Ahh, what a glorious time it is. New Year, new Elite badges, new beginnings. So, why not celebrate all of this unfamiliarity by kicking it a lil’ old school with Vancouver’s Elite at their first event of 2012? That's right, Vancouver threw it back –'cuz you know, that's just how Yelp do.
Last week, the very best of Yelp Vancouver braved January’s cruel chill and hit up The Bimini Public House to Party in the Rec Room. Vancouver Elites found warm, 90s-themed relief in this cozy, industrial-like space in Kits. With its “big railroad-esc beams, electric lights that looked as though Thomas Edison himself has just installed, and the gigantic mirrors with frames similar to the steel rails that hold down the train tracks,” The Bimini proved that it offers more than just specialty cocktails and arcade games. It’s the ideal spot to make new friends, and catch up with old.
And catch up, they did – but not before downing a few drinks to get the Princess and Toad going. Kwoky L exclaimed, “The drinks offered were amazing! There were Granville Island beer and lagers, OKV red and white wines, and of course, their specialty Spicebox whiskey cocktails. The star of the night was the Burdock Float, which I can't get enough of!” The friendly and ever-awesome Bimini staff “did an amazing job.” and Amy T doesn’t think she “was ever left without a drink. As usual, Yelp parties are full of people who are friendly and never pretentious.”
But Brittany W says it best: “What made this party for me was the bang-on ambience! What a perfect meld between Donnelly and Yelp. Great, friendly staff and perfectly set music to create that gregarious environment (signature, Donnelly) tied to one awesome stylin' theme (signature, Yelp), 90s arcade night! Also, the bottomless Granville Island on tap, Spicebox Whisky punch bowl and specialty cocktails, the endless roaming grub (sliders, pizza, poutine, and mini dogs) put the cherry on top for us eatin' and drinkin' Elitests!”
You can check out all of the photos courtesy of Aziz Dhamani, and read what all of the buzz is about in the reviews. A massive thanks goes out to Trevor, Nate, Wendy, Pete and the rest of The Bimini crew for being (in the wise words of Fritz S) “freakin’ bomb.”
Until next time!
/ robin "love as big as my shoulder pads" m
Kickin’ It Old School Vancouver Community Manager