Yes, the mustache truly is the king of facial hair, and Yelp Cincinnati celebrated its bushy goodness with an all-out event for facial hair extraordinaire: The Mustache Bash!Arnold’s Bar and Grill opened its doors for all things mustache in the Queen City – a fitting place with terrific old-timey feel since it’s the oldest continually running bar in the state of Ohio. It even has bathtubs on the second floor that were once used to make illegal prohibition gin. A wonderful historic spot indeed.
As Zach B commented: “How could anyone disapprove of a theme party at one of the best bars/grills downtown? The night was filled with yelpers with real and fake mustaches, food, beer and great bands.” We couldn’t agree more.Filling up the first floor were mustached aficionados of all types, old and young. We saw handlebars, stencil staches, Dalis and even a man, with a mustache, dressed as a giant mustache.There wasn’t even discrimination between the sexes, as some of the ladies wore the finest ‘staches of the evening. (One yelper, Kara C, even came with a homemade mustache created from cat hair … that she combed out of her own cat.)
“Upon arrival, I was greeted by Ronda, the owner, who gushed over my fake moustache and took a picture. That was a great way to start the night!” Paige M exclaimed.How did we know we had such fine facial hair? Why, The Queen City Beard and Mustache Society was on hand to let us know. They sold their fantastic mustache wax, ran our mustache contest and awarded the evening’s prizes. It was a difficult judging session, but in the end, we feel they choose fairly and wisely.
“The fact that the Queen City Beard and Mustache crew was there … Ummm … AWESOME?! I mean seriously, who does that?! Well played!” Rachel G told us. Thank you for the hat tip, ma’am.
Of course, no party is complete without grand food and alcohol. Amazing free food was provided by Arnold’s for the Yelp Elite and everyone else was able to order off their delicious menu.
The night’s festivities were sponsored by Christian Moerlein, who sampled three different free beers for the Yelp Elite as well as Bacardi (who created a grape and sprite cocktail) and Eristoff Vodka (who put together delicious Cape Cods with cranberry juice). And the amazing vitaminwater gave out full free bottles to everyone in attendance! It was a little toasty on a hot August night, but everyone was fully refreshed.The event really took off for yelpers when it was time to “face the music.” Three different bands took Arnold’s stage for a night of terrific tunes. Singer Kelsey Skaggs played a short set to warm the crowd up before Cincinnati favorite The Turkeys came on to folk-rock the house for an hour, enchanting the audience.
Who, like Alison M, could hate such a good time: “Arnold's is a great bar to be at for any occasion, but this Yelp event really took it up a notch, good music, free beer, and a fun theme.”When The Turkeys finished, Indigo Wild, an amazing on-the-verge-of-exploding band from Columbu,s took the stage. Brought by Far-I-Rome Productions (the group that puts on the Clifton Heights Music Fest), Indigo Wild was about to drop their first CD and beautifully ended the night with their Fleet Foxes-esq sound.
Overall, the event was a giant success for giant mustaches. We’ll let Angela C sum it up: “Holy Moly, mustaches! I always love Arnold's, and especially love Arnold's plus Yelp. Good theme, good drinks, loved the vitmainwater, and the music was great.”
But don’t just take our word on the night’s awesomeness, you can read all the reviews right here. You can also check out the other awesome pics by photographer extraordinaire Anna Penny on the Official Yelp Flickr page!
Mustache up, my friends!
Alex S, Cincy Community Manager