Where to Be on April 30
April 15, 2011 by Julia Millay Walsh
It’s that time of year again. The time when young, urban professionals, neon wristbands at the ready, descend onto the street of Polk in search of reduced-priced drinks and loose lips to kiss. Eight years running, the annual Polk Street Pub Crawl presents “daytime drinking at its finest” (speculation!) on April 30, sending April out with a slow stumble home. With the much-awaited shutdown of The Wine Bar, we have a newcomer this year: Black Sheep. The usual participating bars, including Shanghai Kelly’s, Rouge, Cresta’s, Green’s, The Buccaneer, Rex Cafe, and Tonic, will also be joining the drunkwagon. Tickets, usually $6 a pop, go on sale Tuesday at 10:30am. But don’t you worry, sweet thing: this is no sold-out-in-seconds MGMT show. You’ve got a good two weeks to buy your tix.
Not eager to be surrounded by bros waiting twenty minutes for a $1-off light beer? Then I highly suggest steering clear of Polk Street between Broadway and Union that day. Many a Saturday, I discreetly craft a public house stroll of my own, and believe it or not, I don’t shell out six George Washingtons for it. The trick to snagging drink specials on an off-day? Put on your freshest face and your widest smile, befriend the bartenders who so gracefully put up with your inebriation, and take a roadie to-go.