For Halloween, adults have their own version of trick or treating in Chicago and it involves drinking in many bars.

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Where Does Halloween Rank Among The Major Other Holidays

If I were to rank all the major holidays, Christmas would definitely be in the number one slot. What about Halloween? I believe it belongs at two. In the last few years, Halloween has really stepped up its game. Nowadays, there are festivities all month long. The outdoor decorations can rival Christmas too.

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Halloween Isn't Just For Kids Anymore

When I was growing up, Halloween was basically for children. The holiday has evolved into fun for adults too. Parents will wear costumes and throw big parties. There are festivities that include the whole family. Plus, you can attend adult-only Halloween events. Those can get crazier than the kid ones.

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Popular Way For Adults To Celebrate Halloween

Of course, adults celebrate Halloween by drinking at parties but they usually take the holiday to the next level. They do that by attending a bar crawl. The concept is basically bar hopping. Instead of just going to random places, this is an organized event. There is an official route of bars that you stop by. I experienced a few back in the day and had a great time. Be prepared for a huge hangover the next day.

Trick Or Drink Bar Crawl In Chicago

Have You Ever Heard Of Trick Or Drink?

I first heard about the concept of trick or drink about twenty years ago. My friend lives in a subdivision. It's the perfect area to take your kids trick or treating. Of course, the parents take them around from house to house. Everyone in the neighborhood knows each other. Besides the candy for the children, they also have booze for the adults.

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Celebrate Halloween In Chicago With Trick Or Drink Bar Crawl

First of all, Chicago is a great place to celebrate Halloween. I also recommend checking out a bar crawl in the Windy City. Now, they have combined them together for Halloween. This year they are adding the whole Trick or Drink concept to the festivities. That sounds like a great time.

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Details For Trick Or Drink Bar Crawk In Chicago

According to, 

Barcrawlerz is a Chicago Bar Crawl like no other! Trick or Drink features the best drink specials and the best bars in town.


Trick Or Drink Bar Crawl In Chicago
  • $15 per person for bar crawl wristband includes
    • Free entry into all participating bars
    • Drink specials all night
  • 3 different events
    • Fri 10/28 6 pm - 2 am
    • Sat 10/29 4 pm - 2 am
    • Mon 10/31 6 pm - 2 am
  • Participating Bars
    • Rock Bottom Brewery
    • Brehon Pub
    • Broken English
    • Butch McGuire's
    • Hopsmith
    • Hubbard Inn
    • Joy District
    • LG's
    • Mother Hubbard's
    • Woodie's Flat
  • For more info and to purchase tickets, HERE

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