If there's one thing that East Bay yelpers appreciate more than glorious imbibing, it's dressing up, and last night was indulgence of the best kind! Elite yelpers from all over the Bay gathered at new Oakland hotspot, New Parish, in full Lady Gaga-esque costume or sporting stunna shades, to swill fine spirits, nosh tasty savory eats, and rock out to live music!
The evening began with tastings of Combier Triple
Beer, Treasure Island
Distillery and Ploom smokeless tobacco, sponsored by Drink Me Mag, while yelpers enjoyed Filipino treats from Adobo Hobo and salt cod fritters from Hibiscus. Then the party really got kicking when Humboldt Hemp Ale flowed from the taps and Stunna cocktails got shaken up! Then Gaga-ed up Nicole from Cherry Hoops worked her rainbow hoop magic on the dancefloor to get everyone inspired!
Of course, the music from local band, Festizio, got everyone rocking out! Kudos to yelpers Keane L and Ryan S for hitting the stage for their first East Bay performance. The beats didn't stop there; Jeffrey Paradise of Blow Up fame blitzed the turntables and exploded the dancefloor! Though the party ended at 11pm and we blazed through the cocktails, the party continued on till midnight.
Three cheers for the kick ass staff at the New Parish for hosting us with smiles! Y'all know how wily us yelpers can get. Not only is the space awesome, but the peeps behind it are awesome. Oakland's fortunate to have such a killer venue!
Wanna see the blackmail photos? Flickr your heart out. The talented Nancy Rothstein scored some excellent shots, pure lens mastery here (as well as the photo montage on the left). In yelpers own words, check the reviews, too.
Hope you'll get to join us next time. Yelp.com/elite has got all the details…
Cheers & SYOY!
East Bay Community Manager