Yelp's Winter Break: Harrah's Resort, Atlantic City
What happens when you get hundreds of Yelpers from across the Northeast seaboard together in one place in Atlantic City? As our Manhattan man Bobby C puts it, it's "like a puppy, chocolate, scotch, a cashmere sweater and the Shawshank Redemption all rolled into one." Thanks to Harrah's Resorts, Kevin J "didn't feel pressured by" the staff but, welcomed by the "chefs and management interacting with us on a personal level, giving us smiles and pleasantries." We'll chalk it up to the amazing customer service, quality hotel rooms, and comfy beds on how they recognize "the value of making AC a repeat destination." Oh, will we be back! Friday's doom and gloom weather of snow, sleet and freezing rain couldn't keep these Yelpers down. "The happy hour at Eden Lounge was just the pick me up we needed after that scary ass drive. We were able to fill our bellies with fruit, cheese, chicken, shrimp, and eggrolls and top it all off with $3 Cafe Patron shots to get the party started," touts Tracey C coming in from DC. Did we mention everyone received a Yelp tote chock full of deals all around AC and of course a Kind snack or two and PretzelCrisps? Then on to the main event, Yelp's Pool Party! Ron C from Philly coins it the "Saturday afternoon pool party of epic proportions." A private room adjacent to Harrah's 82 degree palm tree laden pool featuring a "top shelf open bar and a complete showing of the restaurants from all of the Harrah's properties." Some favorites include the "pork belly buns, shrimp sliders, sushi, tacos, cheesesteak dumplings" while Dan A found that "the most interesting dessert was the Buttered Popcorn with Bacon Caramel Crunch." Manhattanite Erin M gives big ups to East Coast Photo Booth for making it a "true Yelp event" by providing some "keepsakes for the road." Later that night for those still standing, everyone received free admission to The Pool After Dark. Even Jerseyan Tyler R, a self-proclaimed non club goer still said "it felt awesome to be on "the list" and cut 100+ people waiting to get in." We VIP at Yelp. We fancy.
Between all this boozing and eating, those who made it to brunch enjoyed discounts at local Harrah's restaurants Sammy D's and the Waterfront Buffet where Dave E from Jersey sums it up well: "Sunday Brunch was Bacon-glorious...so much damn bacon."
From the bottom of our lil' Yelpy hearts, thank you Harrah's Resorts and everyone who came out. We heart you!