12 Bars of Charity was founded in the winter of 2012. The idea of creating a fun pub crawl benefiting local charities in the Saint Louis, Missouri area couldn’t be ignored. One80 Entertainment kicked off the event in the heart of St. Louis – Clayton, MO. With a buzz in the air, and people looking to contribute to local charities, there were expectations of a few hundred people attending. With great surprise, 12 Bars of Charity ended up exceeding their goal hitting a total of 1,927 crawlers! From this moment forward, event organizers put an emphasis on growing the event. The event has expanded into Tampa, Denver, Baltimore, Austin, and Dallas and are looking to keep helping charities around the United States. Keep your eyes opened for your city to be added to our list!
Since 2012 the 12 Bars of Charity has had more than 30,000 participate and raised more than $350,000 for charity. The event has expanded in Dallas, Des Moines, Louisville, Indianapolis, San Diego, Orange County, Scottsdale & Denver with plans of future expansion.