We live in a beautiful city. The skyline, the bridges, the Statue of Liberty…these are sights that people travel from every corner of the globe to see, and there's no better way to view them than from the deck of The Zephyr at sunset. Wednesday night, the NY Water Taxi welcomed NYC's Yelp community aboard this one-of-a-kind luxury yacht for our second straight birthday bash, and it was incredible. Sponsored by Campari America and Sixpoint Brewery, featuring some of the best Brooklyn bites around, this cocktail cruise was the ultimate toast to eleven years of connecting people with great local businesses.
I don't know that we've ever had so much fun as we do on The Zephyr. Like Sasha G says, "It was a perfect, libation-filled, dance driven party that showcased what Yelp is all about: meeting friendly new people (you guys were ROCKING out with me on the dance floor. First floor represent!) and checking out new neighborhood spots with friends." That's it!
A cocktail cruise isn't quite right without cocktails, and Campari America made it all happen. Allie B is all about Espolon Tequila, "so it was quite a treat to imbibe on the Paloma all night!" Wild Turkey and SKYY Vodka rounded out the evenings spirits, and everyone enjoyed each drink. For Ingrid S, it was all about the Sixpoint Jammer: "Tasting of Coriander and Sea Salt, it was so unique and refreshing and completely different…I can drink this on a boat all summer long."
Of course, bites from the best Brooklyn eateries rounded it all out. Marina S started the night with "Tchoup Shop (way to rep Bushwick, Yelp!), and had a spicy watermelon and shrimp salad- it was good, but SERIOUSLY packed a punch." A little spice is nice! Kenny C reports that "There was sausage. Tons of it. From one of my favorite bars in Williamsburg, Rosamunde. Seriously, if you love beer and brats, get your ass over there. They have both in spades." It wouldn't have been as sweet a night without Robicelli's Bakery! Nancy C went with dessert first and definitely didn't regret the "pecan potato chip blondies. They were the right mix of sweet and salty and gooey and so tasty."
None of this would've been possible without the fine folks from The Zephyr and New York Water Taxi. Andrew B is confident that this birthday party comprised "some of the most awesome hours I have ever spent in the city, hands down." Melinda B agrees: "We had amazing views of NYC which I do say I tend to take for granted because I live here, but it was breathtaking. Partying, dancing, laughing. That's all there was up on that deck. It was such an amazing time."
If you aren't yet Yelp Elite, what are you waiting for? We'd love to have you join us for good times all year long…see you on Yelp!
Peter D & The Yelp NYC Team