May 24, 2015

Share And Discover Belfast: Wee Toast Tours

Posted by Stevie McIntyre

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As part of the Share and Discover Campaign On Saturday 23rd May the Yelp Belfast Community were taken around their city in a very special way. Wee Toast Tours is a cycling bar, yes you read that correctly, a cycling bar! The Belfast Yelpers travelled in style and experienced the best Belfast has to offer in a completely different way. They raised a glass with their fellow Yelpers and toasted their City’s landmarks as they passed by.

The Yelpers were the envy of Belfast and at the end of the tour as we had a spring in our step we thought it would be apt to skip on down to the Spring Continental Market at Belfast City Hall. 

The cycling bar was an amazing way to discover some hidden, and not so hidden gems in Belfast. 

Read all the reviews of the event here and see the fantastic and slightly blurry photos on the Flickr Page. 

May 23, 2015

ポスト シンコ*デ*マヨ on the beach! ~夏を先取りしよう!~ / Post Cinco de Mayo on the beach! (Pre-Summer Bash)

Posted by Takuya Sakoda

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It was on the whim of CM Takuya who loves the beach and fiestas’ to create this Post Cinco de Mayo event at the beach. It turned out that many international Yelpers enjoyed the kickoff of summer at Seaside Momochi. We all enjoyed an unforgettable event in Japan, “Cinco de Mayo “along with Coronas and nachos. The highlights of this event were hula hooping and limbo dance contests where many people showed off their hidden talents. We are all ready for the real summer to come!

Check out the reviews and fabulous photos taken by Shota Koga!  





Yelp Orlando's Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Posted by Andi

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Orlando's Elite Yelpers came together for an evening of learning and supporting local at Yelp's Mad Hatter Tea Party at Tea and Tea in Winter Park. Meet Your Fellow Yelper Bingo got us started off with the group splitting to learn about hot tea and iced tea from Tea and Tea's experts. Meanwhile, Yelpers got a chance to sample some fabulous shortbread cookies by Jane's Short and Sweet and learn about the philanthropic work Jane's does with 100% of their profits. Finally, Edible Arrangements' chocolate dipped strawberries and apples amped Orlando's Elites up to compete to solve some mad riddles! Tons of fun and learning was had, but don't take it from me! Check out reviews of the event here and pictures from the event here.

May 22, 2015

Yelp Chicago Burbs Gets Craft-Tee

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In honor of Chicago's 6th Annual Craft Beer Week, Yelp Elites and their +1's were invited to get Craft-Tee! The night was celebrated with craft beer, golf fun, and topped off with finger-licking snacks like egg rolls, pot stickers, chips, and guacamole.

Yelpers tee'd up on the Topgolf course, mixed, mingled, and sampled beer compliments of Town and Country Distributors. Brand reps from each brew were onsite to give yelpers the inside scoop on each unique craft. 

Topgolf is a best-in-class entertainment facility, complete with food, drinks, mini golf, and climate-controlled hitting bays. Add in Town and Country's refreshing craft beverages from brewers such as Heineken, Leinenkugel, Revolution, New Belgium, and more — and that's the making of an Elite status party!

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Elites Wine & Dine @ Silver Fox

Posted by Kendall


On Monday, Silver Fox Fort Worth invited the Yelp Elite to an evening of fine fare and wine. With four different vinos, seared sea scallops, crab cakes, calamari, beef croustade, and chocolate cake, the Elites had a variety of deliciousness to sip and sample. We wined, dined, and enjoyed wonderful Yelpy company in the comfort of Silver Fox's beautiful restaurant. Check out the phenomenal event reviews and photos!

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Syracuse Elites-only Tapas and Wine Tasting

Posted by Alex L


Yelp Syracuse's Elites were treated to a special evening of complimentary tapas and wine, guided by proprietor Laura Serway. The evening's events included a twelve-course tapas tour, each dish detailed down to its delectable parts by our gracious host. Sweet and salty bacon-wrapped dates melted in our mouths. Rich beef wellington warmed our bellies. And miniature marsala meatballs and cordon bleu bites teased us into selecting seconds and taking thirds. All of it paired with wines worthy of the nosh. Check out the reviews here and the pictures

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Ice cream bliss @Eis Vidoni

Posted by Kati


Vidoni, the lovely new organic ice cream salon in Landstrasse invited the yelpers to test their creative ice cream variations. As you can see and read, they loved it! After a very interesting look behind the scenes, Yelpers made their own sorts and went home with a smiling face and a bucket full of deliciousness. 

