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Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai at SXSW

Posted on March 8, 2011 by Grindr Team

Joel Simkhai, Grindr founder & CEO, will be speaking at the 2011 South By Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, TX. SXSW Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new digital works, video games and innovative ideas the international community has to offer (sxsw.com).

The presentation is entitled "Online Dating 2.0: All Mobile, All Location-Based." It will take place on Sunday, March 13 at 12:30pm inside the Hilton, room Salon J. Attendees will hear interesting information and insight into the world of location-based mobile dating and the Grindr app. If you are attending SXSW, make sure to stop by and say hello.

More details here.


Ring in the New Year at a Grindr Party!

Posted on December 30, 2010 by Grindr Team

Out with the old, in with the new.  Come ring in 2011 with Grindr at one of the parties we’re hosting on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Check out the list below to find a party near you:

December 31, 2010 - Club 57, New York, NY

December 31, 2010 - Here Lounge, West Hollywood, CA

December 31, 2010 - Piranha, Las Vegas, NV

December 31, 2010  - Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, CA

January 1, 2011  - Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, CA

January 1, 2011 - Genesis,  Miami, FL

January 1, 2011 - Matinee, New York, NY

January 1, 2011 - Pearl, Boston, MA

January 2, 2011 - Jet Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV


Friday Is Coming! We’ve Got Parties in Singapore, Thailand, and, Again, All Over the U.S. of A.

Posted on September 30, 2010 by Grindr Team

We’ve just hit the middle of our Million Man Celebration Week, and the parties just keep on coming. For Friday night, we’ve got two bashes on the lovely continent of Asia, while the rest are steadfastly within the North American sphere. First up, check out Singapore‘s whimsical get-together at PLAY Bar & Club, kicking off at 21:00. Never to be outdone by their nearby Indonesian neighbors, Thailand‘s gay-friendly Phuket Island—roughly the size of Singapore, according to their calculations—is hosting a party at Connect Guesthouse in Paradise Complex. There’s even a free snack buffet! Now, for the American celebrations: we know we already hit up New York City, Philly, Miami Beach, and L.A. already. But we’re doing it again on Friday night. Where else can you find us? In Canada (Victoria), Louisiana (New Orelans), Florida (St. Petersburg), Massachusetts (Haverhill), Washington (Bremerton), Texas (Dallas), Nevada (Las Vegas and Reno), and Chicago (Oak Park). Click through for the full list of parties, times, and what you can do to get free admission:

SINGAPORE
When: Friday October 1st at 21:00
Where: PLAY Bar & Club, 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-02/03/04, Singapore 088444
Why: Free Admission for first 200 customers who show their Grindr. Drink Special Available.

THAILAND - Phuket Island
When: Friday October 1st at 20:00
Where: Connect on Patong Beach, 125/8-9 Rath-U-Thit Rd, Paradise Complex, Phuket
Why: Free Snack Buffet.

VICTORIA
When: Friday October 1st at 22:00
Where: QBAR Victoria, 1900 Douglas St, BC V8T 4K8
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

NEW ORLEANS
When:  Friday October 1st at 10pm
Where: Oz New Orleans, 800 Bourbon Street, LA 70116
Why: Show your Grindr for Free Admission until 11pm.

ST. PETERSBURG
When: Friday October 1st at 10pm
Where: Georgie’s Alibi, 3100 3rd Ave N., FL 33713
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

HAVERHILL - NORTH SHORE / MERRIMACK VALLEY
When: Friday October 1st at 9pm
Where: GFORCE at Club Irge, 717 S. Main St., MA 01835
Why: Free before 10pm. $5 after 10pm. Drink Special Available.

BREMERTON
When: Friday October 1st at 9pm
Where: Red Star, gay night at Eagles 192: Aerie, 205 6th Street, WA 98337
Why: It’s also First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bremerton, so come early and check that out.

DALLAS
When: Friday October 1st at 10pm
Where: Club Dallas, 2616 Swiss Ave., TX 75204
Why: Reduced Admission.

LAS VEGAS
When: Friday October 1st at 11pm
Where: The Lounge at Saxe Theater, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd South, NV 89109
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

RENO
When: Friday October 1st at 10pm
Where: Tronix Video Music Club, 303 Kietzke Lane, NV 89502
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

NEW YORK
When: Friday October 1st at 9pm
Where: ViG 27, 119 East 27th St (b/t Park & Lex), NY 10016
Why: No cover. Drink Special Available.

