A pub crawl is a bar tour that we do at night* with people from all over the world.
(Well, in Madrid we also drink during the day, but we let you do this on your own, so you can explore the city at the same time!)
It is not only the perfect opportunity to make new friends, but, to practice languages and obviously, spend an incredible party night in a casual atmosphere.
WHAT IS OUR PUB CRAWL ABOUT?
Our mythical Cats Cave is the meeting point for all guests of Cats Hostels, and since the ultimate party hostel is Cats Hostel Madrid Sol, it makes sense that we all meet here, right?
The drinks will flow non-stop (for obvious reasons we can only accept people over 18 on this tour) and will be accompanied by crazy dance moves and good music. Two drinks are included in our hostel with your pub crawl ticket, but not all bars in Madrid have these cheap prices, so make sure you “refuel” as much as you can.
Then, we will go on foot to other bars in the center, which vary according to the day of the week, so you can join our pub crawl more than one night and have a different experience each night!
- Forget about flip flops: Seriously… can you dance well in flip flops? We want to see that! But only in our bar, because in the other bars of the route, you might not be allowed to enter with them. About sneakers, they shouldn’t be a problem (especially those super modern models that don’t look sporty) but ask your guide what is the route of the night because in some clubs they are not allowed, and prevention is better than cure.
- Ask if you can wear shorts: As comfortable as shorts are, they are not well seen in some clubs, and pub crawl always ends up in a club. At least one of them, they could not let you in, so ask our guide what the dress code for the night is. Of course, forget about swimsuits or tracksuits. The good thing about us starting the party at the hostel is that if you need to change your clothes you’re pretty close to your room!
- Think twice before wearing heels: If there is a reader who loves heels, in Madrid it might be better to leave them at home. Some streets are paved, and sometimes there are obstacles that seem to come out of nowhere… for some reason, it seems that the downtown streets are always under construction (our mayor is leaving the city pretty for all our dear visitors, but this is taking a while). Many girls don’t feel very comfortable in heels all night, so we wanted to let you know, but of course, bring them if you fancy!
- Carry an identity document with you: They may not let you enter to the club without showing it, since they can ask for it for security reasons, or because you have such a kid face you can deal with it! Remember that access to nightclubs in Madrid is for people over 18.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN TO OUR PUB CRAWL
- Because you’re traveling solo: Some solo travelers go on the pub crawl and become best friends with the people they met! On a pub crawl night, they forge beautiful friendships based on alcohol (and bad decisions) -we believe that many great friendships started like this!
- Because it’s your birthday: And therefore, the pub crawl will be borne by us! Yup. Save your money for later because you’re invited. Learn more about the Happy Birthday Promo here.
- Because you have no idea where to party: If you didn’t know what to do in Madrid during the day -and we had to tell you at the reception– you certainly did not check what you can do at night, and here we are to save you. Anyway… we love you as you are!
- Because it runs every day: Exactly, the party animals of Cats hostels do not take a break. Our pub crawl leaves every night (as long as there are enough brave people willing to sign up). It doesn’t matter if your trip to Madrid falls on a Monday or a Wednesday, we will not disappoint you.
HOW IT WORKS
The regular price is €15 unless there is a special event (like NYE or something!). When you buy your pub crawl ticket you will have to exchange it in our bar for a bracelet. We open from 6:00 p.m. but the guides arrive around 8:00 p.m. and you can ask them what the night’s plan is, they will inform everyone if there is a free dinner or special activity on the day!
You can join later if you wish, as we won’t be leaving the hostel until 00:30 to continue with our route. This is quite shocking to some of our guests, as they come from countries where bars are about to close at that time. But Spain is different, amigos!
Before is time to leave, we will entertain ourselves with our famous drinking games. Have you ever played beer pong? We even do competitions some nights! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played, or if the last time you did it was on the end-of-year trip 5 years ago. Here we are all young in spirit and we have come to have fun!
What is included:
- 1 medium drink + 1 shot in our bar
- Free entrance to 2 pubs in the center with a shot in each one
- Free entrance to the nightclub and without queues
The night will be long because in Madrid people stay out until late… you wouldn’t be the first guest to arrive at 8:00 am, just in time for breakfast!
We are really trying to be objective but… we truly recommend you to do a pub crawl in Madrid with us, because many guests have already told us that it is one of the most fun activities they have done during their stay. And to be honest, €15 is a very small amount to pay for everything the night entails!
Are you in?