Bob Joseph- WNBF

Today marks the end of the spring semester.  Finals are done and Binghamton University students are getting fired up for the Binghamton Bar Crawl tonight, which is one last hurrah with friends before they say goodbye for the summer.

About a thousand Binghamton University students are expected to descend on State Street for BU’s annual bar crawl and that crawl happens tonight (May 16th). Students usually start on the Westside and walk or "crawl", to the State Street bars.

Not sure what a “bar crawl” is? A bar crawl is when people go from bar to bar in a small vicinity. Usually they drink so much at the first few bars that by the time they get to the last one they're crawling home.

Portions of Court and State Streets will be closed starting late this afternoon and will remain closed into the night as the streets are flooded with students.

If you’re a BU student or local resident planning to participate in tonight’s bar crawl and you can’t walk home and don’t have a designated driver, do all of us a favor and call a cab. Yeah- it’ll cost you a couple bucks, but that’s nothing when you consider it could save not only your life, but the lives of others right? If you have a little too much fun, please do yourself and everyone else a favor and call one of these local cab companies:

  • Broome Taxi Svc- (607) 773-2227
  • Owl Taxicab Svc- (607) 722-3447
  • Checker Cab of Upstate NY- (607) 722-2227
  • Endicott Cab- (607) 723-8389
  • Yellow Cab Incorporated- (607) 723-2536
  • Triple Cities Taxi Incorporated- (607) 724-8294
  • Whalen’s Taxi Co- (607) 723-8388
  • Yellow Taxi- (607) 722-2322
  • BC Cab- (607) 217-4773

Oh, and one more thing. If you’re planning on participating, please know that Glenn and I will have to walk into work where you’re crawling tonight so if you could do us a favor and not leave any little treats on the sidewalk, that’d be awesome.  I don’t know anybody who wants to start their morning with vomit or worse on the bottom of their shoes. Thanks!