Santarchy Bar Crawl [Old Town Scottsdale]

Santarchy is one of the most epic events of the year. Last year about 500 people participated. It is not a Meetup-specific event, though several Meetup groups will be participating. It is run by the AZ Cacaphony Society.

Basically, everyone dresses up as Santa (or other Xmas character) and takes to the streets for a bar crawl in Old Town Scottsdale.

The itinerary:

We will start at Dos Gringos. We will then hit three more stops comprised of three bars each. Each stop will be roughly an hour and a half.

START: 6:00 to 7:30--Dos Gringos
1ST STOP: 7:30 to 9:00--Gilligins, Fire House, Martini Ranch 
2ND STOP: 9:00 to 10:30--DJ's, Social Tap, Shotgun Betty's 
3RD STOP: 10:30 to midnight--American Junkie, The Lodge, perhaps(Spanish Fly).

I created a map of all the stops here: http://goo.gl/maps/IEpFt

The people from this group will meet near the west entrance of Dos Gringos.

Parking: There is a (free) multi-level parking structure at the NW corner of 3rd Ave and Scottsdale Rd.

Special hotel deal for Santarchy at the Clarion Hotel:

$59 for the outer rooms and $69 for the inner rooms (facing the pool). You can make reservations by calling[masked] and mentioning the “Santarchy Pub Crawl” to receive the discount. They will have a shuttle running until 8 pm. The way back is a short taxi or golf cart ride. Be safe and don't get a DUI. If you want to share a room, post it in the comments.

Some pics from last year:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun. Enjoyed meeting a wide range of fun people.

    December 10, 2012

  • Lee L.

    Had a blast meeting new people and the costumes were awesome!

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Brittany S.

    So much fun!

    3 · December 9, 2012

  • jc!!!

    At 10:30 we're going to the lodge.

    December 8, 2012

  • jc!!!

    At 9 pm we're going to shotgun betty's. I'm wearing sunglasses still. I'm on patio of Gilligan's right now.

    December 8, 2012

  • Greg

    I'm running late. Does anyone have a bar hop schedule?

    December 8, 2012

    • jc!!!

      It's in the description

      December 8, 2012

  • Carly S.

    Hey anyone still looking for a hotel room?? I have one and am sick and not able to make it tonight. :( So if anyone is interested let me know soon!

    December 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes! They are sold out and I am in desperate need of one! Plz call at[masked]

      December 8, 2012

  • jc!!!

    At 7:30 we're heading to Gilligan 's.

    December 8, 2012

  • jc!!!

    I'm on west side, center table, wearing sunglasses.

    December 8, 2012

  • Ken C.

    I'm thinking of driving if anyone wants a ride. I live near I-10 and Elliot. I don't want to post my cell phone but if you email me I'll send it to you.

    December 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ken i guess just hats would not let us in it has to be full costume

      December 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Are you going to drive there and back or getting a cab home?

      December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all

    I just got a call from india that my uncle expired, i grew up in his arms am so close to him i am planning to go to india would not be attending this event.

    Sorry again

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    ill try party city thanks guys

    December 8, 2012

    • Rich R.

      The costumes are pretty cheap. I picked up and elf costume for under $35 after all the accessories. Now I need to find a solution to my costume having no pockets lol.

      December 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was there yesterday and lots of costumes even start at 20 bucks

      December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi JC!! I was wondering, even though it only let me RSVP for 5 people, I have about 20 coming lol.. is that ok??

    December 8, 2012

    • jc!!!

      Yes, bring as many as you want!

      December 8, 2012

    • Steven

      I fixed your RSVP Lisa.

      December 8, 2012

  • Kyle

    Anyone living near Mill/Southern want to carpool?

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi i dnt have ny christmas character dress... can i still come ???

    December 8, 2012

    • jc!!!

      You really should get something. There are plenty of places you can pick something up.

      December 8, 2012

    • Rich R.

      Party city should still have a ton of stuff. I went last year in only a Santa hat and was way outta place.

      December 8, 2012

  • Steven

    Thank you to everyone for the massive representation of our group at this event!

    JC Thank you so much for hosting and Cyndi thank you for being a great ally in meetupland for letting us join in the fun too. :)

    Everyone have a wonderful time! Have fun but be safe foremost! I'll be at home lighting my Menorah with the family! :)

    December 7, 2012

  • jc!!!

    If you need help finding us, you can text me at 480.517.4033. I will do my best to reply, but please be sure to check the itinerary in the description and review the map.

