12 actually helpful tips for surviving the 12 Pubs of Christmas
Dec 8, The 12 Pubs of Christmas has become somewhat of an Irish tradition in recent years. Did we mention all the crazy rules that go along with you? It is a game after all and it's not fun if someone gets sick or gets into trouble. Dec 18, The date selected should really come down to the decision of the group. The rules – without rules the 12 Pubs of Christmas is simply a pub crawl, some mad rules about how the group should participate adds a bit more fun. Dec 2, Dating & Social Groups . wondering if any of you have any good suggestions for some fun rules for this years outing. Silent pub (You are only allowed order your pint, after that, for the duration of the time there, you are to be silent) Lefty pub (you can only drink with the hand that you don't use primarily).
There is also no harm in staying in one pub rather than going to 12, turn the night into the 12 Pints of Christmas instead. The when — Usually held on the last week running up to Christmas not everyone will be available so make sure to give everyone plenty of notice.
About the 12 Pubs of Christmas in Ireland
The date selected should really come down to the decision of the group. Everyone must wear a Christmas themed jumper or dress as Santa or one of his elves. No Swearing — Bad language is not allowed, either in a single pub or all 12 pubs.
No toilet — None of the group are allowed to visit the toilet in designated pubs. Guinness only — Only a pint of the black stuff is allowed to be ordered.
Left-handed — Drink using your left hand only, left-hand people must use their right. Left person — Feed the pint to the person on your left. No names — Nobody is allowed to be called by their name.
Father Jack — Quote Father Jack for every sip of drink. Quotes already said are not allowed. No phones — Phones must be switched off until the 12 nights of Christmas is finished. Carol singing — Each person sing a Christmas carol or a snippet in at least one pub. No rules are set in stone so be imaginative but also be considered of other pub goers and the bar staff.
The 12 Pubs of Christmas
Breaking rules of the 12 Pubs of Christmas Just like the rules there are no set punishments so it really comes down to the imagination.
Some common punishments for breaking the rules: No talking to anyone you know in the third pub. No sitting, resting or leaning in the fourth pub.
No using the restroom in the fifth pub … and so on and so forth. There is a penalty of gulping down a large amount of your drink upon breaking any given rule.
There is usually a maximum limit of 30 minutes per pub and a designated rule keeper with a whistle to keep the group on track. Of course the further into the night you go, the harder it can be to enforce the rules or time limit. Nearly every Twelve Pubs this author has ever attended has usually ended with a happy consensus to stay put around bar number six or seven, with fellow Twelve Pubs-goers only too happy to enjoy the craic and merriment in the bar rather than brave the cold, rainy December weather in search of another.
The ultimate 12 Pubs of Christmas Rule Card | Nightlife Dublin
There have been a few times that all twelve bars were visited, and for anyone who has managed to reach pub number 12, they know it is a badge of both honor and shame.
The Twelve Pubs should be viewed as a once or twice a year occasion, to mark the passing of another year, and share in each other's company around a special time of year. A Twelve Pubs night is one that is always full of laughter and funny stories; it is a night of excess sure, but also one of great merriment. Here's One Direction's Niall Horan explaining a little more about it: Have you ever completed the 12 Pubs of Christmas challenge?