Rich & Bennett's

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

March 11, 2023


WE’RE LEGAL…
THE PUB CRAWL IS FINALLY 21!!!


We will be updating more information along the way, but below are the basic details. Most questions can be answered on our FAQ Page below. We can’t wait to crawl with you in 2023!!!


Welcome to the official page of Rich & Bennett’s 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl! Pub crawl season is unlike any other in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.  What is Pub Crawl Season you ask?  ‘Tis the season where Rich & Bennett paint the town green with their 20,000+ custom event t-shirts & koozies to keep your beverage cold (because that’s important), and Prepay Events all leading ​up to Crawl Day. Since the pub crawl’s inception in 2001, it has continuously grown in size, and popularity making it the World’s Largest Pub Crawl.  Participants travel to the Queen City from all over the country, and even internationally!  CLICK HERE to check out a video of what to expect!

DATE: Saturday, March 11, 2023

CHECK-IN: 12pm-3pm in the Pub Crawl Party Lot Uptown (300 N. Brevard Street). That’s where you’ll get your shirt if you haven’t picked it up yet, event koozie, and some free swag while supplies last. There will also be plenty of bars, DJ’s, Food Trucks, and exclusive Pub Crawl merch for sale!

COST: Starts at $20 at prepay events, $25 online. 

NEED TO BUY A SHIRT?  CLICK HERE 

FURTHER QUESTIONS?  Email Us Here

*This event is rain or shine. You may cancel up two 72 hours prior to event. And beyond everything else, PLEASE drink responsibly and be safe! 


TICKET OPTIONS

1.BUY AT PREPAY EVENT (starts at $20): Prepay events are from 6pm-8pm except where noted below. This option allows you to pick up your shirt in person & save online fees. However, this option is first come, first serve so the earlier you get your shirt, the better!  If you can’t make one of these times, you may have a friend pick your shirt up for you!  We accept credit/debit cards! 

2. BUY ONLINE & PICK UP (starts at $25): This option allows you to reserve your shirt size online and pick up in person at a prepay event listed above or day of between 12pm-3pm during check-in. We highly suggest getting a shirt prior to event day at one of our prepay events. Can’t pick it up? Have a friend pick yours up for you!
*This option will not ship to you!*

3.BUY ONLINE  & HAVE SHIPPED TO YOU (starts at $35): $10 flat shipping fee. Order cut off is Wednesday, March 1 at midnight.

4. BUY DAY OF ($30): (if available)


PREPAY EVENTS:
(all prepay events are 6pm-8pm with exception of 3/10)

Thursday, February 16 – Brickyard
Thursday, February 23 – The Union
Thursday, March 2 – Prohibition
Monday, March 6 – TBD
Tuesday, March 7 – TILT
Wednesday, March 8 – Ink-N-Ivy
Thursday, March 9 – Slate/Oak Room
Friday, March 10 – Slate/Oak Room (3pm-6pm)


CLICK HERE FOR 
20TH ANNUAL PROMO VIDEO



We were devastated at the passing of Jeff Bennett, Rich & Bennett co-founder, on December 7, 2020. We continue to be incredibly heartbroken to have lost such an amazing, kind, and positive person and friend. Bennett was a cherished member of the Charlotte community and brought thousands of people together over the last 20 years through our pub crawls and events. He will forever be missed by so many. If you’re joining us on 3/11/23 for the 21st Annual Pub Crawl, or even if you’re not, take a moment to toast our dearly missed friend and smile, just as he’d want you to.


 

PREPAY EVENTS

PREPAY EVENTS:
(all prepay events are 6pm-8pm with exception of 3/10)

Thursday, February 16 – TBD
Thursday, February 23 – TBD
Thursday, March 2 – TBD
Monday, March 6 – TBD
Tuesday, March 7 – TBD
Wednesday, March 8 – TBD
Thursday, March 9 – Slate/Oak Room
Friday, March 10 – Slate/Oak Room (3pm-6pm)

Why come to a prepay?! Save online fees, skip lines on crawl day, get first dibs at sizes, and be able to sleep in your shirt for weeks before the event! If you can’t make it for any reason, send a friend to pick yours up. You do not need a photo ID, name, etc to pick up your shirt from a prepay event. You only need payment! Meaning, there is NO LIMIT to the amount of shirts you can buy!

HOTELS

237 South Tryon Street Charlotte NC 28202
$129/night, per room +tax. $30/day parking.

*Book by 2/25/23
Book Now
530 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202
$229/night + tax. $25/day parking. Book online or call
1-800-445-8667, and the group code is RBP.

*Book by 2/9/23

Book Now
230 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
$141/night + tax. $22/day parking. Book online or call (704) 335-5400 and mention "St. Patty's Pub Crawl".
Book Now
404 S. Mint Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Coming soon...
210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Coming soon...
222 EAST THIRD STREET, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, 28202,
Coming soon...
Inbound: Best to use the 7th Street Station stop
Outbound: Charlotte Transit Center Station (Located by Arena)
Click the link above for Saturday Schedule​
Schedules

FAQ's

How do I get My Pub Crawl Shirt (This is your Ticket to Our Crawl!)
  1. Pick up at a Prepay Event
  2. Order Online and Pick up at a Prepay Event
  3. Order Online and have shipped to you
  4. Buy Day Of at Pub Crawl Party Lot (300 N. Brevard Street)

​If we get to a point where sizes are limited due to high volume. We still need you to have the shirt. You can carry it, wear it as a scarf, turn it into a purse, etc.

