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All Pub Crawl Permits for March Events Revoked

March 13, 2020

All pub crawl permits for events scheduled to take place in Washington, DC now through March 31, 2020 have been revoked effective immediately.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 cancelled 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 
    Neighborhoods: Dupont Circle
  • St. 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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