San Antonio’s popular Pub Run is still happening on the first Friday in April, but virtually


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3:12 pm CDT, Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Fiesta Kickoff Pub Run had San Antonio partying in English and in Spanish on Friday, April 5, 2019, starting at Moses Roses Hideout. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s fiesta-themed pub run will take place virtually.

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The Fiesta Kickoff Pub Run had San Antonio partying in English and in Spanish on Friday, April 5, 2019, starting at Moses Roses Hideout. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s fiesta-themed pub run

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Photo: Aiessa Ammeter For MySA.com

Photo: Aiessa Ammeter For MySA.com

The Fiesta Kickoff Pub Run had San Antonio partying in English and in Spanish on Friday, April 5, 2019, starting at Moses Roses Hideout. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s fiesta-themed pub run will take place virtually.

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The Fiesta Kickoff Pub Run had San Antonio partying in English and in Spanish on Friday, April 5, 2019, starting at Moses Roses Hideout. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s fiesta-themed pub run

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Photo: Aiessa Ammeter For MySA.com

San Antonio’s popular Pub Run is still happening on the first Friday in April, but virtually

Pub Run San Antonio is proud that its First Friday event has never been canceled since launching in 2008 — it’s a sort of credo.

“In other words, we always Pub Run,” the organization’s website says.

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However, the current stay-at-home orders and limitations are forcing pub runners to adjust. The party will still go on next month, but virtually.

Every first Friday of the month, Pub Run San Antonio takes over downtown streets as groups of friends dress up in accordance to the planned themes and drink and dance at each bar on the official list. The premise of the popular event is everything officials do not want residents to do in the middle of the coronavirus crisis. Bars have also been mandated to close to mitigate spread of the deadly virus.

The organizers, however, have found a way to keep the tradition going by hosting an online edition for April.

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Rather than flocking to the streets, Pub Run participants will gather on this Facebook event page at 7 p.m. on April 3. That evening, pictures and videos taken in the past at any of the official Pub Run spots, like Pat O’Briens and The Bonham Exchange, will be posted. Pub Runners are invited to dress up according to the theme, which is Fiesta for April, and post photos from their homes.

Organizers are also looking at adding live streams of DJ sets and other ideas like “post a shot, take a shot.”

“It’s a wild concept and who knows what will happen,” the organization said.

Madalyn Mendoza is a breaking news reporter and general assignment writer. Read her on our breaking news site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com | mmendoza@mysa.com | @MaddySkye

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