Frequently Asked Questions:


 

What is the date and start time of the pub crawl this year? return to top

 

The official date of the 2013 Sparhawk Liquid Urban Tour (aka The S.L.U.T.) is Saturday November 9th 2013 starting at Joshua Tree (formerly Barley Hall) in Allston at 1pm.

 

I registered and ordered my shirt online. What do I do next? How to I pay? return to top

 

Great you’ve made it half way there. The admission fee is $20 to join the crawl. Now all that is left to do is show up that Saturday at Barley Hall at 2pm.  Bring $20 (cash or check) to the bar. You’ll check-in , pick up your shirt and other party accessories, have a drink to prime the pumps and then everyone will join in and recite the opening ceremonial toast. It’s kind of like a blessing to wish everyone a safe and awesome pub crawl, except that I’m not a priest or a minister in anyway. So it’s really more like a toast from "that" uncle at a family wedding.  

 

 

I (or one of my friends) didn’t order a shirt in time. Can I still get a shirt that day? return to top

 

Yes. As each shirt is custom ordered to your size, I have to give the printer at least a week to order and print all the shirts (about 1000 in total). So I have to have a deadline to pre order your shirt the way you want it. However if you missed the deadline you can still get a shirt that day. I always order extra shirts. I can’t guarantee I’ll have the exact style or the size that you want so the earlier you get there the better.  We sell the extra shirts on a first come first serve basis.

 

Do I need to have a shirt to be on the Pub Crawl? If yes, then why? return to top

 

First - This crawl has been converted over the years to be a fundraiser helping the fight against colon cancer. To read more about our personal loss and cause click here. Second - It’s a tradition. Every year we’ve had a pub crawl shirt. We’ve been doing this for over 14 years and obviously its working. So if you want to join our pub crawl this is how we roll. Plus if you get lost the shirt tell you where you should be going and when. This can be very helpful towards the end of the crawl.

 

The money collected from the shirt sales also pays for all the other fun shit and accessories during the crawl – and without it the crawl wouldn’t be nearly as fun and become what it is today.

 

As the pub crawl is now huge, the bars and I have an agreement. Anyone with a pub crawl shirt gets in first. So some bars either (1) only let in people with Pub Crawl Shirts or (2) take the opportunity to charge a $5-$10 cover to enter their bar if you’re not with us. This happens especially for the bars that occur later in the evening and have a regular cover or crowd already. So in the long run for you cheap bastards, it’s cheaper to just get the shirt. Trust me you’ll be very happy you did.

 

 

Also - guys and girls are more likely to talk with you if you’re wearing the same shirt as them. In fact 75% of the time it works every time!!.

 

Why do I have to pay $20? What does it get me? Do I get free drinks? return to top

 

No - drinks are not included. Unfortunately in this great state of Massachusetts that would be illegal. However many of the bars do have great drink specials. More importantly it is a fundraiser so you're doing good in the world by attending.

 

The $20 admission fee helps fight colon cancer plus gets you a pub crawl shirt, costumes, glow and the dark necklaces, a map, the guarantee to not pay a cover, some food (pizza, wings etc.) at the last bar and a life time of memories. You’ll have this strange feeling the next morning that you had an awesome time.  This feeling may be shared by the stranger in bed next to you.

 


What is the Hottie? Should I get the Hottie or a Small Short Sleeve T? return to top

 

Ladies, the “Hottie” is a tight form fitting baby doll T-shirt. It only comes in size small because as the name states (“ear muffs” if you’re not a hottie) it really shouldn’t be worn by people who can’t fit into it.  In fact I actually order mediums so that there is enough vertical length to cover your belly, but I promote it a small because, well let’s be honest, it’s tight and small and looks great the way it is and I don’t want girls to be saying “this doesn’t fit”, because that I would be forced to respond with “I’m sorry honey, it’s not the shirt that’s not fitting!”  So if you’ve got the attitude to pull it off then I promise you, you will look amazing and you won’t pay for a drink all night. 

 

 

I wore a “Hottie” last year and I wasn’t very “hot”.  In fact I was quite chilly. return to top

Excellent point. The Hottie is undoubtedly the most popular pub crawl shirt for many reasons, but please keep in mind that the heat generated by the Hottie is not necessarily beneficial to the wearer. Strangely enough, this shirt works best on crisp cool nights.

Note To Guys:  These shirts are great for picking up ladies along the crawl, so you might want to buy extras and stick them in your back pocket until you find "Mrs. Right", or at least "Mrs. Right For Now".

Note To Girls: You'll knock 'em dead in the Hottie. You won't pay for a drink all night. Look at it as an investment!!!

 

Do you have any other style shirts or anything larger than an XXL? return to top

 

No, I’m sorry. I’m not running a designer clothing company. The purpose of the Pub Crawl shirt is to let you know at all times where you’re going, make you part of the group and make you of course look wicked cool. But I’m just one guy throwing a party that has blown up and I have to accommodate the masses. So sorry if I don’t have exactly what you want.

 

 

Why has the S.L.U.T. become so popular? return to top

 

The biggest reason is that we’ve never advertised the crawl. It was just something we had fun doing and doing it our way.  We’d meet people along the way and invite them to join us. We’d even bring a few extra shirts and hand them out.  Each year someone on the crawl would invite a new friend. Pretty soon there were a lot of friends of friends on the crawl. In fact some how -everyone on the crawl is literally a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of one of the original 7 people who were on the crawl. We’ve never had a fight in the 14+ years we’ve thrown this crawl. It’s just a great day of random friendship and partying.

 

Seriously, what are my chances of meeting a single girl/guy on this pub crawl? return to top

 

Disclaimer: First let me start of by saying “No means No”. It's your duty to respect everyone on the crawl, their personal desires and don’t be an asshole to anyone or we'll kick you out.  Boston can be a cold city. But we must admit that Boston seems to be much friendly on the day of the Sparhawk Liquid Urban Tour. Maybe it’s our attitude, maybe it’s because you’re all wearing the same shirt, maybe it’s because everyone is some how a friend of a friend or maybe it’s just feeling that crisp November air. I’m not sure exactly what it is but I have to say that this is one of the easiest days to approach someone for a conversatoin at a bar. Rule #1 - be a gentleman (or lady), make sure he or she doesn’t have a girlfriend/wife or boyfriend/husband and then make your best elavator pitch. Who knows you might just get a phone number (or two). 

 

The Sparhawk Liquid Urban Tour does not involve or require any of its participants to consume alcoholic beverages. If you choose to purchase and/or consume an alcoholic beverage at a licensed establishment, then you do so by your own choice and in agreement with the terms and conditions of the licensed venue operators and the state in which they operate within. In addition if you do choose to consume alcohol then you a required to do so responsibly and never never never get behind the wheel and operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Remember Friends Do Not Let Friends Drink and Drive. If you choose to join the Sparhawk Liquid Urban Tour and pay the $20 fee you are purchasing a T-shirt and a T-shirt only. The fee does not entitle you to, nor purchase of, any food or alcohol from the organizer of the event.