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BREAKOUT SUCCESS! Record number of participants, bars and volunteers for the 5th annual Oceanfront Spring Crawl. Together we raising over $7,400 for Stop Abuse, Inc.! Nine bars, six sponsors, sixty volunteers, and over 450 participants helped to make this big event a knockout success yet again. Our annual pub crawl journeyed down Atlantic Ave and the surrounding locale at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Congratulations to all of our prize winners and to all of the participants that made it to all of the bars. Thanks again to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants for all of your support - we couldn't do it without you and hope to see you at another event soon!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are currently looking for volunteers to help out before and during the 2013 Ghent Summer Bar Tour on Saturday, July 27th at the Ghent, Norfolk, VA. If you have the time and desire to help us out, we'd definitely appreciate your efforts and will give you free registration to the event and a special volunteer shirt in return. Simply fill out a volunteer registration form on the Summer Bar Tour's event website to let us know your interest. Thank you!
Past Events Information
BREAKOUT SUCCESS! The rain came to a halt and the 8th annual Ghent Winter Bar Tour took off on Saturday, February 23rd as this grandest of charity pub crawls exceeded expectations once again, raising $20,500 for Edmarc Hospice for Children! This huge fundraising total once again solidified the event's position as the most successful charity pub crawl in America! Twelve bars, eleven sponsors, ninety volunteers, and a throng of nearly 1,000 participants helped to make this big event a knockout success yet again. Our largest annual pub crawl journeyed down Colley Avenue, 21st Street, and the surrounding locale in the historic midtown Norfolk neighborhood of Ghent. And when it was all done, we threw our best closing ceremony yet in a big "tent city" out back of the Belmont House of Smoke, featuring three awesome local acts - Scott Slay & the Rail, Bryan Fine, and The Tipping Point! Congratulations to all of our prize winners and to all of the participants that made it "around the block" to all of the bars. Full details on what took place at this big event are available through the links in the menu above. Thanks again to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants for all of your support - we couldn't do it without you and hope to see you at another event soon!
Norfolk Admirals Bucks & Pucks!!!!
The selected group night for Ghent Bar Tours is Friday, March 1st. Face-off is at 7:15 pm. Please be sure to fill out the response form below by Saturday, February 23rd.
So come one and come all, the more the merrier!
All New for 2013..... Crawl Pass!!!!
The Crawl Pass lets you sign up for our four big events all at once and for the super-low price of only $15 per event - a savings of $45 off our day-of-event registration prices!
The Crawl Pass also gives you an automatic invitation to our annual holiday event, the Norfolk Santa Crawl, on December 7th, 2013. This one-of-a-kind event is very different from our other annual events in size, format, and most especially attire, but has quickly become a "fan favorite" for everyone involved.
SANTAS ON PARADE! The time is getting near for our much-anticipated annual Norfolk Santa Crawl. We will be once again, strolling up and down Granby Street in downtown Norfolk on December 1st this holiday season to raise some pints for pups in support of the Animal Rescue of Tidewater! This particular event is very different from our other annual events in size, format, and most especially attire, but has quickly become a "fan favorite" for everyone involved. For all of the details on this one-of-a-kind annual event, please visit the event's website at NorfolkSantaCrawl.com for all the details.
FALL CRAWL FUN! Big thanks are in order for the 9 bars and restaurants, the 56 gracious volunteers, and of course the 340 participants that made the sixth annual Olde Towne Fall Crawl through the streets of historic Olde Towne Portsmouth on Saturday, October 6th another resounding success! This event has grown quite a lot in the last couple years to become one of the largest and most anticipated events in the Olde Towne area. With all of your help, we were able to donate all of the $6,350 in proceeds from this event directly to Toby's Dream Foundation! This fantastic locally founded and locally operated organization ensures that children living in Greater Hampton Roads with life-threatening illnesses have the opportunity and resources to imagine and experience their most fantastic dream. For all the rest of the details on this great event that was deemed yet again by our local pub crawl enthusiasts to be the most fun one of the year, click on over to OldeTowneFallCrawl.com.
HOT, HOT, HOT! The 2012 Ghent Summer Bar Tour was the hottest party in town on Saturday, July 28th with masses of people coming to to partake in the festivities and helping raise $10,705 for Hope House Foundation! This big fundraising total is a great achievement and a true testament to the generous, caring, and social hearts that make up the Hampton Roads community. By the numbers, we had eleven bars, twelve sponsors, 78 volunteers, and over 450 participants show their support at our event for this fantastic local charity. Our annual summertime pub crawl journeyed yet again down Colley Avenue, 21st Street, and the surrounding locale in the historic midtown Norfolk neighborhood of Ghent. And when it was all done, we threw an awesome tent party at Plaza del Sol! Congratulations to all of our prize winners, especially our big 50/50 cash raffle winner, which is still unclaimed!! Winning Ticket Number is 310059! Our events photos are now online, please visit our Photo Gallery to check out all the fun that was had. All of the details on what took place at this big event are available through the links in the menu above. Thanks again to everyone that came out - we hope to see you at another event very soon!
ROLLING FOR A CAUSE!!! Ghent Bar Tours 1st Annual Scotch Doubles Bowling promises a fun afternoon spent with family, friends and neighbors.
Scotch Doubles is a system of doubles play where the two bowlers on each team play alternate shots throughout the game. The only time one of the pair ever completes a frame on his/her own is when scoring a strike. Click Here for more information on Scotch Doubles Rules.
For those a bit less familiar with the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, Ghent is a historic neighborhood located on the west side of midtown Norfolk, just north of downtown and just south of Old Dominion University. Its name comes from the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in Belgium, which ended the War of 1812. The first suburb of Norfolk, Ghent was created around the turn of the 20th century and most of its buildings date back to the era between 1890 and 1920. More on the history of Ghent, as well as a cartoon map and other useful information, is available through the links on this site.