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February 20, 2013

Yelp Drinks Launch Party At The Commons Bar!

On a rainy Tuesday night in San Diego's Gaslamp District, an eager crowd of Yelp Elites and their guests gathered in anticipation outside of The Commons Bar for an invite only Yelp Drinks Launch Party! The food was prepped, the tables were schwaged out, the lighting was dim, the bar was stocked, the music cranked, and The Commons Bar staff braced themselves for the thirsty tidal wave ready to kick Yelp Drinks Week off right!

Photo Credit: Sara Norris Photography

The evening began with an incredible list of hosted drinks served by an expert staff, which included Commons Bar specialties such as the Tipsy Palmer, Skinny Scorpion and the aptly named Stay Classy. Draft beer, wine and well drinks rounded out the alcohol selection and there was not an empty hand in either the upstairs or main dining room. Oohs and ahhs could be heard with every sip and the jam-packed crowd could be seen sharing their glasses of greatness with their fellow Elites. Mercy B sums it up by saying, "I loved the slushy Tipsy Palmer drink. "I felt like I was in the Caribbean with my toes in the sand." Both bars were buzzing, and we can all agree that those drinks were well worth the wait!

Photo Credit: Sara Norris Photography

And then there was food... and more food... and more food. From the minute the doors opened the ninja-like servers sliced through the crowd and delivered scrumptious bite after bite of The Commons Bar menu. There were massive amounts of tray passed pretzel nuggets, hummus canapes, session wraps and Philly cheesesteaks — the perfect selection of food for a night based around boozin'. Are we forgetting something? Oh yeah, the wings!  It seemed nearly impossible to walk five steps without seeing someone biting into one of the spicy ranch, volcanic honey mustard or buffalo chicken wings. Best wings in town? Commons Bar, you have a restaurant full of Yelp Elites that will stand by that claim!


Photo Credit: Sara Norris Photography

A big round of applause and major props goes out to The Commons Bar and their staff who were nothing short of stellar, and threw a party that is sure to remembered by all. DJ Noel provided the soundtrack while our favorite roaming photographer Sara Norris worked the room snapping all the action. Once again, it humbles me to be a part of such an incredible Elite Squad. Thank you! You all are truly the best

Party reviews: Here

Incriminating photos: Here

  BradtcbBrad B

Yelp San Diego Community Manager



It was a real treat! Frank and Derrick GREAT bartenders and made a new friend in Mercy B. and danced with Ace. Brad and Trish - you guys are incredible, truly. Jake did a GREAT job - thank you! It was a pleasure to help so many folks get their drink on at the bar. It's always better to be a quarterback and a linebacker bar peeps :)

Mercy B.

How come it none of the pics will post on FB even though there is that option at the top of each pic??

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