TBOX2019 – Day of Event & Registration Information

How to Register / Event Wristband Pickup

To attend TBOX2019, you must:
1) Buy at Ticket Online via Eventbrite, then
2) Take the Receipt and Get your Wristband and Coupon Strip either In Advance the Week Before, or the Day-Of at Designated Locations

You must put on your wristband and be wearing it to enter any of the TBOX Bars during the event on December 14. Below are the places you can pick up your materials in advance. Mon-Fri the week before TBOX, the Lakeview East Chamber Annex at 3208 N Sheffield will be open during the day 12-5pm, then we’re having an evening happy hour at at Wrigley Bar.

Event Schedule, Music, & Swag Pickup

First Note – You Do NOT Have to Show Up at a Certain Bar at a Certain Time – TBOX reserves all 30+ Bars all day from 1030am-730pm for TBOX Participants to accomodate the large crowd, and you can go in any order you choose. We Recommend you go to TWELVE BARS (or more) to get the genuine experience!

9AM – Opening Ceremonies at Cubby Bear with HAIRBANGERS BALL
Cubby Bear opens 90 Minutes before the other bars on TBOX to kick off the event, and it’s an AWESOME, HIGH ENERGY experience with Cereal Flying Everywhere, and this year, renowned Metal Cover Band Hairbangers Ball!  Get in Line Early or right at 9 to make sure you get in!

9AM-730PM – Wristband Pickup at Murphy’s Bleachers (If you didn’t get it the week before)
Also, we will have other day-of locations TBD

1030AM-730PM – The Main Part of TBOX Where You Can go to Any of the 30+ Bars. See List Below.

1030AM-Noon – Free Breakfast Buffets at Selected Bars
These Bars will provide a breakfast buffet for TBOX Crawlers:
Country Club  ** Happy Camper ** Houndstooth ** HVAC Pub ** John Barleycorn
Merkle’s **  Moe’s Cantina ** Old Crow ** Rizzo’s ** Stretch

1030AM-1PM – Time to Redeem your 3 $4 Gift Certificates for Beverages (Labeled A, B, C)
You will be given 3 $4 Gift Cards in your Coupon Strip when you get your Wristband. Each of them is good for $4 toward One Drink at a Selection of 6-7 Different Bars between 1030AM-1PM.  These are written on the backs of the coupons.  So, make sure to use them during this time to get $12 toward your first drink at your first 3 stops.  Coupons are one per person per venue, cannot be combined, no change given, cannot be used for tips.

1030AM-630PM / While Supplies Last – Use Your Coupons D thru X to Pick Up Your Swag Items and Enter Contests
Your Other 6 Coupons can be redeemed to pick up your GLOVES, GYM BAG, and KOOZIE and to enter the BULLS SHOOT A HOOP Contest (with a chance to win tickets to the Bud Light Legends Lounge- click here to read more!), LUCKY STRIKE BOWL A STRIKE Contest, and we will soon tell you what the Mystery X Ticket is good for! 🙂

1030AM-730PM – Karaoke with DJ Kev Rokken at Sandlot

130PM-330PM – ULTRABEAT Performs at Rizzo’s Bar & Inn

730PM  – Closing Ceremonies at Cubby Bear with STACHE.
This show will go on until at least 930 – They’re awesome so don’t miss it!

TBOX Crawlers  Get Great Drink Specials from Our Great Sponsors AND
$12 of Gift Cards to Use on Your First 3 Drinks at TBOX

TBOX is an awesome value, with a great drink selection – first off, we’ll let you know, you get TWELVE DOLLARS – that’s Three x $4 – of Coupons when you check in, that you can use at 3 Different Bars from 1030AM-1PM on the day of TBOX.  Each Coupon is valid at 6 or 7 different bars. So from 1030am-1pm, you can use the $4 tickets.

Thank You to Our Sponsors and The Bars for Providing Great Drink Specials
At Most of the Bars, you’ll get the following specials from our Sponsors:

Bud Light 12oz – $4
Goose Island 312 or Other Craft Beer $5
Bon & Viv Sparkling Seltzer $5
Cruzan Rum Drinks $5
Effen Vodka Drinks $6
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Drinks $7

Making the Most of Your TBOX Experience

Our Goal is to Make TBOX Your Most Memorable Day of the Year! Christopher Festa started The 12 Bars of Xmas Back in 1996, with the goal of Having Fun with His Friends and Making New Ones (Read Here!)  We strive to make TBOX about creative fun and joy – not just drinking! So here are some tips for you to have the best day you can…

