Aaaayyyy! Brew City here, with our first ever installment in Yelp's Community Blog! Last night brought our very first elite event in the four-one-four, and this Yelp Elite Meet and Greet was not one to be missed! More than 45 Yelpers rocked Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, a spot known for their depression-era drinks and rich MKE history — they've been open since 1938! (We were lucky enough to have the upstairs "Velvet Lounge" to ourselves… can you say WIN?) While meeting and greeting, we sipped on Bryants' delightfully lemon-limey Lapham Punch, as well as the rum-based Fish House punch. Low lights and cushy chairs and an oh-so-old school/swanky vibe made for a great setting.
We got to bite on amazingly great mini-cupcakes from the Milwaukee Cupcake Co., too! (White chocolate raspberry? Peanut butter chocolate-y goodness? Red Velvet and Carrot Cake and OMG, we'll take ten.) Yelpers also noshed on gourmet sandwiches from SPiN Milwaukee. A turkey club with wasabi-caper-aioli? Ham and brie on foccacia? Yes please.
We played Yelp-O. Do you know about Milverine? What about Pacific Produce? Do you know what this thing is called? MKE Elites do, 'cause MKE elites know Cream City. We also raffled off great Milwaukee-centric gift bags, complete with Great Lakes' spirits, Spice House blends named for local 'hoods, and West Allis Cheese Shop's homemade jams!
Shutterbox Milwaukee was also on hand and hence, photobooth antics ensued…
All-in-all, a great first event for us up here in American's Dairyland! I can't wait for more food, fun, drinks, games, and general awesomeness with the Yelp Milwaukee Elite Squad! Check the reviews here!
Rachel F: Yelp Milwaukee's Community Manager