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March 1, 2010

Wanna do the Harford Road bar crawl? Here's your chance

racers cafe

If you read last week's nightlife column about the Harford Road bar crawl and want to check out some of those colorful watering holes yourself, here's your chance.

For the past 10-odd years, Kelly McKenna has been organizing Harford Road pub crawls.

The next one is March 13. Here's a site with all the details. 

The crawl kicks off 3 p.m. at the Emerald Tavern, 8300 Harford Road.

(Baltimore Sun photo of Racers Cafe by Lloyd Fox)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:22 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Can you reprint the pertinent details for those of us who don't have Facebook registrations and thus can't see her "site" for the crawl?

Or is it a case that if I'm not on Facebook, I'm too "un-hip" to join?

Hey Skip (bartender in the picture),

Can I get a 1,4, and a 15. Thanks!
I miss me some Racer's! That's where the next Midnight Sun Situation should be!


Any chance I'll get stabbed? I have pubcrawlaphobia.

For my husband's 30th birthday we tried to do a Harford Rd pub crawl in April of last year. We didn't get to many places only about 3 bars. Would like to try it again.

The link to the site is broken.

Could someone copy and paste the details?

Sarah and Alexander D. Mitchell IV, aside from the start time and bar, which is mentioned above, there's not many details left to share. Here's the text from the site:

Yes, it's that time...
Time to put the band of derelicts back together for one more stroll down the heart of Parkville.

As always, we sit down this year with "K-Train" (my Jersey Shore name) for our pub crawl Q&A.

Q: What is this pub crawl you speak of ?
A: It is a feat of Olympian endurance. It begins at The Emerald Tavern as you and your fellow crawlers wander down Harford rd for cocktails and frivolity stopping at all 9 (or so) bars on Harford rd.

Q: When is it ?
A: Saturday, March 13 3:00 pm, starting at the Emerald Tavern.
No the time or date will not change.
No the first bar will not change.
Assume if I am not there that I have been killed in a bizarre handgliding/midget porn accident, so carry on without me.

Q:How is this event helping the environment ?
A:This Crawl serves no purpose aside from letting us all get together & have a good time. Actually since we walk the course, one could say we are helping to eliminate the country's dependence on foreign fuel.

Q: This all sounds familiar ... ?
A: Well, if you think you have done it before, check back, Im sure pics will be posted from past Crawls
(Sorry there is no evidence of the first crawl, If you were there you know who you are :)

Q: Will there be shirts ?
A: Prob not, although if someone wants to design them at Cafe Press, have at it.

Q: Is there any entertainment ?
A: Aside from watching the social and verbal condition of about 45 people slowly deteriorate, Chuck typically convinces young women to do unspeakable things in the hope that he will reward them with beads.

Q: Is this dangerous ?
A: While it's true you may wake up with bruises and rug burns (on your forehead) you cant explain, take comfort in the fact we have never lost a crawler yet... No one gets left behind (we are kinda like Navy SEALS)

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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