New Happy Hour Menu for Happy Hour Pal: The Safehouse. Honolulu, Hawaii

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New #happyhour on Happy Hour Pal’s website & apps! Check out The Safehouse located inside The Republik.

$3 Drafts, House Wines, Wells, $2 off Signature Cocktails $2 off food & more! The Safehouse #pauhana menu: www.happyhourpal.com/thesafehouse

For more happy hour menus in Hawaii, download Happy Hour Pal’s FREE Mobile Apps: http://bit.ly/hhp_all

#hawaii #honolulu #thesafehouse #therepublic #alamoana #oahu #cocktail #pupus #android #iphone

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Happy Hour Menu

DRINKS

Wells $3.00
House Wine $3.00
Beers $3.00
Signature Cocktails $2.00 OFF

FOOD

Gorg Fries $6.00
Seasoned Waffle Fries Drizzled with Gorgonzola Sauce and Crumbles
Cheese Curds $8.00
Wisconsin Yellow Cheddar Cheese Curds, Beer Battered and Fried
Greek Salad $5.00
Kalamata Olives, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumber, Mixed Greens, Tossed in a Red Wine Vinaigrette, Topped With Pita and Feta Crumbles
Cheese Bread $6.00
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Brushed, House Cheese Blend, Marinara
Juicy Lucy Inspired Bar Burger $11.00
Serrano and Chipotle Pepper Infused Burger, Filled with Mexican 3 Cheese Blend with House Cut Fries
Safehouse Sliders $10.00
Pork: Slow Cooked BBQ Pork with Cranberry Slaw on Hawaiian Sweet Bread
Safehouse Sliders $11.00
Beef: Ground Chuck, Havarti, and Pickle n Tomato Skewer
Safehouse Sliders $11.00
Chicken: Thinly Pounded Breast, Parmesan Crusted, House Made Marinara, Mozzarella, Mixed Greens
Pizza Republik $9.00
Veggie: Red Sauce, Caramelized Onion, Confit Tomato, Grilled Zucchini, Mushroom, Arugula, and Buffalo Mozzarella. Add-Ons: Pepperoni, Sausage, Onion
Pizza Republik $10.00
Kalua Pork-BBQ sauce, Pineapple, Mango, Red Onion, Cilantro, Jack and Mozzarella. Add-Ons: Pepperoni, Sausage, Onion
Ribeye Skewers $13.00
Secret Marinade Ribeye, with Onion, Peppers, and Mushrooms
Fries $4.00
Tajin, Salt and Pepper, or Garlic. Sampler (all three choices): $12
Wonton Tacos $12.00
Spicy Ahi: Fresh Ahi Tossed with Creamy House Spice Mix, Asian Slaw, and Avocado
Wonton Tacos $9.00
The Other White Meat: Onion, Cilantro, Avocado/Jalapeno Sauce, Cotija
Edamame $4.00
Served Spicy or Salty
Drumettes $11.00
Traditional Buffalo or Angry Korean Marinade
Toasted Ravioli $7.00
Just Like the Italian’s Never Made Them, Cheese filled, Breaded and Fried, Served with House Red Sauce
Bacon Wrapped Hotdog $4.00
BACON Makes Everything Better, Grilled Onions and Peppers, Spicy Aioli

Three Happy Hours: One Property: Wailea, Maui

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I am looking forward to spending time at the The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui this weekend with friends! We will be heading to three awesome ‪#‎happyhours‬ on property! #ko #luanalounge and ‪#‎nicksfishmarket‬ ! Check out a few of my favorite #pauhana items below, and view their FULL #happyhour ‪#‎menus‬ and ‪#‎photos‬ on‪ #‎happyhourpal‬!

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Ko Items: Our Picks 

www.happyhourpal.com/kokealani

Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl: Seasoned Sashimi Grade Ahi on Sushi Rice with Spicy Aioli, Orange Tobiko, Kaiware Sprouts and Nori ($10)

Specialty Cocktails: Double Pineapple Fusion, South Maui Sweet Tea, Caipiroska, Kea Lani Kicker, Classic Mai Tai ($8)

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Luana Lounge Items: Our Picks

www.happyhourpal.com/luanalounge

Flat Bread: Volcano Spiced Tiger Prawns: Spinach, Red Pepper Pesto, Garlic and Mozzarella ($9.50)

Local Micro Brew: Longboard Lager ($5)

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Nick’s Fish Market: Our Picks

www.happyhourpal.com/nicksfishmarket

Fresh Hawaiian Ceviche: Opah, Ahi, & Snapper, Meyer Lemon, Lime, Yuzu, Cilantro Avocado, Mango, Papaya, Won Ton & Sweet Potato Cups ($8)

Specialty Drinks: Nick’s Mai Tai, Mangotini, Hawaiian Punch, Ginger Martini, Specialty Cocktail of the Evening ($6)

