Pub Crawl Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do we meet?
A: We meet at the Stamps Backpackers every Saturday Night @ 8pm.

Q: What is a pub tour/crawl?
A: The term “pub crawl” originated in England where, much like downtown Chiang Mai, small pubs and taverns are within walking distance of one another. Partygoers could go from one tavern to the next stopping for one drink at each establishment. You can imagine that by the end of the evening, some of the folks were “crawling” rather than walking!

Q: What if I don’t want to “crawl”?
A: Rest assured; neither crawling nor drinking is required on this tour. Our goal is to provide you with a different evening of entertainment, which may include the liquid spirits of this world and/or of the historical spirits of our storied past!

Q: Does ticket include beer or drinks?
A: No, however we may on different occasions choose to give free drinks, be suprised! But don’t worry, the drinks at all our locations are the best prices in Chiang Mai if you want to drink more. There’s no pressure to buy a drink anywhere we go. Pub crawls arn’t just about drinking but about meeting new people and having fun!

Q: Which bars do we visit?
A: Our route varies depending on the season, special events in Chiang Mai, bar availability, beer availability and the whim of our tour guides. We have visited every bar in Chiang Mai, we also end each Pub Crawl at the most popular destinations. In short, whoever has the best most reasonably priced beers available on any given night! We will go to four bars on each tour, but specific route information is generally not available until the moment we depart.

Q: How does it actually work?
A: At each bar you visit, your guide will give you tons of information about the region’s tastiest brews and give you plenty of time to purchase a beer of your choosing, a cocktail, or a soft drink. Then, your guide will tell you about the bar in question as well as the specific beer(s) at the establishment, a bit about that location and perhaps of those nearby. You will stay in each bar approximately 30 minutes. The guide will provide you with a two-minute warning to finish your beverage, use the bathroom, etc. Then on to the next stop…

Q: I don’t want to be around a bunch of drunken “barely legals!” What ages come on your tour?
A: Good question – obviously to come on the tour, you must be over 18; however, our groups are usually very mixed. We’ve hosted 21st birthday parties as well as 50th birthday parties. If you have a large enough group, you can always book a private tour. In the past, guests of all ages have mingled on the crawl and had a great time.

Q: How long does the tour actually last?
A: The tours generally last between 2 and 2 1/2 hours depending upon the size of the group (as you can imagine, it takes a while to get 30 drinks!). However, if you have a curfew or if you turn into a pumpkin at midnight, please let the guide know and she will make sure to get you home in time!

Q: How long (distance) is your Pub Tour?
A: It depends on which route we take but in most cases the entire tour is less than a mile, as you usually only walk short distances between bars. While it is far from strenuous, we do recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather!

Q: Can we bring cameras or video equipment?
A: Sure!!! How else are you going to show all your Facebook friends how cool a town Chiang Mai is, and how much fun our Pub Crawls are! So have fun, and good shooting!

Q: Does the tour run rain or shine?
A: Yes, the tour runs in all weather unless it’s dangerous. If we cancel the event, participants may reschedule for a future tour.

Is there any reason a tour won’t go out?
A: If there are less than 3 guests for a tour or in unsafe conditions we may postpone or cancel a tour. We would of course reschedule your tour, or refund your ticket purchase.

Q: Is the tour route wheelchair accessible?
A: Due to the nature of Chiang Mai and the fact that our transport does not have wheelchair accessibility it may be difficult for someone in a wheelchair to attend the tour. On a private tour we can arrange a route that is wheelchair accessible. To inquire further, please contact us via the “Contact Us” link.

Q: I am running late for the tour, will you wait for me?
A: We must start the tour on time because our other guests do not want to wait. If you are running late, please let us know (you will be provided contact information upon purchasing your tickets). Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the tour.

Q: Do we go inside buildings during the tour?
A: But of course! How else would we get drinks!

Q: Do I need to bring ID?
A: ID is not required to

Q: Are gift certificates available?
A: No. However you may prepay tickets for someone else.

Q: Do you offer private tours?
A: Absolutely! Private tours are available! We can schedule group tours any night of the week, and at any time. To arrange your group event, please contact us via the “Contact Us” link.

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