Everyone appreciated a break from sucking down coffee at conferences to suck down free martinis at the Anu Bar for Digg's San Francisco party. The social news site previewed its next version, launching Monday. Thanks to Laughing Squid's Scott Beale for these shots!

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


Digg partner Stamen Design won Best Costume by dressing as a team of dapper carpet salesmen.

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


Upcoming.org founder Andy Baio just licks the salt off these things and puts them back on the bar.

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


Diggers Daniel Burka and David Prager celebrated the launch with a day lying sideways on the beach. They do not regret getting these bizarre sunburns.

After the jump: "They call me....Mister Digg!"

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


One Tic Tac watch, Tic Tac iPod case, and Tic Tac flashlight later, gadget geek Philip Torrone's mouth smells like a mint factory.

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


Digg founder Kevin Rose can't run a site and shave at the same time.

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


Fucked Company founder Philip "Pud" Kaplan shows his no-nonsense version of "the shocker."

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


Diggnation podcaster Alex Albrecht: "We're hoping to get Mark Wahlberg to play me in the film, but I'm willing to do his stunts."

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


And that's how star power gets you written onto a guest list.

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


Digg co-founder Jay Adelson just thought of the perfect joke about midget sex, but he struggles against the inappropriate urge to blurt it out on stage.

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


OMG screenshot!

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


SF Chronicle writer Dan Fost to Microsoft manager Niall Kennedy: "Look, I'd like to make you the next Robert Scoble, but I don't have that kind of power."

Geek out: Digg 3 brings all the boys to the yard


Tier 1 founder Andy Shroepfer about gigablogger Om Malik: "Om said I could make fun of his John Travolta hair if I funded his next blog."

Digg v3 party photos [Laughing Squid]