Culture, Events, Food + Drink

Unleash Your Inner Party Animal: The Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl Adventure!

Hey Cleveland, we’ve got the scoop on an incredible event that brings together two of our favorite things: animals and beer. Back in 2013, three friends noticed the growing number of animal-named bars in Cleveland and had an epiphany. What if they combined the city’s love for beer and animals to create a paws-itively epic bar crawl that would benefit the Cleveland Animal Protective League? And just like that, the legendary Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl was born.

Fast forward to today, and this annual event has grown to include over 2,500 spirited participants and has raised more than $150,000 for the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Talk about a roaring success!

Are you ready to unleash your wild side in the name of charity? Join the pack on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 4 PM and explore the finest animal-named bars in Cleveland, all while supporting the Cleveland APL. But first, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.

To strut your stuff in style, grab your limited-edition, locally printed shirt [HERE]! This fabulous garment unlocks access to drink specials, shuttles, and VIP opportunities throughout the crawl. Best of all, proceeds from shirt sales go directly to the Cleveland APL. Just remember: you’ll need to pick up your shirt in person before the crawl (more on that below).


Feast your eyes on the shirt pricing and keep your ears perked for early shirt pick-up details, coming soon!

  • Day of the Event – $40 (Limited supply available)
  • Long Sleeve – $40

Day of event shirt pick-up: Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 3-5 PM outside of The Flying Monkey Pub (819 Jefferson Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113)

ATTENTION: No shirts can be picked up after 5 PM. Plan your preening accordingly, party animals!

Purchase your shirt today and start counting down the days until the 2023 Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl! If you have any questions, feel free to email the organizers at or donate directly HERE.

Let’s join paws, er, hands and make a difference at this year’s Cleveland Animals Bar Crawl!


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Kyle is a content creator with a passion for exploring and telling stories. When he's not at his computer, you can find him in the city with his wife Kaitie, and/or his two kids. You'll enjoy reading about his experiences and insights if you're all about The Land, through, The Cleveland Tea Newsletter, and some of the posts on Cleve or Leave.

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