Rich & Bennett's

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

March 16, 2024

TICKETS ON SALE!!!

We’ll be adding and updating info over the next few weeks. The shirt is your ticket!


Welcome to the official page of Rich & Bennett’s 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl! Pub crawl season in Charlotte is unlike any other in the world. What is Pub Crawl Season you ask? ‘Tis the season where Rich & Bennett paint the town green with thousands of 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 popularity with participants traveling to the Queen City from all over the country, and even internationally!  

DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2024

COST: $20 at prepay events, $22.50 in store at Glory Days Apparel, $25 online, $30 day of. 
*you CANNOT pick up online purchases at Glory Days, they are a sales location only. 

KICKOFF PARTY/CHECK-IN: 12pm-3pm in the Pub Crawl Party Lot Uptown in First Ward Park. 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! 

WHAT’S INCLUED: Event t-shirt that gets you access to all participating bars, event koozie, drink specials, swag at check-in while supplies last, entry into raffle, pub crawl discount card, and being part of this historic event! Additionally, you are supporting a small local business, it’s charities (the more we make, the more we donate), and keeping Charlotte on the map as one of THE places to be to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

RAFFLE & DISCOUNT CARD: Raffle prizes include tickets to Charlotte FC, Charlotte Knights, pub crawls for a year, and much more! The Discount Card will give you a variety of discounts at participating businesses for the entire month of March and are listed below (scroll down).

WHAT TO EXPECT: Click HERE or HERE for some past footage.

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! 


NEW in 2024…Rich & Bennett Discount Card:
We are SUPER excited to launch this new perk to our pub crawl ticket. Just present your discount card at time of purchase and you will receive a variety of discounts around town on food, merch, services, and more!  You will receive your discount card with event t-shirt. Keep it in a safe place (at least until the end of March, then you can throw it out). Unfortunately discounts cannot be given on alcohol as it is illegal in NC. 

Participating Discount Partners
Big Ben Pub –
coming soon
Caswell Station –
coming soon
Church & Union – coming soon
Clutch –
coming soon
Connolly’s –
15% off merch
Dandelion Market –
10% off food
Glory Days Apparel –
15% off apparel
Graham Street Pub –
coming soon
Kanna CBD – 20% off
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew –
$20 off boarding, daycare, & grooming
Museum of Illusions – 10% off merch 
Resident Culture (SE) – 50% off Cold Brew & Drip Coffee (1 per person) at Killer Coffee Cafe, free side with purchase of a Sandwich, 1/2 off a Starter with purchase of a Meal
Slingshot – coming soon
Tattooz & Booze –
20% off tattoo services
The Daily –
50% off event space rental
Tremont –
coming soon

More locations will be added prior to March 1. Discounts will be listed here thru March 31st



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 this year’s 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.


 

BUY TICKETS

PREPAY EVENTS

PREPAY EVENTS (6pm-8pm):
(please note the 3/15 prepay is 3pm-6pm)

Thursday, February 15 – Glory Days Apparel
Wednesday, February 21 – Lucky Dog (Thrift Rd)
Wednesday, March 6 – Tyber Creek Pub
Monday, March 11 – TILT
Wednesday, March 13 – Clutch
Thursday, March 14 – Slate
Friday, March 15 (3pm-6pm) – Slate

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. There is NO LIMIT to the amount of shirts you can buy or pick up!

HOTELS

237 South Tryon Street Charlotte NC 28202
$140/night + tax
Book Now
222 EAST THIRD STREET, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, 28202,
$219/night + tax
Book Now
530 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202
Rates
210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Rates
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 (First Ward Park)

​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 XS – 3XL. Shirt sizes vary by manufacturer year to year and we’ll have a size chart once tickets are on sale.

When/where are the prepay events?

PREPAY EVENTS (6pm-8pm):
(please note the 3/15 prepay is 3pm-6pm)

Thursday, February 15 – Glory Days Apparel
Wednesday, February 21 – Lucky Dog (Thrift Rd)
Wednesday, March 6 – Tyber Creek Pub
Monday, March 11 – TILT
Wednesday, March 13 – Clutch
Thursday, March 14 – Slate
Friday, March 15 (3pm-6pm) – Slate

What and where is the kickoff party/check-in?

The kickoff/check-in is where you will receive your event koozie, pick up your t-shirt (if you haven’t already done so), and party! Food trucks, DJ’s, bars, vendors, go!

It will be held in The Pub Crawl Party Lot in First Ward Park Uptown. It will be open on Saturday, March 16 from 12:00-3:00pm.

What is your refund policy?

You may cancel with a full refund up to 72 hours prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be issued after 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 13th.

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 the kick-off party in First Ward Park from 12-3 where you’ll 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.  Our confirmation emails often land in the Spam Folder so check there too.

What time does it start/end?

The kickoff party/check-in runs 12:00pm-3:00pm on the day of the event, and will be held in the Pub Crawl Party Lot in First Ward Park. 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?

$20 at prepay events
$22.50 at Glory Day Apparel
$25 online and pick up at prepay/day of
$25 plus shipping to have mailed
$30 day of (Saturday, March 16 | 12:00-3:00pm)

What methods of payment do you accept?

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 16th from 12:00-3:00.  ALL RESERVATIONS will be released without refund at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 16yth.  Please have your confirmation email with QR/barcode 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/barcode.

What is included?

An event t-shirt that gets you access to all participating bars, event koozie, drink specials, swag at check-in while it lasts, entry into raffle for prizes, pub crawl discount card, and being part of this historic event! Additionally, you are supporting a small local business, it’s charities (the more we make, the more we donate), and keeping Charlotte on the map as one of THE places to be to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

What are the specials?

Beer: The Crawl Staple…big green aluminum Bud & Bud Lights
Seltzer: Bud Light Seltzer
Vodka: Tito’s
Irish Whiskey: Slane
More Irish Whiskey: Proper 12 Irish Apple
*Not all, but most venues will also feature a Red Bull special.  

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!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

You can contact us here.