Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Think of a high-school reunion held the day after you graduate: That was the vibe at the Side Bar Sunday night, where Gawker Media (publisher of fine weblog media products) threw a party for Valleywag and our sister sites, io9 and Lifehacker. We won Twitter praise for the free beer and minimal line out front, despite the wall-to-wall crowd in the Side Bar's expansive patio. Valleywag alumna Megan McCarthy, whom I never see in San Francisco — yes, she's been avoiding me — showed up toting Wired's award for best website started before most SXSW attendees were born.Vile videoblogger Loren Feldman showed up and didn't say anything truly nasty, to my disappointment.Julia Allison appeared, dressed as Julia Allison with a furry, green hat. Scott Beale and Brian Solis were on hand lensing everyone; Beale caught me and Caroline McCarthy of News.com having a moment, above. More photos, after the jump.

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

Sunday-night cocktail recipe: Sweet Caroline, dash of bitters, stir

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(Photo of McCarthy and Thomas by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid; Loren Feldman and Owen Thomas by Brian Solis; gallery by Noah Robischon)