Usually there's no real redeeming quality involved with a bar crawl. The whole idea is to hit a certain amount of bars in a set amount of time, which typically leads to mindless drunkenness.
But a Chicago bar crawl this Saturday has set two lofty goals -- trying to enter the Guinness Book of World Record's for the biggest bar crawl ever, and to donate proceeds to the Children's Heart Foundation. It's been dubbed the World's Biggest Bar Crawl.
The previous Guinness World Record is 3,163 bar crawlers, which was set in New York City. In order to break the record, all crawlers must visit at least eight bars on the course.
Participating businesses include Bull & Bear, Glascott Saloon, Prost!, State Restaurant & Lounge, Uncle Fatty's Rum Resort, Mad River Bar & Grille, The Coach House, State and the Toasted Ox.
Organizers are hoping to get more than 5,000 crawlers onboard.
The crawl begins at 10 a.m. at either State (935 W. Webster) or Uncle Fatty's (2833 N. Sheffield), where participants get a discount card for $2 drafts, $1 soft drinks, food and other specials along the way.
We suggest taking advantage of those soft drink and food specials first. After all, you have to crawl before you walk.