Ferris Bueller Pub Crawl? We Can Do Better Than That!
By Anthony Todd in Food on Jul 13, 2011 4:40PM
Poggled, a newish discount/deal of the day site that focuses on bars and nightclubs, is currently selling tickets for a Ferris Bueller's Day Off bar crawl. Starting at 9 a.m. July 24, participants will "recreate Ferris Bueller's iconic day of hooky and visit the same historic Chicago landmarks; transportation provided." This recreation includes a visit to the Willis Tower skydeck, a Cubs game, and karaoke at Trader Todd's (which, last we checked, Ferris, Cameron and Sloane didn't visit). While some Chicagoistas (cough, Michele) thought this sounded like fun, others thought that there were better, as-yet-untapped movie idea/crawls to be had in Chicago.
Prescott: The Adventures in Babysitting Bar Hop was way cooler.
Samantha: Do you get to hang off the side of a building and get in a gang fight on the train at the Adventures in Babysitting Bar Hop?
Chuck: I'll sit out and wait for the Ordinary People tour of Lake Forest.
Caitlin: I would do a Home Alone bar crawl where you just run through Chicago O'Hare in a group, acting panicked, stopping at various points for drinks. I'm sure getting a security clearance to do something like that would be no problem.
Chuck: A tour of record stores featured in High Fidelity that are now condos, Akira shops or coffeehouses.
Michele: Uncle Buck pub crawl: Take a trip in an expertly chauffeured car manned by Moley Russel's Wart that explodes upon arrival to bowling alleys, race tracks and tire shops. Guests will be treated to a literal GIANT pancake breakfast at the night's end.
Samantha: I hear there's pot at the Breakfast Club Brunch Crawl.
If you want to buy tickets for the Ferris Bueller Crawl, they're available until Friday and cost $75. As our own Steven Pate put it, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could.... aw shit the trolley just left me at Trader Todd's."