Yelp Drinks, Weeklong Promotion, Kicks Off Tonight with Party at Wally's

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Yelp_DrinksYelp Orlando, the local outpost of the Internet business review site, has come up with a fun promotion: Yelp Drinks, a seven-day happy hour (happy week?) with half-off drink specials at some favorite drinking establishments. It’s sort of like a restaurant week, except without food. I think I would have called it Yelp Gulp, but that’s just me.

Yelp Drinks, which begins today, April 4, and runs through Sunday, is being spearheaded locally by Colleen Burns, Yelp’s dynamo community manager for Orlando. Yelp Drinks events are being held simultaneously in 30 cities across the country, so if you’re traveling this week, check Yelp’s website. Burns has organized a launch party this evening at Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors, the delightfully divey bar that is a local institution and renowned for its generous pours. “What better way to kick it off than at the location that pours a heavy drink?” Burns said in her Yelp post announcing the event. (I recently heard a story about a new visitor who came into Wally’s and ordered a double. The woman behind the bar looked at the man and asked, “Why?”) The event at Wally’s is in the tiny bar’s side parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature a couple of local food trucks, vodka tastings, and a few other goodies. Wally’s is at 1001 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.

For the rest of the week, the 13 participating bars and restaurant lounges will offer at least three drink specials, all day, every day. There are no coupons or certificates -- just ask for the Yelp Drinks specials and the bartender will comply.

Here’s a list of the participating local watering holes and what they’re pouring. Check Yelp’s Orlando site for more details and location information.

 

Club 57 West

Sex On The Beach (regular price: $7)

Cherry Bomb (regular price: $8)

Watermelon Martini (regular price: $9)

Crave

Agave Nectar Margarita (regular price: $10.95)

Sparkling Strawberries (regular price: $7.95)

Cherry Blossom (regular price: $9.95)

Downtown Pourhouse

Pink Panther (regular price: $8)

Dragon Beach (regular price: $8)

Purple Lemonade (regular price: $8)

Firkin And Kegler

Flavored Pinnacle Vodka (regular price: $5)

Long Island Ice Tea (regular price: $6.25)

Lemon Drop (regular price: $5.50)

Ichiban

Mango Saketina (regular price: $5)

Hot Sake (regular price: $5)

House Wine (regular price: $6)

The Milk Bar

Fox Barrel Black Currant Cider (regular price: $4.25)

Dales Pale Ale (regular price: $4)

Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale (regular price: $4.25)

NV

House Red (regular price: $5)

House White (regular price: $5)

Import Beer/Draft (regular price: $5)

Orlando Brewing

Last Minute IPA  (regular price: $4)

Box of Chocolates (regular price: $4)

Eagle Stout (regular price: $4)

Put A Cork In It

Wine Cocktail - Margarita (regular price: $5)

Wine Cocktail - Cosmo (regular price: $5)

Wine Cocktail - Long Island Sweet Tea (regular price: $5)

Vintage Lounge

Call Brand Drinks (regular price: $6)

House White (regular price: $6)

Domestic Beer (regular price: $4)

Vixen Bar

Call Brand Drinks (regular price: $6)

House White (regular price: $6)

Domestic Beer (regular price: $4)

Wally's

Red Devil (regular price: $8)

Wally's Long Island Iced Tea (regular price: $8)

Daytona GT Vodka Lemonade (regular price: $6)

White Wolf Catering

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini (regular Price: $10)

Espresso Martini (regular Price: $8)

Orlando Sunrise Martini (regular Price: $8)

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