Thanks so much Vidoni and our photographer Adrian Almasan!

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Los Yelpers madrileños afinan las cuerdas vocales en Hard Rock Café

Posted by Lolo R.


El pasado martes, los Yelpers madrileños tenían una cita muy especial, a la que se requería acudir con las cuerdas vocales bien afinadas. El Hard Rock Café Madrid acogió el evento 'Rock A La Carta', donde los Yelpers, además de poder disfrutar de vino, cerveza y hamburguesas y cócteles procedentes de su World Burger Tour, tuvieron la oportunidad de subirse al escenario y cantar algunos clásicos roqueros de ayer, hoy y siempre junto a la banda del Hard Rock. ¡Y no fueron pocos los que se atrevieron a dar el salto a las tablas en alguna de las canciones. Fue, indudablemente, una noche para recordar. ¿Quieres saber más? Entonces echa un vistazo a las reseñas y fotografías del evento. ¿Te gustaría asistir a eventos como este? ¡Pues presenta tu candidatura para el Pelotón de Élite de Yelp!

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Atlanta Elites Blast Off With Joystick Gamebar

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On Tuesday, Atlanta Elites joined Joystick Gamebar on Edgewood for the maiden voyage of their latest game room -- an observation deck of a spaceship. Replete with games, black lights, and quasars, Elites also had a chance to sample wonderful beverages courtesy of John Emerald Distillery and bites from Junk Food. T'was a night of more retro arcade games than you can handle and many old Elites meeting the new. Check out all of the reviews here and all of the photos here

Yelp & Campari's Sip & Shop!

Posted by Laura

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Last night Yelp, Campari, Ruck Rover, Tu Clothing and Red Stripe Clothing teamed up to bring Perth a night of exclusive shopping and drink delights! The Sip & Shop was a great excuse to go shopping and support local businesses, with guests being treated to 20% off all full-priced stock for the night in all three stores, as well as being able to enjoy a different complimentary Campari drink experience at each store for the evening. Yelpers shopped up a storm and learnt about three of Campari's popular drinks. A huge thank you to our sponsors:

Aperol Spritz - Riccadonna Moscato & Prosecco - Ruck Rover - Red Stripe Clothing - Tu Clothing

May 21, 2015

Baltimore + Bonefish = MindBLOWN!

Posted by Elsa M.


What's the best way to celebrate Hump Day? A CMYE with Yelp Baltimore, of course! Yelpers were treated to a fabulous menu tasting at the new Bonefish Grill in Towson. 'Ooohhs and ahhhhs' could be heard throughout the restaurant as servers emerged from the kitchen carrying five courses of mouthwatering dishes and perfectly-paired beverages. What was on the menu, you ask? Ahi Tuna Sashimi with a Wild Orchid Hawaiian Martini, Bonefish’s famous Bang Bang Shrimp with Merryvale Sauvignon Blanc, and Doughnuts with an Espresso Martini, just to name a few! While Yelpers were busy snapping pics of the food, the fabulous staff at Bonefish Grill explained each pairing and why they work together. Tasty treats and tidbits? Yes, please! Thank you to the staff at Bonefish Grill for a tasty time! Check out all of the 5-star reviews here. (A Special Shout-Out to Marketing Asst. Megan C on hosting her first solo event ;)

Yelp Toronto's Makis Sushi Their Way

Posted by Evelyn W

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The Toronto Elite Squad was treated sake, beer and delectable sushi made to order! That’s right, at Maki My Way you aren’t just served traditional favourites in a speedy manner, you can also build your own rolls. The combination possibilities are practically endless and completely fresh. Next time you have a hankering for sushi downtown, why not try it *exactly* the way you like it?

Thank you to our generous sponsor Maki My Way!

Classic Italian Eats At Spaghetti Works

Posted by Will


Members of Omaha's Yelp Elite Squad enjoyed some old fashioned wining and dining at Spaghetti Works' Ralston location. From a trip (or two) to their famous salad bar to tastes of pizza, lasagna and pesto tortellini, attendees had their fill of classic Italian cuisine at a beloved Omaha area restaurant. Spaghetti Works director of operations Terry Carolan was also on hand to share the history of the restaurant, as well as the steps they take to make sure their gluten free options are certified celiac-friendly by a national governing body. Spaghetti Works is truly a restaurant that welcomes all walks of life. For more, read the glowing reviews and check out the photos.

