July 14, 2016 / We have reached a new era in nightlife, people. This Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Downtown Allentown will have its first-ever Pokémon GO Bar Crawl. The event runs from 6pm – 11pm and is the brainchild of the folks at The Social Station.
I don’t know all that much about this new Pokémon game sensation that has taken the world by storm, but I do know that more than 300 people have RSVP’d that they are going in the first 48 hours after the event was posted on Facebook. This is going to be something else!
How to get in on the fun
1If you haven’t already, download the Pokémon GO app. You can also just tag along with your PG trainer buddies as they participate in a night of Pokémon searching and bar cruising in Downtown Allentown!
2The crawl starts off in front of PPL Center, and the first stop will be The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. The early part will be a general street crawl, so those who can’t join in at bars can participate. Later that evening, the event will turn into a true bar crawl.
3The official lures for this event will be active on the entire span of the crawl, along Hamilton Street from Fifth Street to Ninth Street, and only in this area.
4Visit the participating restaurants and bars during the crawl to find both your PG targets and special deals. Just show them your Pokémon GO app to find out about and receive the deals. Participating businesses are listed below.
- If necessary, the rain date is Thursday, July 21st from 6pm – 11 pm.
- Dressing in your team color is welcomed! Feel free to wear any Pokémon swag you have too.
- Obviously, alcohol consumption is for participants 21 years of age or older. (Adults like Pokémon too, ya know!)