If you all follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed me talking about a couple of fun events I’ve been going to the past couple of weekends. The first was a pop up speakeasy with my dear friend Taylor. The second was a really cool loft party. And both events were put together by Chowbunga.
Now, just what is Chowbunga you ask?
Well, it’s a new and exciting way to get out of your apartment and meet fun people. But, they don’t do events in bars or restaurants but rather someone’s apartment. That’s right; it’s all about house parties folks.
Chowbunga events give you the opportunity to break away from your normal going out routine. And their events are geared towards meeting new people. It’s not just about meeting people to date or hook up with but you can make new friends or business contacts too. I love my local watering hole and I love visiting all the various bars in New York City, but sometimes it’s hard to meet people at bars and it tends to be the same kinds of people. With Chowbunga, you can mix things up and meet all kinds of people in a fun and cozy atmosphere.
Last weekend, the party was at a loft in Chinatown. As with Chowbunga events, party goers had to request an invite, purchase a ticket, and then the address is emailed to each person the day of the event. Tickets go for a nominal fee and they are all inclusive.
The theme for the loft party was “sail away” so people were encouraged to dress in preppy resort wear or just wear white. Amongst all the cute dresses and preppy sport coats with kakis there was also a gentleman with a sailor hat that he stole from a friend. Definitely an interesting crowd.
Drinks were mixed up by the talented Creative Drunk (go check him out on Twitter too). I spent most of the night sipping on an Islamorada Rum Runner which had a lot of rum, some fruit, and crushed ice which all made for a very tasty and powerful drink. And there was also a DJ with some good beats. As the night progressed, the vibe became a little more loungey. Not bad for a loft in Chinatown. Job well done Chowbunga. Job well done.
As I mentioned this is my second event with them and I am definitely a fan. I am not just saying that, I promise, I am truly a fan and I expect to go to many more events. It’s so easy to meet people and you can easily come alone or with a friend. Actually, the guy I spent most of the night talking to came to the party solo. And, he was at the pop up speakeasy solo as well.
Check them out for yourself and see what other fun events they have in store.