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Christmas Pub Crawl

Drive for a Crawl, at the 12 Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl on December 13-14, starting in Wrigleyville, and sleep it off at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The popular 12 Bars of Xmas celebrates its 19th anniversary as a Chicago event. This years’ theme is TBOX Zoo: The Place for Party Animals! Dress as your favorite zoo animal or Christmas character. Receive a souvenir TBOX zoo-themed gym bag and fingerless TBOX drinkin’ gloves.

A pass to 12 Bars of Xmas (reduced ticket price for ordering early) lets you visit more than 50 Chicago bars reserved exclusively for this event! The fun kicks off on December 13 at the legendary Cubby Bear Lounge near Wrigley Field, at 8 am. The closing ceremony features a concert at Cubby Bear Lounge by well-known Chicago party band Stache.

Visit such legendary Chicago bars as John Barleycorn (this writer’s favorite, for the music and art displays), Deuce’s and Diamond, Roadhouse 66, Salt & Pepper, Clark Street Beach Bar, and so many more.

Part of the proceeds for the 12 Bars of Xmas celebration will go to the Lakeview Pantry Food Bank and the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. For tickets and more information, go to, or call (773) 478-3378. Cubby Bear Lounge is located at 1059 West Addison Street in Chicago.

Make your 12 Bars of Xmas experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services (please take public transportation to and from this event). The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet, Friday nights.