EUGENE, Ore. – A number of barcrawls are planned in Eugene on Saturday 25 September, but the company behind them has a dubious history.
All three are hosted by Bar Crawl Unlimited, an Arizona-based company that has an F rating from the Better Business Bureau. The business owner, who is listed in business listings as Adam Dobres, also owns AZ Food Festivals.
Corporate taco and margarita crawls have earned a bad reputation in other states by not living up to their promises. Participants complain about long waits and few food options, and many complain that events are often canceled without refund.
“I bought tickets in early March for an event [Bar Crawl Unlimited] was hosted in late August. Due to COVID the event was canceled and [Bar Crawl Unlimited] refuses to issue a refund, ”a user wrote in a complaint to the BBB last August.
“Bar Crawl Unlimited planned a Margarita Crawl in Manchester, NH. I bought tickets for 25-4-2020, it was postponed to 19-9-2020 and then to 20-02-2021, and from this morning (2/11) it has been postponed once again to 10/23 / 2021 . Bar Crawl Unlimited does not offer refunds, and after researching them, it seems that many people have had this problem, ”wrote another user.
Attempts to reach the company failed, and a phone number assigned to the company did not accept calls.
A taco and margarita festival by AZ Food Festivals was canceled in Deschutes County this month after the venue withdrew, the Central Oregon Daily reported.
Patrice Mackey, who hosts the Eugene Santa Claus Pub Crawl every year, researched the company and its history and said buyers should think twice.
“It seems that the people who organized did not really contact the venues, and it also seems that the discounts they promoted on their website were like the standard, maybe happy hour, that these places had. So again, it did not really seem like they were working on the venues, ”Mackey said.
The online site, hosted via Eventbrite, shows tickets that are still available for next weekend’s events, but nowhere are listed.
“I really wanted to look and try to figure out what you’re really getting for your money? Mackey said. “I mean, $ 20 or $ 30 might not look like much, but if you could just go with friends to the same bar, or you know, a tavern and have fun, you do not need a ticket to go out and have fun. fun. “