Monday, July 22, 2024

Local young professionals launch first-ever Port City Pub Crawl

by BIZ Magazine

Local event aims to bring together young professionals to support downtown Shreveport

The Young Professionals Initiative, an initiative of the Greater Shreveport Chamber, announces the launch of its first-ever pub crawl. The Port City Pub Crawl aims to bring together young professionals to support local businesses and revitalize excitement for the downtown Shreveport area.

“Downtown business owners dedicate massive amounts of time, energy and resources to revitalizing the area,” said Carly Koen, YPI social chair. “Our Port City Pub Crawl will support these efforts by bringing community-oriented young professionals out for a fun night in our city. Events like this remind our community that Shreveport-Bossier is a great place to live, work and play.”

The Port City Pub Crawl will include crowd-favorite bars in downtown Shreveport paired with access to exclusive drink specials at each participating location. The night will culminate at The Missing Link with an impressive performance from a local indie rock band, Logan & The Legendaries.

Tickets are on sale now at for $25 through February 29th. Ticket prices will increase to $30 starting March 1st and to $35 for day-of registration on March 13th, while supplies last. With a limited number of tickets available, the pub crawl is expected to sell out. Each ticket includes a lanyard, crawl map, a custom tumbler (for those who complete the entire crawl), and a live band performance. The event is open to anyone 21 years old and older looking to rediscover their home and expand their network of friends.

And the crawl locations are…

Fatty Arbuckle’s

Located in the Red River District, Fatty Arbuckle’s is one of downtown Shreveport’s oldest standing lounges. The relaxed pub offers frequent live entertainment and karaoke deliciously paired with whiskey and craft cocktails. Touted by as one of the “Best Bourbon Bars in the World,” it’s the bar’s local block parties that have earned this business a level of notoriety. The crawl kicks off at this location with registration at 5pm.

The crawl begins at 5:30pm.

The Remington Suite Hotel & Spa

Considered Shreveport’s best-kept secret, The Remington’s dimmed lights and cozy leather chairs ooze 1920s speakeasy. Nestled in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment district, the lounge presents an upscale experience through a carefully selected wine and spirits menu.

This crawl location starts at 6:15pm.

Stray Cat

Nothing beats friendly bartenders greeting you with a next-door neighbor attitude. Stepping into Stray Cat feels like a gathering with old friends. The outdoor patio dials up the laid-back atmosphere making this bar a regular stop for locals.

This crawl location begins at 7pm.

Noble Savage Tavern

Live music. Easygoing ambiance. Great food. The Noble Savage serves 30 single-malt scotches and local beer on-tap. The beloved bar guarantees an undeniably awesome experience with notable live performances that amplify the welcoming environment. Come one, come all – this bar feels like home.

This crawl location begins at 7:45pm.

The Missing Link

The synergy between hip and chic has made this new, local hotspot a staple Shreveport establishment. As the last stop of the Port City Pub Crawl, The Missing Link will close out the event with its specialty craft hot dogs and beer accompanied by the sweet sounds of Logan & the Legendaries.

The band goes live at 8:30pm.

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