In Attempt To ‘Reach Out,’ City Council To Begin Weekly Pub Crawl Meetings

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The City of Burien announced today (April 1st) that in an attempt to “reach out” to the community, it will start holding weekly “Pub Crawl” council meetings at various bars in Burien.

The first such meeting is scheduled to begin at 7pm on Monday, April 4th, at Elmer’s Pub, located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 151st. The opening act will be Kickstart.

Residents wishing to attend these meetings must be 21-years old. The cover charge will be $5. Visitors are encouraged to assign Designated Drivers, or take taxicabs home.

“This is going to be a great way to meet our true constituents,” said Mike Martin, City Manager. “Plus, we’re going to allow for a lot more public comment time, with the only stipulation being that in order to speak, you must buy the first two rounds of drinks for everyone. Oh, and each council member will be required to sing at least one song via Karaoke too.”

The last U.S. city to conduct such an unusual “community outreach” council meeting promotion was Bell, California. However, those meetings were shut down by the California Liquor Control Board after three weeks due to two gun violations, the stabbing of the Mayor by another councilmember, underage drinking and numerous public nudity and noise complaints.

Burien’s “Pub Crawl” remote council meeting schedule is all set for the next seven weeks:

  • April 4th: Elmer’s Pub
  • April 11th: The Hobnobber
  • April 18th: Sunnydale Tavern
  • April 25th: Wayne’s World
  • June 2nd: McMurphy’s Pub
  • June 9th: Goodtime Ernie’s
  • June 16th: Wah Long Sports Bar

During Seafair this summer, the Seafair Pirates have agreed to serve as Bouncers, as well as the opening act.

Also, in an effort to defer costs, each council meeting will be sponsored by a different liquor company, with the first round being JÃ¥germeister.

You can bet that at least five B-Town Bloggers will be covering these meetings (we usually just have one), so we’ll see you there!

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7 Responses to “In Attempt To ‘Reach Out,’ City Council To Begin Weekly Pub Crawl Meetings”
  1. bart says:

    About time they loosened up a little bit !!!

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  2. Eaton B. Verz says:

    This is why Mike Martin took the job!

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  3. MikeB says:

    If only it were true, but certainly would be a step in the right direction.

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  4. Ed Dacy says:

    I was a part of the test group for this, unforunatly we lost the mascot seagull that day, but otherwise it was a GREAT success.

    I did object to having a meeting at the Sunnydale as it in located in Sea Tac, but Ithink it is included as some sort of secret joint Council Meeting arrangement between the cities

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  5. Julie says:

    What no sponosrs? How about naming rights for Shick Shadel’s City Manager/Council Pub Crawl….

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  6. Carrie says:

    I have been considering joining the council for some time now, this seals the deal!

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  7. Tonya says:

    I will volunteer to buy the 4th round at each meeting 🙂

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