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February 27, 2012

Yelp Cincinnati Parties After-Dark (Mardi Gras Style) at FB's

Posted by Alex Shebar

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We may be far from New Orleans, but Yelp certainly brought a bit of the Mardi Gras spirit to The Queen City this last week.

People

Yelp Cincy held a private event in FB’s, one of downtown Cincinnati’s most unique bars. Giant furniture, headless mannequins, black and white patterned wallpaper. It’s a trip just to walk in … but add in an after-dark masquerade theme and it all becomes one hell of a party.

Great atmosphere for this private event. The walls were interesting, stimulating, and a bit exotic in places - the angled mirrors kept catching my eye,” Christine M commented.

Food

Equallly great as the amazing atmosphere was the amazing food.  “Wings with Cajun bourbon sauce, smoked BBQ meatballs, truffled tuna tartar on wonton crisps with wasabi caviar, mini pork shanks with fresh herbs and mushroom demi glacé! Great stuff,” John B said between bites.

RedBull

Setting the mood for the evening was DJ Jake the Ripper, sponsored by Red Bull who also provided cans (and wings!) to keep the guests going into the night. Additionally, samples of Cruzan Rum cocktails made their way through the party, allowing guests to sample all different types of flavors.

 

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The night's highlight was a photo booth set up by Digital Hype Group on FB’s legendary giant yellow couch! Alcohol, masks and massive furniture makes for a winning (and photogenic) combination every time. Check out all the pics here.

Ending the event was a costume contest for sweet prizes as well as a few surprises to come...

“We were all handed a playing card as we walked in the door, for what I assumed would be for a raffle. It was! And I won. Yes! Two tickets to the opening night of Cirque du Soleil!” Alycia B excitedly pointed out.

Atmopshere

I loved it all: the special drink shots, hot wings, great sounds by the DJ (my kind of beat), yelp swag and masks if you needed one, contests to win prizes , Red Bull, and the photo booth,” Ann L declared. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

But don’t just take our word on the night’s awesomeness, you can read all the reviews right here. You can also check out the other awesome pics by the amazing Christian Todd on the Official Yelp Flickr page.  

Party on, my friends.

AlexCindy

Alex S, Yelp Cincy Community Manager

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