12/13/2012 10:49 am ET

Ald. Tunney: Regulate Pub Crawls Like Parades

From the tavern “Death March" down Western in Beverly to last weekend’s bloody Twelve Bars of Christmas in Wrigleyville, power-drinking pub crawls have become big business in partying parts of town.

But like the best boozy events, the worst drunkards — the brawlers, the vandals and the fools — have tainted the long-standing place of the tavern march in Chicago’s thirsty culture.

After the Saturday stabbing during the Twelve Bars of Christmas, or TBOX, down Clark Street, which was attended by as many as 30,000 people, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) pledged to author an ordinance aimed the balancing the public’s right to bar hop with neighborhood safety concerns.

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