Thursday, October 18, 2018

17 Years of the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and Still Growing!

The Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl will be 18 years old this year. It started as a small local pub crawl with just a few bars to provide a little winter-time fun for the locals. It proved to be so much fun that an annual event was born that grew to become the biggest annual party at the Lake of the Ozarks for thousands of people from around the country!



The Logos
As the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl started growing, it started getting a lot of attention from people living outside of the lake area. Visitors wanted to know more details so that they could head back to the lake for this fun weekend. 

Advertising is always a lot more eye-catching with a logo involved, so a creative graphic was created to attach to the Lake Pub Crawl, and each year since a new logo has been unveiled. Here is a look at the past few. The 2019 logo isn't ready to show off just yet, but it's going to be awesome! 



The Costumes & T-Shirts
Mardi Gras and masks go hand-in-hand, so it's no surprise that people show up wearing elaborate masks to party in. Feathers, beads, tutus, big hats, and much more always show up on pub crawlers too, as well as a lot of purple and green. 



Some people aren't excited about getting dressed up in costume for the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at the Lake of the Ozarks, and that's perfectly okay too. Everyone is welcome, no matter what they're wearing (as long as they ARE wearing something!) Lake Pub Crawl T-shirts are also available each year that allow people to dress in the spirit of the evening without getting too crazy, plus you can check off each stop while you're there. 



The Stops & Live Music
As more and more people started talking about and then started showing up for the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, more and more bars and restaurants wanted to get in on the action all across the lake area. Now the route stretches from the historic Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark all the way across town to the outskirts of Osage Beach. Here's a look at last year's map, and the 2019 Lake Pub Crawl map will be ready closer to the event! 



The Buses
The first year people were on their own to get from stop to stop. Someone came up with the brilliant idea to make the Lake Pub Crawl not only easier to maneuver but also a lot safer by providing sober bus transportation to crawlers. 

At first not many were needed. Now the Lake of the Ozarks annual event has grown to the point that 32 buses were used last year to shuttle pub crawlers around the route from 4:00 pm-2:30 am! The buses even make stops at hotels along the route so participants don't have to drive to the first stop, and the hotels off of the route are great about providing their own shuttles to get pub crawlers here and back safely. 



The 2019 Lake Pub Crawl
The 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is set for Saturday, February 16, 2019. Wristbands are only $10 each and grant you access to every participating stop plus a ride on all of the buses. Just like last year, each stop will feature incredible live music and the buses will run from 4:00 pm-2:30 am to make sure you get where you need to be all night long.



You can stay updated on the 18th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in a few different ways. Watch us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sign up for email newsletters and text alerts by visiting www.LakePubCrawl.com, or text "LakePubCrawl" to 71441. Once you're all set to keep up with every bit of the latest information, mark your calendars and start making your plans so you don't miss a minute of the excitement that is #LakePubCrawl 2019!  


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Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Joins the Lake Pub Crawl

The 18th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl has become the largest Pub Crawl in the world! To pull off an event of this magnitude, a team of great organizers, volunteers, and business owners are needed. This year, the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has agreed to manage the biggest annual party at the Lake of the Ozarks, bringing with them an entire staff of talented people that know how to throw an unforgettable event on a large scale.


New Management, Same Fun!
You can expect all of the same excitement that you've come to expect from the biggest & best pub crawl in the Midwest The event will still have busses, shuttles, t-shirts, live music, awesome bars & restaurants, hotel packages, and more. The "something extra" that the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) brings to this event is a staff full of talented people focused on making the lake area a fun place to both live and visit. The LACC has a working task force dedicated and determined to make this event bigger and better year after year. 

The Lake Area Chamber isn't new to putting on great big successful events that draw thousands of people to the Lake of the Ozarks every year. For example, the LACC handles the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals that take place on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. It averages 10,000 spectators over a 4-day period the first weekend in March every year. The LACC also manages the Midwest Wine & Brew Festival each August. Another example of how the LACC knows how to host an amazing party at the Lake of the Ozarks.  
    

The 2019 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
Keep an eye on our website at www.LakePubCrawl.com over the next couple of months as updates are made. The upcoming 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is scheduled for Saturday, February 16



You can expect many of the same bars, restaurants, and hotels to participate again from last year, and we are hoping to have a few new ones join us too. You can sign up for email alerts and text alerts to be sure you are always the first to know what's new with the Lake Pub Crawl. 



Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay in-the-know as well. Lots of plans are currently underway to bring you the biggest and best Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl yet! Mark your calendars now and call your friends to join you. It's going to be epic!     


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Thursday, October 4, 2018

SAVE THE DATE - The Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is Coming!!!

