Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About the Lake Pub Crawl Passport 2021 - Answered!

Anytime something new is introduced, people have questions. Although the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl has been going on for decades now, the new 3-day long Lake Pub Crawl Passport format means things are going to be different than we are all used to.

As the hosting organization, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce thought long and hard before making any official decisions for this year’s event. Being an organization whose mission ties directly with supporting the local businesses and economy, we knew we could not just cancel one of the biggest annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks. Canceling the Lake Pub Crawl would lead to a substantial loss in revenue to our community in a time (February) where it’s not easily made up. 

Please find answers to our most recent Frequently Asked Questions outlined below:

Why is this year’s event 3 days instead of the traditional 1?

Because there will not be busses this year, we felt adding the two additional days would allow participants additional time to visit all participating venues. Especially if they are seeking a chance at the $1,000 cash prize, which requires 100% completion of passport stops.

Why have the Pub Crawl event if there are no busses?

That’s a great question and is one getting asked heavily right now as we roll out the 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport event details. We want to continue to support our local businesses and community and if we have to modify the event in order for it to take place, then Let’s Do It! 

With the understanding busses could not be an option this year due to current pandemic concerns, the Chamber, along with participating venues, agreed. The lake offers a variety of other transportation means (local cab, local transportation companies, Uber, Lyft, etc.) that our participants can take use of.

What about safety?

Just like in previous years, we encourage our participants to be safe and responsible. For convenience, several transportation services will be listed on both the LakePubCrawl.com website as well as the official Mobile App Passport. (The app will be available for purchase in early February.) We have also seen many responses already on our LakePubCrawl Facebook page from local drivers promoting their individual services during our Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras weekend.

What is the “Passport”? That’s new.

Since we are hosting a 3-day event with no busses this year, wristbands did not make sense. Instead, we created a mobile passport app. 

All participants will download the app on their phone. The app enables you to check-in at all participating locations, receive their special Lake Pub Crawl promotions, AND win some amazing prizes! Basically, the passport app replaces the wristband used in previous years, identifying you as participating in the 2021 Lake Pub Crawl. Participants will need to have the official passport app to be eligible for prizes. (See Rules & Regulations for passport details.)

Is a Passport required to participate?

The short answer is no. All participating venues will be open during their scheduled hours for both participants and the general public. If you plan to visit at least 50% of the participating venues during the event weekend, we encourage you to participate with a passport to allow yourself the chance to win some amazing prizes! (Visit our website to see the list of prizes.) 


We truly hope the majority of your questions about the 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport have been answered above. Please join us on Facebook and Instagram for news and updated information as we continue to finalize plans for this new version of a very popular event. 

Also, don't forget to sign up for text alerts by texting LakePubCrawl (all one word) to 71441 so you're always in-the-know about the best Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in Missouri! Start making your own plans to attend right now and we'll look forward to seeing you during the Lake Pub Crawl weekend! 



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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Gets a New Look for 2021

It's time for the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 2021! We couldn't miss out on the chance to host the best Mardi Gras celebration in Missouri again this year, but due to current concerns surrounding the pandemic, the event will look a little different than usual. 

With the help of your personal Lake Pub Crawl Passport, you'll be able to check off each venue visited and be entered to win some amazing prizes at the same time! Here's a quick look at the plans we've made for you so far.


3 Days to Party!

Rather than just one single day for everyone to party together, the 2021 Lake Pub Crawl will take place over three days - February 19, 20, & 21. This will allow everyone more time to celebrate so not everyone is crowded into the same spaces all at the same time.

We are still busy putting the final touches on many of the details for this event, but here are the participating bars and restaurants that have joined us for this year's Lake Pub Crawl so far. 

  • Arris' Pizza & Pub
  • High Noon Pub & Grill
  • Inn at Grand Glaize
  • JJ Twig's Pizza & BBQ
  • Lake of the Ozarks Brewing Co.
  • Lucky's Bar & Grill
  • Shawnee Bluff Winery 
  • S.N.A.F.U. Bar
  • Tirebiters Peanut Pub
  • Tucker's Shuckers Oyster & Tap
  • Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant 
  • Wicked Willie's Sports Grill


Get the App

Right now is the time to save these dates (February 19-21, 2021), begin making travel plans, and get those hotel rooms or rental houses booked for your Mardi Gras vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks

In early February, the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport App will be available for purchase with a $15 donation in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. (Purchase of the app is not necessary to participate. Please read the Rules & Regulations found at www.LakePubCrawl.com for complete details.) If you have additional questions, please call the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-964-1008 or email us at info@LakePubCrawl.com  


Win BIG Prizes

As you visit each participating Lake Pub Crawl stop throughout the weekend, you will "check-in" using the designated LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport app. 

