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Yelp’s SXSW Interactive Event & Mobile Lounge Launch



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In between the hustle and bustle of the South by Southwest Interactive panels and parties,  Yelpers gathered at Violet Crown Social Club for our SXSW Interactive Event and Mobile Lounge launch. Paul S sang some hallelujahs as "in an act of divine intervention, the skies parted and the good weather was blessed upon us all, especially the lucky SXSW Yelpers at the Violet Crown Social Club event.”

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Right smack dab in the heart of East 6th street, Violet Crown Social Club served as the perfect hub for the free flowing Independence Brew, Maker’s Mark, Roxor Gin, Deep Eddy Vodka, Honest Tea and Crispin Cider. Of course there we paired all that liquid with endless amounts of Baby Zach’s Smoked Hummus, Via 313 Pizza, The Cookie Haus, Holy Cacao, Man Bites Dog, The Pie Society, Emergen-C and NoHo Hangover Defense

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Jack N "ended up eating three – yep three – pieces of the damn crack Detroit pizza.  That stuff was noticeably different (in a great way) than other slices in town.”

We had two, yes TWO photo booths at this shindig. Inside the bar, we had OMG Photo booth straight from Atlanta, GA with their quirky “I <3 Yelp”, “OMG” and “SXSW” signs and outside on the patio Austin’s own Mag Booth was set up with some wooden mustaches, a Viking hat, giant pair of scissors and a miniature accordion. Amazing candid snaps by our tag team of photographers, Andrew Dorer & Chad Adams are available for your eye goggling pleasure on Chad Adams Photography.

Amrit B "never would have thought" he'd be attending an event in another city "but this was off the chain! Great beer from a keg pouring on an ipad, amazing hummus and all the No-Hangover I needed for the rest of the week at SXSW!" 

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Not only were the hangover necessities in abundance at the party but also they were stocked up in the Yelp Mobile Lounge, a 26 foot moving truck, courtesy of Square Cow Movers that we parked around Austin throughout SXSW. The Mobile Lounge was a place to cool off, charge your phone, pick up some NoHo or Emergen-C and play a game of foosball whilst enjoying a frosty beverage, a bottle of water or just some off-your-feet time. 

Yelpers and folks in the know followed the mobile lounge on @yelpaustin's Twitter to find out where that little piece of their living room could be found in the middle of the city. “Once again, my expectations have been met and then some. The atmosphere at the Yelp Interactive Event & Mobile Lounge Launch was perfect for a sunny lazy Sunday: tons of tasty bites, free flowing beverages, and fantastic service from the staff of Violet Crown Social Club" raves Shannon B

Until the next great event, SYOY!

Lauren B & Kelly S

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