It's not often that Yelpers get to grace one of San Antonio's highly-esteemed eating institutions in their sleepwear, but Liberty Bar made an exception for Yelp Elites last Friday night at our PJ's & Pizza Late Night Throwdown (seriously, we were throwin' down on some games).
Even though we were dressed like "schlubs" as Katy B affectionately refers to it, Liberty Bar rolled out the red carpet treatment in the form of free-flowing booze and ample samples of their late-night menu. All five draft beers (Stella, Lobo Negro, Guinness, Bass, Miller, and Shiner), any house mixed cocktail, plus red and white wine options were entirely complimentary for Elites and their guests throughout the night. Serendipity Wines generously provided the red and white for the night, poured by our PJ-clad compadre and local wine expert, Laz. On the buffet were two sourdough artisan pizza varieties with toppings such as gruyere, muenster, fresh mozarella, proscuitto, and artichokes, a family-style neverending mixed legumes salad, mini gourmet chocolate cupcakes making the whole room chocolate-scented, and homemade popcorn – what's a pajama party without that?! In the words of Abbey S, "yummy pizzas just kept coming all night. As soon as a plate of food was put down, the group would swarm, that's how good the pizza was!"
Naturally, Elites couldn't get enough competition as nail biting games popped up throughout the room. There was Jenga happening at one table, while others showed off their card skills at another, and then Elites got crafty and downloaded their own "Head's Up" game app for a fun twist on old-school charades. As if the raucous and rowdy board game antics weren't enough, Liberty Bar upped the ante by raffling off various prizes throughout the night. A handful of Elites went home with $10 gift cards and bottles of wine, but the real prize went to Walter S and Melissa L, winners of first and second place in the best-dressed contest (respectively). First place took home a generous $50 gift card and 2nd received a $25 card. Dressing down really pays off!
Props to the Liberty Bar staff who got in the spirit with us and wore their pajamas too. They certainly know how to have a good time, and no one's glass was left empty for long, if at all. If they'll have us back after some pretty intense screaming rounds of Catch Phrase, I know it will be a regular destination for many Elites in the future. Our official Yelp San Antonio photographer, Parish Photography, captured the riveting moments, including some sock modeling – see the entire album here. The 5-star reviews are rolling in, have you shared yours yet?
Until next time, stay comfortable Elites!