    December 7, 2012

  • Anna

    Hi jC!! I am a new member. Could you let me know how to find your guys at that event. Could I have you contact information? how should I meet you some where? Thanks A lot. my email is [masked] please contact me when you see my message.

    December 7, 2012

    • jc!!!

      Hi Jing! Welcome! As noted in the description, we will meet near the west entrance of Dos Gringos. I will be standing close to the entrance. I will post my contact info in a separate post.

      December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone planning on taking a cab from Scottsdale at the end of the night to the south Tempe area? I live off Ray and Kyrene and the cab alone is more than i'm willing to spend. I thought someone might be interested in splitting cab fare??

    1 · December 7, 2012

    • ROGY

      HEY GUYS.. I LIVE RIGHT ON i60 AND MILL.... I may drive or share a taxi... text me[masked]

      December 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      My number is[masked] if you'd even want to go there together.

      December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we to bring canned food this year or free drnks and a toy for kids

    December 5, 2012

    • jc!!!

      Yes, you can bring toys for tots. They will be collecting them at Dos Gringos.

      December 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      also collecting Toys at Firehouse and they will have a box by checkin at the front desk at the Clarion

      December 7, 2012

  • Becki

    Andrea...im off of 1-10 and Chandler....id be willing to split cab far. Text me[masked]

    December 7, 2012

  • William C.

    Any guys want to split a room?

    December 6, 2012

    • Lee L.

      I'm game for it....480-[masked] text me ASAP...Lee

      December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    they will be accepting toys for toys for tots at Dos Gringos

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    here is the list
    We will start at Dos Gringos as usual from 6 to about 7:30. We will then hit three stops comprised of three bars each. Each stop will be roughly an hour and a half.
    730 to 9 First stop: Giligins, Fire House, Devil's Martini
    9 to 1030 Second stop: Dj's, Social Tap, Shotgun Betty's
    1030 to midnight Third stop: American Junkie, The Lodge, perhaps(Spanish Fly).

    1 · December 7, 2012

  • jc!!!

    IMPORTANT: There will be huge crowds of drunk people everywhere we go. Expect some chaos. It will be loud. If you don't stay close to our group, it will be easy to lose us. If any of that makes you uncomfortable, you should not attend.

    Some tips:
    -Bring cash for drinks. The bars will be swamped.
    -Bring your cell phone and subscribe to the Arizona Cacophony Society on Twitter to get updated during the night (@azcacophony).
    -If needed, I will post updates here, so you may want to check this page occasionally during the night.
    -Bring comfy shoes and warm clothes.
    -If you don't dress head-to-toe, you will feel out of place.

    December 6, 2012

  • jc!!!

    Video from Santarchy last year: http://youtu.be/NQmq4Y1W_dE

    December 5, 2012

  • jc!!!

    Our group will meet near the west entrance of Dos Gringos.

    If you're driving, there is a (free) multi-level parking structure at the NW corner of 3rd Ave and Scottsdale Rd.

    December 5, 2012

  • ROGY

    where can i buy a santa outfit?

    December 5, 2012

    • Lisa S.

      Not sure about men's cost. Google Easleys costume shop Phoenix and their costumes and prices are online

      December 5, 2012

    • Kristi

      You can find them at party city, also. I didn't notice the price of the men's Santa suits, but I'm guessing they're around $40.

      December 5, 2012

  • Felipe

    I am looking to reserve one of their best suites at the W hotel. Anybody interested to join please let me know so i can make the reservations.

    December 3, 2012

    • Carly S.

      Sounds awesome! I dont have that kind of cash :)

      December 4, 2012

  • Brett

    best thing for pub list is to sign up for text list on az cacophony website they will send reminders 24hr in advance and then text each hr when they switch bars and tell you what the drink specials are there

    December 4, 2012

  • jc!!!

    Everyone: please see the pics in the description. All the people are dressed head-to-toe in their outfits. Putting on a red shirt doesn't count. Throwing on a Santa hat will work (I suppose), but that's still REALLY weak and you will probably feel out of place.

    Everyone is welcome, but please get in the spirit and make a decent attempt at dressing up. The memories will be worth it! Let's make this awesome! :)

    2 · November 20, 2012

    • jc!!!

      Anything Christmas related. Feel free to get creative!

      November 23, 2012

    • Chris W.

      Awesome! Thanks!

      November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this a free event?

    November 16, 2012

    • jc!!!

      Yes!

      November 16, 2012

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