Brunch Game Watch at Lightning Tavern vs. Michigan State this Saturday (plus game watch schedule, other events, and Hoopes Vineyard special offer)!


Georgetown Hoyas vs. #7 Michigan State Spartans (at Madison Square Garden)
Saturday, February 1, Noon Pacific Time (TV: Fox Sports 1)
Lightning Tavern (Back Room), 1875 Union St
Specials: $3 bottled beers, $4 well drinks, $15 bottomless mimosas
To RSVP, please click here

Come celebrate a special brunch game watch at Lightning Tavern, owned by Georgetown alum Ben Bleiman (COL '03), as the Hoyas take on the #3 Michigan State Spartans from Madison Square Garden in New York during Super Bowl weekend. We will have the entire back room to ourselves, with the following specials: $3 bottled beers, $4 well drinks, and $15 bottomless mimosas! We'll have plenty of TV's and sound in our own private area for the game, and the entire brunch menu will be available. Please RSVP here ahead of time so that we can let the bar know how many of us to expect.  Let's Go Hoyas, beat the Spartans!

We also have the Game Watch Schedule set for the reminder of the regular season, please let contact us at norcalhoyas@gmail.com if you have any questions:

Saturday, February 8, 10am vs. Butler at The Bus Stop
Sunday, February 16, 4pm at St. John's at The Bus Stop
Thursday, February 27, 6pm at Marquette at Pete's Tavern
Saturday, March 8, 11am at Villanova at The Bus Stop


Other events:
Thursday, January 30 - CA Alumni Event/Tech Trek
 in Redwood City (hosted by MSB)
Tuesday, February 4 - SF Hoyas in Tech Happy Hour at Lightning Tavern
Thursday, February 20 - Sunday, February 23: John Carroll Weekend 2014 in Miami (registration ends early February)

Finally, a special offer from Hoopes Vineyards, in case you didn't get enough at Hoya New Year Extravaganza or the Creighton Game Watch:

Just in time to celebrate with your fellow Hoya fans, Georgetown Alumna Lindsay Hoopes (COL '03) is offering a great deal on some of her family’s wonderful wines.

 “I’m a huge Hoya fan, of course,” says Lindsay, “So I know what all the Hoopla is about. After all, we make a wine called Hoopla—inspired by the spirit of basketball. It’s delicious. It’s fun. And I would love for my fellow Hoyas to have a truly Georgetown way to celebrate the Hoyas this season.”

The Hoopla wines are meant to be “fun” wines that buck the usual trends. They represent next generation of quality, but new wines, from Hoopes vineyards.

Lindsay is offering special pricing on her Hoopla wines just for Georgetown alumni and friends.

The Hoopla Chardonnay is bright and lively, full of rich Chardonnay character. It normally sells for $20 a bottle, $240 a case, but for our Hoya friends the price is $140 a case---a nice $100 savings.

And "The Mutt" from Hoopla is a rich red blend from the Napa Valley. It normally sells for $25 a bottle, $300 a case, but our Hoya price is only $200 a case—again, a $100 savings. And on top of that, we are offering a special deal on shipping: $5 rather than the usual $30 per case.

Sorry, but to keep our costs low, these prices and this deal is for cases (12 BOTTLE MINIMUM)---not by the bottle.

Interested? then contact Lindsay by email at info@hoopesvineyard.com. Make sure you enter HOYAHOOPES in the title of the email so that you get your discount. For more information about the wines, please visit www.hooplawine.com.

THREE Big January Hoya Basketball Game Watches Coming Up in SF!

Thank you to everyone who showed up last week and helped make Hoya New Year Extravaganza 2014 one of our most successful parties ever! Now, THREE big game watches (plus a wine tasting) at three unique venues coming up through the rest of January to support our Hoyas basketball team...


Georgetown Hoyas vs. Marquette Golden Eagles
Monday, January 20, 6pm Pacific Time (TV: Fox Sports 1)
The Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street (Intersection of Union and Laguna)
Georgetown Game Day Specials: $1 off all draft beers, and $5 well drinks
To RSVP, please click here

Come finish off the long weekend (and celebrate MLK day) with a game watch at The Bus Stop, as the Hoyas take on the Marquette Golden Eagles from their home court at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The usual Georgetown Game Day specials are in effect, which are $1 off all draft beers and $5 well drinks. There are also posted daily specials available all night! Please RSVP here ahead of time so that we can let the bar know how many of us to expect.


