by Lauren Pinkston
The Green Mile Pub Crawl gives revelers a chance to get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day with a March 13 party along Berwyn’s Roosevelt Road.
Don’t expect too many marching bands, however.
Organizer John Aranza said it will highlight Roosevelt Road as a “destination point”.
“It’s not a typical St. Patrick’s day parade,” Aranza said, “It’s more to showcase the quality of businesses we have.”
Local businesses, such as Fitzgerald’s, Big Guys Sausage, Autre Monde, and others will host special music performances and food and drink specials for the evening.
And this year the organizers are going to showcase more musical acts, including the Band of Brothers Pipes and Drums.
“Band of Brothers is a group of retired firefighters from the Illinois area who play traditional music,” Aranza said. “They’ll be moving to different locations on Roosevelt to play bagpipes throughout the night.”
The Pub Crawl is set to kick off on Friday, March 13 at 5 p.m. and going to 11 p.m. Wristbands for the event costs $10 and include a shuttle service down Roosevelt Road as well as drink specials at participating venues.