Shipwreck Grill Pub Crawl- A tail of Pirate Thrones, art and Antics

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The most amazing thing about owning restaurants is that we get to be creative and have fun! I mean who has a Pirate Pub Crawl complete with Renaissance Pirates, a pirate thrown and a crawfish boil?

Shipwreck Grill is our dive Seafood restaurant in Bryan Texas. Serving oysters, seafood baskets, and platters as well as amazing burgers and salads. Shipwreck Grill has been a staple of the Bryan community for 9 years. In 2015, my husband, Wade Beckman commissioned a chainsaw artist to design and carve a pirate throne that would be the focal point of the front patio of Shipwreck Grill. The throne was carved from a 100 year old tree that had been cut down and sent to a lumber mill. The tree was too big to fit into the saw and was set aside to rot. The tree has now been transformed into an amazing piece of art that guests can use as a photo backdrop during their visit or a place to sit while waiting to be seated.

Once completed we were extremely excited to show our new creation to the community so we decided to create a fun family event to unveil our new art. The Pirate Pub Crawl was born! Partnering with our friends at the Renaissance Festival, and Carney’s we created a 3 stop, 1K-ish Pub Crawl beginning at our sister restaurant Amico Nave and ending at Shipwreck Grill with a huge crawfish boil and live music. Initially the event was a one time unveiling and nothing more. But as such things do, it took on a life of its own and the majority of the 100 attendees were eager to make it an annual event.

This year will mark the 4th annual Pirate Pub Crawl which will be held on Saturday March 31st. We will begin at 10:30 am at Amico Nave, then journey to Carney’s at noon and then on to Shipwreck Grill at 1:30pm for the crawfish and live music. This has become one of our favorite events of the year and is a truly awesome way to kick off the Easter weekend, so mark your calendars and plan to join us for some Pirate inspired antics and just good old-fashioned fun!

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