Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl – Saturday Sept. 29, 2022

Our annual “Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl” returned with our Fall 2022 event as Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation (RVPF) partnered with AIA (American Institute of Architects-Blue Ridge Chapter to host this exciting annual fundraising event. The pub crawl is a fun way to learn more about Roanoke’s historic landscape while helping both organizations raise money to further their missions of preserving the valley’s most important architectural and cultural icons. 

The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is the region’s leading non-profit advocacy and education organization focusing on the Roanoke Valley’s historic landmarks. This is an afternoon scavenger hunt loaded with history, entertainment, and beverages, winding through the streets of downtown Roanoke. All proceeds support the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation’s advocacy and education goals for architectural, cultural, and social heritage throughout the Roanoke Valley.

When:  Saturday September 29 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in Downtown Roanoke
Where:  Pub Crawl began at Hotel Roanoke’s Lobby Bar (Roanoke, VA) and ended at Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ in downtown Roanoke.  
Cost: $30/person or $100 for a team of 4
Tickets:  Tickets were available through Eventbrite or by contacting Whitney Leeson ([email protected]) to pay by check.

About the Event:

With a huge THANKS to our event’s lead sponsor, Gentry Locke along with supporting sponsors, Brown Edwards, Freedom First Credit Union, and Balzer & Associates, RVPF and AIA representatives were at local bars and breweries in downtown Roanoke stamping pub crawl passes and handing out swag from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Participants competed for prizes by completing a fun history-themed scavenger hunt featuring questions about people and places important to Roanoke’s past!  No cell phone surfing for answers was allowed.

Participants proceeded at their own pace and in their own order after checking in at the Hotel Roanoke’s Lobby Bar to pick up their pub crawl swag and sign a liability waiver.

Only participants wearing their event buttons qualified for drink and food specials at each establishment on the pub crawl. (No purchase was required to receive a stamp or answer trivia questions.)

The 2022 Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl concluded at 5:00 p.m. at the Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ (19 Salem Avenue, Roanoke, VA) where participants turned in their scavenger hunt answers.

Teams participating could choose to dress in historical fashion–“dress your decade”–and received one free scavenger hunt answer to give them a leg up on receiving one of the many prizes awarded!

Prizes included a dinner at the Hotel Roanoke and a night’s stay at Liberty Trust. RVPF and AIA hosts tallied the scores and results were announced.