7 Days. 4 Events. 15 Bars. Endless bebidas. Yelp Drinks 2013 saturated the Indy airwaves with tv segments on FOX59 and WTHR13 – and for those windowshopping on downtown's busiest street there was an artistic Yelp Drinks window display featuring all of the businesses and happenings for the week throughout the month of June!
The week kicked off 5-star style with 15 Yelpers putting the pedal to the metal with Handlebar Indy! Stops along the ride featured Yelp Drinks participating bars throughout downtown. From the wise words of Jon C: "I've learned that Yelpers can have fun pretty much any place they
assemble, turning the crappiest of weather into sunshine and rainbows
and frowns upside down."
The party continued with an intimate Yelp Gets Schooled Mixology Class with Wilks & Wilson Elixir Syrups, Chef Brad Gates Catering and Circle City Sweets. Yelpers had the opportunity to try their hand at making gin + tonics, mint juleps and more while chowing down on delicious sliders, macaroons and more! Brad E pours it out: "This is probably one of my top two favorite events to-date. Everyone had their fixin's for cocktails and Chef Brad Gates whipped up
some treasures of appetizers to snack on while we enjoyed our own
handmade Wilks & Wilkson cocktails."
Thursday night Yelpers piled in to the new Grey Market Wine club for an evening of glitz and vino courtesy of Yelp's Greyt Gatsby Bash! The Butler University Jazz Ensemble played on while Sugar., Chocolate for the Spirit, Noah Grant's and Patrick's Kitchen kept things tasty. Popp N Go Photo made certain everyone remembered the night of fun with their photo booth on wheels! Kristy K's rosy recap: "This was my first experience at Grey Market Wines — I'd heard of them
before, but never really understood the concept. After the
complementary tasting and explanation from the owner, I'm sold. SIGN ME
(Drumrrrooolllllll!) Indy wrapped up Yelp Drinks with Yelp's Elite Ping Pong Pool Party at Lucas Oil Mansion featuring thousands of ping pong balls, a dozen synchronized swimmers, projected light show by Jeff Lowe, electronic music by .Bassiq./OMFC, complimentary massages by Biz on Fletcher and refreshing summer cocktails by Hoosier Momma (Spud Vodka), St Elmo Steak House (Fentiman's + Fuzzy Vodka), Oliver Winery and Wilks & Wilson Syrups! Andrew D splashes it on with his 5-star review, "I don't know how Brittany S did it. Really I don't. How did she book a mansion? A gigantic freaking mansion?!? What next? Space travel? In
all seriousness this was a great event. The booze was flowing and the
music was bumping. The synchronized swimming was pretty darn awesome.
Never though I'd write that sentence."
Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors and to the Yelpers who clinked glasses to half price cocktails across the 317! Those of you who missed out this time can check out the reviews and photos here.
Rehydrating until next year,
Brittany S (pictured with Ziggy and Greg of Wilks & Wilson)
Yelp Indy Community Manager