Sacramento Elites Vacation Under The Downtown Mall
It turns out no actual vacation was needed after Sacramento elites experienced Yelp's Pre-Flite Vacation Elite event at the Pre-Flite Lounge, aka the "best known secret in Sacramento." Close to 100 of our best and brightest reviewers came dressed in tropical-getaway attire to vacation their ass off at this hard-to-find dive located beneath the downtown mall. A vacation as cheap as the drinks? Not too shabby!
After getting "lei'd" at the door, and after performing a special talent to earn tickets for the night's raffle, attendees entered and both levels of the cozy bar filled to capacity quickly. Our collective taste buds were treated to wonderful dishes like Smoked Kalua Pork Won-Tons with Scallions, Island Salad with Asian Sesame Dressing and Brown Sugar Pineapple Cake with Whipped Cream from Hawaiian Legacy Catering. After tasting the won-tons, Elite Alex G "knew I had found a gem." The meat was "flavorful and moist, and it was definitely the highlight for myself and my friends. It's a good thing it wasn't self-serve, because if it were I probably would have stuffed my face!" Looks like some yelpers have found their caterer!
Besides discount drinks and random free rounds of shots at the bar, there were generous free pours galore from Blue Moon and Crispin Cider. ("Perfecto," shares Jen W. "You had your choice of simple, yummy Blue Moon, Crispin or a combination of both.") Jamaican, Hawaiian and Caribbean tunes came courtesy of DJ Trait, who Danielle O reports "had the house rockin' and kept us going in full on vacation-mode!" Conjured images of white sand beaches, blue waters and pina coladas were only made all the more real by a special and sexy Hawaiian and Tahitian dance routine courtesy of the talented gals at the Makamae Melia O' Polynesia dance troupe. Yours truly was even called onto the floor to participate! "Probably my favorite thing about the event was the dancing," writes Samantha L. "It's not something that you'd see everyday and was really interesting."
In mid-party came a special raffle where two lucky yelpers won tickets to the Sacramento Fashion Week Boutique Show, the Donut Dash, $20 ride coupons with Uber and an un-autographed copy of "Jonas Brothers: Life on the Road."
As always, you can check out the reviews as they roll in post-hangover and the wonderful photos from Phil Isidro of Pueraddict.com. Special thanks as well to my trusty assistant Dustin R for all his hard work and extra effort. Additional thanks to Uber for providing VIP rides to and from the event for some of our lucky guests and discounts to yelpers! And finally a virtual hug to Pre-Flite owner Jason, his hard working staff and all our wonderful vendors!
Yelp Sacramento Community Manager