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’12 Elites Get Back The Blvd at Xio Lounge



After two consecutive 450+ person parties to close out 2011, the first Yelp Queens Elite Event of '12 turned the chaos dial down a notch and kept it an intimate affair, as 70 Elites from all corners of NYC / Long Island joined forces on Thursday evening at Xio Lounge, a new nightlife venue along Queens Blvd in Sunnyside, Queens.

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If first impressions are everything, then Xio Lounge had everyone's attention from the get go. Astrid G was thought the place was a great venue and even considers it a "great addition to the Boulevard." Phil H considered the venue a multi-faceted one, from the "lounge like vibe" for the bar area to the large flat screen "sports bar" aura. "Sexy yet cozy" is how Irm M sees the place, claiming "what sets it apart" is how "once you're inside, you forget where you are." The complimentary vodka cocktails surely did not help that notion.

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Some Yelpers admired the decor from afar, like Christina S who loved the venue "for its cozy atmosphere and plush comfy couches that I never sat on since I was warming up the bar all night." It was a chilly evening, but Althea A was "transported straight into summer" as bartenders Jean and Audrey kept the three main vodka cocktails flowing, "more smoothly than at an all-inclusive Caribbean resort!" Meri S was in "Coco Loso heaven," Monique R "drank way too many Xio Extravaganzas, and the "best was the bay breeze" according to Lesie H.

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We'd like to thank Xio Lounge for their hospitality, delicious cocktails, and big ups to the staff (Elvis the owner, Jean / Audrey / Joshua) for taking care of the finest Elites in the city. Congratulations to the '12 Elites, many of whom were first timers like Wahed K, Astrid G, or Asim F. Thanks to those Yelpers who came from way beyond several stops, but made this event a diverse one. Rich W coined it best, "I met some wonderful new Elites from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens AND Long Island!" Staten Island and the Bronx were also well-repped at this event.

As always, for those who weren't able to make it or would like to learn more about the event, check out Talk, the Gallery, and the Reviews for all of the rest!

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Jando S and Yelp Team NYC

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