 

FREE HAPPY HOUR APP FOR HAWAII: If you like #happyhour in #hawaii & support #localbusinesses then please download our #free #mobileapp ow.ly/mnZuA
#‎maui‬ ‪#‎weekend‬ ‪#‎hawaii‬ ‪#‎fairmont‬ ‪#‎staycation‬‪ #‎weekendgetaway‬ ‪#‎travel‬ ‪#‎islandlife‬ ‪#‎kihei‬ ‪#‎wailea‬ ‪#‎hhour‬‪ #‎foodie‬ ‪#‎cocktails‬

Nocturna Lounge: Honolulu, Hawaii

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Happy Hour Pal’s ‪#‎hhour‬ of the day is Nocturna Lounge! Happy Hour Menu: www.happyhourpal.com/nocturnalounge

Our Pick: $4 Soju Cocktails & Free Karaoke in the lounge!

Download Happy Hour Pal’s FREE app before you go: http://bit.ly/hhp_all

INDUSTRY HAPPY HOUR: 11pm-2am with Valid Liquor Commission Blue or Yellow Card. 50% off private room rentals and happy hour drink specials!

‪#‎happyhour‬ ‪#‎pauhana‬ ‪#‎karaoke‬ ‪#‎industrynight‬ ‪#‎hawaii‬

Happy Hour Menu

DRINKS

Spirits $4.00
Domestic Beer $3.00
Import Beer $4.00
Soju Cocktails $4.00
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Soju Cocktails $15.00
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Wine by the Glass $5.00

Meet Social Media Club Pro: Carey Bennett of @HappyHourPal

Membership Monday: Meet SMCHI Pro, Carey Bennett

JUNE 24, 2013 BY  LEAVE A COMMENT

Our Pro membership is comprised of digital professionals, innovators, and leaders from a wide array of (some unexpected) disciplines. To showcase this diversity, each month we’ll introduce you to one of our Pro members and share their insights on social media. Are you a SMCHI Pro interested to be profiled in a future month? Contact Jen Barrett to learn more.

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Carey is the co-founder and CEO of Happy Hour Pal (formerly Happy Hour Hawai‘i). Together with her husband Brandon, they built every aspect of the business from programming the website/apps and marketing the products, to building relationships with participating businesses.

Happy Hour Pal is a mobile and online guide to all things happy hour! The free GPS-based app provides up-to-date happy hour information straight from your (soon-to-be) favorite watering hole. Happy Hour Pal is managed by participating establishments to provide accurate happy hour menus, daily specials, maps, basic information, and rewards.

Q: How are you currently using social media in your job?

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Social media plays a huge role in spreading the word about Happy Hour Pal. We receive most of our users through word of mouth. The best way to spread the word is through social media! We are active in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and WordPress, and use Hootsuite to schedule and manage all of our platforms. We currently have over 7,500 followers across our social networks.

Q: Describe a social media challenge and how you overcome it.

Platform changes have been an adjustment for us. A year ago, the “filters” for Facebook Pages were not in place. Pricing for advertising was much more affordable per click, and most of our content reached our followers organically.

Facebook has dramatically limited the reach of Page posts to entice businesses to participate in its advertising program, which now includes a “pay per post” option designed to maximize reach. Pricing can be in the $30 range per post, which is financially straining for small businesses and startups.

We have pivoted to Twitter and other means of reaching out, including Google+ and our WordPress blog. We have also re-evaluated and strengthened our Facebook content as well as optimized the number of daily posts to keep our fans’ attention.

Q: What’s one social media tool or platform you couldn’t live without?

I love different platforms for different reasons. For social media organization, my #1 is Hootsuite!

Q: Name a mistake businesses make with social media.

“White Noise Posts” Writing content-heavy posts with no visual element, especially on Facebook. As a fan of many pages, I realized that I was only reading posts with interesting images. My eyes would first see the photo and second read the content. No matter how long the content, I read it because the visual grabbed my attention. Beautiful, artistic, or fun content-relevant visuals go a long way.

Q: Can you name a local example of a successful use of social media?

Roberta Oaks is a small local boutique downtown near my home. When the owner posts, she pairs a beautiful image of her handmade products. The images are so gorgeous, that I have sent a FB message asking if she would please hold an item for me (and I have seen other fans do the same). She easily creates sales on Facebook and Instagram while keeping her beautiful designs fresh in a fan’s memory (can you tell I am a fan?). Fantastic!

I also love reading posts from @Melissa808 on Twitter and Instagram, she is always doing something fun! She does a great job spreading the word about local products and restaurants throughout the state in a fun way!

Q: What exciting initiatives are you working on and can share with us?

We are continuously updating our products, creating and adding new features, and expanding to more locations! Stay Tuned :)

Q: What emerging social media networks or tools are you monitoring most closely?

