In celebration of Hot on Yelp, St. Louis Elites participated in a Bad Hair Bar Crawl last night. Yes, that's right: Bad. Hair. Bar. Crawl. Elites and their guests donned their worst 'do's - mullets, mall bangs, mohawks and mustaches - and paraded around Maplewood in these fun getups!
There were three stops along the crawl, the first being Red Lion, a gastropub on the Maplewood/Manchester strip. Here, guests received special Hot on Yelp gift bags, took a Bad Hair Bar Crawl quiz, munched on burgers and chipotle mandarin chicken wings, as well as sipped on Pearl Classic and Pearl Pomegranate cocktails. Next, the group crawled just two storefronts down to Boogaloo, a Cajun/Creole tapas restaurant. While they sipped cucumber caipirinhas (made with Pearl cucumber vodka) on the built-in swings at the bar, Boogaloo served up hummus, crab cakes and BBQ shrimp. The final stop was right around the corner at The Wood, where a buffet of onion rings, french fries, pretzlels and mini tacos was ready and waiting. Nomnomnom!
Before the crawl was over, awards given out for the "best worst hair". Two winners received tickets to The Darkness Haunted House and CreepyWorld - just in time for Halloween! Many stuck around The Wood to enjoy a complimentary performance by local fave Dr. Zhivegas, some returned to Red Lion to listen to the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, while others went back to Boogaloo to drink more and swing on the bar swings.
All in all, Maplewood and yelpers alike got their world turned upside down (and teased with hairspray) by Yelp :) Read the "rave" reviews here!
Still getting the rollers out of my hair...