Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Five nights a week in Queenstown, the boys and girls of the Big Night Out will take you on a bar crawl around six of Queenstown’s liveliest bars. Mix into this six free drinks, $5 jagerbombs, 2-4-1 drinks, cheap food, a raffle with big prizes to be won, some very friendly staff and about 40 fellow drinkers and you know you’re in for a good night out!!
The crawl starts in the Buffalo Club at 8:30pm Tuesdays to Saturdays (9:30pm during summer). The Big Night Out crew have a desk set up just inside the door – you can either book you’re place before hand by email or just rock on up on the night and sign up then. It costs $25 each to go on the crawl but for that you get a free drink in every bar, a ticket in the raffle to win prizes such as sky dive with NZ Sky Dive, an AJ Hackett bungy jump or ski passes during the winter. You also get a drinking passport which has nine bars who will provide you with special drinks offers (you visit six of these whilst on the bar crawl), a discount for Hell’s Pizza, and even a discount on your taxi ride home – what more can you ask for??
It was a fantastic night out – the crawl was incredibly well organised and the crawlers – although a little unsteady on their feet by the end of the night – all enjoyed themselves without any yobbish happens going on and even made a new friend or two along the way. I was impressed that the Big Night Out crew managed to keep us all together throughout the night without appearing to lose anyone along the way. In fact, we managed to acquire more people as we were all having such a good time that people followed us to the other bars!
The Big Night Out has now also started in Christchurch three nights a week, Thursday to Saturday, starting at Shooters bar on Manchester St and heading to 5 bars around the city centre. Free drinks and even free nibbles too! For more info check out www.bignightout.net.nz.