Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl


Tour three historic pubs in downtown Salt Lake City and receive a free pint glass!

The mining and railroad boom brought immigrants to Utah from around the world. With them they brought their well-established drinking habits. Rather than lose money to outsiders by importing beer, the first "buy local" movement was initiated by men with a knack for brewing beer.

Pub-CrawlOn the Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl, Preservation Utah tells the history of beer in Utah and takes you into three of Utah's most well-known watering holes, with a Thrist Fursday Pub Crawl pint glass included with your registration!


Book a Private Pub Crawl

The historic pub crawl tour is available to private groups with two weeks advance notice, a minimum of 10 people, and a nonrefundable deposit of $100 to be paid at time of booking (this deposit will count toward your total event cost). Tours are available at non-peak bar hours, including Monday through Friday starting no later than 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday starting no later than 6 p.m. Make your next birthday or staff outing fantastic! Contact us at 801-533-0858 ext.107 to arrange your special tour.

When: We are currently only providing privately scheduled Pub Crawls.

Where: The tour will visit three downtown Salt Lake City establishments.  The location to meet will be provided when you register.

How Much: $15 for members; $20 for non-members and general public. Not a member yet? Find out more about membership options and benefits!

Advance registration is required.

Space is limited to 20 people per tour. 

The Thirst Fursday Historic Pub Crawl is sponsored by The Downtown Alliance.


Frequently Asked Questions

pintglasswebWhat do I get when I register for the Historic Pub Crawl?
You receive a guided, walking tour to three downtown Salt Lake City establishments and a pint glass.  No food or drink is included with your registration.  Drink purchases, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, are not required to participate in the crawl.

Where do I show up?  What pubs are on the Historic Pub Crawl?
To attend the Historic Pub Crawl, you must register in advance.   After registering, you will be emailed the location of the meet-up/first stop.  While we are not revealing the pubs on the tour, they are all in lower downtown Salt Lake City, within 1-2 blocks of each other.

When should I register?  Do you sell out?
The Historic Pub Crawl has been an overwhelming success and very popular.  We have sold out almost all of our crawls, so we encourage those interested in purchasing tickets get them at least a few days in advance.  The crawls are limited to 20 people per crawl.  We usually close ticket sales the Thirst Fursday morning for that evening's crawl. 

How do I get there, around, and back?


The Historic Pub Crawl is a walking tour of three establishments, within 1-2 blocks of each other in south downtown Salt Lake City.  You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the crawl.  Therefore, we strongly recommend that you drink responsibly and utilize public transportation via UTA Trax and buses that are convenient to the crawl stops; after you register, you will know where the stop is and how to arrange transportation.

Is there an age requirement?

You must be 21 years old or older with a valid ID or Passport to participate in this event.  If you are not 21 and you sign up for the tour but are denied entry to any of the establishments, you will not receive a refund.

Can we bring our own alcoholic beverages or carry cocktails from bar to bar?

No outside alcohol is permitted and no alcoholic beverages may leave the establishments.

What if my plans change?
We will not issue refunds for any reason.  If your plans change, you may call (801) 533-0858 ext. 107 to request a change of date.  However, if no slots are open, you will not be issued a refund.  Also, the Pub Crawls are all-weather, rain-or-shine, warm-or-cold events; dress appropriate to the weather.