Yelp Elites Party Like It's Spring Break!
Spring Break isn't just for college whippersnappers anymore. In fact, Yelpers spent four days in Las Vegas proving that adults have more fun while celebrating the inaugural Yelp Spring Break. (Must be the positive cash flow and legal drinking age.) Over 500 Elite Yelpers from 14 markets enjoyed a Yelp-curated Vegas adventure complete with official parties, special offers and mountains of our finest swag. From day one, there were signs of good times to come.
The ultimate vacation kicked off at Hard Rock Cafe on The Strip with a complimentary Bacardi Torched Cherry cocktail and a gift bag overflowing with a selection of Tito’s Vodka, VnC Cocktails, illy issimo, Sokenbicha, Hi-Chew, Pirate’s Booty, Snacklemouth, Detour Bars, Kind Bars, and even a batch of Rihanna’s Reb’l Fleur, plus goodies from several Spring Break partners.
While sipping their Bacardi, Spring Breakers were prepped for the GooseChase Spring Break Showdown, a city-vs-city scavenger hunt spanning the far corners of Vegas utilizing the GooseChase app. Cities completed over 100 photo-based challenges over the course of the weekend! With Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, South Bay, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, Tucson, Denver, Sacramento, Honolulu, Vancouver and Las Vegas locals on the hunt, the competition was fierce! Be sure to peep all the crazy antics on Flickr.
Welcome To Fabulous Yelp Vegas At CatHouse
On Thursday night, CatHouse inside Luxor kicked things off with a Welcome To Fabulous Yelp Vegas soiree complete with swanky surroundings, limitless passed bites, a long list of strong signature cocktails, a vintage Vegas lounge and highly danceable beats from DJ Silence. Corinna K sums it up nicely: "The space itself was stunning - lots of wood and ornate chandeliers, spacious booths and expensive-looking wallpaper, two bars, the works. Everything you want out of a club." Plus, Elvis was in the building! (or was it Frankie Castro as Elvis?) In between dancing and sipping, LV Photo Party hooked everyone up with a custom "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" photo op complete with props. (For all the night's photo op shots visit here.)
And, from the lingerie-clad servers to the bumping dance floor, Glitter Lens Photography captured the entire party in detail. Be sure to read the 5-star recaps here and get the full photo rundown on Flickr.
On Friday night, Fremont Street Experience served up VIP treatment with a Yelp-only section in the heart of downtown for Night Of The Living Neon, the mixing of 80s, neon and zombies! Between a custom Viva Vision show featuring Yelpers' smiling faces and a specially-requested 80s performance by The Spazmatics, everyone enjoyed a spread of bites and bevis from Capriotti’s, vitaminwater, VnC Cocktails, Sin City Wings, Grouchy John’s, Fat Daddy’s Ice Cream, ChiTown Hustler, The Rusty Pickle, Kaba Curry, Tito’s Vodka, Mob Bar and Triple George, alongside a photo op with John Gotti’s car courtesy of The Mob Museum, caricatures by Caricature Cinema and zombies by the Zombie Apocalypse Store. Cluster Truck Events lent a very helping hand in wrangling food trucks for the evening. As Mara M summarizes, "The fact that I can't stop thinking about some of the food and drinks I had Friday night pretty much spells success."
Read more of the detailed praise right here. And to see the proof in the pictures, peep IndieKrush's photos and Anthony M's photos! To cap off the evening, Yelpers hit the trail for a Downtown Pub Crawl featuring a long list of cheap drinks all across downtown at Binion's Gambling Hall, El Cortez's Parlour Bar, Four Queens Hotel & Casino's Chicago Brewing Company, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Mob Bar, the D Las Vegas, The Fremont Hotel, Beauty Bar Vegas, Insert Coins and Vanguard Lounge! Phew!
And, on Saturday, Yelpers selected their own adventures from free nightclub entry to discounted show tickets and prix fixe menus! Somehow they managed to rest in between the fun at one of Yelp Spring Break's four lodging partners MGM Grand, Aria, Platinum and Stratosphere.
Olivia O sums the whole shabang up nicely: "This was the shopping, swimming, dancing, drinking, yelping Spring Break from heaven!" Don't believe us? Read the non-stop 5-star reviews of the Spring Break that's going down in Yelp history right here.
What city will we hit next? Stay tuned for #YSB 2013!