This Friday, the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop kicks off its first bar crawl of 2014 with a "Game Day"-themed tour of downtown bars. The Dolphins didn't make the playoffs -- again -- this season. This is your chance to publicly drown your sorrows.
For $35, you can hitch a ride to eight participating venues, including Tokyo Blue, S3, McSorley's, and Sandbar. Each venue offers a free drink or light bites to those with a Bus Loop card. About a dozen trolleys will shuttle the drunken masses between each bar. Check-in runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Bokamper's Sports Bar (3115 NE 32nd Ave.) and Tropic Cay (529 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.).
Designated drivers ride for free. For those without a DD, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale has special room rates for anyone who gets a little too "looped." Your impending hangover will not be in vain, however. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit local charities like the Jack & Jill Children's Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Kickoff for the Game Day Bus Loop is 6 p.m. and runs until midnight. Call 954-574-6000, or visit busloop.org
Fri., Jan. 17, 6 p.m., 2014