Here’s Why The Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl Trumps All Crawls

Drink, Food & Drink, Nightlife, Things to Do


Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on July 13, 2016

step out buffalo big fat sunday funday bar crawl
~If you’re here for the list of participating bars + their exclusive bar crawl specials, keep scrolling – the gold is at the end of the rainbow.

You’ve probably experienced a bar crawl at some point in your life. For the most part bar crawls tend to follow the same cookie-cutter formula which in our humble opinion can get real old real fast. Which is exactly why your friends here at Step Out Buffalo have gone and created something entirely new…The Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl.
First things first: What’s better than a bar crawl? A Sunday Funday bar crawl! Yes. A thousand times yes. Throw in a yaaaaaaaaaaas for good measure.
Forget your average nighttime crawls with creepy dark allies, late-night weirdos, and everything else that makes them terrible – we’re taking the world’s best concept (read: day drinking) and turning it into a full on event spanning across the Waterfront, Canalside, and Cobblestone neighborhoods. On Sunday July 24, 2016 12 bars (count ’em, 12!) will be participating in a Sunday Funday the likes of which this town has never seen. More than just a bar crawl, the Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl is an afternoon of day drinking at Buffalo’s coolest summer spots with tons of awesome drink specials and a smattering of tasty food, live music, and giveaways ~plus~ some fun surprises. If that’s all the convincing you needed here’s the link for tickets – Also we like your style. 😉
Here’s how it works:
The Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl is a choose-your-own-adventure style crawl. Meaning crawlers will check in at the Canalside Beer Garden –PSA: check in will remain open until 3pm only– where you’ll get a wristband, a map of participating bars and their discounts, chances to win door prizes (the earlier you arrive, the better your chances!), and your first drink special. From there you will go forth and explore the list of bars in whatever order you’d like for as long as you’d like until 6pm, receiving exclusive crawl perks at each spot.
‘What kind of exclusive crawl perks,’ you say? Participating bars – see the *fire* list below – will have drink discounts that vary from bar to bar such as $2 off house-made cocktails, buy-one-get-one local beers, and more (again: these will not be the specials at every bar, these are just examples). Select bars will also have free or discounted food exclusively for crawlers as well as live music for your listening pleasure. Hoozah!
Tickets are on sale now for $10 presale, $15 at the “door”. Pro-tip: bring a group of friends, it’s more fun that way. Now get your tickets here!: #saynotofomo
And make sure you RSVP on the official Step Out Buffalo Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl Facebook event page to stay updated on all the latest info including each bar’s’ exclusive specials, discounts, offerings, and freebies!

Participating Bars + Their Exclusive Crawler-Only Discounts (AKA the real MVPs)

  • (716) Food and Sport will be featuring $2 off all draft beers and house cocktails
  • Ballyhoo will have $4 Ringside Lager pints
  • Canalside will be featuring BOGO *FREE* domestic beers
  • Iron Works will have BOGO 1/2 off local draft beers, $3 Cans of PBR, and $1 off well drinks, Bud & Bud Light Bottles, and shots of Crown, Crown Apple, & Crown Honey plus $0.50 Wings and BOGO free slices of pizza
  • LagerHaus 95 will have $3 domestic beers and mixed well-drinks, $2 pints of Hamburg OMS, and $5 23oz glasses of Rusty Chain and Big Ditch Excavator plus FREE Bavarian pretzel sticks and hand crafted pizzas
  • Liberty Hound will have $2 off One Buffalo beer, Ellicottville Blueberry beer, and Ommegang Witte beer plus $2 off their signature John Daly and Ruby Red cocktails
  • Lockhouse will be featuring $2 off all house cocktails made with Lockhouse vodka and $1 off all local beers plus food trucks and distillery tours
  • Pizza Plant will have over 25 options for $4 beers plus $2 off any cocktail on their menu and $2 off all glasses of wine
  • RiverWorks will have BOGO 1/2 off on ALL beers
  • Swannie House will be featuring $3 draft beers, $2 well drinks, and $0.50 wings
  • Templeton Landing will have $4 draft beer, $5 well drinks, and $6 wine in addition to their Sunday brunch and bottomless mimosas, $20 Sangria Pitchers, massive $10 Bloody Marys, and live music on the deck
  • William K’s will be featuring $2 off all house-made cocktails

Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl

Hosted by Step Out Buffalo
Date: Sunday July 24, 2016
Time: 12 – 6 pm
Meeting spot: Canalside Beer Garden
Cost: $10 presale, $15 at the event
RSVP on the official Facebook event page:
The Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl is a 21+ event. This event is rain or shine, since most of the time crawlers will be at bars and also there’s this thing called umbrellas.
Our goal is to promote great businesses in our area and encourage Western New York’s continual growth while putting on really fun (and tasty) events. Group text your friends and mark your calendars – the Step Out Buffalo Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl is an event you won’t want to miss!
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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Lauren Spoth</a>

Written by Lauren Spoth

Lauren is the Creative Marketing Director at Step Out Buffalo aka the person who posts all those memes on social. A lover of Buffalo, food, travel, and animals, she can usually be found trying different local restaurants while planning her next adventure and asking passersby if she can pet their dog. Follow her dog-petting adventures on Instagram @laurenspoth
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