Monday, February 15, 2021

Mardi Gras Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks is Here - Get Ready to Pub Crawl!

It's FINALLY the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl weekend! Well, we're posting this blog a few days before it technically starts, but if you're not reading this until sometime between Friday, February 19-Sunday, February 21, 2021, then we've already started enjoying the biggest Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in Missouri

Even the "seasoned" pub crawlers attending this annual winter event at the Lake of the Ozarks are in for something new this year. We've been talking about the changes happening for 2021 over the past few weeks. Here's a quick refresher to make sure you know everything you need to know to have the most awesome weekend ever! 

3 Days & Nights

In the past, we've celebrated the entire Lake Pub Crawl event on a single Saturday. In an effort to make it a little easier to practice social distancing this year, we've extended the event to last the entire weekend! Three whole days - Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday - to make your way to every stop on this year's pub crawl. 

With more time fit in each stop, everyone will be able to spread their venue visits out instead of all trying to cram into the same spaces at the same time. You can really take your time and make the fun and excitement last all weekend long!  

Safe Transportation

Buses will not be running this year. It would be much too difficult to make those close quarters safe with current concerns. This is another reason this year's event is spread out over 3 days instead of just 1. 

You and your friends can take turns serving as "sober chauffeur" each day or, if no one wants to volunteer for that, we have a wide variety of safe transportation options for you to use at This information will also be available on our mobile app.

Mobile App Passport

Instead of purchasing a wristband to get into all of the stops on the Lake Pub Crawl, this year we are offering the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl mobile app. It can be purchased for $15 from the Apple App Store or on Google Play. If you cannot find the apps with a general search, please use the following links:

With the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl mobile app, you will be able to check-in at each stop. The app is not necessary to get into each venue but it will give you a chance to win some incredible prizes (more on those below) plus put all of the information you will need throughout the weekend at your fingertips.

16 Exciting Stops

Many of your favorite Lake of the Ozarks bars & restaurants are back again this year plus we've added some brand new spots that you are going to love! We've been updating the food and drink specials plus the live entertainment information for each venue on our website as it is sent to us. We're willing to bet a lot of these spots will have even more exciting things in store for you once you get there too! The mobile app will have links for each of these 16 stops.  

  • Arris Pizza & Pub
  • Dam Good Slice
  • Harmy's Cheese Store & More
  • High Noon Bar & Grill
  • Inn at Grand Glaize
  • JJ Twig's Pizza & BBQ
  • Lake of the Ozarks Brewing Company
  • Lucky's
  • Shawnee Bluff Winery
  • S.N.A.F.U. Bar
  • Tirebiter's Peanut Pub
  • Tucker's Shuckers Oyster & Tap
  • Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant
  • Wicked Willie's Sports Grill
  • Alley Cat's Pizzeria & Pub
  • Blondie's Tropical Burger Bar

Tons of Amazing Prizes

By the time this blog posts, we will have already given away our Early Bird Prize of a Major Brands Mizzou Basketball Package which included a gift card to Logboat Brewery and 4 Mizzou Basketball tickets. Don't worry if you didn't win that one because we've got lots and lots more to give away!

If you are able to visit at least 50% of the venues on this year's pub crawl, you get the title of "Seasoned Crawler" and will be entered to possibly win:

  • (8) $100 Bundle of Pub Crawl Venue Gift Certificates (assorted establishments)

  • A 2-Night Stay at Camden on the Lake

  • A 2-Night Stay at Inn at Grand Glaize

  • (2) Cabernet Sauvignon Wine in Deep-Etched Lake of the Ozarks Bottle, compliments of Harmy's Cheese Store

For anyone that is able to visit 100% of the venues on this year's route, you will be designated as a "Super Crawler" and will also be entered to possibly win: 

  • A $1,000 Lake of the Ozarks Vacation Package which includes:
    • A 2-Night Stay at Margaritaville Lake Resort
    • $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 Card to Malted Monkey
    • $25 Gift Card to Paradise Restaurant & Bar
    • $25 Gift Card to Dog Days/Shorty Pants/Wobbly Boots
    • $25 Gift Card to Li'l Rizzo's
    • $25 Gift Card to The Barn-B-Que Smokehouse
    • Variety of Lake Logo Items

  • A Budweiser Golf Stay & Play Package which includes:
    • A 1-Night Stay at Camden on the Lake
    • 2 Rounds of Golf at Osage National Golf Course
    • 2 Golf Bags
    • 2 Dozen Golf Balls
    • 2 Cases of Michelob Ultra

  • $1,000 CASH Grand Prize

Find a Place to Stay

If you're coming from out of town and still in need of lodging, we've got a wonderful list of places to stay at the Lake of the Ozarks on our website. Many of these are offering some great discounts especially for Lake Pub Crawl visitors, so be sure to ask about that when you book your stay. 

