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Saturday Fort Lauderdale's Bus Loop Will Drive You To Drink

Most people drink for the sake of drinking. But for those looking to justify a night of uninhibited intoxication to their mother and tax accountant, well the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop has got you covered this Saturday (August 24th ): they've agreed to be DD, and are forwarding all proceeds to charity.

A noble fundraiser disguised as your everyday bar crawl, the bus loop has arranged for 14 trollies to herd the inebriated masses (they're expecting 1,800 folks) to nine different food and drink venues around Fort Liquordale Lauderdale. With your drink card in hand, simply rock up to each locale with a sense of entitlement because included in your ticket is a drink at each spot. So, carb up and come thirsty.

See also: 10 Lessons the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop Taught Me

Since starting in August of 2007, the Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop has raised about a million dollars for charity. With more attendees and a demand for routes in other areas, it has spread to West Palm, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton to accommodate, but it all started here in Fort Lauderdale.

Recurring four times a year, this particular Saturday loop is boasting four new spots on their route: S3, Red Dog Cantina, Taco Beach, and the recently-opened Tonic Lounge on McSorley's rooftop. There will also be some familiar constants like Blue Martini and Sand Bar.

Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. at Galleria Mall located at 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $30 online or $35 at the door. Trollies stop at midnight. Call 954-574-6000 or visit

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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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