PHILADELPHIA
When: Friday October 1st at 10pm
Where: Stir Lounge, 1705 Chancellor Street, PA 19103
Why: Free Admission.

OAK PARK
When: Friday October 1st at 10pm
Where: Velvet Rope Ultra Lounge, 728 Lake St, IL 60301
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

WEST HOLLYWOOD
When: Friday October 1st at 9pm
Where: Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Blvd.,CA 90046
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

MIAMI BEACH
When: Friday October 1st at 10pm
Where: Bar 721, 721 N Lincoln Lane, FL 33139
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.


Vancouver and Madrid and Amsterdam, Oh My! Grindr Parties Also Touch Down All Over the U.S.A.

Posted on September 29, 2010 by Grindr Team

Is it the weekend yet? Practically: Thursday’s Grindr parties are ready to kick off in so many world cities that we’re not sure where to start.  First off, the Spaniards are sure to show us their penchant for late-night fiestas, with Volta Café hosting a party that’s sure to stretch from 20:00 long into the night. And Canada’s Vancouver and the Netherlands’ Amsterdam, normally seen as more serene—in some ways—are also holding their own fetes. Last but not least, the always-inspirational Miley Cyrus has inspired us to ramp up the party in the U.S.A., and so we’ve got bar nights for you in six American cities: Dallas, Milwaukee, Waikiki (Hawaii!), L.A. (Hollywood!), Miami Beach, and good ol’ seat-of-the-Revolution Boston. As usual, click on for the details:

AMSTERDAM
When: Thursday September 30th at 21:00
Where: Cozy Bar, Sint Jacobsstraat 8, 1012NC
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

MADRID
When: Thursday September 30th at 20:00
Where: Volta Café, Calle Santa Teresa 9, 28004
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

VANCOUVER
When: Thursday September 30th at 21:00
Why: Free Before 10:30pm. Drink Special Available.
Where: Celebrities Night Club, 1022 Davie St, BC V6E1M3

DALLAS
When: Thursday September 30th at 10pm
Where: BJ’s NXS, 3215 N Fitzhugh Ave., TX 75204
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

MILWAUKEE
When: Thursday September 30th at 9pm
Where: BOOM, 625 S. 2nd St., WI 53204
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

WAIKIKI
When: Thursday September 30th at 9pm
Where: Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand, 134 Kapahulu Ave., HI 96815
Why: Show your Grindr for Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

HOLLYWOOD
When: Thursday September 30th at 9:30pm
Where: TigerHeat at Avalon Hollywood, 1735 N. Vine St., CA 90069
Why: Drink Special Available.

BOSTON
When: Thursday September 30th at 10pm
Where: Estate Nightclub, 1 Boylston Pl., MA 02130
Why: Free before 11 when you show your Grindr app.

MIAMI BEACH
When: Thursday September 30th at 10pm
Where: Bar 721, 721 N Lincoln Lane, FL 33139
Why: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

For the full list of Grindr parties taking place from now until October 3rd, check our list here.


Wednesday’s Parties: From Kansas to Cardiff

Posted on September 28, 2010 by Grindr Team

What’s in store for Wednesday night? Well, if you’re anywhere near Wales, you might want to get your heart racing at Pulse, Cardiff’s hottest dance club. Mention Grindr at the door and you’ll even get free admission after 10pm. (22:00, as the Brits say.) Click through to see the full list of Wednesday’s parties—we’re throwing shindigs in White Plains, Kansas, and Philly—and all the details thereof.

9/29/10 - 10pm (22:00)
CARDIFF
Pulse
3 Churchill Way, CF10 2HD
(029) 20 647380
http://www.pulsecardiff.com
NOTE: Show your Grindr for Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

9/29/10 - 10pm
WHITE PLAINS
CABO Lounge
107 Mamaroneck Avenue, NY 10601
(914) 358-9060
http://www.cabowhiteplains.com
NOTE: Show your Grindr for Free Admission. Drink Special Available.

9/29/10 - 10pm
LAWRENCE
Jackpot Music Hall
943 Massachusetts St., KS 66044
(785) 832-1085
http://www.myspace.com/jackpotmusichall
NOTE: Free Admission. Drink Special Available

9/29/10 - 9pm
PHILADELPHIA
Tavern On Camac
243 South Camac Street, PA 19147
(215) 545-0900
http://www.tavernoncamac.com
NOTE: Free Admission. Drink Special Available.