The weather outside was frightful, but Float was so delightful… true story! It was a grey, drizzly night outside, but San Diego Elites and their guests would never have known once they stepped into Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, our host for A Very Yelpy Holiday Party. Location, location, location! Courtney D shares, "what an amazingly fun night. I had never been to the Hard Rock, and the rooftop bar, Float, totally exceeded my expectations. It was open and spacious, with fire pits and heat lamps, and a pool that would have looked preeettttyyyy enticing if it wasn't drizzly and 58 degrees." Energy flowed, personalities mingled and the mood was set as DJ Gabe Vega played the soundtrack to what would be a night to remember for all in attendance at Yelp's Sweater Soiree At Hard Rock Hotel's Float!
To keep spirits bright, Float's bar staff mixed some holiday libations for most Yelpers made with Absolut Vodka and Montalvo Tequila while others indulged in a seemingly endless flow of house red wine, white wine and draft beer. Let's not forget the food! Making their way around the room (pool) were hibachi beef skewers with a teriyaki glaze, kahlua pig empanadas with grilled pineapple salsa and a lump crab quesadilla with smoked gouda and a grilled corn and mango relish. "My fave was the kahlua pork empanadas with the pineapple chutney, Just the right amount of crunch. Beef skewers were so yummy with the veggies in the middle" said connoisseur Mercy B.
As with all good Elite events, this Very Holiday Party was over in just the (Saint) Nick of time. Before bidding aideu to Yelpers, Hard Rock was generous enough to invite all in attendance to a free after party at 207 for Third Thursdays, featuring live performances from MNDR and Little Hurricane – some award-winning San Diego bands. Oh, what a night!
A very merry thank you to Float at the Hard Rock Hotel, Absolut Vodka, Montalvo Tequila, DJ Gabe Vega, Hilde Stephan Photography, Chris Brake Photography and everyone who helped make this party a 5-star event! Be sure to check out all the pictures here!
Good tidings to you and all of your kin!
Yelp San Diego Community Manager