 

What shirt sizes are available?

All shirts are Unisex. We have XXS – 3XL. The XXS is technically a Youth Large, and color is slightly off from the others, but hey…we’ll be in dark bars most of the day and it’ll fit you better if you like a small shirt.

Shirt sizes vary by manufacturer year to year, and we envision the Youth Large will fit close to what a Women’s Small would. Once we get our first shirt shipped in, we will update what the Youth Large is closest to by women’s sizes.

When/where are the prepay events?

PREPAY EVENTS:
(all prepay events are 6pm-8pm with exception of 3/10)

Thursday, February 16 – Brickyard
Thursday, February 23 – The Union
Thursday, March 2 – Prohibition
Monday, March 6 – TBD
Tuesday, March 7 – TILT
Wednesday, March 8 – Ink-N-Ivy
Thursday, March 19 – Slate/Oak Room
Friday, March 10 – Slate/Oak Room (3pm-6pm)

​If we get to a point where sizes are limited due to high volume. We still need you to wear the shirt – you may get creative and carry it, wear it as a scarf, etc. So please! Make sure to buy in advance. 

**CASH AND CREDIT ACCEPTED**

What is check-in, where is check-in?

Check-in is where you will receive your event koozie and pick up your t-shirt if you haven’t already done so. Check-in will be held at The Pub Crawl Party Lot (300 N. Brevard St.). It will open on Saturday, March 11 from 12:00-3:00pm, and will include food trucks, bars, and a DJ!

What is your refund policy?

You may cancel with a full refund up to 72 hours prior to the start of the event.

What are your top 4 recommendations to make the most of the event?
  1. Pace yourself – the Pub Crawl is a beautiful journey of Uptown Charlotte, not a race.
    Eat, Drink and Be Merry is a legendary saying for a reason. You’ve got the whole day to experience Rich & Bennett’s Pub Crawl in Uptown Charlotte. Have drinks at the participating bars. Enjoy food at one of the many wonderful restaurants participating in the crawl. Take your time, be responsible, drink lots of water, and first and foremost – Have Fun!
  2. Come with your old friends but be prepared to make new ones. Charlotte is a friendly city. So if you’re coming from out of town, be prepared to be taken in by some of the country’s nicest people! Crawlers travel from as close as down the street to half way across the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!
  3. Wearing the Rich & Bennett 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl T-shirt is mandatory. However, as long as it is still in tact, you can be creative. Make the outfit your own, but make sure the t-shirt can be recognized by venue staff.
  4. Do Not Drive!! Call a sober friend. Call one of the cab companies listed on our itinerary. Call UBER or LYFT, the Designated Driving services that gets you home safely and in style. Bribe a pedicab driver or horse and carriage to take you outside the belt loop.  Or arrange a reservation at one of our participating hotels and WALK over at the end of the night.
How does it work?

Come to check-in from 12-3…get your event koozie, some free swag while it lasts, buy some cool RB merch, party and dance…oh, and pick up your shirt if you haven’t!

 

I never received a confirmation email?

You may have typed your email address incorrectly.  Not to worry, we can look you up by name, however that line will move a little slower than the people that already have their QR Codes (funny looking square barcode thing).  Our confirmation emails often land in the Spam Folder so check there too.

What time does it start/end?

You can check-in between 12:00pm-3:00pm on the day of the event. Event check-in will be at Pub Crawl Party Lot (300 N. Brevard St). While there is no scheduled itinerary due to size of the event, we’ve generally considered the event over at 10pm.

How much does it cost?

Prices start at:
$20 at prepay events
$25 online and pick up at prepay or day of
$35 online and have shipped
$30 day of (Saturday, March 11 | 12:00-3:00pm)

What methods of payment do you accept?

At any Prepay Event and the day of the pub crawl we accept cash, credit, debit.

 

If I order online, when can I pick up my t-shirt?

You can pick up your event t-shirt at any one of the Prepay Events or at Check-In on Saturday, March 11th from 12:00-3:00.  ALL RESERVATIONS will be released without refund at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 11.  Please have your confirmation email with QR code ready for when you get to the front.  If you are unable to make check-in or a prepay event please see below.

 

Can a friend pick up my T-shirt?

You can have a friend pick up your t-shirt at any of the Prepay Events or the day of. If you are unable to make check-in you can have a friend pick up your shirt for you. They will need your confirmation email with Order Number or QR Code.

What is included?

An event t-shirt that gets you access to all participating bars for free, event koozie, drink specials, swag at check-in while it lasts, and being part of this historic event!

What are the specials?

Coming soon…

Can you enter/leave a bar/restaurant with an alcoholic beverage open OR closed in your hand?

NO. North Carolina prohibits open containers leaving/entering any bar/restaurant. You may not travel from place to place with an alcoholic beverage. Finish your alcoholic beverage THEN travel to you next destination!!

Is this event rain or shine?

Yes!

You didn’t answer my question (and we're sorry)…where can I send it?

You can contact us here.

What are your featured charities this year?

This year Rich & Bennett are giving back to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Charlotte Irish American Center.

Click on the logos below to learn more about how both of them directly impact the people in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.