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Gather ‘round for Bus Info

Gather ‘round for Bus Info

pickled in boozie yuletide weirdos

Gather ‘round you pickled ‘n’ boozie yuletide weirdos!

Below is the list of the 2019 Satellite pickup locations. It’s a lot like herding cats keeping
everyone safe and off the road.  So grabbing one of these buses from the burbs to Detroit and the Gaelic League is a reasonable option.

Once you get to the Gaelic League, all the buses involved start a rotation of the participating Detroit bars with the Gaelic League being the main HUB.  We’ve tried all kinds of different methods in past years but this one where we borrow a page out the airline play books worked great last year so we’re sticking with it.

We’ll elaborate on that a bit more in posts this week  so don’t sprain your brain thinking about it right now.  Just take in the list below and get your SH#T together for getting down to the Gaelic League where all the fun starts.

Over and Out !! -Santa


The Satellite Bus Locations:

  • Ferndale – Revel Bar just inside the Rustbelt Market – 22801 Woodward Ave – 6:30pm departure. (park behind location in alley parallel and west of Woodward Ave .
    (two buses)
  • Livonia – K of C Hall – 19801 Farmington Rd , Livonia,Mi– 6:30pm departure (two buses)
  • Dearborn – Biergarten – 22184 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, Mi – 6:30pm departure (two buses)
  • Plymouth/Canton – Plymouth Roc – 1020 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth ,MI. – 6:30pm departure (two buses)
  • Southgate/Taylor – Mallies Bar – 19400 Northline Rd – 6:30 pm departure (two buses)
  • Warren/Roseville – Johnny B Good’s – 26230 Groesbeck Hwy – 6:30pm departure (one bus)
  • Wyandotte – Joe’s Hamburgers – 3041 Biddle Ave. – 6:30pm departure (one bus)
  • Ypsilanti – Tap Room – 201 W. Michigan Ave . –  6:30 departure (one bus)
Break Out Ye Merry Old Drinking Shoes

Break Out Ye Merry Old Drinking Shoes

Ye Merry Old Santas

Get your holiday drinking shoes on and come celebrate the 20th Annual Detroit Santarchy Pub Crawl! This year we celebrate on Saturday December 21st.

As always, this is a Full Holiday Costume Event!  Join Santas, Elves, Reindeers, Christmas trees, Snowmen/women, the Grinch and whatever else holiday related you can come up with.  Just NO UGLY SWEATERS Please! Use your imagination and don’t be boring!

How Much?

$25 Cash Only at the Gaelic League door or at one of our offsite pickup locations for a bus pass to all the participating venues ALL NIGHT LONG.  All participating venues require our Detroit Santarchy Pass for entry.

Buy your bus pass the night of the event at Santa’s headquarters inside the Detroit Gaelic League anytime after 7pm.  Buses line up to pick up and drop off all night long, starting at 7:30pm to shuttle you around downtown Detroit, Eastern Market, Midtown, and Corktown.

All buses stop circling and return to the Gaelic League at 1am for the closing celebration. The Gaelic League is party central, so swing on by for live DJ’s and bands all night long.

As a surprise each year all of the bars are announced the night of the event on your bus pass. This year there are a few new bars, all with entertainment that include Live Bands, DJ’s, and Karaoke.

Jump on a bus to the next bar every 15 minutes. ALL participating bars require the Detroit Santarchy Bus Pass this year for free entry or you will have to pay a cover charge at each bar.

Again don’t be a party pooper, we encourage full holiday related costumes to make this fun! Anything outrageous and Christmas related is encouraged.
Must be 21 or older to participate.

Check back you freaks FOR MORE INFO about the Detroit Santarchy remote bus pickup locations!

Sledding into 2019

Sledding into 2019

2019 detroit santarchy post image

Okay… This is the first post for 2019, and I know that some of you have some questions about what is the plan for this year’s event.  The plans are not completely settled yet, and we still some things to iron out.  Here is what can be said for sure:

  • This years date is December 21, 2019. 
  • There is not… I repeat.  There is not a pre-sale for passes.  They are only sold the night of the event.  But Don’t Panic!  The way the system works you don’t have to worry about getting completely shut out of the fun.
  • The final bar line up is not determined yet.  Santa’s still imbibing… er… checking his list twice on this one.
  • The satellite pickup locations are not settle yet either.
  • There will not be any more info until after Thanksgiving.
  • Stay tuned.  All info as it’s released will appear on this site.

That’s all for now.  Please return to your standard drinking procedure.

No Fisticuffs: Be on Your Good Behavior

No Fisticuffs: Be on Your Good Behavior

santas follow the rules

Let’s face it, lots of Santas mixed with alcohol and other pleasure enhancers can sometimes equal bad vibes and bad behavior.  The Detroit Santarchy has a good reputation.  Remember, we are guests at the establishments where we will be imbibing a drink or two.  Stay cool.  Stay friendly.  And most importantly, don’t be a Captain Bring Down by fighting or being a bad, ugly drunken Santa.

In some cities, this Santarchy is something that is feared by the local businesses.  But here in Detroit, especially here in the Corktown-Cass Corridore area where we will be, the drinking establishments look forward to Santa, because they know we are here for good cheer.

Rules for a Fun Night:

  • Be nice and make friends, this is not a contest to see who can be the most obnoxious idiot.  We’re here to relax and have fun.
  • If you are told no or to back off, don’t let alcohol cloud your judgement: be cool and back off.  Don’t obsess over something that won’t matter once you wake up in the morning.
  • If the pace of alcohol consumption is going too fast, slow down and have a bite to eat.
  • Listen to the bus drivers.  If a driver asks you to settle down, or to not smoke on the bus, do it.
  • Don’t ask the drivers to deviate from the route.  It’s very important for the drivers to stay on route and on time to keep the flow of Santas moving.  Deviating from the route messes up a system that works.  If you want to go somewhere that is off the route… that’s what Uber is for.


Follow Us

Follow Us

can santa party?

Do you want to know when important info is posted on this site.  Then follow us on twitter.  When you see a tweet from Detroit Santarchy, just click on the link and you can find out what you need to know.  It’s easy, just go to:

If you follow us on Twitter, you won’t have to lie awake in your bed at nights wondering if you missed anything from Detroit Santarchy.  And that’s because… When you are signed into Twitter, whenever we post something, Twitter will tweet you.  It’s that easy.

Site Make Over

Site Make Over

santa claus is hitting the road

Okay… Alright… After a whole bunch of years, the site is getting a long overdue make over. Being Santa, with all the traditions and stuff, it was hard to break away from typing the code.  But, alas,I’ve finally relented, and we’re updating to a more modern looking site. Hopefully, you will find it easy to use and mobile friendly, which seems like a must now-a-days.

Take a spin and check things out.  The galleries have all been moved over to Santarchy Past.  If you have photos to share, check out our page: