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Queens Yelpers Celebrate Halloween Studio 54 Style



Yelp or Treat? Last Friday evening, Yelpers from all over NYC came together to celebrate the start of Halloween weekend in what is the largest Queens Yelp event to date. More than 450 Elites and Yelpers donned costumes of the disco era (aka Studio 54) and came to play in Elmhurst, Queens at one of the hood's most happenin' establishments: Play Lounge.

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Play Lounge is as Toan N describes, "a venue for everyone." Every corner of this spacious lounge was under a Yelp invasion, from the big bar to the dance floor to the bowling alley and even the mechanical bull. Lara G watched Yelpers "show their Big Lebowksi stylin' on the bowling lanes and their Black Widow moves on the pool tables." Delicious mini bites were served to the crowd, consisting of tuna tartare, pigs in a blanket, fried potato medallions, mushroom risotto puffs, chicken skewers, and fried mac & cheese.

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Good food always goes hand in hand with good drinks. Complimentary drinks were provided by Balls Vodka, Spicebox Whisky, and Heineken that were as Phil H describes, "all were flowing freely. All. Night. Long." The bar became the night's most popular area where Kristy R was ordering up a "Spicy 54" (whisky, coke, and a splash of lime) and Marie S was all about the "Disco Ball" cocktail (vodka, soda, and lime).

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The dance floor was on fire, as Yelpers grooved to DJ Roli Rho, who kept everyone on their feet by scratching a mix of hits from the last 3 decades. The lights were flashing, the fog smoke was cloudy, and the energy was undeniable as it kept Yelpers like Vineet S going all night long. When people weren't dancing, they were lining up at Shutter Booth where Richard D took pics "that would make mom blush."

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What's Halloween without sweets? The Chocolate Swirl brought some confectionary sophistication to the party palate, delighting the crowd with mini carrot cakes, chocolate balls, and chocolate cupcakes. The sugar high wasn't the only treat, as Yelpers donated generously to the Child Center of NY to contribute to the lives of impoverished children in the NY area.

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Thanks to everyone for making this night a success and kudos goes out to Play Lounge, the Child Center of NY, the Chocolate Swirl, Heineken, Balls Vodka, Spicebox Whisky, Shutter Booth, and DJ Roli Rho for making an impression not soon to be forgotten in the hearts of Yelpers. To those who couldn't make it, check out the reviews here and be sure to scroll through the Flickr gallery.

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SYOY,
Jando S
and the rest of the NYC team.

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