Happy Hour at the Royal Cuckoo, March 16

Bar interior

New club president Jeanette Flodell hosted this city happy hour at the cozy Royal Cuckoo in the Mission District.

We had about 25 people show up, and the owners Deb and Paul had created two specials for us. The Pink Viking (elderflower + Akvavit), and a Carlsberg beer accompanied by an Akvavit shot.

It was a great laid-back Thursday event. Several new members showed up, which we appreciated!

North Bay Happy Hour with Solveig, Feb 24th

Our vice president Solveig Barnes hosted the year’s first Happy Hour north of the Golden Gate, at No Name Bar in Sausalito.

We had a very successful turnout for the first North Bay HH. All who attended were extremely grateful that there was finally a HH closer to their neighborhood. There was around 20+ people who passed by throughout the evening and a bonus for a live band that hopped on stage around 9pm. We met some new members and a lot of alum members too. They all had wonderful ideas and requests for more HH and events in the North Bay. The bar was a locals watering hole and the usuals were very friendly and welcoming!

Peninsula Happy Hour @ Menlo Park

Aaron Zorndorf hosted this happy hour at the Dutch Goose in Menlo Park. Our happy hours outside of the city have been quite popular and we intend to continue offering a mix of locations and weekdays this year.

The Dutch Goose HH was held on February 17th, and we had about 17-18 guests show up.

Happy Hour at the Lucky Horseshoe

The board’s own Aaron Zorndorf and his band provided the entertainment for February’s City Happy Hour at the Lucky Horseshoe.

About  15 people showed up. It seemed guests enjoyed this place as it was not too crowded or too noisy. We had a couple nice big  booths where people could sit and talk. Many stayed till past we left. We taught the bar how  to SKÅL the YSC  way and took photos on the stage.

January Happy Hour in SF

Andrew Vik hosted the first club event for the year, at Harry’s Bar in SF’s Marina District on January 20th. What a turnout! Nearly 50 YSCers and friends took over Harry’s Bar in S.F. for the club’s biggest Happy Hour since pre-pandemic times. Unfortunately no photos were taken, but good times were had, that’s for sure. 🙂

Gløgg Hygge in the Park

Scandinavians enjoying warm glögg in the park

The annual Gløgg Hygge reception at the Presidio parade grounds was another resounding success.
To help us into the holiday season the skies broke and blue sky prevailed after some serious rain just hours before. It was chilly but the YSC Gløgg made being outside with fellow members a fun and memorable occasion. About 37 members came to share the holiday spirit. The Gløgg and hot chocolate lasted til just before dark. Kringle from Copenhagen bakery made the hygge complete.
As a reminder for any YSC event , it is super important to sign up so proper provisions are on hand. Our barrel of Gløgg was just enough, but not enough…

Cheers to the season and may all your families find the Hygge!

City Happy Hour, CC’s Cocktail Lounge, November 10

Solveig hosted this fun happy hour in the Marina. We had a good turnout of about 30 people, and even held a raffle!

The night was busy so we only managed to get one photo! We made friends with the great bartender, who had Scandinavian connections, and with CC, the owner of the lounge, who made little bites for us and passed them around!

Redwood City Happy Hour, November 17

Hosted by Aaron Z, this happy hour down on the peninsula had a good turnout of about  13  folks, old friends as well as new friends! Gourmet Haus is a really nice venue, awesome beer and food selection and their shop is full of Marabou and other chocolates, food, cakes, licorice, beers, condiments etc.

Happy hours hosted outside of the city have been quite popular, and we’re looking forward to bringing you more in 2023!

May Happy Hour in Belmont

Club board member Aaron Zorndorf hosted a lovely Happy Hour in Belmont in San Mateo County. It was easy access so we even got some city folks to join! We gathered in the outdoor garden at the Waterdog Tavern and enjoyed a good selection of beverages and appetizers, and reconnected with new and old friends.

It sounds like Aaron has already scoped out some other venues for future Peninsula events. Stay tuned!