If you still have questions, check out this blog covering the most frequently asked questions about the Lake Pub Crawl. You can also find additional information in the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl mobile app and at 

Also, we'd love to see all the fun everyone is having around town during this year's Mardi Gras pub crawl. Be sure to tag us in all the photos you share by using #LakePubCraw2021 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You just may see some of those fun photos on our page leading up to next year's Lake Pub Crawl! 

We hope that you have the time of your life at this year's Lake fo the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Weekend but please remember, drinking kills driving skills, so do not drink & drive! 

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The 2nd Half of the 2021 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Venues

Last week's blog showed you the 1st Half of the 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Venues and today, we've got the other 8 stops for you to take a look at. All of the participating restaurants and bars will have quite a few exciting things planned for the biggest Mardi Gras pub crawl in Missouri the weekend of February 19-20, 2021, so you'll want to plan a route ahead of time to make sure you have plenty of time to fit in all the fun!

Our trip around the Lake Pub Crawl from A-Z begins at the letter "L" this week. If you don't see entertainment information listed for a particular place below, be sure to check back often on our website, As soon as we have updated information you'll find it right there and also on the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl mobile app, available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play. 

Lake of the Ozarks Brewing Company

6192 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065

The LOZ Brewing Company is a family-owned microbrewery serving craft beer by the glass and by the growler. Their unique beer names and descriptions highlight various aspects and the history of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. You can watch how they brew the beer from the "observation deck" and when it's nice enough to get outside you can enjoy their entertaining backyard. 


1140 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Lucky's is a friendly Irish pub with strong Iowa ties. (If you're a Hawkeyes fan, you'll feel right at home and if not, you'll still be welcomed with open arms!) They boast the cheapest drink prices on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, host awesome live entertainment, and are well-known for their famous Big Lucky burger, wings, Philly sandwiches, and much more. 

Shawnee Bluff Winery

2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Here we have a cozy winery with a spectacular lake view! They offer tastings daily of their fantastic variety of wines and serve brick-oven pizza, Italian flatbread, paninis, salads, and more. You can even rent one of their rooms overlooking that gorgeous lake view. 

Their entertainment for Lake Pub Crawl weekend includes Steve Moore on Friday from 5-8 pm plus on Saturday, it's Marcus Words from 2-5 pm and Grayson Wood from 6-9 pm

Food specials will be buy-one-get-one-half-price on all appetizers and flatbreads. Drink specials include $20 buckets of beer/canned wine, $1 off drafts, and a $5 drink list including sangrias, hot apple cider, and wine slushies. 

S.N.A.F.U. Bar

1275 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

S.N.A.F.U. 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!

Tirebiter's Peanut Pub

4704 Jayhawk St
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Tirebiters is a friendly neighborhood bar featuring great service, fantastic food, delicious drinks, and TVs that always have the game on! While you're there, stick around for a game of darts or pool. 

Their entertainment lineup for Lake Pub Crawl 2021 includes DJ Mike from 8 pm-12 am Friday and on Saturday, Somebody's Dog from 8 pm-12 am

Tucker's Shuckers Oyster & Tap

1339 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Even though they're really all about the oysters, Tucker's Shuckers is 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. Here you'll find 2 levels of restaurant and bar with a deck overlooking the historic Bagnell Dam Strip.

For the Lake Pub Crawl this year, they'll be serving up 16-ounce Hurricanes for $5 each. Entertainment includes DJ Watts on Friday from 9 pm-1 am and on Saturday from 5 pm-1 am

Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant

4579 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Our next stop on this year's Lake Pub Crawl, Vista Grande,  has a great motto - "So don't drink the water, drink the Lake's best margaritas!!!" In addition to incredible margaritas, they've got a fully stocked bar with all of your favorite drinks. If you're in the mood for Mexican food while you're crawling, you can grab a table in the dining room before heading off to the next stop on your list.

Wicked Willie's Sports Grill

5384 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065

This #WickedGood sports bar & grill features 31 TVs and 3 giant projection screens to watch ALL the games on. They've also got a fully stocked with all of your favorite drinks and an excellent variety of draft beers plus a menu that is far superior to any other sports grill you've dined at. As an added bonus, they are also home to the LOZ Golf Lounge where you can play a round of virtual golf all year long, in any weather. 

Their entertainment for this year includes DJ Taz from 9 pm-1 am on Friday night. Then on Saturday, the Lake Collective band performs from 5-8 pm after which DJ INNA takes over from 9 pm-1 am

Please note that there will be no buses running this year but we do have a list of trusted transportation options to help everyone get where they need to go safely. You'll find these listed on our website and in the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl mobile app.