It may seem early to some of you, but when you think about all of the arrangements that need to be made to make sure that you don't miss the biggest & best Pub Crawl in mid-Missouri, it's not too early at all! Reserve the entire day of Saturday, February 16, 2019, on your calendar NOW so you don't miss a minute of the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. (As a matter of fact, you better go ahead and block off that entire weekend!) 



What Is It?
The Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is only the world's largest pub crawl! With more than a dozen bars and restaurants on the route, over 30 buses providing transportation, and covering more than 12 miles across the lake area, this pub crawl has definitely earned that title!

A single $10 wristband gives you access to everything that this pub crawl has to offer. You get entry into all of the participating bars and restaurants, amazing entertainment while you're there, access to all of the buses running the pub crawl route, and the chance to brag about being a part of the biggest annual party at the Lake of the Ozarks



Amazing Live Music
Each and every stop on the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl route will be featuring some of the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. The very best bands and DJs will keep you entertained all night long, so be sure you bring your dancing shoes! 



A Safe Ride All Night
Pub Crawl buses begin running at 4 pm during the event, and they keep running the route until 2:30 am, making sure that you get where you're going safely all day and all night long. Not only do these buses stop at all of the pub crawl venues, but they also stop at many of the hotels positioned along their path. Lots of the lodging facilities around town that are not on the pub crawl route will be offering shuttles of their own to get you from their place to the pub crawl buses. Nobody from your group needs to be the sober chauffeur that night because we're going to do that for you! 



How To Stay Informed
We're giving you plenty of notice so that you can save the date of Saturday, February 16, 2019, on your calendars now and start making plans with all of your friends. The best way for you to stay informed about all of the new things happening from now until the day of the pub crawl is to sign up for updates sent directly to your phone by texting "LakePubCrawl" to 71441

You can also visit www.LakePubCrawl.com to sign up for those text messages and also for email updates if you prefer to be reminded that way. Last, but certainly not least, make sure that you are following us on all of your favorite social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. (We've provided links to all of those at the bottom of this page for you.) 



Stop whatever you are doing and get the date for the 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl on your calendar right now. After that, let all of your friends know to mark it on their calendars too, and you all need to sign up for those text alerts! Once that's done, you'll be well on your way to planning one of the best weekends of your life! Don't miss it!    


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

THIS WEEKEND!!! The 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl!!!

Okay party people, the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is finally here THIS WEEKEND!!! On Saturday, February 17, 2018, this always amazing annual event is taking place once again. It spans over 12 miles across the lake area and features great food, fantastic drinks and incredible live music from 15 different bars and restaurants in both Lake Ozark and Osage Beach. In case you haven't heard about the details already (where have you been?) here is what you need to know to join the biggest party at the Lake of the Ozarks


Wristbands & Buses
A single $10 wristband will get you into the doors of all 15 pub crawl stops, as well as a ride on any and all of the pub crawl buses, all day (and night) long. These can be purchased before or during the event at all of the participating bars and restaurants, specific hotel/motel sponsors, and at Sunshine Daydreams on the Bagnell Dam Strip. 

Buses run from 4 pm-2:30 am, making sure that you have a safe and sober ride to everywhere that you are going, even after the bars shut down. Most of the buses will be stopping at each venue, plus some hotels that are also on along the route, in a continuous loop. (You can see a list of hotels/motels on the route on our website.) There will also be a few Express Busses running a limited route of only 3 stops, allowing crawlers to get across town faster if they need to. 


Bars & Live Music
The stops on this year's Lake Pub Crawl are some of the best places to party you'll find in the lake area. Every venue will host their own live entertainment, meaning you'll get to hear the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks every time you get off a bus! Each place is unique in its own way, offering a new brand of fun at every stop. Some of them even provided us with the awesome entertainment they will be providing on Friday night too. A great warm-up for the big event!  


STOP
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Angelo's
Kenny Kidd
7-11 pm
Double D
4-7 pm
Kenny Kidd
7-11 pm
Arris Pizza

Pure Drive
Casablanca

JC The New King of Funk
Chevy's

Sawmill Express
Inn at Grand Glaize

Catfish Willie Band
7 pm-1 am
JJ Twigs

South Surge
6 pm
Li'l Rizzo's

Contagious
9 pm-1 am
Lucky's
Justin Tinkler
8 pm-midnight
My DJ Craig Maxey
4 pm-midnight
Mexicali Blues

Naked Cove Entertainment
SNAFUs on the Strip

Rob Wilson
8 pm-midnight
Tirebiters

DJ Bobby B
Tucker's Shuckers

Downstairs: DJ Stan Da Man
Upstairs: DJ LoFoSho
7 pm-close
Vista Grande

TBA
Wicked Willie's

DJ INNA
4-7 pm
Dr. Cheese & Taz
8 pm-close
Wobbly Boots

Dale Blue
4-8 pm
Vinyl Richy
8 pm-close

Do NOT Miss This! 
We've been talking about this year's 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl for months now, and most of you have been talking about it since last year! Hopefully you've already got your plans set for attending our out-of-this-world celebration on Saturday, February 17. If, on the other hand, you've been procrastinating, hiding from social media, or simply living under a rock, there's still time to get yourself to the Lake of the Ozarks! 


