Ideas for National Boss’s Day

Boss’s Day is this coming Monday, October 16th. Chances are you’ve forgotten this holiday exists, and are probably scrambling to find a way to celebrate or (if you’re a boss yourself) trying to find a way to avoid celebrating it. Fortunately for you in either case, we’re here to help.

Obviously everyone wants to feel valued at their job—yes, even management—but there are some thorny implications to the holiday as well. As U.S. News notes, anyone in management can acknowledge that being in a position of professional power already comes with a number of benefits baked into it. That’s not to say it’s easy by any means. Additionally, as the article notes, appreciation that’s solicited and not freely given tends not to mean much in the long run. There are, suffice it to say, a good number of reasons not to celebrate Boss’s Day, but where would the fun in that be?

So what’s a manager who doesn’t want to impose on their employees but still wants to celebrate to do? If we may make a humble suggestion, there are any number of low-key happy hours you can schedule on kapow.com to turn Boss’s Day into a well-intentioned celebration of your team’s specific culture. No one feels pressured, and it’s almost like getting to throw your own party. It’s the perfect Boss’s Day crime, except what you’re getting away with is enjoying the company of your team and getting a drink while you’re at it.

Here are a few happy hours that are perfect for bonding with your team:

Hard Rock Café – Chicago – patio cocktail reception with live music

Located in Chicago’s hip, Mag Mile-adjacent River North, your team can relax with a drink while taking in some acoustic music on the patio of Chicago’s historic Carbide & Carbon Building. It’s a perfect mix of old and new.

Bourbon Street Midtown – NYC – southern-themed happy hour

Take a breather from the hustle and bustle of Midtown with a little Cajun-inspired southern comfort at Bourbon Street Midtown. With decor and atmosphere right out of the Big Easy, it’s a great way to forget you live in the Big Apple—at least momentarily.

Southside Spirit House – San Francisco – premium open bar reception: 

Between its retro-southwest decor, art installations and specialty cocktails, there’s a lot to love about Southside Spirit House. Located in the city’s financial district and close to South of Market and South Beach, the Southside Spirit House provides a fun and easy Boss’s Day get together for your team.

Copperworks Distilling Company – Seattle – tasting and Moscow Mule bar

With a centralized location in the Emerald City’s scenic waterfront, this event is a great way to do a little preemptive unwinding before another week of work gets into full swing. Plus you’ll get a complimentary copper mug to take home.

Nickel & Rye – Dallas – expert-led whiskey tasting

Expand your whiskey palette with an expert bourbon tasting located in Dallas’s Uptown neighborhood—one of the most “pedestrian friendly” in the city. After sampling expertly-crafted cocktails paired with an appetizer, guests will be able to enjoy a premium open bar with their choice of beer, wine and, yes, whiskey.

Blackfin Pub – Washington D.C. – cocktail reception

A refined twist on standard pub fare and sumptuous cocktails are what you can expect at Blackfin Pub. Show the week you’re just getting started with a high-energy atmosphere and some afterwork mingling.

Can’t find what you’re looking for, or interested in seeing what else is available for your corporate event? Head to kapow.com and see how we can help you supercharge your next event.


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