Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl – Saturday Sept. 24, 2022

Our annual “Pints for Preservation Pub Crawl” returned with our Fall 2022 event. Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundadtion (RVPF) partnered for the first time with the Blue Ridge Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). 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. 

When:  Saturday September 24 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in Downtown Roanoke
Where:  Pub Crawl begins at Hotel Roanoke’s Lobby Bar (Roanoke, VA) and ends at Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ (Roanoke, VA)
Cost: $30/person or $100 for a team of 4
Tickets:  Tickets available through Eventbrite or contact 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!

Prizes include 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.