Miss this exciting event and you won't know what everyone's talking about all year long. As a matter of fact, you might as well pencil us into your calendar for 2019 right now. You can sign up to recieve text messages and our newsletter for details about next year's event as a reminder as soon as they're available by visiting www.LakePubCrawl.com. It's an amazing party, and we expect do see you there! 


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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Incredible Live Music at the 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

We're only about a week away from the 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl! Hopefully you've got most of your plans to be here on Saturday, February 17 set already. Hotels are filling up, the bars are gearing up, and the schedule featuring the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks is almost complete! 


On pub crawl night (and day in some cases) every single participating bar and restaurant will host incredible entertainment. A few are even hosting great music on the Friday before the big event. A perfect reason to make an entire weekend getaway out of the biggest party at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here are the amazing acts that you will have the joy of listening to.    

Angelo's Pizza & Pub
Friday:
Kenny Kidd 7-11 pm
Saturday:
Double D 4-7 pm
Kenny Kidd 7-11 pm

Arris Pizza & Pub
Saturday:
Pure Drive

Casablanca
Saturday:
JC The New King of Funk

Chevy's
Saturday:
Sawmill Express

Inn at Grand Glaize
Saturday:
Catfish Willie Band 7 pm-1 am

JJ Twiggs Pizza & BBQ
Saturday:
South Surge

Li'l Rizzo's
Saturday:
Contagious 9 pm-1 am

Lucky's Bar & Grill
Friday:
Justin Tinker 4 pm-midnight
Saturday:
My DJ Craig Maxey 4 pm-midnight

Mexicali Blues
Saturday:
Naked Cove Entertainment

SNAFU on the Strip
Saturday:
Rob Wilson 8 pm-midnight

Tirebiter's Peanut Pub
Saturday:
DJ Bobby B

Tucker's Shuckers
Saturday:
DJ Stan Da Man 7 pm-close (downstairs)
DJ LoFoSho 7 pm-close (upstairs)

Vista Grande
TBD

Wicked Willie's Sports Grill
Saturday:
DJ INNA 4-8 pm
DJ Dr. Cheese & Taz 8 pm-close

Wobbly Boots Roadhouse
Saturday:
Dale Blue 4-8 pm
DJ Vinyl Richy 8 pm-close



Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because those bands and DJs will have you out on the dance floor all night long! You can get your $10 pub crawl wristbands before or on the day of the event at all participating pub crawl venues, specific hotel/motel sponsors, and at Sunshine Daydreams on the Bagnell Dam Strip. 

That wristband not only gets you into all of the stops on the map, but also onto any of the pub crawl buses running a continuous loop from 4 pm-2:30 am. Those buses will also be making stops at some on-route hotels, which you will find listed on the Lake Pub Crawl website. That's also where you can find the updates for the missing (TBD) entertainment listed above.  


Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

If you haven't already, now is the time to call all of your fun friends and finalize those plans to be at the 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl on Saturday, February 17. This exciting event only happens once a year, and you're going to kick yourself if you miss it this time. Every year gets bigger and better than ever! 

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Full Circle - The Final 5 Stops for the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

Well folks, we began our journey around the 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl route a couple of weeks ago starting on one side of the Bagnell Dam Strip, and this week we're completing our trip on the other side, full circle. The biggest party at the Lake of the Ozarks got a little bigger since we started, so at the end of today's blog, we'll be traveling a little farther back around the circle to pick up an additional entry to the pub crawl.


Arris Pizza & Pub
Our first venue this week is located at 3924 Jr Prewitt Parkway in Osage Beach. It's named after Arris Pardalos, the man that wanted to bring his delicious homemade pizza recipe to the Midwest. This Jefferson City staple now has 4 homes in Missouri, including right here in Osage Beach, smack dab in the middle of our incredible pub crawl. When you get off the bus at this stop, you will be entertained by the awesome music of Pure Drive.  


JJ Twigs Pizza & BBQ
This is "where past meets present and family and friends meet to enjoy good times and good food!" The crew here at 1815 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark always make sure you have a memorable time. Whether you're here to eat, drink, dance, or a bit of all three, you're going to have a blast! We'll have their live entertainment posted on the website soon, but be assured that it will be someone who knows how to rock the house!  


