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What Is a Pub Crawl?

People posing in front of a bar in nashville on a pub tour

Everyone likes spending a night with their friends. And if you can explore a new city while you do it? All the better. An evening of laughs, memories, and perhaps a few drinks is a great way to let loose and enjoy yourself. Nashville has grown the reputation of being a great place for folks from various parts of the country (and world!) to visit and explore. And what’s the best way to spend an evening both seeing the wonderful city and enjoying the company of your friends?

That’s right. A pub crawl.

But not everyone has experienced a pub crawl before. Well, there’s no time like the present. Let’s look into what a pub crawl actually is, what is entailed, and what you stand to gain from seeking out the best pub crawl in Nashville.

The Ville Tours offers an array of pub crawl options. Set out on the best pub crawl in Nashville today!

Pub Crawl: Defined

A pub crawl is the act of consuming beverages in multiple pubs or bars in a single night. This might sound like a simple activity, but a well-designed pub crawl sets itself apart from simply wandering into the next bar.

There are many factors to consider. First, you want to see a variety of establishments. Visiting multiple versions of the same bar is a waste of time. You might as well just stay in one place if nothing new is offered from one space to the next. Does the next pub have live music? Is it a different style of music than the last bar? Does the next pub provide a different view of the city? Is it perhaps in a different neighborhood? Do they have specialties that differ from the previous bar? These are all considerations that should be taken when planning out your route through the pub scene.

What about food? All bar food is not created equal, and you’re going to have to eat at some point. It’s not wise to consume alcoholic beverages on an empty stomach. So give yourself the best chance at continuing to feel good by planning a meal at some point. Not every pub needs to have some food, but there should be at least one place that you can rely on for a good helping of something in your stomach besides the drinks.

Themed Pub Crawls

Pub crawls are not unique to Nashville. In fact, there are many themed pub crawls that take place every year and continue to grow in popularity.


This is a pub crawl that takes place on or around Saint Patrick’s Day. It originated in Hoboken, New Jersey but has spread to other cities throughout the country. Participants dress in their finest green attire and traverse the city to celebrate the Irish holiday.

Zombie Pub Crawl

Minneapolis hosts a ghoulish pub crawl in October that brings out thousands of people. Participants dress in their best zombie attire and explore the city. Food trucks, live music, and carnival rides make the evening even more special.


This one takes place in December and sounds exactly how it is: Participants dress as Santa Claus and hit the town. This started in San Francisco back in 1994 but has spread throughout the US and up to 44 other countries as well. Participants often bring along presents to hand out along the way.

The Best Pub Crawl in Nashville

The Ville Tours offers many different options for you to find the pub crawl the best suites you and your group. Are you looking for an afternoon of fun downtown Nashville? Or are you more of a brewery connoisseur? Maybe you’re coming in town to celebrate a birthday or as part of a bachelorette party? No matter what you are looking for during your stay in Nashville, The Ville Tours has something that will fit that need.

The fact is that the best pub crawl in Nashville isn’t going to be the same for everybody. We all have our own wants, desires, and needs. This is why The Ville Tours has so many options for you to choose from. But even though there are various options for you to choose from, they all share a unifying attribute: They are incredibly fun.

So if you’re looking to get out in Nashville with your family or friends, a pub crawl is the best way for you to get a feel for the city while you have a great time.

Visit The Ville Tours to find the pub crawl that best suits you and your group.