Many thanks go out to:

Spaghetti Works • Lachance Photography & Design

Yelp Elites Get Glowing For Spring at Xes Beauty Lounge

Posted by Emily


On Wednesday night, Yelp Elites enjoyed a relaxing evening of pampering and salon services at Xes Beauty Lounge in West Hartford. While sipping on muddled blueberry lemonade cocktails courtesy of Brockmans Gin, guests learned all about Xes Beauty Lounge while receiving complimentary nail polish changes, massages and eyebrow threading just in time for the holiday weekend. Thank you to the staff at Xes for a fabulous evening, as well as Brockmans Gin for the refreshing libations! Check out the glowing 5 star reviews here and the photos on Flickr here

Elite Party: Yelp Is On Tapas The World At Babalu

Posted by Will Borland

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This month, the Birmingham Elite Squad was invited to Babalu Tacos and Tapas for an evening that was truly on Tapas the World. Trim Tab Brewing Co. and Cathead Vodka provided refreshing Summer beers and cocktails. To accompany the drinks, Babalu had a delicious taco bar, seasonal salads, and cayenne chocolate truffles. After some tasty eats and mingling, guacamole and cocktail demonstrations prepared the Elite Squad for a little friendly competition. Read the reviews of this stellar event here and see the pictures on the Yelp Flickr album.

Jersey Elites Party With Pizza At Urban Fire

Posted by Christina Y


Jersey Elites ventured out on a Monday evening to chow down on the gourmet pizzas and other Italian delights provided by Urban Fire in Madison, NJ. The skilled chefs offered arancini balls, porchetta sandwiches, and endless varieties of fresh pizza to our hungry Elites as well as the touching story of how this family-run business came about. Jersey Elites went home that evening with full bellies and hearts (and some pizza boxes to go)! Read the reviews of the event here and see photos from the evening on the Yelp Flickr album.

Yelp hosts the housewarming of Hard Rock Copenhagen!


Hard Rock Copenhagen has moved to the City Hall Square of Copenhagen and yesterday a big group of Yelp reviewers held their housewarming - in true Rock 'n' Roll style!

The partygoers Yelpers were spoiled with lots of different drinks and finger food and entertained with cool henna tattoos, a rock quiz and a important mission: to make the best rockstar photo of the night. When the housewarming was over, the Elites of Copenhagen were picked up by a big party bus from Barbussen and continued the party - in a bus filled with music and joy around Copenhagen.

Read the reviews and check out the Rock 'n' Roll photos on Yelp, Flickr and Facebook

Hard Rock Copenhagen er flyttet ind midt på Rådhuspladsen i København, og i går var en stor gruppe Yelp anmeldere samlet for at holde deres housewarming - i ægte Rock 'n' Roll stil.

De festglade yelpere blev forkælet med alverdens forskellige drinks og spændende fingermad og underholdt med henna tattoos, rock quiz og en vigtig mission: at tage aftenens bedste rockstar billede. Da housewarmingen var ovre, blev Københavns Elite-anmeldere hentet af en barbus fra Barbussen og fortsatte festen - i en bus fyldt med musik og glæde rundt i København.

Læs anmeldelser og se billeder og en masse Rock 'n' Roll på Yelp, Flickr og Facebook.

Tak til vores sponsorer og hjælpere, som gjorde det hele muligt:

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Soirée Yelp Elite @ Kilikio

Posted by Lucie


This month, the Yelp Elite members made a stopover in Greece, more exactly at Kilikio, this new Greek and Cretan grocery, which have typical products as good as beautiful, created by a brilliant team who works directly with small Greek producers.


A warm atmosphere, a lot of food discoveries, a colored and delicious buffet, with a very good Chardonnay from the nearby wine shop Trois Fois Vin, were on the menu of this event which will stay in our memories for a while !


Noemi were at the honeys and olive oil workshop tasting while Adoni put the greek music on, and started to dance with the Yelpers !

Many many thanks to the owners for this amazing event !

Find out more about this event by clicking here and the photo album there.



C’est en Grèce que les Yelpeurs Elite ont fait escale en ce mois de mai, plus précisément chez Kilikio, cette nouvelle épicerie grecque et crétoise, qui propose des produits aussi bons que beaux, dénichés par une équipe géniale directement auprès des petits producteurs grecs.


De la convivialité, des découvertes, un buffet apéritif coloré et savoureux étaient au menu de cette soirée qui restera dans les mémoires ! Noemi à l’atelier dégustation de miels et huiles d’olives, et Adoni au Sirtaki, entrainant tous les Yelpeurs dans la danse !


