Ready, set, Pokemon Go!
Here’s a list of upcoming Pokemon Go events and promotions around Dallas-Fort Worth. (We will update the list as we find out about more).
▪ The Fort Worth location of Collected will host a Pokemon Go Meet-up, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16. Customers who catch a Pokemon inside any of Collected’s five locations (Fort Worth, Keller, Burleson, Hurst and Plano) are invited to post a screenshot to their personal page and tag the store for a chance to be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. Last day to enter is July 31. www.staycollected.com.
▪ Trophy Ranch in Fort Worth will host a Pokemon Go Bar Crawl, 2-10 p.m. July 23. Other participating bars include Reservoir, The Local, Landmark Bar & Kitchen, Varsity Tavern, The Whiskey Garden, Social House and American Pub. Cost is $20 and includes a signature bar crawl mug. 2800 Bledsoe, Suite 100, Fort Worth, 817-882-6966, http://thetrophyranch.com.
▪ The Hulen Mall location of Hot Topic is offering 25 percent off all Pokemon merchandise until July 17 to Pokemon Go users who show their Pokedex when checking out. 4800 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, 817-361-9243, www.hottopic.com.
▪ All Tarrant County Beef Jerky Outlet locations (Fort Worth and Arlington) will give 10 percent off an entire purchase until July 18 to Pokemon Go users who are Level 5 or higher. https://beefjerkyoutlet.com.
▪ All Tarrant County Putt-Putt locations (Fort Worth, Hurst and Arlington) are offering $2 off a game of golf when mentioning Pokemon Go. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts. http://puttputt.com.
▪ Crunch Donut Factory in Arlington is offering special discounts and free menu items to Pokemon Go users Level 5 and up through Aug. 1. Customers who post a Pokemon selfie from inside the shop will receive 20 percent off their order. 3200 S. Cooper St., Suite #104, Arlington, 817-200-6790, www.crunchdonutfactory.com.
▪ The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is offering multiple Pokemon-themed discounts and events throughout July. Led by a horticulturist, the Real World Pokemon and Guided Garden Trek will take place on July 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. and cost is $12 per person. Visitors will learn what real life plants inspired their favorite Pokemon characters, then search for the best areas to catch them in the garden.
To accommodate Pokemon Go users, visiting hours will be expanded to 8 p.m. each day starting July 17. A special discount will be offered to groups of 10 children or more when admission is purchased ahead of time. Parking is free to all visitors after 3 p.m. each day and admission on Wednesdays is buy one, get one. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, 214-515-6615, www.dallasarboretum.org.
▪ Daireds Salon and Spa Pangéa in Arlington is offering free menu items and discounts at their newly revamped Café Daireds for Pokemon Go users Level 5 and up. 2400 W. I-20, Arlington, 817-465-9797, https://daireds.com.
▪ All Tarrant County Main Event locations will offer free $5 bonus FUNcards on July16-17 to customers who show they have the Pokemon Go app on their phone. www.mainevent.com.