Georgetown Hoyas at Creighton Blue Jays
Saturday, January 25, 5pm Pacific Time (TV: Fox Sports 1)
Hoopes Wine Tasting from 4pm until tipoff
Lightning Tavern (Back Room), 1875 Union Street
Specials: $3 bottled beers, $4 well drinks
To RSVP, please click here

Come celebrate a special game watch at Lightning Tavern, owned by Georgetown alum Ben Bleiman (COL '03), as the Hoyas take on the #20 Creighton Blue Jays from Omaha, Nebraska. We will have the entire back room to ourselves, with the following specials usually only reserved for happy hour: $3 bottled beers, and $4 well drinks. We'll have plenty of TV's and sound on in our own private area for the game. Please RSVP here ahead of time so that we can let the bar know how many of us to expect. Game tips off at 5pm Pacific Time on Fox Sports 1.

As a SPECIAL incentive to get there early, Georgetown alum Lindsay Hoopes (COL '03), owner of Hoopes Vineyards in Napa, will be offering a wine tasting from 4pm until tip-off. So please show up for this special opportunity to try some fabulous wines from a Hoya-owned vineyard, especially if you missed her at the Hoya New Year Extravaganza!



Georgetown Hoyas vs. Villanova Wildcats
Monday, January 27, 6pm Pacific Time (TV: Fox Sports 1)
Pete's Tavern, 128 King Street (Across from AT&T Park)
To RSVP, please click here

Come join us for the FIRST downtown game watch of 2014, as the Hoyas take on their rival #6 Villanova Wildcats from their home court at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Because this is a weeknight game at a reasonable start time for us West Coasters, we are having a BIG downtown game watch at one of the biggest, best sports bars in the city, Pete's Tavern, right across the street from AT&T Park. If this downtown game watch goes well, we'll do more in the future! So come on down after work (hopefully a short trip for you) and cheer on the Hoyas as they take on one of their fiercest rivals. Please RSVP here ahead of time so that we can let the bar know how many of us to expect.

Last chance for Hoya New Year Party this Friday, plus Butler Game Watch this Saturday!

FridayJanuary 10, 7-10pm
Mission Rock Resort, 817 Terry Francois Blvd.
Tickets $45 ($35 for current club members), please purchase here
Includes 4 drink tickets, oysters, food, wine tasting, and raffle ticket for great prizes!

It's just a couple days away until one of our club's biggest parties of the year! Come join us at beautiful Mission Rock Resort and mingle with fellow NorCal Hoyas as we truly kick off 2014 in style. You'll have access to the Fireside Lounge area of the restaurant, including the outdoor patio and beautiful bay views. The price of admission includes four drink tickets, Mission Rock's famous raw oysters, and food including burger sliders and fish tacos. There will also be an exclusive wine tasting from 7-8pm by Lindsay Hoopes (COL '99), owner of 
Hoopes Vineyard in Napa Valley, so don't be late! Finally, each guest will receive a raffle ticket for some great prizes, including:

-$50 gift certificate to Pedro's Cantina by AT&T Park
-$50 gift certificate to Hoya-owned Lightning Tavern (perfect to use at our upcoming game watches there)
-Magnum bottle of Hoopes wine ($140 value!)
-Tasting for four at the Hoya-owned Lynmar Winery in Sebastopol, Russian River Valley


So please come join us! For more information and to buy your tickets please click 
here. Please note:online ticket sales end at 4pm on Friday, and after that you can buy tickets at the door for $55 (cash only). We're looking forward to an amazing party with you, but even if you can't make it, please feel free to also join us at...

