For Immediate Release
September 23, 2010
Press Contact:
Tom Favata
813.248.3712 x21
Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
First OktoberFest Pub Crawl to be Held in "the City"
 German Tradition Returns to Ybor
(Tampa, Florida)  Lace-up your Dirndel; hike-up your Lederhosen and come on down to the first Ybor OktoberFest Pub Crawl Saturday, October 2nd from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  This German-themed event starts in the Centro Ybor courtyard, in the heart of the Historic District, and proceeds along 7th and 8th Avenues.
A baker's dozen of Ybor's most popular watering holes will be featured from New World Brewery on the "West-end" to the Dirty Shame on the "Eastside."  The Ybor OktoberFest will feature not only German beer, but also food, music and give-a-ways.  This over-21 event is the perfect warm-up for clubs & krewes for Guavaween and the holiday party season.  Check-out the incredible variety that Ybor has to offer in live-music venues like Crowbar giving out mini "Das Boots" and Demi's Market providing free cover for participants.
Several of our venues, like Gaspar's Grotto and Green Iguana will be adding German food items to their menus for the event.  Participants will be encouraged to stay for "dinner in the District" by special discounts like 10% off on dinner at Streetcar Charlies.  A "prize patrol" will be giving-out free passes and promotional items to participants who can answer Oktoberfest trivia questions.  And, you don't want to miss the St. Pauli Girls at Double Decker.
German immigrants were an integral part of Tampa's cigar industry.  They were the talented craftsman that designed and printed the elaborate gold leaf labels that adorned both cigars and the cedar boxes in which they were packed.  If you doubt the German influence, check-out the beautifully-restored German/American Club on Nebraska Avenue in northwest Ybor.  The biergarten was a well-loved feature of the cigar-maker's "verbena" or annual picnic.
This Ybor Chamber event, sponsored by Centro Ybor, Yellow Cab and Creative Loafing, is just $20 dollars (you must have a valid ID to participate).  Go to click-on "events" to sign-up and pay on-line.  Walk-ups welcome, but participation is limited. For more information call the Chamber's Visitor Information Center at 813.241-8838.