Le tout agrémenté d’un très bon chardonnay proposé par le caviste voisin de Kilikio, Trois Fois Vin.

Pour tout savoir sur cet événement cliquez ici et pour découvrir l'album photo. 

Merci à nos partenaires / Thanks to all our partners :

KilikioTrois Fois Vin • Photos : Guillaume Noid

Whisky Tasting with Platinum at Bar Six

Posted by Kevin L

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How much do you know about whiskies? Last Tuesday we had the perfect opportunities at Bar Six to showcase some of them. Big thanks to Platinum Wines to bring over not only Auchentoshan Three Wood, Suntory The Hakushu 12 Years Old, Glendronach 18 Years
Old Allardice Sherry Cask, and Laphroaig Select Cask to our fellow Elites, but also having Will Clem in Scottish kilt to tell us more about the history and tasting notes of each whisky. 

If you had one glass too many whisky that night, you can always check out the photo album on Flickr, the reviews of the Elite Event on Yelp, and also Yelp Hong Kong Facebook Page to recollect some of your memory!

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London Goes Mad

Posted by Alex Shebar


Eureka! It was a night of eats, drinks, experiments, and only three exploded lab assistants and a handful of horrible monster unleashed onto the unsuspecting city. Yes, Dr. Xander Alexnader brought together his most trusted friends, colleagues, yelpers and light enemies for a night of unexpected surprises. All held at his Mad Scientist Lounge Lab at Strongroom Bar and Grill and held with Digital Shoreditch, it was an experiment to remember. And if you want to relive all those memories, you can check out the videos below and the photos by Jason Ellis on the Yelp Facebook Page.

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May 20, 2015

Baltimore Plays Hooky With Horses

Posted by Elsa M.


Talk about the "suite" life! Yelp Baltimore Elites kicked off Preakness Weekend at Pimlico, taking in the races on Black-Eyed Susan Day in a private suite courtesy of America's Best Racing and Ninety North Racing. With complimentary breakfast, lunch, and open bar, playing hooky with horses turned out to be fun in the sun with perfect weather and extra helpings of fun! Stylish Elites enjoyed a gorgeous buffet complete with crab cakes, Cuban chicken, delectable beef, and endless desserts. From the balcony, they sipped Black-Eyed Susan cocktails and watched the races, placing their bets before the trumpets blared. Bet to win? Place? Show? Exacta? Trifecta? They needn't worry! Experts were on hand to help them understand the sport and give them guidance. It was truly a big day with big hats, fascinating fascinators, and huge smiles. Read the reviews here and check out the pics here!

Yelp's Elite Escape

Posted by Lani P.


1 hour, an unsolved mystery and 2 groups of Brisbane's Yelp Elite Squad. It's a recipe for a logic-filled evening at Brisbane's Escape Hunt Experience located in the hub of West End. Newly opened, this family run business gives eager detectives the chance to immerse themselves into mysteries that draw inspiration from some of Brisbane's iconic locations. Think Government House, Boggo Road Goal and a 100-year old barber shop. Read the reviews here

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A Minluxe Experience

Posted by Heli M.


Miniluxe has opened its first out-of-state location a few months ago in Dallas and invited local Elites to check them out last night at an exclusive event! Public School 214 was on the scene providing an array delectable light bites. Throughout the night, guests sipped champagne and were pampered hot oil arm massages, polish changes and brow waxes. The MiniLuxe mission: to provide more than just nail and beauty care — we exist for our customers’ “self-care.” MiniLuxe fulfills its philosophy by exceeding their clients’ expectations for quality, convenience, and value. Read more about all the fun and check out the photos of the gorgeous space here!

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Charlotte Quirks Out

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Who says fitness can't be fun?! Yelp Charlotte's inaugural Yelp Quirks Out series wrapped up a month-long celebration of quirky, out-of-the-box, unique, and free active life events across the CLT area. Yelpers enjoyed a dynamic awakening, the MADness, rock climbing, sunset yoga, aerial silks, belly dancing, body rocking, getting fly, jazzercise, kickboxing, barre, healthy eats and sips! That's not including all the fantastic prize packs and giveaways at the events, featuring Yelp ear buds, water bottles, travel sanitizers, and much more. Check out all the events and reviews here and don't miss the pics from our huge sunset yoga event on our Flickr.

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Yelp Elite Superhero Soiree!