Georgetown Hoyas at Butler Bulldogs
Saturday, January 11, 4pm Pacific Time (TV: Fox Sports 1)
The Bus Stop, 1901 Union Street (Intersection of Union and Laguna)
Georgetown Game Day Specials: $1 off all draft beers, and $5 well drinks
To RSVP, please click here

Come join at The Bus Stop on Saturday at the convenient time of 4pm Pacific (plenty of time to recover for those attending the Hoya New Year Extravaganza the night before), as the Hoyas, 2-1 in Big East play, take on the Butler Bulldogs from historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The usual Georgetown Game Day specials are in effect - $1 off all draft beers, and $5 well drinks (Bus Stop also has delicious Bloody Marys). Please RSVP here so we know how many to expect (and we plan on taking over the bar from the NFL crowds!). Let's Go Hoyas, beat the Bulldogs!

Note on Correction: Game Time is at 4pm Pacific Time, not 2pm as originally posted.

P.S. For a calendar of all upcoming Game Watches and NorCal Hoyas events, please click here.

2014 Calendar of Bay Area Georgetown Events

For the 2013-14 men's basketball season schedule, please click here.  If there's a game you'd like to watch with fellow Hoyas that you don't see listed as an official Game Watch here, please feel free to swing by The Bus Stop - there are generally Hoya fans there for every televised Georgetown game.

Thursday, January 2: Winter Break Career Tour Event for Current Students
Saturday, January 4: Game Watch vs. St. John's at The Bus Stop
Friday, January 10: Hoya New Year Extravaganza at Mission Rock Resort
Saturday, January 11: Game Watch vs. Butler at The Bus Stop
Monday, January 20: Game Watch vs. Marquette at The Bus Stop
Saturday, January 25: Game Watch vs. Creighton at Lightning Tavern (with Hoopes wine tasting)
Monday, January 27: Downtown Game Watch vs. Villanova at Pete's Tavern
Tuesday, January 28: Comedian and Fellow Hoya Mike Birbiglia (C'00) performing in SF
Thursday, January 30: CA Alumni Event/Tech Trek 1/30/14 (hosted by MSB)

Saturday, Feburary 1: Brunch Game Watch vs. Michigan State at Lightning Tavern
Tuesday, February 4: SF Hoyas in Tech Happy Hour at Lightning Tavern
Saturday, February 8: Game Watch vs. Butler at The Bus Stop
Sunday, February 16: Game Watch vs. St. John's at The Bus Stop
Tuesday, February 25: Volunteering at the SF-Marin Food Bank
Tuesday, February 25: Redesigning the Future of Georgetown with Dr. Randy Bass (Palo Alto, RSVP Feb. 21)
Wednesday, February 26: Redesigning the Future of Georgetown with Dr. Randy Bass (San Francisco, RSVP Feb. 14)
Thursday, February 27: Downtown Game Watch vs. Marquette at Pete's Tavern

Saturday, March 8: Game Watch vs. Villanova at The Bus Stop

Saturday, April 5: Hoyas Give Baxa Community Service Event at SF-Marin Food Bank
Tuesday, April 8: City Challenge Open Bar at Lightning Tavern
Wednesday, April 9: I LUV Wearables Event in Mtn. View (Georgetown Tech Alliance)
Saturday, April 19: Volunteer event at Habitat for Humanity (Ocean View, San Francisco)
Thursday, April 24: Georgetown-Harvard Happy Hour at Momo's

Friday, May 16: MBA Alumni Happy Hour & New Student Send-Off

Saturday, June 1: NorCal Hoyas Volunteer Event at Alemany Farm
Tuesday, June 10: Hoyas in Tech Happy Hour at Dr. Teeth
Thursday, June 19: Hoya Networking Month Event at Engine Yard

Tuesday, July 8: Student-Alumni Networking Reception

Sunday, August 10: New Student Send-Off and BBQ at Crissy Field
Saturday, August 23: Hoyas at the Ballpark I: A's vs. Angels Tailgate and Game (with Fireworks!)
Saturday, August 30: Hoyas at the Ballpark II: Giants vs. Brewers Tailgate and Game

Saturday, September 6: CitySolve Urban Race (NorCal Hoyas Insider Discounted $20 Tickets)
Saturday, September 27: NorCal Hoyas and The Wizard of Oz with the SF Symphony
Tuesday, September 30: Welcome to the Neighborhood Happy Hour Event at Lightning Tavern

