We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Rich & Bennett co-founder, Jeff Bennett, on December 7, 2020. We are all incredibly heartbroken and devastated to lose such an amazing, kind, and funny 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 be missed by so many.
Please keep Bennett’s family and friends in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
You can read Bennett’s obituary here: bit.ly/2WeJ6kN
Coronavirus Update (5/22/20):
It breaks our hearts to write this, but given the current situation with COVID-19, we are postponing the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl until March 13, 2021. We have talked for the past decade plus how incredible it would be to reach the milestone year of twenty, so it’s devastating to our small business not to meet that goal…yet! We will just have to wait another year to celebrate together! We are determined to pack two years of fun into one glorious, unforgettable day when we are back, and hopefully in a better place than we are today.
For those of you who already purchased your pub crawl t-shirt, that is the shirt/ticket for the 2021 date, and you need to do nothing. We will not be printing a new shirt, as next year will still be the 20th Annual Crawl! We cannot thank those of you enough who had planned on crawling with us, and hope you plan on joining us in March. Please stay safe, positive, and know we absolutely cannot wait to toast with you again.
With So Much Love,
Rich and Bennett
The event will be moved to Saturday, March 13, 2021. If you have already purchased a shirt that is the official 20th Annual Pub Crawl shirt. You do not need to do anything further.
Refunds will be given through June 30th.
OPTIONS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR SHIRT:
- Keep your shirt and plan to crawl with us on March 13th, 2021. We can’t wait to see you!
- Keep your shirt! Wear our limited edition 20th Annual Pub Crawl shirt with pride and know that you’re supporting one of the many small businesses affected by these recent events.
- For a refund, return your UNWORN shirt via mail along with the “Refund Info Sheet” you can print out below. Must be postmarked by June 26th, 2020.
- If you purchased a shirt online, and not at a prepay event, please include your paypal/venmo account as this is the only we we can currently process refunds.
Mail to the following address:
C/O Rich & Bennett RETURNS
9555 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Shipping will not be covered by R&B.
***Don’t forget to include a completed Refund Info Sheet in the mail with your unworn shirt***
5. For a refund, you may also return your UNWORN shirt in person at either of the times below.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 – 4pm-7pm @ Tyber Creek Pub Thursday, June 25, 2020 – 4pm-7pm @ Tyber Creek Pub
Please print and fill out the refund info sheet located above to bring with your shirts on the 18th or 25th.
Shirts that are returned to us will be given to a non-profit we work with, cleaned, and distributed to those in need.
OPTIONS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR SHIRT:
- Pick up your shirt, at a future prepay event in 2021 or on the day of the crawl. We’ll keep you posted on dates, times and locations.
- For a refund, email email@example.com with the following information:
SUBJECT LINE: RB REFUND
Include the order number from your confirmation email, quantity of shirts you would like refunded, and preferred method between paypal/venmo for us to refund your purchase. The confirmation email you should have previously received will look like the following: “Thank you for your purchase via the Rich and Bennett store. Your order # is: RB354003477. You can track the status of your order here.”
Coronavirus Update (3/12/20):
Following the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 situation, our team has made the decision to reschedule this year’s 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. We have concluded that hosting this year’s event at this time poses an undeniable risk to the public and we’re not willing to take that risk.
We appreciate the community’s patience while we have held ongoing discussions with our partners, sponsors, vendors, health officials and CMPD regarding this difficult decision. This is certainly a first for our team and has been an emotional ride.
At this time, Rich & Bennett’s 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl will be rescheduled for June 27. Tonight and tomorrow’s prepay events at Whisky River are postponed and we will announce those rescheduled dates in the coming weeks. If you are unable to join us on June 27 and would like a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm on Friday, March 13. Please be patient with us as we work through numerous requests and messages.
We will continue to post updates to our website and social media channels in light of this developing situation. Thank you again to our crawlers, vendors, partners, charities, family and friends for your support ahead of this year’s planned event. Twenty years ago, we set out to have a good time with friends. We never expected to face such a grueling decision. We have always put safety first when planning this event and this year is no exception. We look forward to crawling with you in the future!
Coronavirus Update (3/10/20):
As we approach our 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, we are continuing to monitor the possible impact COVID-19 could have on Saturday’s event to ensure the safety of event attendees and our community. We have been in touch with local medical staff and CMPD regarding the situation. Following Governor Cooper’s press conference this afternoon, we feel that this Saturday’s event should be able to go on as planned. As Governor Cooper stated, “We are not making recommendations of canceling mass gatherings.” Additionally, there are no confirmed cases in Mecklenburg County at this time.
We are requesting those planning to attend our crawl to take all reasonable and preventative measures possible. First and foremost, please do not attend this event if you feel sick or are showing cold or flu-like symptoms. You will have the opportunity to crawl again with us in 2021. We advise anyone who has traveled to any areas highlighted under the CDC’s Travel Health Notice to not attend this event. This applies if you fall in a high-risk group as well. These groups include those over the age of 65 or those that have chronic medical conditions. We also ask anyone attending the event to practice proper personal hygiene according to CDC and health department recommendations, including washing hands often with soap and water, avoiding touching your face and refraining from hand-shaking.
Ahead of Saturday’s festivities, we have requested additional hand washing and sanitizing stations at our check-in lot and have been in touch with all participating bars and restaurants to encourage an increase in existing sanitization and maintenance efforts.
If you can no longer attend the crawl, you can receive a refund at any point before Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. To inquire about a refund, please send an email to email@example.com. Should the status of the event change at any point in time, we will update all social media channels as well as our website. Thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to navigate this evolving situation.
Welcome to the official page of Rich & Bennett’s 20th 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 10 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 as far away as Ireland, and Brazil to as close as South Carolina, and neighboring towns! CLICK HERE to check out a video of what to expect!
1.BUY AT PREPAY EVENT ($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!
Prepay dates coming soon…
2. BUY ONLINE & PICK UP ($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!*__________________
4. BUY DAY OF ($30):
*ALL PREPAYS ARE FROM 6pm-8pm with exception of 3/13*
Sizes are first come/first serve unless reserved online first through our ticket site. We accept credit/debit cards!
Why come to a prepay?! Save online fees, skip lines on crawl day and get first dibs at sizes! 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!