THE PUB CRAWL

Sports fans come together for inaugural ESPN 97.5 Houston Sports Pub Crawl

The Be Someone shirt was all over downtown. SportsMap staff

Normally you'd be hard pressed to find a UT and an Aggie fan sharing a beer on a fall Saturday afternoon. Splitting that same table with a few hockey fans just confuses the situation even further. And yet, up and down Main Street similar scenarios played out this past Saturday at the first annual Houston Sports Pub crawl.

Sponsored by ESPN 97.5, Sportsmap 94.1, and It's A Houston Thing apparel, the pub crawl began at 3 p.m. Participants arrived in a myriad of sports jerseys and checked in at Dean's Downtown where they received a special edition pub crawl t-shirt featuring The iconic “Be Someone” graffiti bridge overhanging I-45 south, as well as a matching cup, wristband, and koozie.

Upon checking in, pub crawlers were encouraged to check out any of the 10 participating bars including El Big Bad, Molly's, and Bovine and Barley where they enjoyed $3 drink specials throughout and had the opportunity to interact with local on air talent from ESPN 97.5.

“It's a really cool concept,” said pub crawl participant Hector Alfero. “It's cool to come out and meet fellow Houston sports fans over a beer.”

The pub crawl lasted three hours even after the check in tents were taken down most participants lingered up and down mainstreet well after 6 p.m.

“Me and my buddies usually drink when we're watching sports,” Alfero continued. “It only makes sense that we would come check out a sports related pub crawl.”

Judging from the enthusiastic reception the event garnered, it seems like it's only a matter of time before sports fans will have another opportunity to meet up and drink up.

 

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