Young professionals party

Free beer for a year just one of the perks of CultureMap's Mixer on the Map

Young Professionals mix it up with free beer for a year as prize

22 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Fabian Segura
Fabian Segura wins free beer for a year at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
1 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Jessica Mooney, Meredith Wierick, Mary Burtner
Jessica Mooney, from left, Meredith Wierick and Mary Burtner at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Alexis Loving, Charlene Philips
Alexis Loving, left, and Charlene Philips at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Danielle White, Jessica Jones
Danielle White, left, and Jessica Jones at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Eugene Tunitsky, Mollie Klaff, Rachel Fein, Daniel Fein
Eugene Tunitsky, from left, Mollie Klaff and Rachel and Daniel Fein at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Lauren Brooke, Alexis Loving, Brooke Haney
Lauren Brooke, from left, Alexis Loving and Brooke Haney at CultureMap Mixer's on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
17 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Debbie Villasana, Abby Villasana
Debbie Villasana, left, and Abby Villasana at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Corinne Cameron, Tiffany Johnson, Julianne Richards
Corinne Cameron, from left, Tiffany Johnson and Julianne Richards at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
20 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Jennifer Graff, Marc Eichenbaum
Jennifer Graff and Marc Eichenbaums at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Washington Sereatan, Yvette Thomas
Washington Sereatan and Yvette Thomas at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
19 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Eric Holzer, Wendy Rentschiler, Zach Russell
Eric Holzer, from left, Wendy Rentschiler and Zach Russell at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Amy Dunk, Galen Dunk
Amy and Galen Dunk at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Carlos Paz, Will Matthews, Patrick Moreno-Covington
Carlos Paz, from left, Will Matthews and Patrick Moreno-Covington at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Danielle Markey, Adam Roberts, Lauren Daily
Danielle Markey, from left, Adam Roberts and Lauren Daily at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
2 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Jay Zeidman, Anat Zeidman
Jay and Anat Zeidman at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Alex Yudelevich, Corey Powell, Rachel Eichenbaum
 Alex Yudelevich, from left, Corey Powell and Rachel Eichenbaum at CultureMap's Mixer on the Map. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
22 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Fabian Segura
1 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Jessica Mooney, Meredith Wierick, Mary Burtner
8 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Alexis Loving, Charlene Philips
15 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Danielle White, Jessica Jones
12 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Eugene Tunitsky, Mollie Klaff, Rachel Fein, Daniel Fein
9 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Lauren Brooke, Alexis Loving, Brooke Haney
17 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Debbie Villasana, Abby Villasana
4 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Corinne Cameron, Tiffany Johnson, Julianne Richards
20 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Jennifer Graff, Marc Eichenbaum
6 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Washington Sereatan, Yvette Thomas
19 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Eric Holzer, Wendy Rentschiler, Zach Russell
7 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Amy Dunk, Galen Dunk
5 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Carlos Paz, Will Matthews, Patrick Moreno-Covington
3 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Danielle Markey, Adam Roberts, Lauren Daily
2 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Jay Zeidman, Anat Zeidman
11 Houston Mixers on the Map at Hotel Derek May 2013 Alex Yudelevich, Corey Powell, Rachel Eichenbaum

Fabian Segura will probably never forget CultureMap's Mixer on the Map, held Tuesday night. An operations manager for  Laura U Interior Design Houston and supporter of Young Neighbors, he was the lucky guy out of 200-plus attendees to win a year's supply of free brewskies, courtesy of beer sponsor Batch 19

On Tuesday, Segura and other young professionals filled the bumpin' banquet room at Hotel Derek, where a full bar and DJ kept the night feeling right. In the spotlight were four non-profit groups spreading the good word:  SEARCH Homeless Services, Friends for Life, Young Neighbors and the Holocaust Museum Houston's Next Generation.

Hotel Derek staff and executive chef Shannen Tune kept the evening rolling with a strategic schedule for introducing various foods to the eager crowd. From savory to sweet, some of the favorites included jalapeno- and truffle-flavored popcorns, hangover sliders — a regular burger slider topped with fried egg and bacon (yum!) — and crab cake sliders. After the savory, out came the sweets, including house-baked blue and pink cotton candy — served in martini glasses with black sugar on the rim — various cake pops and more popcorn, this time with sugary flavorings.

Whether or not they made the scene to support a cause or a best friend or just to have a good time, the YPs included Meredith Wierick, Jessica Mooney, Mary Burtner, Jay and Anat Zeidman, Carlos Paz, Brooke Haney, Lauren Daily, Danielle Markey, Adam Roberts, Marie Kniedler, Scott Lipshutz, Danielle White, Chris Parker, Jessica Jones, Ariel Montgomery and Isaac Spencer.