Once you have officially checked in at 50% of the stops, you will be entered into a drawing for some incredible prizes. If you are able to visit 100% of the stops on this year's list, you will also be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000! 

Some of the prizes being given away this year include over $1,000 in gift certificates to participating Lake Pub Crawl venues. We are also giving away one giant prize package which includes: 

  •  $300 in gift certificates for the Regalia Hotel & Conference Center
  • A 1-night stay in a Lakeview Grand Suite at Camden on the Lake
  • 2-$25 gift certificates for Horny Toad Entertainment Complex
  • 2-Adult passes for Bridal Cave
  • 2-Tickets to the Royal Theatre
  • $25 Gift certificate for Malted Monkey
  • $25 Gift card for Paradise Restaurant & Bar
  • $25 Gift card for Dog Days/Shorty Pants/Wobbly Boots
  • $25 Gift card for Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant
  • $25 Gift card for The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse
  • 1 Lady's logo polo
  • 1 Men's logo polo
  • A sleeve of logo golf balls
  • Flip flop keychain
  • Other Lake logo items


Plan Your Stay... & Your Ride!

Buses will not be included in this year's event however, there are a variety of transportation opportunities (local cab and shuttle companies) in the area. We will be adding a list of these on both our website and the mobile app to help you plan for safe travels as you make your way through this year's event. Drinking kills driving skills so please, do not drink and drive! 

We will also be adding links for a variety of places to stay while you are enjoying Mardi Gras Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks as those details are sent to us. If any of these establishments will be offering lodging specials during our event, you'll find that information on our website. You can also find additional lodging options in the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Directory


The Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 2021 may look a little different this year but one thing is for sure, it's going to be an exciting event that you do not want to miss! Keep an eye on our social media pages (links below) for all the latest updates leading up to this amazing event. You can also sign up for our email newsletter on the website as well as sign up for text alerts. Another way to sign up for those text alerts is by texting LakePubCrawl to 71441

Start planning your Lake Pub Crawl Mardi Gras weekend right now. We're really excited to see how much extra excitement is added with 2 extra days to enjoy all the fun this year and we hope that you're excited too! 




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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

😍 It's Here! The Pub Crawl is this Saturday! 🎭🍻πŸ₯ƒπŸΈπŸΎ

It's finally here!  After a long wait, the world's largest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is this Saturday and we couldn't be more excited to see everyone come out and enjoy this great winter event at the Lake of the Ozarks.  In our final blog before the crawl, we will fill you in on all the remaining details.


The winners have been announced for the all-inclusive pub crawl package, yes you heard that right, we decided to have 2 winners this year.  Drum roll please....

Congratulations to:

Kris B. of Kansas City, MO

Elaine W. of Edwardsville, IL

You have both won the following:
  • 1-night lodging at The Lodge at Port Arrowhead or The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center 
  • Various $10 Gift Cards from participating venues
  • 2 Official Event Shirts
  • 2 Event Wristbands

Now let's talk about food!  Here is a rundown of the food options that will be available at the participating Pub Crawl venues, other options may become available as it gets closer to the event. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for the latest updates!
  • Arris:  Menu available 10pm
  • Chevys:  Will have Food/Menu options
  • Inn At Grand Glaize:  Will have Food/Menu options until 1am
  • JJ Twig's:  Limited menu available until 11pm
  • TireBiters:  $5 burgers
  • Tucker Shuckers:  Menu offered until 1am
  • Vista Grande:  Full Menu
  • Wicked Willies:  Burgers Only
  • Fat Polly's:  Full Menu
  • Lake of the Ozarks Brewing Co.:  Full Menu  4pm - 11pm
  • Mexicali Blues:  Limited menu 4-11pm


Start planning your night to make sure you don't miss any of your favorite music.

