12 Bars of Christmas

The 12BoC Has Arrived!

The 12th Annual 12 Bars of Christmas (12BoC) is tonight. Get ready to join the thousands of registered participants to celebrate the Twin Cities largest holiday crawl in downtown Minneapolis.  As if you needed any more enticing - it's our golden birthday and we'll be celebrating 12 years of 12BoC on 12.4.2015.   You must have a 12BoC shirt or wristband to participate.

The Plan

As always the 12BoC kicks off at 6PM on Friday.  It's a shotgun start so feel free to stop out at any bar and in whatever order you and your group wish between 6PM and bar close.  Don't worry, you'll definitely run into plenty of other 12BoC'ers along the way.  Unlike in previous years, the bar list is not on the shirt so you will need to refer to 12boc.com to get the bar list, map and specials.  The bar map and final specials are now posted.  We have added a few additional bars as attendance continues to grow.

Click here to see the official 2015 bar map and specials.

Still need a shirt or wristband?

If you still have not picked up a shirt or ordered a wristband you are still in luck. You can still register for a 12BoC wristband which gives you access to this year's 12BoC, including free cover, drink, food specials and entertainment.  Just come dressed in your most festive holiday attire along with your 12BoC wristband and enjoy the night.  Remaining wristbands will be held at will call for pickup at Exchange in Minneapolis from 3-7PM on Friday, 12/4.  Wristbands are $25 each.

12BoC Participating Bars

Thank you to this year's participating bars... 508, Rouge, Alibi, Exchange, 90's, Shout House, Lyon's Pub, Loon Cafe, Gluek's, Sneaky Pete's, Kieran's, Brothers, Mason's, Cowboy Jack's, Pint Public House and Huberts.

Who's ready for 12BoC? 

Check out some of the footage from last year's 12BoC...