Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.
Drink up at The Dubliner on Friday, June 1, for the first-ever Boca Raton Bus Loop.
UPDATE, 4:04 p.m. May 22: Clean Plate Charlie spoke with Michael Saperstein of Rebel House who confirmed that the restaurant will not be participating in the Boca Raton Bus Loop on June 1. The restaurant does not yet have a confirmed opening date at this time, other than the projection/hope of sometime late in May.
West Palm Beach last month hosted its first Bus Loop
; a north Palm Beach County sibling to the enterprise so popular in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, where partiers have cashed in on the opportunity to pay a flat fee for a night of safe transport and booze at a variety of bars. On Friday, June 1, the concept will debut in Boca Raton.
Venues that are scheduled to participate include Living Room Theaters (on FAU's campus), Mario's Ostera, Wishing Well Irish Pub, The Spaniard Tapas Bar and Cafe, Funky Biscuit, Tucci's Pizza, Black Rose Irish Pub, and Platforms. The Dubliner also will participate and is hosting the event's after party.
Rebel House is included on the list, but note that the restaurant hasn't yet opened its doors: Buyer beware if that's your primary reason for signing on to the event. (That said, stay tuned to Clean Plate Charlie next week for a status report on the new venture from Charm City Burger Company/El Jefe Luchador masterminds Mike Saperstein and Evan David.)
Riders get a free drink or item at each participating venue. Your drink card is valid until 11 p.m. and the trolleys (aka buses) will run until midnight. If you draw the short straw and will be serving as designated driver for the evening you'll get a free wristband at check-in, which runs 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Spaniard, 99 SE Mizner Blvd. or Living Room Theaters. The cost for drinkers is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Junior League of Boca Raton, Golden Bell Education Foundation, and Spirit of Giving Network.
For more details, call 954-574-6000. Order tickets here
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