Veronica Brundle - Jul 24 2022, 10:39:00 AM
After a long week or a super busy month at work, everyone deserves a drink! When you worked in person in an office, you probably went out to happy hour with your team members frequently. It may have even been an ongoing tradition in the workplace that everyone looked forward to every week or month. We’re here to let you know that virtual happy hours can have just as many perks as an in-person happy hour does.
Virtual happy hours allow your team members to grow a bond with one another and connect on a deeper level. Whether it’s a monthly or a quarterly happy hour experience, these are virtual events and experiences your team can look forward to and allow them to foster a connection with individuals in other departments.
If you’re looking to take advantage of virtual happy hours, you’ve come to the right place. We put together a list of the 10 best options that take the traditional happy hour to the next level.
Here’s our top 10:
Take your team on a tasting experience they will never forget, the California Wine Mixer. During this happy hour, everyone will have an opportunity to taste eight of California’s best wines. They’ll learn everything about the grapes, regions, and the different tasting notes of each of the wines. Every member of your team will receive a box delivered straight to their home, with everything they’ll need for the experience. In the end, there will be some wine trivia: so make sure your team is paying attention!
Have a team that wants to do more than just drink and socialize? Sounds like you need to plan a murder mystery virtual happy hour. A murder mystery is an exciting detective cocktail party that challenges your team members to think critically about everything around them. From solving puzzles to interrogating suspects: everything about this experience will promote team bonding and get everyone's creative juices flowing.
Get your team together for an unreal happy hour experience, the James Bond way. This Jame Bonds-inspired cocktail making invites your team to join in together to create three delicious cocktails from the comfort of their home. Get ready to taste a classic dry martini, a Vesper, and Tiffany Diamonds. This is one of our favorite virtual happy hours because it’s not your average happy hour experience. Your team won’t ever experience anything like this, and it’s a happy hour they will never stop talking about in the workplace chats.
Some teams want to do more than just sip drinks on a Zoom call. They want to be entertained and do something more! That’s where a Paint & Sip experience comes in. This virtual happy hour will put their creative skills to the test and encourage them to think outside of the box after work. At the end of the experience, they’ll get an opportunity to share their creations with their team, share a few laughs, and sip on something sweet. What more could you ask from a happy hour?
Have a team of beer lovers that frequent breweries on the weekend? We have the perfect virtual happy hour for them. With this virtual beer tasting event, your team will get to taste four beers from four different breweries. They can discuss their different tastes, share stories about their day, and have a moment to unwind and relax after a long day.
Want to shake up your same ol’ happy hours? This is the perfect experience for you. Together, your team will learn how to expertly craft three cocktails with our professional and talented bartenders. Throughout the experience, they’ll get to sip on a delicious drink, learn a few new bartending skills, and connect with their team on a whole new level! This event is one hour long and can accommodate up to 300 participants.
You may think yoga is typically a relaxing experience you enjoy by yourself. We’re here to tell you that it can also be fun when a few drinks are involved! After a long day of Zoom meetings and work-from-home vibes, it can be hard to sit down at your computer for a Zoom happy hour. The best way to spice that up and encourage your team to get their legs moving is with a drunk yoga happy hour.
There’s no better way to reconnect and catch up with your colleagues than with a wine pairing experience. This experience has an expert host who’s there to guide discussions on wine and help you expertly pair gourmet hors-d'oeuvres with each unique taste. This hour and a half-long experience can accommodate up to 1000 participants.
Turn your Zoom happy hours into a City Brew Tour and cheese pairing experience. This entertaining and interactive tour will guide your team through a live virtual experience. Together, they’ll explore the intricacies of pairing beer with different cheese and get to connect with their coworkers at the same time! Everyone will receive 3 craft beers, 3 kinds of cheese, 3 chocolates, and a branded koozie delivered straight to their home.
Experience a true whiskey mixology class with your colleagues. This virtual happy hour brings together fun, learning, and great-tasting drinks! What more could your team ask for? Together, they’ll learn how to craft three delicious cocktail recipes. The host will inspire a social environment and get everyone in a happy hour mood! This is designed for small, intimate groups of 8-16. The setup is great for helping to foster connections between different departments, leadership, or small teams in the workplace.
Plan Your Next Virtual Happy Hour With Elevent
In today’s digital age, virtual happy hours are a must-plan. They inspire your team members to connect with each other, no matter where they’re located in the world. It’s also a great way to relax and unwind after a long day or week.
If you’re ready to start scheduling interactive happy hours for your team, you’ve come to the right place. From whiskey cocktails to beer tasting experiences: We have every type of happy hour you can imagine. All of our experiences are thoughtfully planned and curated with your team members in mind. So you don’t need to worry about any of the logistics or specifics of the event. All you need to do is show up and get ready to have some fun.
If you’re ready to experience Elevent firsthand, explore our collection of happy hour experiences today to get started.
Originally published at Jul 24 2022, 10:39:00 AM. Updated on Apr 14 2023.