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December 2011
Froomz Features

Top 10 Venues for Holiday Mixers

Need a novel way to celebrate the culmination of another year with your team? How about a throwing a holiday mixer! Skip the sit down dinner and go for a casual mid-week gathering where guests can freely mix and mingle with colleagues and friends. From San Francisco to San Jose, we’ve scoured the Bay Area for the best holiday mixer deals. Midweek mixer packages are available Mondays thru Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, in two-hour time blocks. With appetizer and drink packages starting at $12/person, these deals won’t bust your budget. 

Here are our Top 10 Picks:

Aqua Pazza in San Mateo, a family owned and operated establishment, offers a full bar featuring original cocktails with fresh local produce and liqueurs handcrafted by Tullio and his wife Renee. Housemade limoncello, cucumber canteloupe, watermelon mint, basil, and espresso cream are a few favorites. Mixer packages start at $900 for 30 guests. Includes chef’s choice of shared appetizer platter + 2 drinks (beer/wine) + reserved private room (Wine Room or Balcony). Additional guests are $30/person. Tax/Tip included. Aqua Pazza is at 201 E. 3rd St. San Mateo. Check Available Dates.

Farenheit-8067Fahrenheit Lounge, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a modern ultra lounge that is perfect for entertaining, as well as for off-site corporate receptions and meetings. Mixer packages start at $200 for 10 guests and includes your choice of 5 passed hors d’oeuvres + cash bar. Available in the Red Room, Upper Lounge, and Back Lounge. Farehneight Lounge is located at 99 E. San Fernando St. San Jose.

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The newly opened Hana Zen at Pier 39 lays emphasis on its world-class breathtaking and magnificent panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. Perfect for company parties or family gatherings, bar packages start at $250 (minimum bar guarantee) for 25 guests. Pricing available for larger parties. Free 2-hour validated parking. Hana Zen is located at the end of Pier 39 in San Francisco. Check Available Dates.

Intram-6177The stylish Intra Lounge is located inside Intramuros Restaurant & Lounge in South San Francisco and is equipped with a full bar, LCD TVs, oversized leather couches, and top-shelf labels to please even the most discriminating clients. Bar packages start at $250 for 25 guests. Pricing available for larger parties. Free parking. Intramuros is at 101 Brentwood Dr. So. San Francisco. Check Available Dates.

JLhorJ. Lohr Vineyards & Wines offers a private, intimate venue for smaller groups conveniently close to downtown San Jose. Wine Tasting Packages start at just $390 for 15 guests and includes sampling of 6 award-winning wines, cheese/baguettes, souvenir tasting glass and use of private wine room. Additional guests $12/person. J. Lohr Vineyards is at 1000 Lenzen Ave. San Jose. Check Available Dates.

Kaama LoungeKaama is the Goddess of Pleasure. At Kaama Lounge, we honor the Pleasure of Food, Drink, and most importantly, the Pleasure of good times and great company. Enjoy Bar Packages starting at $250 (includes 50 drink tickets). Reception Packages start at $300 for 20 guests, and includes 1 appetizer platter + 2 drinks per guest (wine/beer). Additional guests $15/person. Kaama Lounge is at 385 S. Winchester Blvd. San Jose. Check Available Dates.

LavashLavash is a cozy, family-owned business in the heart of San Francisco’s Sunset District. With its beautiful décor, saffron walls, and Mediterranean ambiance, Lavash  radiates classic Persian hospitality. Mixer packages start at $350 for 15 guests and includes 1 appetizer platter + 2 drinks per guests (wine/beer). Additional guests $20/person. Tax/Tip included. Lavash is at 511 Irving St. SF-  Check Available Dates.

Plates Bar & GrillPlates Bar and Grill is located in the heart of downtown Los Altos. We specialize in New American cuisine featuring small and large plates! Mixer packages start at $300 for 20 guests and includes 2 appetizer platters + 1 drink/guest. Or choose the chips/salsa package, which includes 2 drinks/guest (wine/beer). Additional guests $15/person. Tax/Tip included. Plates Bar & Brill is located at 233 State St. Los Altos.  Check Available Dates.

RosieMcCannsCead Mile Failte! 100,000 Welcomes! is not just a slogan at Rosie McCann’s, it is the mission statement. The pub has always been a place of camaraderie and Rosie McCann’s exemplifies the best in Irish hospitality. Bar packages start at $180 for 30 guests. Includes 30 well drink tickets all inclusive. Additional guests at $5/person. Mixer packages start at $400 for 20 and includes 1 appetizer platter + 1 drink/guest (beer/wine).  Tax/Tip included. Rosie McCann’s is at 355 Santana Row San Jose. Check Available Dates.

SonomaChixCoopCome experience Sonoma Chicken Coop Restaurant and Brewery in Downtown Campbell. You’ll love the homemade breads, elegant entrees, salads, desserts, and custom micro-brews that have earned rave reviews from patrons over the years. Reception packages start at $270 for 20 guests. Includes 3 Party Trays + Cash Bar. Additional Guests $9/person. 200 E. Campbell Ave. Campbell. Check Available Dates.
Know of another venue with an amazing mid-week mixer package? Tell us about it! Send us an email or fill out the form below with your recommendation, and we’ll be sure to include them in a future list. Cheers!

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