Keller Williams Realty,Brevard

Pub Crawling on St. Patrick's Day

by Maria "Action" Jackson 02/25/2019

St. Patrick's Day is commonly a holiday that celebrates traditional Irish heritage. One of the most common traditions amongst adults is to participate in a pub crawl. Many bars participate by serving the most famous Irish brews. While this can present an exciting evening, it's important to be safe during a pub crawl.

Plan Ahead.

Planning the route for which bars you will visit will help everyone participating to have a good time. The last thing you want is to have to pause the night to find your next destination. Map out which bars you and your friends would like to visit and distribute the plan to everyone. If someone gets misplaced from your group, they'll know exactly where to find you. It is also good to plan on how you will return home that night. Have a designated driver amongst your group or plan on hiring a driver from a driving service such as Uber or Lyft. Everyone returning home safely should be a priority.

Pace Yourself.

It’s important to pace yourself when it comes to visiting each bar. If you’re one in your group to get too intoxicated to move to the next stop, it can cause frustration amongst your friends and bring a halt to a fun night out. Pace the amount you drink at each stop and know your overall limit for the night. 

Buddy System. 

One of the worst things that can take place during a pub crawl is getting separated from your group. Separation can also be more challenging depending on how much alcohol you've had to drink. Before the night gets started, have everyone in your group choose a drinking buddy. Your partner for the night will make sure that you arrive and leave each stop without wandering away from your group. Make sure that your whole group stays together and that you don't all end up at different locations at the same time. Being together is what makes the night worthwhile.

Emergency Numbers. 

In the instance that you stray away from your group during the journey, be sure to know whom to call. Put your emergency contact on speed dial that way it is easy to reach them no matter how intoxicated you are. Depending on how many drinks you plan to have that night, you may also want to consider writing your emergency number on your arm in permanent marker. Doing so will ensure that if you get separated and lose your phone, you'll still be able to contact someone in your group.

Pub-crawling on St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse for a night out with friends. Don't ruin the evening for everyone by being unprepared and endangering yourself or others. Above all else, make sure everyone can get home safely. Book with an Uber or Lyft driver ahead to guarantee that everyone can have a great time.

About the Author

Maria "Action" Jackson

Maria Jackson grew up in Germany, but the first time she saw Cocoa Beach’s surf and sand, she knew she was home. That date was December 24, 1983, and although she goes back to Germany to visit often, she has never regretted her decision to stay here permanently.

Maria worked in several fields over the next few years, but they all had some link to the real estate industry.  She finally realized that was the career she was looking for and in 2004 she obtained her real estate license.  In 2019 she joined Keller Williams (KW). “I’m pretty tech savvy,” she says, “and I liked that the KW app is so up to date with the latest in marketing tools and internet sales.  I love using Social Media including Facebook, Twitter and the DSRE app.  I believe it’s important to utilize every tool at my disposal to market my customer’s listings.” Maria recently closed on a $860,000 home and credits the marketing tools to her success.

She wakes up each morning excited about what the day will bring. “Every day is a new day, a new client, a new listing.  I love the variety of learning something new every day. I’m a really good communicator and even better at being able to see the whole picture, even when my client doesn’t. Sometimes clients think they want one thing but I can point something out to them and they will do a complete reversal. It’s my job to point out all the details that sometimes they don’t see.”

Maria, who is fluent in English and German, has worked extensively with local and international investors. Although she lives in the charming Canaveral Groves community, she manages listings and transactions throughout all of Brevard County.

Maria and her husband have three grown daughters and two grandsons. They love family get-togethers and spend as much time on the water as possible. Maria devotes her volunteer time at a local elementary school and has helped host fundraising benefits for local residents in need.

Maria’s feelings haven’t changed since that first day she set eyes on the beach; she continues her love affair with Cocoa Beach and the surrounding area and knows that she made the right decision in calling this new place home all those years ago.