Download our mobile app titled LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in the Apple App Store and also on Google Play for $14.99. This app not only puts transportation information at your fingertips but also all the Lake Pub Crawl details you need. This is also the way you will check-in at every stop on this popular Lake of the Ozarks annual winter event

Check-in to at least 50% of the stops to be a "Seasoned Crawler" and be entered into a drawing for tons of awesome prizes.  If you are able to check-in to 100% of this year's stops, you are a "Super Crawler" and will have a chance at even bigger prizes, including $1,000 cash! 

Download the app, book a hotel for the weekend, and get ready to party with us at this year's Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Weekend! Don't forget to swing by your favorite stop and pick up the official 2021 Lake Pub Crawl t-shirt too. We're excited to see you all real soon! 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The 1st Half of the 2021 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Venues

 The 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Weekend is thrilled to have 16 incredible venues on the list of this year's stops. Today, we're giving you a closer look at the first half of those amazing bars and restaurants, and then next week, we'll finish the list with 8 more.

This year, since we will not be running a bus route, you have more flexibility in the order that you will be visiting each stop on the pub crawl. With 3 whole days and nights to check-in at them all, you don't necessarily have to follow a designated route. 

Today's glimpse at each of the 2021 Lake Pub Crawl stops is listed in alphabetical order. Some of them have already shared their plans for the weekend with us but if you don't see entertainment or specials listed below for a particular place, be sure to check back periodically at because we update that information as soon as it is sent to us. Or, you could just show up at each stop and be surprised because you know whatever they have planned, it's going to be awesome!

Alley Cats

1263 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

This popular lake-area Pizzeria & pub is sure to draw a big crowd. In addition to amazing pizza and great sandwiches, you'll find ice-cold beer and flavorful drinks flowing from the bar. 

Arris' Pizza & Pub

3924 Jr Prewitt Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065

This favorite Jefferson City-based restaurant & bar has 4 locations across Missouri, including our very own Osage Beach, smack dab in the middle of the Lake Pub Crawl route. Delicious drinks, fantastic food, amazing pizza, and tons of Mardi Gras fun will be waiting for you at this stop. 

Blondie's Tropical Burger Bar

1255 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

This is the place to go when you're craving the best burger on the Dam Strip! You'll also discover tasty drinks and a great time waiting to be had. Once you hang out here, you'll be looking forward to coming back over and over again. 

Dam Good Slice

1097 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

In addition to getting a "Dam good" slice of pizza here, you will also find a game room with arcade games, lots of draft beer, terrific drinks, and an all-around awesome time. For Lake Pub Crawl weekend, they will be offering $10 food specials and $3 drafts and mixed drinks

Harmy's Cheese Store & More

6378 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065

This store has a lot more than just irresistible types of cheese! They also serve up local wines, Harmy's Hooch moonshine, and lots of other spirits to pair with those cheeses. 

During Lake Pub Crawl weekend, they will be open special hours to give you a little extra time to party. They are offering a long list of $5 Mardi Gras Eats plus $5 Harmy's Signature Lake Waters in a traveling color-changing LOZ souvenir cup, $3 canned wine, $2 select beers, $1 off everything on draft, and $15 buckets of beer.  

High Noon Bar & Grill

1289 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozarks, MO 65049

This incredible stop serves up a fantastic variety of drinks from the bar every day along with delicious Southwestern-style cuisine. A fantastic party place located on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. 

Inn at Grand Glaize

5142 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065

The Inn at Grand Glaize is both a pub crawl stop and one of our featured hotels this year. They are located in a secluded cove just 1/4 mile west of the Grand Glaize Bridge. This lake view resort's bar & restaurant is always the scene of an exciting party every year during the Lake Pub Crawl. 

JJ Twig's Pizza & BBQ

1815 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

This is "where past meets present and family and friends meet to enjoy good times and good food!" The crew at JJ Twig's always makes 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! If you're hungry, they specialize in thin crust and double-decker pizza and tender, fall-off-the-bone BBQ baby back ribs. 

That probably seems like a lot of awesome venues already but we're only halfway through the list of stops on the biggest Mardi Gras pub crawl in Missouri! Next week's blog will highlight the final 8 stops on this year's Lake Pub Crawl. 

Until then, be sure to text LakePubCrawl (all one word) to 71441 to get text updates sent directly to your phone. Keep an eye on our website too for the latest updates on food and drink specials as well as the incredible entertainment each venue will be featuring all weekend long. 

Last, but certainly not least, follow along with us on social media to join the discussion and stay in-the-know about the 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. The LOZ Pub Crawl Passport mobile app will be ready to purchase any day and Lake Pub Crawl t-shirts are currently on sale at participating venues. 

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