What happens when you mix 50 yelpers, two tour buses, four bars in three boroughs and oodles of complimentary drinks and nosh? This year's spectacular launch event to the non-stop, week-long New York City-wide happy hour known as Yelp Drinks! From Monday, April 4, 2011 through Sunday, April 10, 2011, 36 bars in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens are offering 50% off a special menu for the entire week—all day and night! To kick off this week of killer discounts on cocktails, wine and beer, we brought bar crawl to a whole new level with the Yelp Drinks TriBoro Bus Tour!
First stop on this thirst-quenching adventure? Cibar in Manhattan for tastings of their crafty martini concoctions, including the Suffering Bastard, Blackberry Sangria and the Lemonicious, and a host of delicious bites of pigs in a blanket, hummus and chicken skewers. Once sated, we hopped on the tour bus bound for Brooklyn's Moonshine, featuring drafts of Six Point, Kelso and Brooklyn Brewery Draft and nifty lil' cupcakes from Baked!
After a little impromptu Twister and a few games of pool, the tour continued on to Queens, where Astoria Bowl opened its doors, bar and bowling lanes to our crew. The crowd noshed on wings and sliders while sipping Coco Loco Fishbowls, Frozen Margaritas and ChocoVine Martinis! Finally, the tour took off for the last round of the night at Idle Hands in the East Village, as they served up a bounty of bevvies, from any draft beer and any well drink to drams of Maker's Mark!
For a smashing good time, we salute Cibar, Moonshine, Astoria Bowl and Idle Hands for hosting the Yelp Drinks TriBoro Bus Tour! Check out all of the delicious reviews here, peep the pics here and catch up on all the hot bus-hopping gossip on Talk!
And don't forget! Even if you couldn't join us for bus tour madness, you can still snag super steals on top-notch cocktails, beer and wine all around town by checking out allof the participating bars throughout Yelp Drinks!
Leighann F & The Yelp NYC Team