CHEVY'S BAR & GRILL
Decedy from 3PM until Close

J.J. TWIGS
South 5 Band

HIGH NOON
DJ JD All Night Long

ARRIS PIZZA & PUB 
100 Proof

MEXICALI BLUES
Naked Cove Entertainment from 6PM-12AM Playing Top 40/Classic Rock

WICKED WILLIE'S SPORTS BAR
DJ Inna from 4PM-8PM
DJ C & Taz1 from 9PM-12:30AM

FAT POLLY'S PUB
Soul Root from 8PM - Midnight

SNAFU
Rob Wilson

TIREBITERS
DJ Mike

LAKE OF THE OZARKS BREWING COMPANY
Austin Grega from 6PM - 11PM

LUCKY'S
DJ / Karaoke Craig Maxey at 4PM

Have you had a chance to see the latest 2020 Pub Crawl map?! We’ve updated the route this year in hopes to assist with bus congestion.  Our great friends at Missouri Eagle have lined up some amazing bus sponsors for this year’s event! New color routes have been established and busses in route will be matching. That’s right, we’re painting busses to help attendees identify which bus will be on which route!


Don't let today's weather detour you from enjoying the one and only Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl.  Enjoy your snow day and pack your bags to head to the Lake of the Ozarks for a fun-filled day and night with friends.  The forecast is showing mostly sunny and 41 degrees on Saturday.  MoDot and our great cities will ensure the roads are clear and ready for the busses to start at 4 pm on Saturday.  Don't forget to pick up your wrist bands and your t-shirts, the t-shirts won't last long.  We can't wait to see everyone on Saturday!  Let's Crawl Lake of the Ozarks!!!! 


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Thursday, January 30, 2020

😍🎭🍻 Only One Week Until the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 😍🎭🍻

Only one week before the world's largest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl!  Do you have all your plans made, hotel booked, stops planned to see all your favorite bands?  We hope everyone is excited as we are to jump on a bus and have a night of a lifetime with friends and no worry about driving home.  The plans have been finalized and in this week's blog, we will give you all the details.


Leave your keys and take the bus!!! 23 total buses run from 4:00 pm til 2:30 am and will get you to and from your designated lodging facilities with no need to drive. We provide the sober chauffeur and all you have to do is kick back, leave your keys in the drawer, jump on a bus and have fun. Hotel shuttles are provided to get your crawl started and route buses stop at every location on the CRAWL!!!

Wrist bands can be purchased the night of the event or before the event at all 13 participating Bars/Restaurants and specific Hotel/Motel sponsors. Sunshine Daydream on the Bagnell Dam strip will have wrist bands available, too!

$10.00 Event Fee…instead of charging a cover charge at each location buy your wrist band and get into every participating bar/restaurant.

The wrist band is required and includes:

  • Entry to all 13 participating venues
  • Unlimited entertainment – All locations will have a band or DJ
  • Bus transportation to all 13 locations.
  • Pick up and drop off at participating Hotels/Motels.


The commemorative t-shirts are available for purchase the night of the event or before the event at all participating bars/restaurants.  If you would like a shirt from a specific bar you may want to purchase it ahead of time to ensure you receive the bar that you like down the arm of the long sleeve shirts.  From what we are hearing the shirts are going fast.

Participating Venues:

Lucky's
Wicked Willie's Sports Bar & Grill
Tucker's Shuckers
Arris' Pizza & Pub 
LOZ Brewing Co
JJ Twigs
Tirebiters
Chevys
Fat Polly's Pub
SNAFU
Vista Grande
Inn at Grand Glaize
Mexicali Blues

  Check out the map to plan your route!  


Pub Crawl Rules:

  • $10 event charge required.
  • No alcohol is permitted to enter or leave any event location.
  • Busses will make scheduled stops only.
  • Must be 21, possess a valid ID, and have a wristband to ride the busses.
  • Must have a wrist band to enter participating Pub Crawl stops.
  • Drink responsibly. Service will be denied to intoxicated individuals


As of today, it looks like the weather is going to be great for the pub crawl.  The forecast is saying it will be 48 degrees!  Perfect weather for a February event at the Lake of the Ozarks.  We look forward to seeing everyone out and about enjoying themselves without the worry of driving.  We do ask that everyone drink responsibly, we want this to be an enjoyable experience for everyone who attends.  Get your masks, beads, and dancing shoes on and we will see you next week at the Lake Pub Crawl.  