Wednesday, October 8: Hoya's Guest Lecture, Senior Associate Dean of the SFS, Jim Reardon-Anderson, at Engine Yard
Wednesday, October 15: Is Technology Changing Food for the Better? (Georgetown Tech Alliance)

Monday, November 3: Vision Board Workshop with Stephanie Staidle, C'02
Thursday, November 13: Own It: The Vital Voice of Women in Driving Social Change, Georgetown Alumnae Panel
Wednesday, November 26: Georgetown-Florida Pre-Thanksgiving Game Watch at Bus Stop


Thursday, December 4: Interactive Design Lab with Dr. Randy Bass
Wednesday, December 10: Downtown Game Watch vs. Kansas at Bartlett Hall
Sunday, December 21: NorCal Hoyas at the Nutcracker (Discount Code Expires 12/8)
Saturday, December 27: Georgetown-Indiana Game Watch at Bus Stop
Wednesday, December 31: Georgetown-Xavier New Year's Eve Game Watch at Bus Stop

To see what we did in 2013, please click here.

January Game Watches (St. John's this Saturday), plus Hoya New Year Extravaganza next week!

Happy New Year, Hoyas!  We have a lot of great events for you to kick off 2014, including many great basketball game watches throughout January and our annual Hoya New Year Extravaganza on Friday, January 10...

Game Watch at The Bus Stop (plus Game Watch Schedule below through Feb. 1)

Georgetown Hoyas vs. St. John's
Saturday, January 4, 10am Pacific Time (TV: Fox Sports 1)
The Bus Stop, 1901 Union St. (Intersection of Union and Laguna)
Georgetown Game Day Specials: $1 off all draft beers, and $5 well drinks
To RSVP, please click 
here

The Hoyas kicked off conference play during the inaugural New Year's Eve Big East Marathon with a win over DePaul, and they look to make it 2-0 as they host traditional rival St. John's this Saturday. The game is at 10am (at least it's not 9am), but still, set your alarms! As always, the Georgetown Game Day specials are $1 off all draft beers and $5 well drinks (Bus Stop also has delicious Bloody Marys). Please RSVP here so that we have an idea of how many people will be showing up. Let's Go Hoyas, hopefully we'll see you on Saturday morning!

We also will be hosting a lot more great Game Watches coming up as we get Big East play in full swing. While Bus Stop will always be a home for the Hoyas, we will be experimenting with a couple different venues this year as well - the back room of Lightning Tavern for some of our bigger game watches, and Pete's Tavern downtown by AT&T Park for some of our weekday games. So please mark your calendars for some great opportunities to cheer on Georgetown with your fellow NorCal Hoyas!

January Game Watch Schedule:
Saturday, January 11, 2pm at Butler (Bus Stop)
Monday, January 20, 6pm vs. Marquette (Bus Stop)
Saturday, January 25, 5pm at Creighton (Lightning Tavern, back room)
Monday, January 27, 6pm vs. Villanova (Pete's Tavern, first downtown game watch)
Saturday, February 1, noon vs. Michigan State (Lightning Tavern, back room)

Hoya New Year Extravaganza 2014
Friday, January 10, 7-10pm
Mission Rock Resort, 817 Terry Francois Blvd.
Tickets $45 ($35 for current club members), please purchase here

Includes 4 drink tickets, oysters, food, Hoopes wine tasting, and one raffle ticket for prizes including a $50 gift certificate to Lightning Tavern and a magnum bottle of Hoopes wine!

It's almost one week away until one of our club's biggest parties of the year! Come join us at beautiful Mission Rock Resort and mingle with fellow NorCal Hoyas as we truly kick off 2014 in style. We've been working hard to make this a fantastic party for you, and we are happy to announce to following updates to the event information:

1) Lindsay Hoopes (COL '99), owner of 
Hoopes Vineyard in Napa Valley, will be offering anexclusive wine tasting from 7-8pm, so get there early!
2) Raffle prizes this year will include a $50 gift certificate to Hoya-owned Lightning Tavern (perfect to use at our upcoming game watches there), a magnum bottle of Hoopes wine ($140 value), and a wine tasting for four at the Hoya-owned Lynmar Winery in Sebastopol, Russian River Valley (wow)!

So please come join us and buy your tickets here, and we're looking forward to an amazing party with you!