Remember how much fun you had playing mini golf with your friends and family when you were a kid? Well, at Tipsy Putt, you can feel like a kid again but with the added bonus of adult beverages! When it comes to a mini golf bar combo, we are the only game in town. Literally. It’s the perfect spot to hang out with friends after work or to have a date night.
Looking for a unique venue for your next party? Tipsy Putt has that covered too. Delicious food? Check. Local beer and adult beverages? Check. Themed decor and semi-private rooms or event space? Check. Entertainment that appeals to everyone? Check and check. If you’re interested in having a Tipsy Putt party in the East Bay, we have some tips that will help make it un-fore-gettable!
Don’t Play Hangry
At Tipsy Putt, there’s no reason to play on an empty stomach. We are locally owned and take great pride in offering the best in fresh, casual California Mexican cuisine. We even have several vegetarian options, and our vegan friends can enjoy a potato and soyrizo taco with black bean corn salsa and chipotle vegan aioli.
For parties of 10 or more, you can choose a catering option where the food is served buffet-style. We take care of the setup and cleanup. You can choose from a taco bar, nacho bar, and delicious party salads that serve 10 to 15 people each. Don’t forget about our house-made guac, salsa roja, and pico de gallo that come with our chips and guac bar. For dessert? What could be better than freshly made, warm churros? How about caramel and chocolate sauces for dipping along with your choice of toppings?
If you’re hoping for a quieter atmosphere for your party where you have the whole place to yourself, we do have options for parties in the morning. Our brunch selections include a classic breakfast bar, bagel bar, and fruit salads.
Order From the Bar
Even when you choose the catering option, your guests are also welcome to order from the pub menu. Tipsy Putt is a server-less restaurant, so you don’t have to wait around to order food. Walk right up to the counter (look for the neon taco sign) and order from the touchscreen at the kiosk. You’ll get a text message when your food is ready, and you pick it up at the window. How easy is that?
The only hard part about getting food at Tipsy Putt is deciding what to get! Choose from a range of street tacos or salads, or get food to share. Nachos, pretzels, churros, mini beef birria quesadillas, and our flaming hot elote bowl (fire-roasted corn with chipotle mayo, cotija cheese, cilantro, and topped with Flaming Hot Cheetos) are sure to be a hole in one with your guests.
Get Into the “Spirit” of Competition
When you get thirsty from all the delicious food or want to take the edge off before teeing off, Tipsy Putt is proud to offer locally owned and brewed craft beer, hard cider, wine, and draft cocktails, in addition to non-alcoholic beverages. If you’re looking for something truly unique, check out our hidden-in-plain-sight speakeasy, Trophy Club, before or after your mini-golf game. Your guests can enjoy seasonal, handcrafted cocktails, barrel-aged liquors, aromatics, wines, and champagne, all in an intimate setting.
Enjoy Above Par Games
Even with all the incredible food and drink options, arguably the best part of a Tipsy Putt party in East Bay is the games. While you’re waiting for your tee time or for your food, you can enjoy interactive games like Duffleboard (a tabletop game combining shuffleboard and golf), Cornhole, and 1-2 Putt.
But the star of the show at Tipsy Putt is the challenging mini-golf course. When you host a Tipsy Putt party in the East Bay, you can purchase limitless games as part of your package or pay as you go. Although our mini-golf course is plenty of fun on its own, if you want to mix things up a bit, consider the following tips.
Play By Your Own Rules
Katherine Hepburn once said, “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” Spice up your mini-golf party with some new rules, like:
- Make it a team sport. Split the group up into teams and combine their scores. You could even have your own pro-am tournament by pairing the best players with those who might not be quite as competitive.
- Add a different challenge for every hole. For instance, on the first hole, everyone has to putt with their non-dominant hand. On the second hole, everyone putts with their eyes closed. You could also try putting backward or through the legs or using the golf club like a pool cue to tap the ball in the hole.
- Change the objective. Instead of trying to get the ball in the hole, everyone tries to get as close to the hole as possible without going in. Limit the number of strokes each player gets to two or three.
Include Penalties and Prizes
Raising the stakes is another good way to get everyone’s competitive juices flowing. At the beginning of the round, everyone puts a little money in the pot. Winner takes all! If you don’t want to play for money, you could also incorporate prizes. Most dollar stores have cheap trophies, or you could get a green jacket (just like the Masters!) or green shirt or green hat or clothing of your choice from a thrift or costume store. Have fun with it!
On the opposite end, you could also include penalties. For instance, the person with the highest score has to buy a round of drinks.
Relax and Let Us Do the Heavy Lifting!
Parties should be fun, not stressful. When you make a reservation and plan a par-tee with us, we take care of the details, so you can focus on the fun. Whatever the occasion, we can accommodate parties as small as 6 and as large as 500. Choose from indoor spaces, outdoor spaces, or maybe combine the two, depending on the number of guests. Call or email us today to start planning your Tipsy Putt party in the East Bay.