Boulder Yelp Elites and their guests were invited to dust off their capes, reveal their secret inner superhero, and boast their most formidable superhero pose as they mixed and mingled with fellow Yelp Elites in the Cinebarre foyer and attended a complimentary, private screening of the Avengers: Age Of UltronGuests enjoyed complimentary brews from Crystal Springs Brewing out of Boulder, as well as house-made Margaritas, freshly popped rosemary and truffle popcorn, fried pickle chips, passed apps, and even more delectable movie nosh during the film! Thank you to our gracious host, Cinebarre! Check out the reviews from the guests here and fantastic Superhero shots here!

Yelp Köln Team Escape Elite Event

Posted by Olli


Tuesdays are from now on as good as it gets - at least when we talk about events with Yelp Köln. We were up for a big one on the wish list of the Yelp Köln Community. TeamEscape is the new thing and of course we will not miss to try this. 20 Elites had the chance to compete against each other by solving riddles in order to make it out of the room. The team who needed the least time, wins! Easy? No way. It was a real challenge to make it out in time. Check out the first reviews and the photos of the night. 

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Yelpovision Fun In Birmingham!

Posted by Vicky.O

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"It's the most wonderful time... Of the year...." Yes! Eurovision is back for 2015! To celebrate this musical competition of the camp, crazy and downright fabulous, the Yelp Birmingham Elites got together to eat, drink and watch the first Semi-final in one of the fantastic Staying Cool penthouse apartments in the iconic Rotunda building! As well as drinks, bingo and fancy dress; the team were fed by the fabulous Bare Bones Pizza (who freshly cooked up 30 pizzas for the crew). Eurovision, Penthouses, Pizza and competitions? You can't say fairer than that. Why not go and peruse the reviews and flick through the fabulous photos of the night? 

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May 19, 2015

A Gentleman's Elite Event

Posted by Heli M.


Last week, The Gents Place welcomed a full house of Elites to their Preston Hollow location. With an array of both sweetand savory bites from Celebrity Bakery, an open bar serving up stiff manly drinks, and Willie Martinez's hand-rolled premium organic cigars from House of Cigars, there was no shortage of awesome sponsors! Outside on the patio, guests mingled with owner, Ben Davis, while others inside enjoyed straight razor shaves, shoe shines, and a gift card to return for a future massage, hand/ foot repair or haircut. In case you missed out, the 5-star reviews are piling in. Check them out by clicking here!

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Clevelanders Raise The Barre!

Posted by Cara


This past Saturday Elite Squad members put on their stretchiest gear, left their shoes at the door and got their booties kicked thanks to a complimentary intro to barre class. The barre was definitely raised after this challenging, yet fun, workout with delicious smoothies provided by Whole Foods! Yelpers were also encouraged to bring their minis, since interactive childcare was also provided on site. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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Perfect Day Glasgow with Debs M

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We're loving all the Perfect Day Glasgow photos and today we've got the fabulous Yelp Elite, Debs M, telling us about her perfect day in Glasgow: 

Any perfect day does of course have to start with eating something delicious, and Hyde is an excellent place to do just that - excellent brekkie/brunch options in lovely chilled surroundings, so I’d need to begin there. Then I’d head up Byres Rd, stopping in Tinderbox for a coffee and to watch the world go by, before heading to some of the fantastic vintage shops the West End has to offer - such as Vintage Guru, The Glasgow Vintage Co., Retro and Starry Starry Night. Maybe even a wee look in Relics as that place is always filled with interesting items (and sometimes a sleepy cat or two, bonus!)

Shopping is hungry work, so I’d nip into Nic’s NYC Deli for a grilled sandwich or a delicious hot dog and of course one of their epic doughnuts, followed by a wee stroll around the Botanic Gardens - somewhere which always looks lovely even when the weather isn’t!

Then, you guessed it, more shopping! I adore the shops on Cresswell Lane and they’re always good for a browse even if I never actually end up buying anything - Elements and The Nancy Smillie Shop are two of my favourites, particularly if I need to get a gift for someone but also to get a wee treat for myself! No visit to the West End is complete without having a look in Fopp, it’s also pretty much impossible for me to leave there without picking something up, so I’d definitely need to fit that in before heading through to the City Centre.

Glasgow is full of amazing places to eat, some of which are very fancy and also pretty pricy as a result, but you definitely don’t have to break the bank in order to get a good feed in our fair city! Burger Meats Bun, Bread Meats Bread and Bloc+ all have amazing things to eat and all at very reasonable prices indeed, so I’d visit one of them for dinner. If I wasn’t in a total food coma after that, I’d go for a few drinks in somewhere like Waxy’s, The Howlin’ Wolf, or Slouch for my beloved Sweet Emotion cocktail or one of their other delicious concoctions!

