HOWL-OWEEN PUP CRAWL IN SOULARD

Pub Crawl in Soulard
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Fundraiser Pub Crawl Goes to the Dogs

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – You’ve heard of take your child to work day, but what about take your dog to the pub day?  Well, in Soulard it’s Saturday, October 22, 2016!  That’s when the Frenchtown Dog Park and Needy Paws Rescue invite dogs and their owners to join them for the 2016 Howl-oween Pup Crawl in Soulard!  Dog owners must be 21 or older to participate in the pup-friendly pub crawl, but there’s no age restriction for the dogs!

The annual event benefits Needy Paws Rescue of St. Louis, which is dedicated to saving animals in high kill shelters and animal control centers as well as strays, regardless of their size or breed.  It also benefits the Frenchtown Dog Park Association, which created and maintains the dog park at South 10th & Emmet Streets in Soulard.  The fully fenced park includes a 1.5 acre grass play area with a small doggy wading pool, water stations and waste stations.

The Frenchtown Dog Park is the launching pad for the Howl-oween Pup Crawl.  Event day registration and the pre-party start at 11 a.m. at the dog park.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online via a link on the Frenchtown Dog Park website.  Admission includes free beer at the pre-party, an event T-Shirt (Hoodie option for additional fee), an event Koozie (to keep your cans cold!), an official swag bag full of treats and other goodies, a wristband for drink specials at participating bars.  There will also be attendance prizes!

The pub crawl portion of festivities runs from noon to 5 p.m.  This year’s participating bars include:

  • Molly’s In Soulard at 816 Geyer Ave, St. Louis, (314) 241-6200.  The friendly bar is known for its New Orleans-inspired fare, huge patio and seven bars.
  • International Tap House (iTAP) Soulard at 1711 South 9th Street, St. Louis, (314) 621-4333.  iTAP was named a Top 100 Craft Beer Bar by Drafters Magazine, and with 44 drafts and hundreds varieties bottled beer, it’s not hard to see why.
  • Joanie’s Pizzeria Soulard at 2101 Menard Street, (314) 865-1994.  This is the original Joanie’s location.  They’re known for their iconic pizza, friendly service and gorgeous patio!
  • Great Grizzly Bear at 1027 Geyer Ave, St. Louis, (314) 231-0444.  This is a bar with personality!  Their known for their huge selection of appetizers, including “Grizzly Balls,” spicy balls of cheese and chicken that are deep fried.  They also make fried Twinkies!

The pup crawl will head out from the dog park by noon, and they won’t wait for man nor beast.  In addition to the crawl itself, they’ll raffle off some fabulous prizes for you and your furry friend!  There will also be special prizes for Best Pet Costume and Best Couple Costume (You and your dog that is!).

Event organizers encourage you to dress up your furry friend for a wonderful day of bar crawling in your favorite neighborhood, and they remind you to drink responsibly.

Contact Information:

Frenchtown Dog Park
South 10th & Emmet Streets
Soulard District
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314) 328-5711

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