Yelp's Underground Empire
Hot diggity dug, some awesome stuff just went down! Mark the date in history, petition Parliament to create a national holiday... the inaugural Glasgow Yelper Party has happened and it was FUN.
Over 200 splendid guys and dolls of sunny Glasgow memorised the secret knock, found the door to Chambre 69 in the hidden lane and entered Yelp's Underground Empire for what proved to be an epic evening.
With the long walk down the stair case achieved, a fair old thirst was mustered by one and all. Just as well the free hooch was abundant! For the beer drinkers in the crowd, a veritable feast of foamy suds was on offer from the likes of Brewdog who brought along there flagship Punk IPA. Woof! For some oak aged awesomeness, Innis & Gunn were on hand with some old and some new concoctions (a cheeky Blonde on a summers day?), to tickle the taste-buds! Meanwhile, the fine folks from Heineken rolled into town with an armada of old favorites and new ones to stick on the 'hell yeah!' list.
But whit about the non beer drinkers? Nay joy? Pffft, far from it my good sir/madam/other as the venue contained more spirits than Ghostbusters 1&2 combined! First up, serial waistcoat wearer, Colin of The Finnieston Scots Whisky and his glamorous assistant Shane (nicked from Good Spirits Co for the eve) were on hand to serve up Peely Wally's and Pinkerton's for the crowd. Draining four plus bottles in a little over two hours, it sounds like the cocktails went down a treat (you listening Glasgow bars?). Dishing out fine liquor and even finer advice, January Elite Event hosts Good Spirit Co were in attendance and once again ensured that yelpers were drinking smart as well as hard! Not to be outdone, Grant from Luscious Liquid braved his very first Yelp event to treat us to some real fine stuff indeed. From Brockmans Gin, to Xante Pear Liqueur and the AIVY flavoured vodka range, it was quality sauce with a wee bit of banter thrown into the mix! Splendid.
Heavens to bobby, with all that hooch fleeing a'roon, it's lucky the food folks put on such a huge spread! Looking to add a little spice to the mix, Pinto Mexican Kitchen rolled into town and declared 'free taco bar'... they may have said something after that, but it was lost in an echoing chorus of yum's, ooh's and oh yeah's! For those looking to nibble rather than nosh, the laid back lads from Piece were on hand to guide yelpers through a wide range of outstanding cheeses, chutneys and patter. Nae danger (mouse)! With savory more than covered, the dessert hungry crowd descended upon the charming The Little Cake Parlour table, where Lisa and her assistant dished out delectable mini cupcakes, whilst allowing yelpers to decorate some 'nude' cakes she had brought along! I've never seen so many people covered in glitter!
Drink and grub sorted, it was time to treat the brain with Yelp Glasgow being lucky enough to welcome along Glasgow Comic Con to the mix. The boys mingled, chatted and generally showed themselves as stand out guys throughout the night. Roll on Comic Con 2012! Pushing and pulling in the same 'Glasgow, it's awesome ain't it?' direction, the clever chaps and chapette from Walking Heads put there best footforward, strolled into the empire and wowed the crowd with a full demo of their Glasgow music heritage tour app. Encore!
But wait... I'm sure there was something else interesting that happened on the night... Perhaps it was the outrageously sexy, sultry and stunning (I think that's what their names were) girls or should I say Trampettes from Tramp Lingerie, accompanied by their very own pimp mama Jemma! The girls strutted their stuff, posed, mingled and generally ensured that one or two awkward silences would occur on the long taxi ride home! Hot stuff!
All that's left to do is throw out some big thanks to a few peeps. First up, the amazing staff at Chambre 69 for there efforts on the night, Ahsan 'The Man' in particular for his faith in the events concept. High fives all around for Jessie, Tom and Kevin for (wo)manning the door, keeping the place tidy and making sure I was pointing the correct direction at all times!
And that's all she wrote. Next up in yelpland, the Elite Events will continue to wow the Elite's (what's an elite?) with sneak peaks and awesome treats from the best independent businesses that Glasgow has to offer. As for another one of these... t'would be mad not to eh? Keep 'em peeled yelpers!
Right! Links for cool stuff...
- Photos here!
- Event listing here (have a blast? Then let me know!)
- Wanna chat about the best bits? Get on Talk!
Final word on the night goes to me. This was an epic night folks and thank you all for attending and adding to the easy going vibe. I hope to see you all on the site and hopefully along to the next installment of awesomeness!
Till next time peeps, see you on Yelp (SYOY)
Yelp Glasgow Community Manager