February 20: Literary Pub Crawl

We’ve all heard of (and perhaps even done a few) pub crawls, but how about one dedicated to the great American authors? On Saturday, February 20th, join Book Soup, Goodreads and PEN Center USA for the first Literary Pub Crawl and channel the spirits of Hemingway, Kerouac and Chandler with a boozy journey along Sunset Boulevard.

It all starts at 7pm in the upstairs area at Malo, with readings by authors Aimee Bender, Joseph Mattson and Martin Pousson. From there, the group will move on to Tiki-Ti, Good Luck Bar and 4100 Bar.

"Civilization begins with distillation." ~William Faulkner

During the crawl you can toast your favorite authors, as PEN USA suggests: “Raise a glass of rye whiskey for Salinger, a champagne cocktail in memory of Parker, a mint julep for Faulkner, a boilermaker for Bukowski, a splash of Wild Turkey for London.”

Drinks, literature, and a bit of exercise: what more can you ask for?

Literary Pub Crawl
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Begins 7pm, upstairs at Malo
Stops at Tiki-Ti, Good Luck Bar & 4100 Bar


  • Aimee Bender
  • Joseph Mattson
  • Martin Pousson

Malo Cantina
4326 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 664-1011

Sponsored by Book Soup, Goodreads and PEN Center USA.

Dead Author Drink Specials at each bar.

NOTE: this event is for readers 21 and over only.

William Faulkner photo by Carl Van Vechten [Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-DIG-ppmsca-10445].

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  1. SinoSoul on February 17, 2010 at 11:01 am

    that is kinda awesome… just kinda… and proves, once again, everything is better when you’re buzzed, even reading a book.

  2. thirstyinla on February 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Agreed! Hopefully no one tries to drink 12 daiquiris in one sitting, like Hemingway did.