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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Entertainment LineUp for the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 🎼🎀πŸ₯

The 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is only 2 weeks away!  On February 8th, 2020 the world's largest pub crawl will kick off with 13 bars & restaurants on Lake Pub Crawl route will be ready to show all the attendees a great time.  Each venue will have a great entertainment, exceptional drinks, and ready for the crawlers to have a night to remember.  Part of the preparation for this winter event is booking entertainment.  In this week's blog, we will tell you all about the entertainment that will be at the venues.

On the day of pub crawl each venue will have a lineup of entertainers that will have you and your friends on the dance floor all night with some of the best live music / DJ's at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Pick up one of the Lake Pub Crawl maps and start planning your night to make sure you don't miss any of your favorite music.

CHEVY'S BAR & GRILL
Decedy from 3PM until Close

J.J. TWIGS
South 5 Band

HIGH NOON
DJ JD All Night Long

ARRIS PIZZA & Pub 
100 Proof

MEXICALI BLUES
Naked Cove Entertainment from 6PM-12AM Playing Top 40/Classic Rock

WICKED WILLIE'S SPORTS BAR
DJ Inna from 4PM-8PM
DJ C & Taz1 from 9PM-12:30AM

FAT POLLY'S PUB
Soul Root from 8PM - Midnight

MORE TO COME!
Check back. We'll be posting all the bands here as the venues announce them!


$10 Gets You In

Your $10 Lake Pub Crawl wristband can be purchased at all participating stops on the route, specific hotel/motel sponsors, and at Sunshine Daydream on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. This is your ticket into every bar & restaurant plus a safe, sober ride on all 20+ buses that will be running continuously from 4:00 pm-2:30 am. Those same buses will also be picking up and dropping off at participating hotels along the pub crawl route. 


Need a Place to Stay?
The lake area has tons of great places to stay while you're in town, and during the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl weekend, many of them are offering incredible rates for the event. You can find many lodging options on our website, both on and off the pub crawl route.

Our buses will be stopping at on-route hotels, but quite a few of the off-route venues are providing their own shuttles to the event. You don't need to drive once the pub crawl starts. Put the car keys away and simply enjoy the party!

Stay "In-The-Know"
Keep an eye on www.LakePubCrawl.com as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages to learn about any updates or last-minute news about this amazing Lake of the Ozarks annual event. You can also get updates sent directly to your phone by texting "LAKEPUBCRAWL" to 71441. Rest up this week, because Saturday, February 8, 2020, is going to be an exciting and eventful night!


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Friday, January 17, 2020

A Big Thank You to the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Sponsors!

Planning the largest annual party at the Lake of the Ozarks takes a lot of people to plan and put together.  Many amazing people have signed up to make the 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Party successful event for everyone to enjoy.  The pub crawl would not be possible without the volunteers, the sponsors, and the organizers.  In this week’s blog, we want to thank all of the sponsors who have made this winter event possible.

Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) agreed to manage the world's largest pub crawl in 2019.   They bring with them an entire staff of talented people that know how to throw a large-scale event that brings visitors to the lake area and makes those people want to come back for more! With this being the second year, the Lake Area Chamber has organized the event, they have gone above and beyond to make the 2020 Pub Crawl the best one yet.  The past pub crawls are definitely a tough act to follow, but this is definitely a group that can handle the challenge.

2020 Sponsors
There are several businesses that we would want to recognize and thank for contributing to making this the best Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks. If your company name is not on this list but you would like to be a part of this the best winter event, there is still time to get involved.  Click on this link to check out the sponsorships that are available or reach out the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-964-1008 or email info@LakeAreaChamber.com

Supporting Sponsors:
Bud Light
Red Bull
Cruzan Rum
Jim Beam
Logboat Brewing Company

Media Sponsors:
Mix 92.7
Cool 102.7
KS95
93.5 Rocks
Lake Media
101.9 The Wave

Additional Sponsors:
Bad Donkey Tattoo
Camden on the Lake
Regalia Hotel & Conference Center
MSW Interactive Designs
Sunshine Daydream
Perry Promotional Products & Printing
First Student
Lake of the Ozarks Tri-County Lodging

Enjoy the Party With Us! 

