A few weeks ago I got an e-mail about the 2014 Yelp’s Holiday Hangover. It read:
WHAT: Yelp’s Holiday Hangover aboard Hornblower’s Infinity + Hybrid yachts. Presented by Campari America and Lagunitas Brewing Company, expect 378 feet of decadence amongst two vessels with seven climate controlled decks, six dance floors, and more sweeping views of the city than you can shake a Mob Wife at.
WHEN: Sunday, January 19th
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Hornblower Hybrid & Hornblower Infinity
After reading all of the details my mind yelled: WHERE DO I SIGN UP???
The RSVP was on 1/9/14 at noon and it was intense. Since you could only sign up for 1 ship I looked at a few pictures of both and decided to go with the Hybrid. It was the smaller of the 2 ships but I loved the layout and figured since the Infinity had a larger capacity, a lot of people would try to RSVP for that one increasing my chances of scoring a pass. After 10 minutes of refreshing & what seemed like the website crashing I was able to RSVP without being waitlisted. What a relief when I received the confirmation e-mail. A few days later – my pass was e-mailed to me.
Since they recommend you get there early me and my plus 1 got on the road around 3:30pm since they were boarding at 5:15pm. Getting to Pier 15 was an adventure. There was traffic getting to the Holland and since my navigation in my truck is terrible – we ended up in Brooklyn. After driving for 1 1/2 hours, paying about $30 in tolls and maybe even getting a red light ticket…. we arrived & the line wasn’t too bad for showing up later than expected.
After a few minutes we had to show our id’s to get wristbands and we started to board. The sun was starting to set and I got this awesome shot of the ship.
Once aboard the fun began! The ship was filled with tons of Yelpers, free drinks, free food, a DJ, performers and some vendors.
The awesome bartenders on the top level.
The complimentary drink options for the night courtesy of Campari & Lagunitas.
Courtney Weber Tarot Reader
DJ Kev G & Javier on the drums
Thank you sooooo much to Ruggy & all of the staff at Yelp who set up this epic event!
Great food, Great drinks, Great time!
Oh…. & I scored these goodies to take home. I’m currently obsessing over the Yelpstick!
Can’t wait for the next event!