Saturday, 17 January 2009

Some of the best user created pub crawls so far

For years the BarCrawl website has provided a tool for users to create random pub crawls. A major overhaul of the site in the middle of 2008 added the ability for BarCrawl users to create and save their own custom pub crawls. A pub crawl can be created by finding pubs - interactively using a map or searching by text - and then adding the chosen watering holes to your crawl by clicking the 'Add To Crawl' button from the either the pub page or the map pop-up.

This has proven quite popular as you can see by the abundant user creations on this page. Some of these are well known pub crawls such as the Monopoly Pub Crawl or the Otley Run, some are clearly random but most look to have had some thought and effort put into them.

As you can see the pub crawls page is currently just one gigantic list of user created pub crawls. This can be broken down by city but needs work to present the data a bit more usefully, this will be done sometime soon. In the meantime we thought it would be good to list some of the interesting looking pub crawls created thus far:

More suggestions welcome!

New Feature: Click 'Show Route' on a pub crawls page to do route finding on a crawl and show the over all distance.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Welcome.

We at BarCrawl thought it might be worthwhile creating a blog to accompany the BarCrawl website, so here it is. What are we going to blog about? Well largely that remains to be seen but some of things that spring to mind are: highlighting some of the interesting pub crawls you've created; discussing pub crawls and pub crawl ideas generally; letting you know about improvements to the site and providing somewhere for you to post suggestions; talking about pubs and bars...

Think that'll do for now. In the next post we'll take a look at the best pub crawls you've created on BarCrawl so far. Maybe give a few tips too.