On Saturday night, bar-hoppers decked in pirate and wench apparel will be able to participate in downtown Plymouth’s second Pirate Pub Crawl.
The event is set up like an adult treasure hunt, allowing participants to swashbuckle through downtown bars from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
“Pub crawlers will voyage to four Plymouth bars including (), where they will check in and receive their official pirate map; the to enjoy some complimentary appetizers and live music by Violin Monster; , which will be hosting free tarot card readings; and , where pirates can get free temporary tattoos, courtesy of Ann Arbor’s Lucky Monkey Tattoo,” said Dana Forrester from On the Rocks Detroit, which is organizing the event.
This 21-and-up event costs $10 for the night. Not only will participants be able enjoy festivities in the four pubs, they also have the chance to win a free deluxe night at the Motor City Casino Hotel.
“On The Rocks Detroit has a great ongoing relationship with the Motor City Casino,” said Kathy Vargo from On the Rocks Detroit. “This is the second year running that they have generously donated a deluxe room for a prize. I believe it is because they feel that Plymouth is a great community to target and we are really appreciative for their generosity.”
The Pirate Pub Crawl serves as one of the first events of the Halloween season and Forrester said she feels people will be eager to come decked out in their pirate garb.
“The Metro Detroit area is jam packed with Halloween-themed events," Forrester said, "and this pub crawl is a great excuse to break out the Halloween costume early."
With cool weather and the arrival of a major holiday, Forrester said she feels this event will attract plenty of pirates to downtown Plymouth to celebrate early.
“Like last year, we expect a big turnout from the Brethren of the Great Lakes, which is a historical pirate group with members throughout Michigan,” said Forrester. “The Brethren dress to the nines in authentic pirate garb and speak in character. Everyone who attends will enjoy partying with the Brethren.”
Vargo said she feels this event will promote awareness of the Brethren, which is a group that works to preserve the history of pirating on the Great Lakes. She said their knowledge of authentic pirate customs will make for an "amazing" event.
The time listed in this story has been changed from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to match what the event has listed on its website.