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Pókemon Go bar crawls are coming to North Brooklyn in 3-2-1...

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Christopher Tarantino
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Hello dear trend-spotters! You have clicked on this post for one of three reasons:

A.) Its title filled you with utter glee and you just spent all your vacation days (pre-30 and post-40 year olds)
B.) You are completely confused by it's language and meaning, yet still oddly curious about it's content (preteen and post 60-year olds)
C.) You accidentally clicked it while searching for details on Lin-Manuel Miranda's terrific new Hamilton replacement Javier Muñoz, in which case, let us assist you! (no age/race/color/creed boundaries)

(Sorry folks, no "D.) All of the above" option on this one, pick a side.)

So, now that you're here, let's make sure we're all on the same page on the 1990s trend that's back and "badder" than before. Pokémon Go is a new "augmented reality game" for your smartphone from those cheeky buggers at the Nintendo corp, which has instantly and indubitably become a maniacal favorite for people of all age groups since its release just a few short days ago. In that time it has nearly surpassed Twitter's daily users (yes, really). In the game, one walks around the real world with their nose in said phone while their GPS uses their location to conveniently help them "find" Pokémons at their desks, in the bathroom, in bed with them, or even, at the bar.

Pub crawls in North Brooklyn are now planned for Saturday July 23 at Greenpoint's Spritzenhaus, just off McCarren Park where, coincidentally, a "Pokémon Gym" already exists (don't ask). The crawl will head down Manhattan Ave with bars such as Enid’s, Sunshine Laundromat, No Name, Matchless and Black Rabbit. With another originating at Williamsburg's Barcade the same day (with, coincidentally, THE most disturbing drunk Pokémon cover image ever. Go ahead, click it!). As well as multiple other crawls at a borough near you and popping up—like the Pokémon themselves LOL!—all the time. As usual, Staten Islanders need not apply...for now.

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