Earlier this summer we had the honor of hosting a group of Elite yelp reviewers. This was a special, invitation only evening organized by Yelp. Yelp seeks out local attractions that have good online reputations for these events.

There were 24 attendees, and we were only able to accomodate this number because we also operate Milwaukee Seven Seat Bike Tours. Half the group went on a three stop food tour of the third ward, while the other half was split between the Tailgate and the Device. Then the two groups switched.

As the group arrived Ophelia Oliviera, the event co-ordinator, set up in our third floor lobby with gift bags for all. Many of the attendees were busy on their phones, as one would expect a group of active social media reviewers would be.

The only glitch in the evening is that the food tours went on longer than expected. I understand the restaurants realized they were dealing with Yelp Elite members and so wanted to put their best foot forward and serve more than normal.

In the end we received 12 five star yelp reviews. That’s especially meaningful since these folks were chosen as Yelp Elite members because the reviews they write are thorough, balanced, and useful.

Of course positive reviews are important for spreading the word about our business and attracting new customers, but they another affect, too- they make all of us who work here feel good. It’s nice to be told when we’re successful at helping people enjoy the evening and have fun.

Thank you to everyone who has written us a positive review!