Of course, Glasgow is known for having a fantastic local music scene and as well as the aforementioned Bloc+ and Slouch, The 13th Note usually has some great gigs on - you can usually see a few bands for something like a fiver, which is incredibly good value as far as I’m concerned. I’d try and catch one of them, and - who knows? - maybe even discover my new favourite band!

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May 18, 2015

San Antonio Elite's Night At The DoSeum!

Posted by Tomas Rey

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San Antonio Elite's were treated to an unforgettable night at the newly designed interactive children's museum- The DoSeum. This $50 million new installation for San Antonio doesn't open up their doors to the public till June 6, 2015; luckily, we were able to get an inside peek before anyone else. With the whole museum closed off for us, sans children, Yelpers were given the chance to let their inner-child come out. Sipping on Shiner Beer, delicious wine, and charcuterie plates throughout the night was the cherry on top. The newly created "Adult Only" nights at The DoSeum have officially gotten Yelpers hooked and excited for the future! Check out the amazing five-star reviews of the event here and the amazing photos from Noah Acevedo here!

Special Thanks To Our Sponsor:

The DoSeum Yelp|Website|Facebook

Tlacoyos, tostadas & tacos on Primario

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Last Thursday, Rod, Luis and Berna invite a group Yelpers to their newbrand 2nd business: Primario, an extension of their food truck.

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Seattle Yelpers Play Hooky For Frolik's Rooftop Elite Event

Posted by Katy


What beats a sunny afternoon party with Cointreau cocktails, bottomless glasses of rosé, and locally brewed wheat beer from Fremont Brewing? That's right - nothing! So it was no surprise when more than 220 local Yelp users played hooky on Friday to sip and soak up the sunshine at Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails. Want more deets? Check out the reviews here. To find photos of the event, click on the Yelp Seattle Flickr folder link here.

Hendrick's Gin Academy Schools Sacramento Elites

Posted by Alex L


Sacramento's most active contributors were treated to a hands-on class on one of the world's finest spirits during consecutive nightly events last week at Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar and Sutter Street Steakhouse. Each night, two groups gathered in intimate settings for a history and mixology class from Hendrick's knowledgeable Brand Ambassador Mark Stoddard. The evening included the interactive creation of three upscale cocktails, plenty of appetizers from the host restaurants and a ton of goodies from Hendrick's, including deluxe recipe books. Check out the glowing reviews from Night #1 and Night #2, or the photos on Yelp Sacramento's Flickr Page

A very special thanks to our sponsors:

Hendrick's Gin • Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar • Sutter Street Steakhouse • Melissa Uroff Photography

Hendrick's Gin Academy Schools Sacramento Elites

Posted by Alex L

17647833400_b7ed6d9b5d_oSacramento's most active contributors were treated to a hands-on class on one of the world's finest spirits during consecutive nightly events last week at Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar and Sutter Street Steakhouse. Each night, two groups gathered in intimate settings for a history and mixology class from Hendrick's knowledgeable Brand Ambassador Mark Stoddard. The evening included the interactive creation of three upscale cocktails, plenty of appetizers from the host restaurants and a ton of goodies from Hendrick's, including deluxe recipe books. Check out the glowing reviews from Night #1 and Night #2, or the photos on Yelp Sacramento's Flickr Page

A very special thanks to our sponsors:

Hendrick's Gin • Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar • Sutter Street Steakhouse • Melissa Uroff Photography

Yelp NC Triangle Goldies Colorful & Classy Cocktail Party at Basan

Posted by Lauryn


Gold Badge Elites got a special treat Sunday night at the all new Basan in Durham. Showcasing their amazing menu, Chef Toshio Sakamaki prepared a very special three course meal featuring; shrimp and avocado salad, smoked yellowtail teriyaki with baked mushroom risotto, and a green tea flan for dessert. Each dish was carefully paired with a refreshing cocktails provided by Republic National Distributing Company. Five plus years Elite never felt so good! Read all the five star reviews and then scroll through the pics on Flickr. 

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Beer Brewing For Stockholm Elites

Posted by Agnes Lindberg


Do you know how to brew beer? Well, now a lucky number of Yelp Stockholm Elites can teach you. On Saturday May 16th they got together at Café Proviant to learn how to brew and drink different kinds of beer. The cicerone and brew master was Roger Almström, Swedish Champion in the class Special Beer. While learning the tricks and the key to brew a good beer (think temperature and ingredients) they got to taste some of the highlights from the spring menu with Aspargus and Ramson in the centre.