  • Go to The Opening Ceremonies at Cubby Bear & Get There Right at 9AM!
    The energy and excitement of having everyone together, early, ready to rock, is unbeatable!  It’s worth waking up for
  • Dress is a Fun Costume, but Wear Comfortable Shoes, and Don’t Bring Your Best Coat
    Your shoes will get really messy, and we don’t want your nice coat to get ruined either. And check the weather forecast — if it’s over 45/50F or so, which it has been many times, you don’t need a heavy coat, especially if your costume is elaborate and hot.
  • Pace Yourself and Drink in Moderation!
    TBOX is an amazing spectacle of magic, color, and wonder… you want to take in every minute of it!  It’s 9 – 12 hours of fun, and if you take it a little easy, you’ll be going strong by evening time and go WIRE TO WIRE all the way to the Closing Ceremonies! It’s an accomplishment!
  • Be Open to Meeting New People and Mingle as Much as Possible
  • Try to Make it to at least 12 bars or more, and remember the smaller bars can be as much fun or more than the big ones!
  • Do All the Fun Stuff – Collect Stickers, Do a Cereal Shot on Clark Street in one of our Kiddie Pools, Visit the Meme Garden, Take Pictures in the Frames, Do it All!
  • EAT!  We have free breakast buffets 1030am-Noon, but also, you can get food at almost any bar during the day, so don’t forget to eat!
  • This is How People Used to Meet and Mate Before Tinder, Bumble, & Dating Apps — so if you’re single, here’s your chance to sharpen your skills in real life!!! 🙂
TBOX Bar Crawl is Chicago's Premiere Chicago Christmas Party
TBOX 2019 Participating Venues

Bernie’s Tap & Grill
3664 North Clark

TBOX2019 - TBOX2020 - TBOX2021 - Twelve Bars of Xmas

Blarney Stone
3424 North Sheffield

TBOX Bar Crawl - Best Pub Crawl in Chicago

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern
3643 North Clark (Adjacent to Wrigley Field)

Brickhouse Tavern is on the 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl

Casey Moran’s
*** Pop-Up Name > RUDOLPH’S ***

3660 North Clark

Casey Morans Rudolphs Bar Xmas Popup Christmas TBOX Bar Crawl

Country Club
*** Pop-Up Name > CHRISTMAS CLUB ***

3462 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST BUFFET LOCATION

TBOX - Christmas Pop Up - Chicago Christmas Pop Up Bar Crawl, Chicago Christmas Events

Cubby Bear
1059 North Clark
Opening and Closing Ceremonies Location

Cubby Bear is on TBOX Bar Crawl

Dark Horse Tap
3443 North Sheffield

Dark Horse Tap - TBOX Venue

Deuce’s MLB
*** Pop-Up Name > SANTA BABY ***

3505 North Clark

12 Bars of Xmas Christmas Pop Up Bar

Dugout (Lower Level Only is Open for TBOX)
952 West Addison

Chicago TBOX Bar Crawl

Graystone Tavern
*** Pop-Up Name > EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS ***

3441 North Sheffield

Graystone Tavern - TBOX Bar Crawl

Happy Camper
*** Pop-Up Name > Disco Christmas ***

3452 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST LOCATION

TBOX Bar Crawl Venues

Houndstooth Saloon
*** Pop-Up Name > Griswold’s ***

3369 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST LOCATION

TBOX Bar Crawl - TBOX Bar Crawls - Houndstooth

HVAC
*** Pop-Up Name > ROCK N ROLL CHRISTMAS ***

3530 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST LOCATION

HVAC Pub TBOX Venue

Irish Oak
3511 North Clark

Irish Oak Bar

Irie/Jerk
3404 North Sheffield

Irie Jerk Bar in Wrigley is a TBOX Venue -12 Bars of Xmas

John Barleycorn
3524 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST LOCATION

TBOX Bar Crawl - TBOX2019 Includes John Barleycorn Wrigley

Lucky Strike Social
1027 West Addison
BOWL A STRIKE CONTEST LOCATION

Lucky Stike Social Wrigley

Merkle’s
*** Pop-Up Name > SANTA CLAWS ***
3516 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST LOCATION

Merkles - Wrigleyville Bar on TBOX Pub Crawl

Moe’s Cantina
3518 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST LOCATION

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Murphy’s Bleachers
3655 North Sheffield
CUSTOMER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS ON DAY OF TBOX

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Nola Bar
*** Pop-Up Name > A VERY CAJUN CHRISTMAS ***
3481 North Clark

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Old Crow Smokehouse
*** Pop-Up Name > SANTA’S WORKSHOP***
3506 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST LOCATION

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Redmond’s Ale House
3358 North Sheffield

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Rizzo’s Bar & Inn
3650 North Clark
FREE BREAKFAST LOCATION
ULTRABEAT LIVE SHOW 130PM
ALL DAY BULLS SHOOT A HOOP CONTEST OUTSIDE

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Roadhouse 66
*** Pop-Up Name > JINGLE JUNKIE ***
3478 North Clark

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Sandlot
3477 North Clark

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar
3540 North Clark

Sluggers Bar

Sports Corner
956 West Addison

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Stretch
*** Pop-Up Name > Elf’d Up ***
3485 North Clark

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Underground Lounge
952 West Newport

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawl

Vines on Clark
3554 North Clark

TBOX / 12 Bars of Christmas Chicago Bar Crawl / Wrigleyville Christmas Pub Crawls