Vine and social magazine app Flipboard.

Q: What do you do offline to help you stay current and connected online?

Entrepreneur Magazine and Fortune Magazine are my go-to reads when I am not online. I also attend conferences, meet-ups, and events.

Q: What made you join Social Media Club Hawai‘i?

I wanted to learn from the best! I love learning tips and tricks for my current social media platforms, as well as finding out more information about platforms that I am less familiar with. A pro membership also offers excellent networking opportunities!

Are you a SMCHI Pro interested to be profiled in a future edition of Membership Monday? Contact Jen Barrett to learn more.

About Jen Barrett
Jen is a self-professed do-gooder and jane-of-all-trades. Her current focus is helping nonprofits and community-minded businesses harness the power of the social web for social good through her company Taming Tech For Good. Connect with her via about.me.

Bytemarks Cafe via Hawaii Public Radio: Episode 253: Founder Institute – June 19, 2013

Episode 253: Founder Institute – June 19, 2013

June 19th, 2013 | Podcasts

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Carey & Brandon Bennett from Happy Hour Hawaii to tell us about their nation wide rollout. Finally, we find out from Russel Cheng about the Honolulu chapter of theFounder Institute and how it’s helping to build the entrepreneurial startup ecosystem.

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Follow Us on Twitter: @russelcheng @hawaii @bytemarks @HappyHourPal @HappyHourPalHI @carey_bennett @yarbo808

Best New App for Socialites on a Budget: Happy Hour Pal

 

Best New App for Socialites on a Budget: Happy Hour Pal

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Fellow socialites on a budget, I have found the holy grail: Happy Hour Pal!  Happy Hour Hawaii has redirected and upgraded to a national website Happy Hour Pal, and also launched an app in May 2013.  For those like me on the go, this super-duper easy to use app has taken the guess work out of going to happy hour.

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Instead of showing up to a restaurant with your fingers crossed that there will be more than just fries and Bud Light on tap for happy hour, this business-managed website and GPS-based mobile application will helps users find happy hour information, including menus, daily specials, basic business information, maps, GPS-based directions, check-in rewards, and more.

I am loving this new free app, especially the updated food and drink menus and detailed day of the week specials.  Happy Hour Pal even offers rewards! Each time you check into a Happy Hour Pal business you receive one reward point, and if you earn 10 points you can redeem them for a $10 discount at participating locations!

Happy Hour Pal currently has just about 100 participating businesses through out all of Hawaii, concentrated in Waikiki and Honolulu such as Bar 35, M Nightclub, and RumFire.  The website and app is quickly growing in popularity and has even entered Portland, Oregon and Long Island, New York with plans to expand to additional mainland cities.

Happy Hour Pal, Carey & Brandon Bennett

I had the pleasure of meeting co-founder and CEO of Happy Hour Pal Carey Bennett.  She and her husband Brandon live in Honolulu and created Happy Hour Hawaii & Happy Hour Pal from scratch.  This power couple is young, super smart, and works tirelessly to perfect their online company.

I am not only a fan of the Happy Hour Pal app, but also an admirer of young local entrepreneurs like Carey and Brandon who follow their dreams and  really just work so damn hard! Congrats to the Bennetts on Happy Hour Pal, and you can bet you’ll see me around town at a happy hour near you!

Cheers to Candy Month!

Every month has a slew of abstract and unknown holidays.  For instance, every November 3rd is Sandwich Day and November is National Model Railroad Month.  Can anyone honestly claim they celebrate either of those?  June is no exception either.

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June is Candy Month, and today, June 8th, is Best Friends’ Day (holidayinsight.com).  Unlike sandwich day and model railroads, though, candy and best friends go together like two peas in a pod.  It is no surprise that when someone says candy most people think chocolate, and based on annual sales if chocolate had a best friend it would be peanut butter.  Reese’s peanut butter cups are ranked second behind M&M’s milk chocolate (businessweek.com).  So, what’s a better way to celebrate both of these abstract holidays than to make a Peanut Butter Cup Martini?

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Here’s the recipe:

1 oz vanilla vodka

½ oz Kahlua

½ oz white crème de cocoa

1 oz godiva chocolate liquor

¾ oz peanut butter simple syrup

Splash of milk/cream

Chocolate syrup

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To make the peanut butter simple syrup mix equal parts sugar and water over medium high heat.  When they start to dissolve add a glob of peanut butter and melt it down.  Once it is thoroughly mixed and begins to bubble remove from heat and cool.

Take a martini glass and swirl with chocolate syrup.  Depending on the size of your Reese’s either skewer or place on the rim.  Add remaining ingredients to a shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously and strain into your prepared martini glass.

By Krystle Turkington

@KrystleBar

www.HappyHourPal.com