Bar Crawl Scavenger Hunts

Frequently Asked Questions

Many common questions are answered by this short video:

How Do the Crawls Work?

With a Get-A-Clue™ bar crawl, your entire group will gather at the first bar, the name of which we’ll provide in advance. At the appointed starting time, you’ll break off into teams. Each team will have a copy of a crawl guide (see example) with them. Our crawl master will then send each of your teams, via text message, a different bar clue puzzle. Each team must solve this puzzle to reveal the name and location of their next bar on the crawl.

As each team arrives at their next bar, they’ll grab a drink and send us a picture of the group. The crawl master will then send a trivia question for the group to discuss and answer. After that, each group will receive a fun team challenge. Once that’s completed, it’s time for the next bar clue and off to the next bar!

Teams compete with one another in this trivia-challenge-clue dance, vying to be the first to reach the final bar and be declared the winners. But no matter who wins, everyone reunites at the final bar to share stories and photos of their adventures!

What the Heck is a Crawl Master?

We’re so glad you asked. Your crawl master is what makes your night out unforgettable. They will be the one to guide you, via text message, through your scavenger hunt experience. Drawn from the ranks of entertainers, announcers, comedians, and creative writers, our crawl masters are crazy talented and know how to make sure your group has a smashing time.


Are Crawls Open to the Public?

No. These are private events for you and whomever you wish to invite.


How Long Does a Crawl Take to Finish?

Most crawls last between two and three hours.  The maximum duration is 3.5 hours.  Highly competitive crawls can take 90 minutes or under.  The actual duration depends on several things, such as the city you crawl in and how quickly you solve your clues, answer your trivia, and complete your challenges.  And, of course, how fast you drink!


How Do the Teams Get from Bar to Bar?

Our bar crawls are designed with fun and safety in mind, so all stops on the crawl are within easy walking distance. We do not promote drinking and driving, and typically crawls do not extend beyond a mile in radius. If ever in doubt, please, please, take a taxi.  Better yet, call Uber or Lyft.


Will We Have Reservations at Each Bar?

We do our best to secure reservations at your first location, but it’s exceptionally hard for us to plan reservations at subsequent locations because we don’t know how fast or how slow your group will be moving. The bars you visit during your event will be first come, first served. But don’t worry! Our planning team makes sure you’re not paying cover charges or running into a closed bar along the way.


What Does a Typical Bar Clue Look Like?


Sample Bar Clue Cards

Answers:  Dmitri’s – Jerry’s – Tank House


What Are Some Examples of Team Challenges?


Sample Team Challenge Cards

What Are Some Example of Trivia Questions?


Sample Trivia Question Cards


Which Days of the Week Can We Crawl?

We can set up a crawl any day of the week to accommodate your plans.


What Time Do the Crawls Usually Start?

This is up to you and your group’s schedule. From our experience, the afternoon or early evening is best. This helps to avoid lines, cover charges, and crowding.


Where Can We Crawl?

On the Locations page, there is a list of more than 200 locations in the USA that we are ready to crawl. If your location isn’t listed, send us an email at and we’ll take a look. Though we have our eye on world domination, we offer our service only in the USA currently.


What Do the Winners Get?

The winning team receives immeasurable bragging rights and the internal reward of knowing they are the best drinkers and clue solvers. 🙂 Some clients, at their own expense, arrange for T-shirts or other awards to be waiting for the winning team.


How Many People Per Team and How Many Teams?

We suggest no fewer than three people and no more than ten per team.  The “sweet spot” is five to seven per team.  We strongly recommend that you have at least two teams, as the element of competition greatly enhances the experience.  However, if you have a small group and wish to crawl as a single team, we are happy to accommodate that, but there is no discount for having just one team.


How Many Bars Are There on a Crawl?

Our standard crawls include five or six bars, including your starting bar.


Can We Visit a Non-Bar on the Crawl?

We pride ourselves on our ability to customize our crawls to your unique needs. So we can include locations that are not actually bars. Sometimes crawlers want to include a nonalcoholic stop like ice cream or coffee along the way. Other times they’ll want to start or end at a friend’s apartment or a hotel. Any of these options or something else wacky can be included in a crawl, but keep in mind the maximum crawl duration of 3.5 hours.


What is the Price of a Crawl?

The base package price for a standard crawl (birthday, bachelorette, just for fun, etc.) is $375.  This provides for two teams and a set of one trivia question, one team challenge, and one clue card for each bar visited after the starting bar.  Additional teams, specialty themes, and other customization options are available. Please contact us for a quote.


What is Included in the Package Price?

Our standard crawls includes planning, organization, and running of the crawl. Each crawler is responsible for his or her own drinks and food.  We do call each bar on the route in advance to verify their business hours, inquire about possible lines to get in, and ask about live music and cover charges.  Also, whenever possible, we take advantage of happy hour or promotional food and drink pricing.


Is it Too Late to Book for This Coming Weekend?

Not necessarily. We can often book your new crawl on short notice. Please fill out the Crawl Request Form or Contact Us directly to inquire.


Will You Be There In Person At Our Crawl?

No. We will communicate with you via text message only. This is your big day, to be shared with your friends.  Our philosophy is that we do all the work, and you get to have all the fun!


Can We Include Minors in Our Crawl?

No. Our events are restricted to those 21 years of age and older, and all participants are expected to carry a government-issued ID with them throughout the event.


Which Forms of Payment Do You Accept?

We accept all major credit cards, as well as PayPal, and Amazon Pay. Corporate clients may pay by ACH, Eved, or wire.


When Are Payments Due?

We ask for a $100 refundable deposit to reserve a date and location. This deposit will be applied to the cost of the crawl. Final payment will be due 7 days prior to the crawl. If you’re booking fewer than 14 days before your event, we’ll ask you for your full payment.


What is Your Refund Policy?

If a crawl is canceled 14 days or more prior to the event, all payments, including the $100 deposit, are fully refundable. If the cancellation occurs within 14 days of the event, the $100 deposit is forfeited but any remaining payments will become a credit (good for 90 days) on a future crawl with us. Once a crawl begins, no refunds can be granted.


For additional terms, conditions, and policies, please read our crawl waiver.