If you missed out on Atlanta's Comic Con this month, there's still a chance to dress up and get creepy. Atlanta's 10th Annual Zombie Pub Crawl will make you feel like you're on the set of The Walking Dead. The crawl, which takes place at the heart of Virginia Highland this weekend, is making Halloween a thing in the summer - and we're here for it.
Over 700 people have attended the event in previous years, making it one of Atlanta's largest pub crawls. For the 10th year in a row, you can get into real zombie character, drink some gore-themed cocktails and spook the residents of the Virginia Highland area. You can pull up to the scene in your own creatively creepy zombie makeup, or you can have the pros do it for you.
You will choose from four packages, depending on your preferred level of zombie-ness. The Infected Ticket (general admission) grants you access to professional zombie make-up application. The Gore Package includes zombie makeup with prosthetics and unlimited Goose Island IPA - the real deal.
If you choose to be a survivor instead of a suspect of the zombie apocalypse, you can get The Survivor Ticket which allows you to get messy at the Blood Splatter Booth.
The Drink Ticket includes no makeup or blood. However, all four packages include a commemorative pin, access to the after parties from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and a complimentary zombified drink or shot at the participating bars.
The crawl begins at 4 p.m. at North Highlands Avenue. You'll limp your way to five trendy bars (for some good-and-gory shots and cocktails) including Dark Horse Tavern, Tiki Iniki, Neighbor's Pub and more. You'll check-in at Diesel Filling Station which is hosting the event. This bar is known for its epic The Walking Dead viewing parties, so they know what's up when it comes to zombies.
Tickets are only $15 - $30, depending on which package you select. The event is this Saturday, July 27th from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. So get your tickets ASAP. If you are looking for more thrills before Halloween, take a day trip to this abandoned nuclear testing site this summer.
10th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl
Price: $15 - $30
Address: 870 North Highland Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30306
Why you should go: To dress up and bring out your inner zombie while enjoying creepy cocktails and shots at super sick bars in Atlanta.