Read the reviews, and look at the photos, especially these photos. Next time you swing by Café Proviant, remember to ask for the beer ELITE.

A big thanks to Café Proviant for having us!

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A tea party with hats in São Paulo

Posted by Fernanda


"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense", said the ever whimsical Alice in Wonderland. For yelpers in São Paulo, this past Saturday afternoon offered a glimpse into the magical world with fun hats and decorative umbrellas. A group of Elites got to enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea at La Quiche. They tasted mini-quiches, homemade cakes, lemonade, juices and hot chocolates, and they took their hats off for everything. Everyone left with their hands full with the surprise giveaways from bab!. This was certainly an amazing Saturday. If you want to read the reviews click here, and the cool photos are available on our Facebook page. 

A big #thankyou to our sponsors:

La Quiche • bab! • Edu Leporo

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Yelp Elites in a Buchbox!

Posted by Anne


Yelp Elite events are when dreams come true. So it happened last weekend in Berlin, Prenzlauerberg in one of Berlins most charming bookstores: the buchbox! @Helmholtzplatz. The Berlin Yelp Elites were invited to spend a whole night in there, making sure none of the stories came true and dive into all the adventures living on the book shelves. David Mesche and his team made sure there were readings, midnight tours, even cinema! On top there were freshly baked Flammkuchen, wine and even breakfast in the morning!

Curious? Check out the reviews and pics from the event!

Thanx to the amazing people from buchbox!, Frank and Vanessa from the Flammkuchenmanufaktur Wannsee and Beumer und Lutum and Vegan Tiger for delicious sunday morning breakfast!

May 17, 2015

Elite's Day At Taste Of Perth

Posted by Laura

Taste of Perth Elite Event

The red carpet rolled out for 20 Yelpers lucky enough to be given the VIP treatment at Taste of Perth yesterday. Starting in the corporate suite, Yelpers enjoyed complimentary beer and wine before wandering through their dream tasting menu designed from a selection of over 50 tasting dishes crafted by Perth’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants including el Público, Lalla Rookh, Nobu, and Print Hall to name just a few.  It was an unmissable opportunity to celebrate Perth’s unique dining scene. Read the glowing reviews from Yelpers and check out the photos.

Thank you to our sponsor Taste of Perth.

May 16, 2015

Yelp Sweets Potluck!スイーツ持ち寄り会

Posted by Shuhei Tanigawa


土佐堀川が一望できる、コワーキングスペースのようなアトリエのようなクールなスポットで、スイーツ片手に楽しく交流したら楽しいんじゃないか!?そう思って企画した今回のスイーツ持ち寄り会。結論から言うと、やってよかったなと思いました!みなさんがコレはっ!と薦めるスイーツが約20種類以上も揃って、みんなで楽しく食べ比べ。Yelpからは、近所のBrooklyn Rioasting Companyのコーヒーを提供して、みんなで楽しく交流したよ。



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May 15, 2015

Yelp Goes Early To Bed

Posted by Michelle M


Singapore saw a different meaning to the phrase "Early to bed, early to rise" on last night's Elite Event! 

Elites and their guests enjoyed an evening of chocolates and sexy time toys at Early To Bed, a new adult shop in hip Haji Lane. Arjay, the effervescent host, introduced us to jewelry and USB drives that doubled as vibrators, and toys that could be controlled by smartphone apps. Sex toys have clearly entered the 21st century!

4 lucky draw winners received some sensual toys to get their night started, while all guests took home aphrodisiac chocolate bars from Beans to Bars SG. Check out the buzzin' reviews here, and the photos by Natalia Wakula here.

Many thanks to the energetic team at Early to Bed, and Victor from Beans to Bars SG for the delicious chocolates!

The Friday Download At Broadstone Candara At Hancock Park


LA East Yelp Elites got digital at The Friday Download on Friday, April 24th. Yelpers went on a choose-your-own-adventure expedition of the majestic Broadstone Candara at Hancock Park. Each Yelp-marked door had a surprise behind it curated by our 2nd favorite Apps (as well as some other awesome businesses/brands), ranging from an action photo booth to spa services to food samples to adult beverages to meditation. There was even on-site tailoring and a money booth! Guests were also treated to complimentary valet, which made getting in and out a breeze! Read all about it on the review page and peep the photos and photo booth shots.

