If you’re looking for hundreds of tipsy women all dressed up in Santa stockings and elf suits then you need to forget SantaCon and get your ass to TBOX…

It’s the longest living bar crawl on Earth and takes place every year on the second Saturday of December in Wrigleyville, Chicago.

With an endless supply of American women and an accent that seems to attract them like a moth to a flame – TBOX was quite easily the best drinking sesh I’ve had in years!

TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago
TBOX Christmas Bar Crawl in Wrigleyville, Chicago

It’s cheap, fun and full of fit and friendly yanks who want to party from Wire to Wire (aka start to finish).

Here’s everything you need to know about the bar crawl.

The History of TBOX

The tradition started in 1996 when Chris Fester set up a little pub crawl with his pals.

“The entire reason I started TBOX was to have a party without my friends trashing my one bedroom apartment…”

Where it all began: Don Fiala, Chris Festa, and Ty Sherman at Goose Island Clybourn, (14 Dec, 1996)
Where it all began: Don Fiala, Chris Festa, and Ty Sherman at Goose Island Clybourn, (14 Dec, 1996)

Fast forward 23 years (and a shed load of Bud) and TBOX is now the biggest event of its kind.

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

The 12-hour lash starts at 10am, and sends swarms of merry Saint Nics to 40 bars and pubs along the ice cold streets of Chicago.

Crawlers get to collect badges and stickers as they enter each venue… You’ll need these as proof as by the time you hit the twentieth bar you might not remember everywhere you’ve been ;)

Expect lots of cheap drinks, shots and American Pie-style music.

TBOX 2018: This year me and the boys thought we'd test our British accents and matching Christmas jumpers and joined THOUSANDS of Yanks for the festive p*ss-up.
This year me and the boys thought we’d test our British accents and matching Christmas jumpers and joined THOUSANDS of Yanks for the festive p*ss-up.

If, like us, you’ve always wanted to experience an American party like you see in the movies, then TBOX will help fulfil your teenage dream.

Sadly, we only managed to get three quarters of the way through, after falling victim to too many US supersized Tequila shots.

Perfect excuse to return next year.

For more information on TBOX, visit tbox.org.

Next TBOX is on Saturday 14 December, 2019.

See you there :)