Pour Some 80's On Me Bar Crawl

July 14, 2018 NOON

TBOX Bar Crawls is BRINGING BACK the 1980s Themed Pub Crawl, POUR SOME 80’s ON ME!! This Year’s Event will be held in the 2200 Block of Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park, Chicago, and feature bars including Lion’s Head, The Apartment, Kelsey’s, LA Social, Tobacco Road, Halligan and Hook & Ladder. Dress in your LOUDEST, CRAZIEST 80s attire and celebrate the decade of Madonna, Michael Jackson, MTV, Miami Vice, Pac-Man, George Michael, The ’85 Bears, and everything great about the greatest decade ever!!!

Sponsored by BUD LIGHT and DR MCGILLICUDDY – we will have great specials on Bud Light, Goose Island, And Mixed Drinks TBA! You’ll also get some premium swag items, and the goal will be to collect 8 WRISTBANDS with 80s Slogans On Them!! Have a blast at this new mid-summer event – TICKET SALES WILL BE STRICTLY LIMITED TO 500 PARTICIPANTS due to Neighborhood Regulations – So Get Yours Now!  This Pub Crawl brought to you by TBOX Bar Crawls, The Founders and Leaders of the Worldwide Bar Crawl Industry!



  • Date: July 14, 2018

  • Time: 12:00PM to 6:00PM

  • Where: 2200-2300 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Pour Some 80s On Me will begin at Lion Head Pub, 2251 North Lincoln Avenue, in the Lincoln Park Neighborhood of Chicago. We will be visiting 5-7 bars all within very short walking distance of Lion Head. Crawl starts at NOON but we will open for packet pickup at 11:30AM

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If you remember the 80s, one of the popular fads was to collect rubber bracelets, aka “bangle bracelets” – as we’ve done before, we’ve made 7 different ones for you to collect throughout the day in different colors with different 1980s-themed and TBOX slogans. Are you totally awesome? Do you WANT YOUR MTV??!! Do you LOVE TBOX?? Having trouble deciding whether to TAKE ON ME or TAKE ME ON?!  Collect ALL The Bracelets and then take your picture at the end showing you wearing them at the end of the event, and you can win prizes!  We will guide you from bar to bar (they are all super close together!) and our TBOX team will lead the fun!


TBOX Bar Crawls practically INVENTED Bar Crawls (starting way back in 1996!) and we know how to bring the fun! The event will be led by our TBOX Team and you’ll have SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES 🙂 at each bar. The goal is to collect ALL THE 1980s SOUVENIR BRACELETS to win prizes. We also encourage everyone to wear their favorite 1980s-themed costumes, fashion, and apparel, and, we will have great 1980s Music at each venue.

TBOX puts the personal touch into every pub crawl we throw, and we will be there to make this a great time, crawling right along with you! We will also have some of our cool TBOX STICKERS to hand out along with our TBOX FRAMES and other surprises along the way!

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!!


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 the bracelets.
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 @TBOXBarCrawls. 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 will go from 1130AM to 3PM at LION HEAD PUB at 2251 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.  Bring your Eventbrite Receipt on your phone or on paper, and you will get your WRISTBAND for Participation, Fanny Pack, and Schedule!  Call us at 773-478-3378 with any questions.


FANNY PACK! (and more)

For this event, you will get a TBOX 1980s-Style FANNY PACK, courtesy of our sponsor Dr. McGillicuddy! We will also be giving out our Bangle Bracelets, TBOX Stickers, Prizes, and will have great drink specials throughout the day.

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.


We have a TON of fun stuff for you to do all day at our bar crawls 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 BRACELETS and put them on! 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 have great 80s Music to Dance and Sing to all day, fun costumes, 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!


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.

All Bars will have $3 Bud Lights for participants during the crawl!

All Bars will have $4 Goose Island Beers for participants during the crawl! Please ask which kind they are serving for the special at each venue (probably 312!)

We are having a special, fun PURPLE DRANK featuring delicious Grape Flavored Dr. McGillicuddy flavored spirits! Shooting Straight since 1865, this PURPLE DRANK will take you back to 1985 with delicious purple flavor!


All Bars are located very close to each other in the 2200 Block of North Lincoln Avenue. The meeting point is LION HEAD PUB at 2251 N Lincoln Ave, and other bars will include THE APARTMENT, TOBACCO ROAD, KELSEY’S, LA SOCIAL, and more directly visible from each other – no long walks in the hot sun!



The Venues included on the crawl are LION HEAD, LA SOCIAL, THE APARTMENT, KELSEY’S, and TOBACCO ROAD – we may have a couple more which will be added shortly. You will be given your schedule when you pick up your materials!

  • Lion Head Pub – 2251 N Lincoln Ave
  • Kelsey’s – 2265 N Lincoln Ave
  • The Apartment – 2251 N Lincoln Ave
  • Tobacco Road – 2249 N Lincoln Ave
  • LA Social – 2263 N Lincoln Ave


Wear your most ROCKING 80s Outfit to the Crawl!! If you don’t remember the 80s (we understand – it was a long time ago!!!) – some of the ideas you can use are…. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, anything PREPPIE, anything VALLEY GIRL, anything SURF-wear, LOUD colors, Pastel Colors, Miami Vice, Magnum PI, BIG HAIR, Tube Tops, LEG WARMERS… there is so much great stuff!  Just Google 80s fashion and you’re sure to find something you can put together if you don’t want to buy something special. And… you can always ask your Mom & Dad – they probably have something they’re embarrassed about in their closets 🙂

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!


Currently, we have Group Discounts for 3+ 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


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


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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!