English Man Sets Guinness World Record After Visiting 51 Bars In 24 Hours

Man drinking beer

I’ve found it… the most incredible world record of all time.

The organized bar crawl (or pub crawl, as they call it in Europe), is a great way to bring out the community to get collectively ripshit drunk.

Whoever came up with the idea? Genius.

However, the older I get, the more I find myself walking up the street completely incoherent, and I’ll tap out after about three hours.

But not this guy from St. Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Matt Ellis loved pub crawls so much, he decided to create one of his own, and visit as many bars as he possibly could in one day.

You would think, maybe 25? Possibly 30?

Negative, this man visited 51 BARS in 24 hours.

He said in an interview with BBC that it was all for his love of the bar scene:

“It was all about the joy of pubs and the people you meet… Pubs over the last 18 months have had a very difficult time.

I am a big fan of pubs– the contribution they make to our society and the camaraderie you can enjoy in them.”

And his reward? A Guinness World Record.

Guinness told Ellis that in order to qualify, he had to consume 125mL of any drink at each bar, a minimum of 50 bars, and he had to be monitored by witnesses and the pub staff.

He recalled how nerve-racking it got down the stretch:

“I then had to run to the next pub– it was probably the most difficult thing I’ve done in my life.”

He admitted that he drank mostly diet cola and orange juice at the bars.

“There’s only so much drink you can get into your body.”

Congrats Mr. Ellis, ya did good.

And if you think this is crazy, apparently 13 people made it through 250 bars in New York in 24 hours back in 2011.

Time to cue up Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar.”

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock