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All Pub Crawl Permits For April Events Revoked

Friday, April 17, 2020

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board unanimously determined to revoke pub crawl permits for the three events scheduled to take place in April 2020.

The decision was made in accordance with Mayor’s Order 2020-048: Prohibition on Mass Gatherings During Public Health Emergency – Coronavirus (COVID-19). The public health emergency for DC has been extended through May 15, 2020 as the District continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.

The permit revocation applies to the following events:

  • April 18, 2020
    Hip Hop Bar Crawl 2020
    Neighborhood: U Street

  • April 25, 2020
    DC Potter Crawl
    Neighborhood: Dupont Circle

  • April 25, 2020 and April 26, 2020
    Margarita March
    Neighborhood: Dupont Circle/U Street

All ABC-licensed restaurants, taverns, hotels, private clubs, multipurpose facilities, and food retailers with street frontage at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center continue to be restricted to sales of alcoholic beverages for carry-out and delivery with at least one (1) prepared food item. Advance registration with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration is required by law.

For updates on the District’s response to COVID-19, visit ABC-focused updates including deadline extensions are available at