Well after a few weeks with out a reservation, we were finally back in action with 3 reservations in 3 days.
The weekend kicked off with Decode Digital's 3rd Annual Company Party on Thursday, 12/8. I picked the group up at 5pm at their office on Montrose Blvd. We started the evening off in Montrose District at Anvil Bar & Refuge - a bar devoted to the classic cocktail. We followed that up with heading about a mile down the street to La Grange Houston - and expansive patio bar offering regional Mexican & Tex-Mex dishes, plus craft beer and cocktails. Our 3rd stop of the night was a quick stop to see all of the festive decorations and lights downtown at Discovery Green before we made it to Conservatory, the Underground Beer Garden and Food Hall. Our final stop of the night was Cottonwood, a bar with Texas pub fare with 40+ taps, 2 cask-conditioned and a full bar located in the GOOF (aka Garden Oaks/Oak Forest).
I finally called it a night around 12:30am after I got the bus back to the office and cleaned up the bus.
Saturday, 12/10, was another big day for Cool Bus Houston, as we had 2 reservations. The first, was for the bridal party for Brett & Hannah Bergamo's Wedding. I picked up the girls from their townhome in Rice Military and drove them out to their wedding venue at the Ashton Gardens. As we headed out, I overheard one of the girls saying, "This was definitely our best purchase!"
Hearing comments like that and hearing a few days after that the girls "RAVED" about it, really make me feel like I am on to something here. Knowing that I am able to be a part of the biggest day in this couple's life so far, is a pretty cool feeling.
My 2nd party of the day came well in to the evening as I hosted a birthday party of about 12 people. I picked the group up in Cypress and made our way to town. The group rocked out for a solid 30 minutes before we made it to our first stop of the evening, Kung Fu Saloon - a pretty fun bar with a relaxed atmosphere and retro arcade video games - located on Washington Avenue. For our 2nd stop, we ventured in to Midtown as the group hit up The Dogwood and Sage County - both bars with a great nightlife experience. Before we left Midtown, we made a quick stop over at Howl at the Moon Piano Bar. To close out the night, we drove back to Washington Avenue and spent the last hour at Pearl Houston - a bar offering craft cocktails, live music & DJ's, plus a patio with games and TV's.
By 3am, I was finally calling it a night and had successfully completed 2 rides in one day, including my first wedding event! I am participating in the Bridal Extravaganza Show in January, and I am very much looking forward to getting more involved with weddings and helping to make the couple's big day even more special.