SNAFU on the Strip
The next stop takes us back to the Bagnell Dam Strip at 1275 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark. This is a veteran-owned, military-themed, patriotic bar where locals gather to hang out and have a good time. The name of the place comes from a military slang term. If you don't know what the acronym stands for, then you've already got a conversation starter when you join them for the pub crawl! They will have the wonderful Rob Wilson playing from 8 pm - midnight.   


Tucker's Shuckers
Even though they're really all about the oysters, they are also known for amazing burgers, sandwiches, steaks, salads, sports (on 28 HD TVs,) live music, and the fact that they have 28 different beers on tap. You will find them at 1339 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark. Featuring 2 levels of restaurant and bar, they are able to have 2 amazing musical acts going at the same time! From 7 pm-close, DJ Stan Da Man will be downstairs and DJ LoFoSo will be upstairs


Casablanca
Hopping back on the bus and taking a very short trip to the other side of the Strip, you'll find Casablanca upstairs and Casagrotto downstairs at 1312 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark. They've got great food and fantastic bars on both levels, with an amazing pizza kitchen downstairs and live music upstairs. As soon as we know who will be gracing their stage for the pub crawl, we'll add it to our website so you're in the know too.   


And there you have it... the end of the 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl journey. You don't have to stop after one trip around though. You are welcome to hop on a bus at any of the 15 participating bars & restaurants, and take as many trips around the loop as you like! A $10 wristband gets you into the best annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks all day and night long. Rest up now, and get ready to party with us on Saturday, February 17, 2018!  



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Thursday, January 25, 2018

The NEXT 5 Stops for the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl 2018

Every week brings us a little bit closer to the biggest pub crawl in mid-Missouri, and each weekly blog clues you in on a little bit more information that will make your Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl experience even better! The more details you have, the better to party with on Saturday, February 17, 2018


Last week we started a journey around this year's route with the first 5 stops on the pub crawl (starting at Bagnell Dam) and today we're continuing the trip with the next 5 stops. If any new bars or restaurants join the list before pub crawl time, we'll circle around again and feature them at the end of this series. 

Mexicali Blues
Here you can enjoy some of the best margaritas at the Lake of the Ozarks in a variety of flavors, both frozen and on the rocks. They also offer a full Mexican menu featuring all of your favorite dishes, plus a few local favorites.Their kitchen will be open and serving their entire menu all day long, from lunchtime until 10 pm, and from 10 pm-midnight they'll have delicious appetizers available for anyone with some late-night munchies. You will find them at 6605 U.S. Hwy 54 in Osage Beach. Live music at this venue will be provided by Naked Cove Entertainment.   



Wicked Willie's Sports Grill
Having reached the end of the first side of the street, your pub crawl bus will turn around and head back up the other side, making its first stop at this #WickedGood sports bar. Found at 5384 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach, it features seating around the bar area with lots of tables on the restaurant side too, plus an entire nightclub to party in. There are also 33 TVs and 3 projection screens to watch all the games on. Their 2 bars are fully stocked with all of your favorite libations plus a nice variety of draft beers. You can dance the night (and day) away with DJ INNA from 4-8 pm and from 8 pm-close they will have DJ Dr. Cheese and Taz onstage.   



Inn at Grand Glaize
Here we have not only a pub crawl stop, but also one of our on-route hotels. They are offering special rates for pub crawl weekend, and our buses will pick you up and drop you off right at their doors! Located in a secluded cove just 1/4 mile west of the Grand Glaize Bridge, you will find them at 5142 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach. Their bar and restaurant will be rocking with the sounds of the Catfish Willie Band from 7 pm - 1 am, and weather permitting there is even plenty of room to party outside.   



Tirebiter's Peanut Pub 
This friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar at 4704 Jayhawk Street in Osage Beach offers friendly service, great food, refreshing drinks, and TVs that always have the game on! You'll know you're here when you feel the peanut shells crunching under your feet. (A great pub crawl snack!) DJ Bobby B will be spinning everyone's favorite hits all evening long to keep you on the dance floor before you head on to your next stop.   



Li'l Rizzo's 
Next up at 929 Premium Outlet Drive in Osage Beach is the wonderful Italian restaurant and bar that has friendly servers and bartenders that always make everyone feel welcome. During the pub crawl, that hospitality is turned up a few notches more than usual due to the excitement in the air! Here you'll find gourmet pizza and pasta, their world famous house salad, and a full bar ready to refresh your thirst. 



We are now 2/3 of the way around this year's Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl route. Next week we'll finish the trip and you will have had a small peek at every bar and restaurant participating in the biggest party at the Lake of the Ozarks. We expect to see you right back here online in a few days, and in person and ready to party in a few weeks on Saturday, February 17, 2018




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