Rex will look great in a Superman outfit. Fluffy will steal the show in Cinderella garb. And Fido will shine as Harry Potter.

New York Urban Adventures will host a Halloween Pop-Up Pup Crawl through Long Island City on Wednesday, Oct. 25, starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to a local animal shelter.

Scheduled to last three hours, the route will wind through western Queens, making stops at dog-friendly breweries to enjoy hops. Participants are encouraged to bring their best friends and put them in Halloween costumes. (Humans can dress up, too.)

The fun will kick off at the John F. Murray Playground Dog Run at 11-99 45th Rd., where the pooches and their proprietors can get to know each other in an open space. Then, it’s on to Big aLICe Brewing at 8-08 43rd Rd. for a pint, pizza for humans, and water for canines. The next destination will be Fifth Hammer Brewing at 10-28 46th Ave., followed by a visit to Rockaway Brewing Company at 46-01 Fifth St.

All the venues are located within a 10-block range, and each stop will last at least one round.

The guides’ barks are certainly bigger than their bites, and they brake for brews. Verena Erhart will lead the journey. She worked in the food industry before joining New York Urban Adventures and she’s looking to found a dog-friendly restaurant in Brooklyn. Her partner, Astrid Cook, lives by the motto: Ask me about beer and hear me roar! A member of the North American Guild of Beer Writers who has written for All About Beer Magazine and the Brooklyn Beer Bitch blog, she will explain the different suds and help those present find the appropriate hops for their taste buds.

Participants must be at least 21 years old. Tickets cost $35 and include a gift bag with dog goodies. All proceeds will go to the North Shore Animal League.

“We are very excited to be able to host a pub crawl that allows animal lovers to bring along their dogs,” said New York Urban Adventures Owner David Naczycz. “There are canine-friendly establishments throughout the city that allow responsible pet owners to enjoy time out without having to leave a pet behind. The fact that we can also help out a local, nonprofit pet rescue makes this one of the best examples of what Urban Adventures represents with our tours: supporting small, community-oriented producers and establishments that truly support their neighborhoods.”

Editor’s note: New York Urban Adventures was formerly known as “Urban Oyster Tours.” 

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