What do you get when you mix 100 of the hottest Yelp Elites, some strongly crafted cocktails and amazing bites from one of the chillest bars ever? A Yelp Elite Event at Cooper's Union in Hoboken, NJ.
The first real nice day out didn't stop us from hitting up this long and narrow pub whose speakeasy vibe makes it even cooler. With not just one bar but, two, Cooper's Union served up tasty drinks like the City Pig featuring Cooper's housemade bacon-washed bourbon, cream liqeuer, cherry and maraschino liqeuers. Yes, this is pretty much a bacon bourbon milkshake. And yes, it was pretty much the most awesome thing ever. For those looking for less milkshake and more drink, The Lion In The Tall Grass featuring bison grass vodka, elderflower liqeuer, green chartreuse and sherry served in chilled martini glasses was being swilled by the masses. And, if you still couldn't get down on that, Cooper's opened up their bar to Yelp Elites to enjoy whatever they'd like. Now that's hospitality!
What comes next is the food and was this offered up with a smile. Sliders of 3 different varieties including meatball, buffalo chicken and shrimp po' boy all accompanied by handcut fries along with Scotch eggs, chicken dumplings "gyoza' style, soup shooters and so much more were all for our tasting pleasures. The event ended at 9pm however food was being passed well past closing time. Thanks Cooper's, your hospitality and graciousness made this event a five star evening. We can't wait to go back every day for a drink and a bite.
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Until next time, SYOY!