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A Night Of Education and Eats in South County

Posted by Ryan C.

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Elites convened in San Juan Capistrano for an evening of wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings at We Olive & Wine Bar. During the festivities, guests were treated to delicious small bites from the business’ eclectic menu while the passionate hosts shared tidbits with the group about different varieties of California wines and olive oils. As an added bonus, each Yelper was able to bottle their choice of vinegar or oil to take home with them as a souvenir!

See what you missed by reading the rave reviews or check out the user uploaded photos from the evening!

A special thanks to We Olive & Wine Bar for the incredible evening!

Atlanta Elites Preview New Menu At Taco Mac in Duluth

Posted by Kellie Morvillo


A great night had by all at the Duluth T.Mac! OTP Elites got to preview the new menu highlights as well as sip on some wonderfully prepared cocktails. Oh, did I mention the array of mouthwatering desserts? Maracas and Sombreros made for some fantastic group shots. Read all of the event reviews here and see all the awesome photos on Flickr

İstanbul en tatlı Böcek'i keşfetti!

Posted by Gakten


On a regular Tuesday evening that turned out to be an amazing one afterwards, we met at a  hidden gem in Moda, called Böcek Cafe. Böcek is known for its healthy and tasty food that is made by "moms". Everything in the cafe is homemade, and the warm energy that it spreads is just to be seen. Our meal included great salads, pizza tortillas of many different kinds, freshly made lemonade that reminded us of our childhood, the best oreo and strawberry cakes ever, and even third wave coffee to go well with our cakes. We not only ate, but also learned how to make our very own pizza tortillas, thanks to Böcek Cafe. It was an evening that would not be forgotten. Did you miss this event? It's a big loss indeed, but at least check out the pics and read the amazing reviews to get an idea.

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Birmingham Elite's Get To Yap On Yelp

Posted by Vicky.O

Yap on Yelp Blog Post

Throughout the month of April (and a cheeky foray into May), the Yelp Birmingham Elites were treated to dinner, lunch, drinks and breakfast at new hotspots and old favourites throughout the city as part of Yap On Yelp! Cocktails were quaffed, delicious food was demolished and giggles were had as the Yelpers got to meet other great elites, share their personal hidden gems and get treated to a night out on the town! Why not check out what they thought and have a look at some of the delicious photos they took at the events? 

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May 14, 2015

Yelp's The Lobster In Our Roll: Taipei's First Event!

Posted by Roxanne Lo

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這個週二晚上,超過100人聚集在一起慶祝Yelp首次在台北的活動!這個「認識台北社群經理」的派對舉辦在台北東區正夯的The Lobster Bar。派對中特地準備了一款Yelp台北雞尾酒特調,另外還有許多小點心以及明星商品龍蝦堡讓來賓盡情享用。整晚的氣氛超級熱烈,所有人都隨著DJ播放的音樂節奏擺動,最後推上精心準備的「看見台灣」徽章蛋糕,使所有現場來賓都十分興奮!請至這裡閱讀活動的評論,也可以在我們的Flickr看到更多精彩的活動照片。

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Yelp's Got The LOOK!

Posted by Nathen

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Last week, eyebrows were waxed courtesy of The Birthday Suit, hands were massaged, and drinks were served as the Las Vegas Elites were treated to a smattering of salon styled pamperings. As each elite arrived they were handed wine or champagne courtesy of Lee's Discount Liquor and headed off to their eyebrow and hair appointments. Food samples were in full rotation from Pot Liquor CAS, who served-up pulled pork samples and, "Moinks", (bacon wrapped meatballs)... delicious! To wash it all down, Wicked Tango made skinny drinks to keep the buzz light and groovin'! Check-out all of the photos here!

Huge thanks to all the sponsors! LOOK Style Society, The Birthday SuitWicked Tango, Pot Liquor, Showboy Bakeshop, and Lee's Discount Liquor.

Yelp Pizza Party at Custom Pie

Posted by Brinny

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On Tuesday, LA West Yelp Elites dined at Moorpark's finest pizza establishment, Custom Pie!  Yelpers ogled over Phil's original creations made with high quality ingredients, while wining and dining with friends.  The impressive menu included carne, margherita, el diablo, and wild mushroom pizza pies, an array of salads, and delicious gelato and s'mores pizza to top off the meal.  But it didn't end there!  Attendees left with a coupon for a free ice cream at the recently opened Ice Cream Lab in Westlake Village!

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