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All Pub Crawl Permits For March Events Revoked

Thursday, March 12, 2020

(WASHINGTON, DC) – All pub crawl permits for events scheduled to take place in DC now through March 31, 2020, have been revoked effective immediately.

The 6-0 decision by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board was made based on guidance from the District’s Department of Health (DOH) that all non-essential mass gatherings of more than 1,000 persons be canceled to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Mayor’s Orders 2020-045 and 2020-046 indicate that the spread of COVID-19 represents an imminent threat to the health, safety, and welfare of District residents that requires emergency protective actions to be undertaken by the District Government.

The permit revocation applies to three (3) pub crawl events scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020, including:

  • The Shamrock Crawl 2020
    Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Patrick’s Day Crawl
    Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Chase the Green Crawl
    Neighborhood: U Street

Pub crawl permits for events taking place in April 2020 and beyond remain in effect. Event ticket holders are encouraged to regularly check ABRA’s website and social channels for updates—and contact event organizers directly with questions.

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