Missouri Lounge was the place to be on a stellar gorgeous Berkeley day. With a heated outdoor patio, boasting fooz ball, laid-back picnic tables, Missouri Lounge made East Bay yelpers proud to be American at the Yelp's Colors Don't Run Yelp Elite Event this past Sunday.
Sporting red, white and blue, sassy trucker hats, cut-off jeans, Harley shirts, and fake mustaches, 180 East Bay yelpers cruised over to Missouri Lounge to celebrate the launch of Yelp Drinks Week. Egan B and Eugene L didn't waste any time, indulging in the delectable drinks being carefully concocted at the indoor bar. There was a formidable selection of strong libations to choose from, including Absolut Wild Tea Vodka, Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Jameson, Dying Vines Brewery as well as Shiner Bock beer. James N kicked it right off with a Absolut Vodka Tea, which "was not too strong and just the right amount of sweetness," while Jennifer W. swooned over her sweet tea gimlet, served by two Absolut girls, upon entry.
Once set with drinks in hand, yelpers made their way outside to chow down on large messy tacos being grilled up on Missouri Lounge's BBQ. Rosaline C gushed over her garlic sauce topped carne aside tacos while admiring Steadfast Screenprinters, unleashing their wowing heat-transfer skills on the patio. Egan B exclaimed that the prints were so cool that his "buddy stripped off his white undershirt while sitting at a patio table to get one.
Sporting East Bay screen-printed tees, with a taco in one hand and a delicious drink in the other, yelpers got their sweet on at James and the Giant Cupcake's sugary oasis at the back of the Missouri Lounge's patio. The beaming cupcake staff lovingly handed out amazing creations including: Guinness & Bailey's and The Dude (their version of a White Russian cupcake). Lara W was in heaven: "by the end of the night, my cowboy hat doubled as a tupperware for extra cakes which gives low class a new definition but what can I say? The Dude inspired white-russian cupcake was so devilishly good that I left my shame at the door."
Steadfast's masterful screen-printed skills wasn't the only impressive display of art at the event, the staff from All in The Kiln were on hand with the fabulous tile masterpiece that yelpers created earlier on this month. While the DJ Jel and crew rocked the party with 80's ballad finesse, yelpers hung out on the patio, beneath the slowly setting sun, basking beneath the heat lamps and each other's company. Emily J. mused: I'm not sure if there is a better way to cap off a classy, celebratory, anniversary weekend than with a not-quite-as-classy, but just as fun and celebratory, Yelp Elite Event at a dive bar." krys s. relaxed in the warm vibe, and beamed: "I want all of my Sundays to be just like this."
Til Next Time!