Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Downtown Elgin Pub Crawl Details

The following is a list of drink specials available to Downtown Elgin Pub Crawlers (for the night of August 12 only) who show their passports when ordering. All participating Downtown Elgin Pub Crawl establishments will be offering $3.00 Miller Lite bottles - courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Euclid Beverage.

The Gasthaus
15 N. Grove Avenue

• The Moody Blues - $3

• Purple Haze - $3

Martini Room
161 E. Chicago Street

• Red Apple Martini - $6

• Cherry Sprite Mixed Drink - $5

• SoCo Lime Shot - $3

Douglas Street Sports Pub
231 Douglas Avenue

• LA Lemonade - $5

• All Three Olives Vodka Drinks - $5

• Summer Shante Drafts - $4

Villa Verone
13 Douglas Avenue

• Glass of House Wine (red or white) - $5

• Cucumber Shots - $2

Elgin Public House
219 E. Chicago Street

• EPH Strawberry Lemonade - $5

• Peach Cobbler Shots - $3.50

The AfterSet
158 Symphony Way

• Patron Pyrat Rum and Coke - $5

• Patron Citrogne Tequila and Sprite - $5

209 E. Chicago Street

• Drink specials TBA

Additionally, the streets of downtown Elgin will be alive with activity as several local musicians will be performing on street corners throughout the evening including:

• John Rodriguez & Dave Hudson – Highland & Douglas (southeast corner)
• The Reverends – Chicago & Douglas/S. Grove (southwest corner near park)
• Joe Haggenjos – Chicago & Spring (southwest corner near park)
• Annalee – Chicago & Spring (west of Spring deck entrance/exit)

For a $10 donation, crawlers will receive one raffle ticket for a cash prize of $500, as well as an official Downtown Elgin Pub Crawl lanyard (complete with bottle opener) courtesy of our presenting sponsor, Euclid Beverage.

Crawlers who visit at least FOUR of the 7 participating bars will receive a second raffle ticket for the $500 cash prize drawing. Each bar will also host a unique prize package - raffle tickets for these prizes are $1 each.

Donation proceeds and raffle ticket sales benefit the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin to support the continued revitalization of downtown Elgin.

To avoid the lines at check-in, pre-register and pay online by clicking here!

Downtown Elgin Walk and Talk Slated for August 23

On Tuesday, August 23, the Elgin Police Department will conduct a "Walk and Talk" through the downtown Elgin business district from 2-4PM. The purpose of the Walk and Talk is for officers and members of the command staff to meet members of the downtown Elgin community and seek input regarding any issues facing downtown business owners and residents. Members of city staff, including code enforcement, will also be available to address questions or concerns. The walk will commence in front of the DNA office at 2 Douglas Avenue, where several groups will be formed to walk through the various areas in the downtown.

Any downtown business owner or resident who would like to participate in the walk should contact Lt. Bill Wolf at 847-289-2602 or email wolf_b@cityofelgin.org. The walk will conclude at the DNA office at 3:30PM for a quick wrap-up meeting and Q&A. This event is a great opportunity for members of the downtown area to work with the City of Elgin toward the common goal of hosting a thriving business district.

For more information, contact the DNA at (847) 488-1456 or e-mail downtownelgin@gmail.com.