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl - The World's Largest Pub Crawl!
DATE : Saturday - February 8, 2020
TIME : Busses Start at 4:00 PM (VIP Shuttle Service Available too!)
COST : $10 Wrist Band

Leave your keys and take the bus!!! 23 total buses run from 4:00pm til 2:30am and will get you to and from your designated lodging facilities with no need to drive. We provide the sober chauffeur and all you have to do is kick back, leave your keys in the drawer, jump on a bus and have fun. Hotel shuttles are provided to get your crawl started and route buses stop at every location on the CRAWL!!!

$10.00 Event Fee…instead of charging a cover charge at each location buy your wrist band and get into every participating bar/restaurant.

The wrist band is required and includes:

Entry to 13 participating venues
Unlimited entertainment – All locations will have a band or DJ
Bus transportation to all 13 locations.
Pick up and drop off at participating Hotels/Motels.



Thank you to all the sponsors listed above, if it wasn’t for the sponsors this event would not be possible.  The other factor of making this one of the best annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks is You showing up.  Book for your hotel room, round up your friends and come make a night full of memories at the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl.  


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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Win an All Inclusive Pub Crawl Package

Everyone who enjoys a night of live music, hanging out with great people, spectacular drinks, and a sober driver needs to attend the largest annual party at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The Lake Pub Crawl is giving one lucky winner the chance to attend the largest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl for free.


Enter To Win

A wristband to get you into all of the venues and a ride on all of the busses for the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, February 8, 2020, is just $10. If you're coming from out of town, you'll need to book a hotel room, plus there's the cost of drinks and food while you're out. Oh, and you're going to need something awesome to wear, too. After a while, that all starts adding up, so we're giving some very lucky people a great big bunch for FREE STUFF to take care of some of those costs!

It's easy and absolutely FREE to enter our incredible Lake Pub Crawl Giveaway. Simply visit www.LakePubCrawl.com and enter your name, birthdate (because you've gotta be at least 21 to enter,) email address, and phone number. Once that's done, you will be entered into a drawing which will take place on January 31, 2020. (Yes, it's that easy!) The lucky winners will receive this amazing $250 prize package:

  • 1 nights lodging at The Lodge at Port Arrowhead or The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center (Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation)
  • Various $10 Gift Cards from participating venues
  • 2 Official Event Shirts
  • 2 Event Wristbands

What Happens at the Lake Pub Crawl?

For anyone unfamiliar with what exactly happens at the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl (where have you been?) here is a quick rundown of the excitement that awaits you. The purchase of a $10 wristband gives you access to:  

  • LOTS of Pub Crawl Stops - This year's pub crawl will include 13 bars and restaurants on the route. We have added a great new venue this year for you to try and we still may add a couple more.
  • Unlimited Entertainment - Each of the stops on the Lake Pub Crawl will host the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. Talented bands and DJs will be set up at each spot, keeping the party going all night long.  
  • Safe & Sober Transportation - More than 20 busses will be traveling the pub crawl route from 4:00 pm in the afternoon until 2:30 am in the morning to make sure everyone gets where they are going safely. Leave your car keys at home and let us be your sober chauffeur for the evening! 
  • Hotel Discounts - You don't have to buy a wristband to take advantage of some great hotel packages happening over the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl weekend, but if you're in town anyway, you might as well join us! Lots of hotels, motels, and resorts in town will be offering special discounts for this event. If they are on the pub crawl route, our busses will pick up and drop off at that location, and if they're not, ask if they will have a shuttle to get you here. (Most do!) 

Stay Up-To-Date

Details for the 2020 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks are currently being put together, but you can stay up-to-date with everything as it happens in a few different and very convenient ways.
  • Text "LakePubCrawl" to 71441 to get updates texted directly to your phone.
  • Subscribe to the Newsletter and get monthly updates and information emailed to you. 
  • Follow the Lake Pub Crawl on Social Media. (Find links below)
  • Visit Our Website at www.LakePubCrawl.com.  

The biggest annual party is now less than a month away.  Mark your calendars, book your hotel rooms, and get to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl.  We look forward to seeing all the exquisite costumes and the bars & restaurants packed during the best off season party at the Lake of the Ozarks.   



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