, and the whole day is a giant, fun, friendly, social, wild adventure where you’ll make new friends (and lovers??!??!?!) and have a blast with your squad!

DRINK & FOOD SPECIALS

Listed below are the specials from #CYB2018. We will have similar drink specials for the 2019 Cover Your Bases Crawl and will post them here in advance of the event in Spring 2019.

  • Murphy’s Bleachers – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Rizzo’s – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks + FREE LUNCH BUFFET
  • John Barleycorn – $4 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks + FREE LUNCH BUFFET
  • Deuce’s & Diamond – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Old Crow Smokehouse – $4 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Houndstooth – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Irish Oak – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Moe’s Cantina – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Merkle’s – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Redmond’s – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Country Club – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Roadhouse 66 – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Sandlot – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Sluggers – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Cubby Bear – $4 Bud Light 16oz TALL BOYS
  • Stretch – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Nola Pub – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Vines – $5 16oz Bud Light TALL BOYS
  • Sports Corner – $5 16oz Bud Light TALL BOYS
  • Brickhouse – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Beer – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Graystone – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks
  • Dark Horse – $3 Bud Light 12oz, $4 Goose Island 12oz, $4 Wheatley Vodka Mixed Drinks

DAY OF EVENT MAP AND GUIDE

Shown below are the map and info for the #CYB2018 event. The 2019 event will take place in a similar area, and we will announce the list of bars and schedule in early Spring 2019. You’ll also be directly update with info when you register for the event!
(click to open full size map)

EVENT PHOTOS

VENUES ON THE CRAWL

Shown below are the #CYB2018 Bar Crawl Venues. This will be updated for the 2019 Cover Your Bases Crawl a few weeks for the event, but will include many of the same bars.

Beer on Clark
3415 N Clark

Brickhouse
3647 N Clark

Country Club
3462 N Clark

Cubby Bear
1059 W Addison

Dark Horse
3443 N Sheffield

Deuce’s & Diamond
3505 N Clark

Graystone
3441 N Sheffield

Houndstooth
3369 N Clark

Irish Oak
3511 N Clark

John Barleycorn
3524 N Clark

Merkle’s
3516 N Clark

Moe’s Cantina
3518 N Clark

Murphy’s Bleachers
3655 N Sheffield

Nola Pub
3481 N Clark

Old Crow Smokehouse
3506 N Clark

Redmond’s
3358 N Sheffield

Rizzo’s Bar & Inn
3658 N Clark

Roadhouse 66
3478 N Clark

Sandlot
3477 N Clark

Sluggers
3540 N Clark

Stretch
3485 N Clark

Vines
3554 N Clark

WHAT TO WEAR

WEAR Your Cover Your Bases T-Shirt we give you to collect your stickers — and Represent your Favorite Team!

Be Ready to Represent your Favorite Baseball Team! Whether it’s the Cubs, Sox, Cardinals, Brewers, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, Reds… or whatever your team is! Even though it’s in Cubs Territory, we always have tons of White Sox fans and will have Black Shirts in addition to Blue, Pink, and other colors!

If you have it, wear your Baseball Jersey over your t-shirt, your Baseball Cap, Eyeblack, Knee Socks, Even Your High School Baseball Uniform! 🙂  It may be hard to drink thru a Catcher’s Mask, but we will provide straws!!  And lots of ladies (and gentlemen) like to wear the League of Their Own Rockford Peaches Baseball Dresses!

This section will be updated within a month before the 2019 Edition of Cover Your Bases, but you are welcome to browse through if you are curious!

What Do I Do Once I Buy My Ticket?

After registration, you must come into Murphy’s Bleachers to get your WRISTBAND, SCHEDULE, BADGE, LANYARD, and T-SHIRT. TBOX Staff will be there WED 5/16 from 4-8pm, THU 5/17 from 4-8pm, FRI 5/18 from 3-8pm, and SAT 5/19 Day of Event from 11am to 8pm.

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?

The Addison Red Line / Wrigley Field Stop and Addison CTA Bus are one block from Murphy’s Bleachers, where the event starts.

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 later?

Doors open at 11AM. Pub Crawl officially starts at Noon. TBOX Staff and VIPs hand out the collectible stickers hourly at the 10 stops. You are welcome to join later or leave early, but you may miss getting all your stickers and “Covering Your Bases!”

Do you have any paid affiliates or opportunity to get free tickets for doing promotion?

Yes – please contact TBOX Bar Crawls if you’d like to find out how to get free tickets in exchange for helping promote the event through social media.

What Other Events are Coming Up?

The 23rd Annual Original 12 Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl, #TBOX2018, is set for December 8, 2018, in Wrigleyville, Chicago, and tickets will go on sale on Eventbrite late spring 2018! Don’t miss this one!

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.

EARN MONEY PROMOTING FOR US

TBOX Bar Crawls is providing a wide range of opportunites for party people out there to make money promoting our events via social media and in person to their friends and network!  We have completed our recruiting of promoters and affiliates for #CYB2018, but will be doing much more for our upcoming 2018 events including the big one, #TBOX2018, Festa’s 23rd Annual Twelve Bars of Xmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville this December 8.  For more information, Contact Us Via Email or Call 773-478-3378

TELL PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING!

TBOX Bar Crawls has donated over $263,000 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!

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